|Fat Eddie is Happy Eddie!|
I guess that secret's out now.
Seriously, two ice cream cups is part of my ritual there, along with the heated blanket and a pillow. For some reason, I ended up not asking for the them yesterday. I never skip out on the ice cream.
The little red thing is the badge with my patient number on it. I'm supposed to wear it every time I go in, so they can ensure I get my treatments and not Hortense P Snodwaller's by mistake. Usually, I forget it. In fact, I think yesterday may be the first time I remembered it this year. I should have gotten an extra ice cream for that.
You can kind of see the IV tube snaking its way across to the Purple Power Port. (ENGAGE!)
Yesterday went about as smoothly as it's ever gone. In at eight, out by eleven. That's my motto! Hardly any wait time at all, except for my labs to get back, which is a necessary wait. If certain numbers are off, then I cannot have the treatment. Thankfully, that has never happened for me. I did hear one of the nurses trying to explain to another patient yesterday that her labs showed she was almost dehydrated, which is one of the things that can keep you from getting treated.
This is a very fast infusion. It only takes 30 minutes. Once the drug arrives, and they hook it up, it hardly takes any time at all. Quite a switch from my first treatment, which took 90 minutes, plus pre-meds.
By the way, I started that book I'm reading right after I got to the cancer center and finished it after I woke up from my nap. It's been a while since I read a book all the way through in a day.
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