Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The real reason I hang out at the cancer center


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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Lynn said...

Free ice cream is never a bad thing! Glad these treatments are shorter. Hang in there!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So free ice cream sounds pretty good if you have to do treatment. Glad yesterdays went smoothly!

Donna Wilkes said...

Free ice cream!?! It is the warm blankets that I love at the hospital. We can ask you anything? I'd like to know all the jobs you had before becoming the master of junk. I have been away so I could be asking before reading a previous post. I promise to catch up. said...

I'm so happy everything went well ystrdy, the waiting is the WORST. I was in and out of the hospital this morning for a couple test's in under two hour's :))) They even had the right paperwork and remembered me after four time's. I make them laugh I think that's why !!!
I have a question, and I'm being serious !!! It seem's like once we hit the Ohio/ Kentucky border, y'all have a southern accent.i can just hear a southern drawl coming out of that cute face !!!! Humor me. Glad you finished your book and you look great !!!! Hug's, TT

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

All I ever got was iced gloves and iced foot covers. Can't eat those. Oh ya, a warmed sheet too. You are looking good. Hugs Eddie.

Roger Owen Green said...

a man who knows his priorities

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Do you get flavor choices with the ice cream? Glad there at least a couple of perks with treatment!