Monday, November 4, 2013

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

Day 1:  Chillin' in my chair diggin' on chemical infusion.  Rockin' on my roost to the roar of the Rolling Stones.

Dottie warned that some people may get queasy over details.  These asterisks are my attempt to notify of such sections...

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On arrival the nurse accessed my Port A Cath pushing a needle through my skin and into the port.  I did not flinch.  She said, "You are going to be good patient."  I thought, "just you wait."

She drew 3 vials to run my chemistry and hooked me up to a Saline drip.  I was given about 11 small pills (4 different kinds) to help manage the side effects; then a half hour wait.

Next came 2 separate Chemicals each for an hour.  Overall we were there about 3 hours.

This is a big place and there were a lot of people coming and going with quite a few people getting treatments.

 At one point I noticed a two different people leaving that had started treatments after me.  I felt like jumping up in my chair and shouting something like, "why them?" or, "this is wrong."

Honestly, it was fairly easy day.  We read, played Words with Friends, listened to music, and had several visits from staff and volunteers to provide help and info.  Below is the Dietician Gorilla Animal Cracker saying, "eat me."

So Far So Good.  The people were great.  I have not experienced much in the way of side effects except being light headed, but HELL, I have been dealing with that for years now.

We do this for at least 2 or 3 more Mondays, see the Doc and probably set up for a couple more if I tolerate the chems well.

Radiation this week:  Dry run on Wednesday and treatments Thu & Fri.

p.s. they say my hair WILL fall out.  Can any one say HEISENBERG?  Gots to get me one of those hats!

1 comment:

  1. George,
    I hate to say but this sounds all too familiar! The port is the only way to go >> you wouldn't want them sticking you in your veins all those times! << Your chemo room looks like the post-surgery recovery room - my chemo room looked more like someone's living room with lazy boy's for everyone.

    Glad to hear that it's so far so good. Enjoy those animal crackers.