Internet working in chemo suite today. Last time signal was dodgy.
I know how much you all want to be right here where the fun never ends. 🙂
Getting pre-chemo drip soon. Benedryl (sp?) to make me nice and sleepy.
Today we FINALLY remember to pre-lidocaine my port and it went SO much better when they needled me.
There wasn’t even screaming.
That needle they use for the port is absolutely wicked looking and curved and usually hurts like an SOB.
But not today! Ha, take that wicked needle!
If you do not know what a port is, it’s some sort of something that’s implanted in your chest that they can use for iv’s etc.
Weird to have something mechanical-ish implanted in your body.
Like a cyborg.
Or the bionic woman.
Or not. I’m not really all that up on my part robot/part human facts.
Massage lady is here. Must go.
Foot massage = very nice.
She even tucked me into a heated blanket when she was done.
Love massage lady.
Wish I could take her home with me.
Benedryl starting to kick in. Niiiiiccccceeee benedryl.
Sucker count for today = 2. Mixed berry and cotton candy.
Never thought I’d like artificially flavored candy.
But it takes away the weird taste from the saline flush which somehow magically sends the nasty flavor straight from the iv to the mouth.
Already regretting all of the fluids I chugged to get the urine sample. (see how I’m not sparing any details, so you can be right here with me). I know I’m supposed to drink a ton of water anyway to flush out the chemo, but it is annoying getting up all of the time and bringing the iv thing. Can’t remember for the life of me what the iv thing is called. Benedryl sleepiness hiding vocabulary from me. IV rack? IV stand? Rolly thing?
Just got hooked up to two of the chemo drugs. They give you a sugar water drip too.
Which sort of cracks me up.
Getting sugar pushed directly into my veins — like I’m some kind of sugar junky.
Did not get best view chair today. Maybe they just give it to new patients so that they will come back. The best view chair looks out over the river. Last time there were sail boats and dragon boats out on the river.
View of tall buildings and construction out window today. Not quite as entertaining.
Very nice nap, good snack, listened to some meditation music that some fabulous person sent me (It’s loaded on my iPod, I’ll have to check the CD’s to see who it was).
Things are heating up on the Bridget Zinn Auction site. There are tons of new items up for bid since the last time I checked. Thank you all so so so much for your donations! And thank you bidders!
I love how polite you all are with the “excuse me, pardon me, so sorry to outbid you,” type of posts when you put in your bid.
I’m getting close to being done with all of the chemo drips. Then they hook me up with the at home chemo for the weekend. It’s a little machine that comes in a little bag thing with a tube running into my port that has a strap so I can wear it like a purse. Barrett is quite bravely getting lessons on how to unhook me from the chemo machine himself so I don’t have to go to the hospital on Sunday to get it done. Barrett = rock star.
Drinking weird coconut milk with tangerine drink. Sort of like creamsicle.
At home, snug in bed with nausea medication. Have a great weekend everyone!