Chemo Thursday! Well, it was yesterday. Yeah. The doc's nurse estimated I've done something like 50 rounds of chemo total. Could that be right? I forgot to ask Eric last night, so perhaps he'll see this today and comment with his count. Anyhoo, that's a lot of chemo. I feel so blessed to have been given a body that can handle it and bounce back.
It was a long day, starting at 8:30ish when Eric dropped me off and ending at around 5pm when he crashed the chemo lounge to find out what was taking so long.
But let's back up. After I cried and yakked at my psychologist for a hour, I went up to have my labs drawn. The nurse had to stick me twice! :( Sad face. She apologized and also complimented me on all my tattoos, so you know. I'm okay with it. A quick look just now and no really bad bruising. Then I went down to wait for the doctor.
The doc's nurse made me walk up and down the hallway to assess the neuropothy in my feet. I walk fine, by the way. I haven't honestly noticed a big change in the condition of my fingers and toes after last time...maybe I'm just getting used to it? A next step for me would be to get out walking/running again. I'll make it a goal for next week. The doc didn't have a lot to say. I'm getting a different heartburn med because mine stopped working suddenly. A calcium/magnesium mix was added to my chemo regimen. Apparently there had been a shortage, and now it's available aplenty. It's supposed to help some with the neuropothy. The doc approved me for chemo, so back to the waiting room!
It turns out, the cal/mag adds a little over an hour to my chemo chair time. Ugh. It felt like I was there forever. It's so frustrating to see people walk in, get their chemo, and leave while I'm still sitting around. I slept a little bit, knitted a little bit, watched Daria, ate snacks I pilfered from the refreshment room...the usual stuff.
I wish I had some funny stories or something from yesterday. Oh! I did spray coffee on the desk of the check in lady! That was embarassing. I have a cup with a fussy lid. Other than that, pretty uneventful.
I was exhausted last night, but woke up this morning to an Eli in my bed and I felt better. Please pray that chemo weekend goes well and quickly. :)