Saturday morning and I feel Ok if a little washed out. I had to go to the hospital for my chemo session and it turned out to be a long afternoon. The Chemo is made on the day in the morning and the Pharmacy seems to always be slower on a Friday. Patients in the morning are late so it make the afternoon sessions even longer.
They only work 5 days and 9-5 so they need to start early as patients come in from 8am so I can see the problem and will raise this at my next Lung Dog Meet.
It was the third visit this week for me, bloods, Oncologist and now chemo so I can see how this wore me down and I became very sorry for myself.
My appointment was for 2pm but I didn’t get my Chemo until way past 3 due to my pick line not giving blood. I thought I was going to have to have another xray to check where it was, but no as it was easy to get the saline in they went ahead.
It was delivered in half an hour but and everything went well.
I took a piriton tablet and the poor nurse panicked as to what I was taking as she is training., and here was a patient self medicating, I had been given a prescription by the Oncologist.
I also had a trainee to clean my PICC line and she was pulling it the wrong way. I thought she would pull it out.
A nurse asked if I would show mine to a new patient who was frightened to have one and I said it was so much easier than trying to find the vein. I also said I don’t wear my sleeve while showering, The nurse picked me up on that later as I was going home. ” Mavis you are naughty, cover the PICC line when showering as the cover we put on isn’t waterproof. Whoops!! It isn’t a sterile site if I don’t use my sleeve to protect.
My Macmillan Nurse did walk by and said hello and I told her that after all these years I had a blip and felt so sorry for myself but would she tall my Oncologist Im here having my Chemo and I feel better about things. I do owe it to her to finish the coarse so they can start using the Gem/Carbo Chemo on other patients. Paving the way is always on my mind and I hope I get a great result in the scan so this becomes the norm for 4th line Meso sufferers.
I did eventually get out at 4.30 and we traveled to the supermarket to shop for the weekend treating Louis to steak to say sorry for leaving him such a long time.
He greeted us as usual and had obviously been asleep all the time.
I cooked the dinner although I all ready had a chicken in red wine prepared (thank goodness for microwaves) but I sat in a chair and fell fast asleep. I was shattered.
Today I feel Ok but we have cancelled going away to see friends as I must be careful about infections and colds and I dont feel 100%, I just need my own home where I can drop of to sleep when I want to. Just one more Chemo day Friday week and Im there.