I’ll also give you a bit of an update of the chemo treatment itself. The appointment was at 2:15, and started with some cleaning of the port – removing bandages, etc. That wasn’t particularly fun, since the port still causes me pain and this was a bit rough. However, it was bearable. The thing that took me a bit by surprise was when the needle went into the port. That was excruciating! Sue gave me her hand to squeeze and I had to control myself not to break it! I felt cold sweat all over my body and nearly climbed the wall! They said the first time was worst, and I certainly hope that’s true. They also mentioned some cream to apply for next time that might help.
After the pain from the jab subsided, which took maybe 5-10 minutes, the rest was very uneventful. I sat there for about three hours letting the fluid drain into my system. Pastor Jim dropped by and I had a nice visit with him. Next time I may bring my laptop as well, since I could probably get a bit of work done if I were so inclined.
They sent me home with a bag attached the port (hanging on my belt) with more drugs that drain into my system for the following two days (it gets detached Wednesday afternoon). I don’t notice it much, really – it’s not that big of an inconvenience.
For a less-than-flattering picture, feel free to take a look at http://pletts.elegantlogic.com/Photos/ShowPhoto.aspx?Folder=2013_08_26_01&Photo=WP_20130826_001.jpg. Next time I’ll wear a button-up shirt!
That’s about all for now.