My infusion went very well today. It was great to be reunited after the summer with Dr. T., my awesome oncologist. I could not ask for a better doc. (Note my red cheeks from the steroids.....those things are killers......only 1 hour and 10 minutes of sleep last night). Dr. T. would like to do a PET scan on the 21st of September, and I agreed. I told him there is a part of me that really doesn't want to know, but I know that the results of the scan will be important for future drug selections, so we do it.
Dr. T and me
The wonderful gal (and new friend), Carole......who is a nurse and breast cancer liaison at my facility......who recommended Dr. T to me.....came down to visit me during my infusion. It was so good to see her. She is a bundle of positive energy and compassion and vitality, and I love that she is there as a resource. My friend Barb is the one who told me to call Carole, her sister-in-law, and I am so grateful that my friend Jill told me to call Barb!! Funny how God works things out!!
My nurse Lisa got my tubing in my vein in one totally pain-free 2 second stick. I don't know if they have new needles there that don't need to be pushed into the vein, but she did not push anything after the initial poke. She is now my new needle hero!! Dick and I were out of there in an hour and a half and on our way home.
|Chemotherapy has become second nature|
Feeling good all afternoon and we just went for a long walk and took a very long bike road around town after dinner. Praise God for no side effects!! I consider that a miracle every month!!