|Me on day two with the port,|
looking and feeling miserable
We packed up everything we could last night so we'd be all ready, then set the alarm for 6:30am to put the numbing cream on and have a little breakfast before going to the infusion center. We got there and got checked in, then the nurse started setting everything up. We were praised roundly for following directions--hydrating well yesterday and properly putting on the numbing cream this morning and wearing a top that would allow them to access the port. I would not think these things would be hard to do, but I'll take praise where I can get it! BTW, although I was pretty miserable last night, the port is much more comfortable today. Putting it to use was not a cake walk, but not as bad as it would have been if we tried to start yesterday. Youch!
|The chemo chain Michael made for me|
|First chemo cycle!|
|One down, 7 to go, baby!|
As you can see, the blue is fading.
Tomorrow I have to go back and get a shot to keep my white blood cell count up. Then I have a reprieve until the 29th.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Michael is a godsend. He is taking the very best care of me, making sure I follow instructions to the letter, getting me whatever I need, letting me cry when I need to. I am so thankful!