Moving Forward - One Treatment At A Time!
It’s done! Taxol treatment #9 is in the bag! Three more to go - can hardly believe it. Today was rough because the treatment center was packed - beyond capacity! The nurses were whizzing around, every seat was full and I even saw two patients get quick infusions seated on the roller chairs from the nurses’ desk. One person had a horrible reaction to chemo, so the paramedics were called and they packed the place even more! Poor lady - bad enough going to chemo, but worse still to have it spiral down to an ambulance ride to the hospital.
I started with my treatment bags of fluids just hanging from a hook on the rolling stand. Half way through the whole thing, a pump unit freed up when another patient left. So I was connected to that and it all went well. I was aware that I’m a chemo veteran in that unit. Six months of back-to-back chemo treatments have put me in a place where I totally know the drill, know the people, know the possibilities. Not a life skill I was particularly eager to acquire, but ……….. Hope I’m learning all the important lessons that this portion of my life is bringing to me!