Patty will probably kill me for posting this picture! She had her 5th infusion about three hours ago. She’s already pretty tired… but she’s all snuggled in her Charger blanket!
OK. Number 5 is officially under our belt!!! This is a huge milestone since now we really start the countdown! ONE MORE TO GO!!! Just 21 days… Come on December 14th!
Patty didn’t get much sleep last night at all. She takes those darned steroids in the morning and again at dinner the day before the infusion. The steroids just “pump her up” with energy. So needless to say, when it’s time for bed, she’s ready to work out! It was well after 2 a.m. before she dropped.
I woke up this morning early as usual… somewhere around 6 a.m. Patty was dead to the world. Knowing our appointment with the Oncologist was at 9:30 a.m. I figured it’d be safe to let her sleep in until 8. So that’s what I did. We both got up and got ready for the day, excited that this was the next-to-the-last infusion! We left just before 9 and once finding a place to park etc, it was close to 9:30 a.m. I was pretty proud of how I timed things. Patty had a message on her phone which she checked as we were walking through the parking lot. She looked at me and said it was the Oncologist’s office that called at 9:10 a.m. wondering where she was! I asked why they would call 20 minutes early and she said her appointment was scheduled for 9:00 a.m!!! Damn… I was off a half hour. I thought “No big” I’m sure they have people running late all the time. Well, it was a “big.” After everyone pulling strings for Patty to see the Oncologist (which, by the way, made us late for her 9:30 a.m. infusion!) we were able to see the Oncologist. You could tell she was a little perturbed that we were late. Her nurse later told us that the Oncologist doesn’t like patients to think they can call their own hours! Hmm. Long story short, everything worked out ok. She saw the Oncologist then started her infusion an hour late! I was a big boy and took the blame. I figured I may as well fess up since I knew Patty would throw me under the bus if she was asked.
So… number 5 is officially done. Now we’ll see how the next few days go. We’re hoping for no more “Adventures in chemo!” I have established rules for Patty… #1: You must to listen to me… it’s for your own good! #2: If you need to get up in the middle of the night, wake me up before you attempt to get up! #3: Turn on the bedroom light if you want to get up! #4: If at anytime you go into the bathroom on your own, leave the door open! #5: Don’t forget you love me! Failure to adhere to any of these rules are against the law and there will be punishment somewhere down the road! (I sound pretty tough, don’t I!)
everyone, please pray that the next few days go well for Patty! We can use the extra help!
I’ll keep you posted on how things go!
If I don’t post anything in the next couple of days, have a great Thanksgiving!!!