It's going to be one long day (and only got abut 3-4 hours of sleep), over 12 hours of fun which includes 6 or so hours of chemo. First, I'm getting my picc line put in at Seton at 8am (we have to be there 2 hours early, coming from San Marcos, so we will be getting up at 4am to head to the hospital). Right after the picc surgery, I will go straight to my oncologist to meet with my Dr and then do labs to see where my levels are to figure out what strengths my chemo drugs will be (they will adjust the levels literally daily depending on what I need). I will then start my first chemo treatment at 9am. I was told the first one always takes the longest because they slowly drip the meds in you to see how you react etc. and typically Monday's are when I get the most combination wise of drugs. So after picc surgery, my oncologist meeting, labs, and then up to 6 or so hours of chemo, it is going to be one long day!
Thanks to the many, many amazing people, my chemo bag is officially packed and ready. Here is what it looks like and it's contents that will hopefully keep me occupied and feeling ok for hours on end!
Current contents of my chemo bag...I obviously have no idea what I need or will want until I have done a full week. I may be starving, bored, cold....or I may be nauseous, not hungry, and hot! It will literally just depend what drugs I'm getting that day and how long my treatment lasts. For now though, here's what I'm starting with:
~softest blanket ever
~magazines and a book
~Chromebook : )
~coloring and game books with markers
~eye cover and earplugs if I actually think I may get to sleep
~pig...guess I should think of a name tomorrow : )
~not pictured- small cooler filled with drinks since you are supposed to try to drink as much as possible during chemo treatments
"You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what's been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you."