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Week 1 is DONE
Chemo week one is officially DONE! Unfortunately, got another sneaky surprise yesterday that we weren't aware of. I may of gotten rid of my wolf pak for the next 2 weeks during my lab weeks, but then they slapped an "on body injector" on me for the weekend. Basically, I am supposed to get a shot at the end of my chemo weeks to help my white blood count since they will be pretty bad. I was initially told this was a shot I would get on fridays before I left treatment. NOPE! The shot apparently can't go in until saturadyas, to which they are obviously closed, so they put this lovely contraption on your arm (on the other side of my picc line....my poor right arm). They then prick you with the needle while your there, then 27 hours later since the needle is still in, it shoots my shot in my for a duration of 45 minutes. Apparently, its too rough if it's put in any faster. So, I will have this thing beeping at me later today and shooting me full of more meds BUT at least I can take it off after its dispensed and somewhat have a normal night sleep....aside from my picc line (that thing can't come out soon enough).
8/19/2017 11:30:46 am
Wow!! The things they do medically never cease to amaze me. Hoping your two weeks off are good! Take good care of yourself. Prayers going up everyday for this to be easy as possible for you🙏🏻
8/19/2017 03:14:20 pm
Hang in there. You are one tough cookie 🍪. I think about all you are going through often.
8/19/2017 03:32:18 pm
It was wonderful to see you at school. Wanted to hug on you a little longer but knew you had things to take care of. You are amazing!
8/19/2017 11:05:54 pm
Hope you get some lots of rest during your 2weeks... take it easy! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Medicine administered at home like that... amazing. Keeping you in our prayers!
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