Monday, November 10, 2008

Could I have one more "Drag" please

So Today I went to the hospital to get another "push" of the oh so wonderful Chemo. It was a Monday and my mom and I were prepared to spend another 4 or so hours as we waited for the Hospital to process my blood and have it checked by a doctor so that they could then alert the Pharmacy to make the chemo.

My mother last night was looking all around to find her earphones so that she could watch a movie while she was waiting because last time she ran out of things to do and became quite antsy. And as I was rushing out the door this morning I forget my headphones.

As we arrived to the hospital we waited a little longer than usual for a bed in the Procedure Room so that my port could be accessed so they could draw my blood and then give my chemo through it. So I was preparing for a long day. My name was finally called and I was given a bed. As I walked into the procedure room I saw Sean and his mother there. I had not seen them for a few weeks or so. It was good to talk and catch up with them.

After I was accessed they drew my blood and then I was given a pager and of my mother and I went to wait until the pager went off. Last week we waited and waited and didn't get home until about 2:30 or 3:00. So when the pager went off today at 11:30 we were way surprised and excited.

Today was a good day!

I was asked by a reader names Aimee how long my breaks are in between rounds.

I have a 5 consecutive day treatment every third week and then during those two weeks in the middle I go in both Mondays to get a hit. So the longest break I have is days and those are great 6 days.

Well I would like to thank everyone for comments, words of encouragement, and prayer. You never can have to many.

Also my white blood cell count was sooooo high that I don't need to continue the daily shots. This makes me happy for two reasons. One I don't get as many needle pokes and second because it means that my body is rebounding and staying healthy so that no chemo treatments will be delayed so that I can return to my normal life as soon as possible.

Shot count: 22

Pill Count: 57


Anonymous said...

Dave, We could use some pictures of yourself and the "Waiting Room" (Unless you don't have any time while you are there).

Tyson Pyle said...

i love you

Anonymous said...

dave it sounds like things are going really well!! that's awesome!

i found this riddle ...
"Brad stared through the dirty soot-smeared window on the 22nd floor of the office tower. He was so sick of his job that he slid the window open and jumped through it. It was a sheer drop outside the building to the ground. Miraculously, after he landed he was completely unhurt. Since there was nothing to cushion his fall or slow his descent, how could he have survived?"

let me know if you have any guesses or just want the answer :)

Nik_Nielson said...

Chalk man I love ya my man. Were keeping you in our prayers as often as we can. I hope you know that you're loved by the Nielson clan of Magna Utah.
Oh dude they opened the chadders on 5600 west.