Monday, November 3, 2008

Just Another "Hit" of Chemo

So Today I had blood work done and got another shot of chemo. I was surprised again by how long it takes to analyze blood and then make a shot of chemo. It took 4 hours to do that. Now I understand that I am not the only one at the hospital and that I should be the first one served. But it seems to me that testing blood and making a shot of chemo takes longer than when I get my pee analyzed and get an hour hydration followed by an hour and a half of chemo. I was just surprised that both of them take the same amount of time.

Also today the nurse that worked on me had a shadow nursing student. His name was Marco and he asked me a whole bunch a questions about my treatment to how much the needle poke hurts in the chest. So I was more than happy to answer his questions because I knew every other patient that he would meet would be the average age of 9. So I am glad I could help him out a little bit.

So that was it for today and I now have a week off from chemo!

Shots: 16

Pills: 51

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a good week and don't forget to vote.

MVP said...

holla! way to go! I'm glad to hear you have a week off! that's a nice relief! I'm praying for you!

Aimee said...

Dave, how long do you get as "time off" in-between the chemo sessions? Just want you to know we are thinking about you!

Lisa said...

David,

Just want you to know that we are praying for you. For some time off therapy you need to watch some funny movies! Laughter would be very good for you right now :) Take care.

Tim and Lisa McGuire

Leslie said...

Hi Davie,

My daughter Elise has had a blog for over two years now, and can you believe this is the first time I've ever posted a comment to a blog? (I even had to call her to walk me through it - I guess it shows how old I am :( - but don't hold that against me!)

The Farrers' want you to know that we admire the honesty and sense of humor that comes through in your blogs during this battle. We send our love and prayers your way!

Virtual Hugs,
Kevan & Leslie

Elise said...

It's true...my mom did call me. ;)
But, I'm glad she did because it was great to read through your posts.

I am so sorry to hear about your battle. It is great that you are writing it all down via blog though. I think your honesty and good attitude says a lot about your character. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.