Here we are…. day three. It’s quarter to three and I’ve had breakfast and the morning ATRA, I took a shower, Karen has been working like a fiend with meeting and after meeting this morning (so nice though that she can work from here), we scored another ONC verizon internet portable modem for her so we can both be online for free (nice since last time she bought one and paid $50 for it… she thought she would have to do that again, but didn’t… yay!), I had the adventure of them trying to get another IV in, I got my third push, and have eaten lunch (ceaser chicken wrap, baked lays, peaches, and an iced tea).
The IV thing was, once again, a bit of a process. One person tried twice and couldn’t get one in. One in my hand blew, only not as badly as the one last week when I got my biopsy. That IV nurse then called for reinforcements while they gave me an Atavan to try and help calm me and wrapped both my arms in very warm blankets and towels trying to get my veins to rise. Wow. Luckily the second lady had the touch and got a line in on her first attempt. Whew. The push went without incident except for a bit of a burning sensation. Probably a bit too fast on the push, but at least the vein held. One more to go and we are out of here in the afternoon tomorrow and back home for recovery. If I hold true to form I won’t feel any real negative effects for nearly a week, if I feel any harsh ones at all. I’m sure there will be something or another, but we’re hoping for not as bad. Fingers and toes crossed and all good thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming my way accepted. :-) It’s going to feel good getting out of here tomorrow and going home. After the inordinately long stay last time, it will be good to leave after only a few days, accomplishing our mission with expediency and all success. After this only two more rounds to go. Woo Hoo!!