Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chemotherapy Today

I just got back from chemotherapy. Things went well ... I had my DVD player but ended up not even watching one complete movie because I started chatting with an elderly gentlemen and his wife. She was receiving chemo and radiation. They traveled 600 kilometers (366 miles) from the North and were temporarily living in a van camper while she was getting cancer treatment. We talked about all sorts of interesting stuff and just this and that. The husband was very positive and fun to talk with. The wife was quieter as she seemed to be quite drowsy during chemo.

Everything was going well until we went to change the dressing on my PICC line. The PICC entrance to my skin is inflamed. The nurse said, "Oh that looks a bit red. Make sure and watch your temperature."

As usual, the nurses where outstanding. Mine hummed as she worked ... obviously enjoying what she did. All in all, a good chemo day.

9 comments:

Barry said...

Where I was receiving chemo we were always separated from the person in the next bed by a curtain. No chance to meet anyone.

There is a lot to be said for a good chemo day.

Beth said...

Glad the day went well for you Daria...

Holly said...

"a good chemo day"...what an odd concept and yet each of us has come to cherish those "good chemo days"...i love nurses who hum and i love that you are 'humming' along...and i love you!!

Isaura said...

Its always nice to chat with other patients while sitting there during treatment.
I met very nice people at the hospital....glad you are doing well
hugs

Roxanne said...

Makes the time go by so much faster with people to chat with. Hoping that PICC line doesn't give you any trouble. No fevers for you, my friend!!

Tracey said...

When i had chemo i used to love to chat to other patients.. one time we caused a riot!! we all got the giggles over something silly. Even the nurses couldn't help but laugh at all us baldies on drips, laughing like mad people.

I'm so pleased it went well for you Daria.. remember though to rest xxx

Denise said...

Keep an eye on the PICC line! I know those aren't pleasant! Glad you had a good chemo day!

Sara Williams said...

Glad it all went well for you. It makes such a big difference when you are surrounded by nice people!

Sandy said...

However odd it may sound I am glad to hear you have a good chemo day.