What a mayhem day today was

@Asylum (47226)
Manchester, England
September 4, 2017 5:34pm CST
Today I visited Christie hospital to undergo the day one of my final 3 day chemotherapy session. Day one is always a longer day than the other two because it involves blood tests and two separate chemotherapy solutions, but today was sillier than usual. I set out from home at 10.45 AM and arrived at Christie around 11.30 AM, which was good timing for my 12 noon blood test. I finally got a blood test shortly after 1 PM, at which time I also discovered that the chemotherapy department was running behind schedule. My scheduled 3 PM chemotherapy eventually started just after 5 PM. With 2 separate chemotherapy drugs to be run along with the cannula being flushed before, in between and after, this becomes a 4 to 4.5 hour process. I finally left Christie around 9.30 PM and arrived home just after 10 PM. Of course all is not bad because the day is now over and the next two days will be far shorter, so now I am back on target.
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@LadyDuck (121705)
• Switzerland
5 Sep
What a terrible day, it's late to start a chemotherapy at 5 PM, I imagine you have been obliged to take a taxi to go back home. I hope that today it's going to be a more organized process. Good luck.
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@LadyDuck (121705)
• Switzerland
5 Sep
@Asylum You can be more relaxed, it will not take all the afternoon.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
@LadyDuck It may take all the afternoon, but I will not be there during the morning or early afternoon.
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@LadyDuck (121705)
• Switzerland
5 Sep
@Asylum You will be back home late in the evening even tonight I suppose.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Sep
Oh dear that is a long day my friend! Glad you are back home now, rest now @Asylum..did you go by bus or taxi or?
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
I travelled by taxi, which was arranged by the hospital. I was picked up early because we collected another passenger first.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Sep
@Asylum Oh I see and they brought you home as well I hope..so late at night for you to be out there in the street trying to catch a bus.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
@TiarasOceanView It would have been extremely difficult for me to return home via bus.
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• Preston, England
5 Sep
sounds a very long day - hope you had decent book to read to pass the time and the treatment works well
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
6 Sep
Today should be my final session of the 9 originally scheduled, so I should find out in a couple of weeks what the level of success was.
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• Preston, England
7 Sep
@Asylum hope everything goes smoothly without too many side effects
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
7 Sep
@arthurchappell Thank you Arthur.
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@fishtiger58 (30689)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Sep
wow that was a long day, I hope the next two go more smoothly for you.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
Days 2 and 3 are always shorter.
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@fishtiger58 (30689)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Sep
@Asylum That's good hopefully they can stay on schedule and not make them longer.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
@fishtiger58 I sincerely hope so.
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@celticeagle (115102)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Sep
Glad you are back on target. This sounds like quite a day for you.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
It certainly was, but at least it is over now.
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@celticeagle (115102)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Sep
@Asylum .....Yes, and you are caught up.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
6 Sep
@celticeagle Hopefully t0oday will be my last chemotherapy treatment for a while.
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@amadeo (47911)
• United States
4 Sep
good for you.All in all are things going well for you there.I go every week for my injection.The worst part getting drawn blood. I am get tired of this.If I want to live then have to do it.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
It can be a very demanding scenario having to make regular visits.
@amadeo (47911)
• United States
4 Sep
@Asylum It is the same here.Getting worn out by this.But what can we do.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
@amadeo Exactly.
@garymarsh6 (12095)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep
So sorry to hear about the delay. I hope all is working well.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
14 Sep
Yes it does seem to be.
@Shiva49 (9597)
• Singapore
12 Sep
These happen everywhere but what a relief when the day is over after what we set out to do is accomplished - siva
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
12 Sep
Very true.
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• China
6 Sep
The day one chemotherapy was torture ,which took about 10 hours.The hospital trifled with patient's time.They should have known it is one hour drive from hospital to your house.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
6 Sep
He staff at Christie hospital are exceptionally helpful and considerate, but nobody is ever in a hurry.
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@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
5 Sep
Good Morning Barry - That all sounds far too medical for me to comprehend except the time you have to endure having your treatment. Do you read or have you got an ipad with music?
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
It would not be viable to play music because there are several other patients in the same room.
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@Srbageldog (5462)
• United States
5 Sep
That sounds like an exhausting day. I'm glad you have put it behind you. Hopefully the next two days will be less chaotic.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
Tuesday and Wednesday are usually much more sedate than Monday.
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@andriaperry (33079)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Sep
Wow! That is a very long time. I am glad you are on the last doses.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
So am I, it has been quite an endurance overall.
@AmbiePam (46158)
• United States
5 Sep
Holy cow! That's an incredibly hard day. Bless your heart.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
Things did look a little more promising as each stage was completed.
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@averygirl72 (13925)
• Philippines
4 Sep
This is a long day waiting. It must have test your patience. Hope the treatment all goes well and successful
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
5 Sep
I should have a meeting with the consultant in a couple of weeks, when I shall discover the progress so far.
@PatZAnthony (11800)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 Sep
How do you feel about the treatment you are getting? Do you think this is doing something for you @Asylum
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@Kandae11 (26926)
4 Sep
I know you didn't expect to be at the hospital so late - and the unexpected can be very tiresome. However today is over and tomorrow will be better.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
Yes, it does become tiring when nothing appears to be happening.
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@maezee (27784)
• United States
4 Sep
Wow, what a long and tiring day. Hope you get some good rest.
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@Asylum (47226)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep
I do not need to be up early tomorrow, so resting will not be a problem.
@YrNemo (8521)
5 Sep
A long day for you, especially if you are not in perfect health. Hope you have a good rest afterwards.