A Thursday in June
June 10, 2021 10:36am CST
This is one of those Thursdays that Anne will go spend a few hours at the cancer clinic where they will open the port near her left shoulder slowly and insert a few bags of a certain chemical that is supposed to fight the particular kind of cancer she has. It starts at 11 with blood tests and an Oncologist's brief visit to discuss those tests, then on to the comfortable chairs in the big room where she will join other patients being infused. She will take reading material, her crocheting, some snacks and a big insulated mug of tea. If it is like most of her other treatments, she will not feel sick afterwards, just tired. All patients and caregivers will wear masks. I will suggest that she should ask the doc how many more treatments she will need and what's next. That may depend on the blood tests. Today, I will continue sorting through years of scribblings looking for things worth keeping. The week remains cool and cloudy in Oregon, with rain, maybe tomorrow.
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I had chemo for a lymphoma and the minute I started with the chemo I fell asleep. It seems that they added an antihistaminic to the concoction. The first time I took some snacks for me but then I took snacks for the aides. They, instead, shared some tea with me.