A Thursday in June

Eugene, Oregon
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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@divalounger (4259)
• United States
10 Jun
I hope it goes well for Anne--I just drove up to Seattle and back this last week--I love the cooler weather up there--Take care--good to see you here!
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
Thank you, nice to see all the familiar people still around too.
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• United States
10 Jun
@JamesHxstatic I have been off for a long time--pandemic took its toll--
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
@divalounger I see. I was away for quite a while too.
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@marguicha (173096)
• Chile
10 Jun
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.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
Right, they do add something like that and she dozes off. She takes her own tea since the water is lukewarm there and teas are limited. I am expecting a call to pick her up any time now.
@kaylachan (21259)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Jun
I wish her the best of luck with her treatments. I hope the weather stays cool while all this goes on. Enjoy that while it lasts.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jun
We are. I even worked outside for two hours this afternoon.
@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thoughts are with you and your Anne. Cloudy here too all week.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
Thanks Carol!
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@NJChicaa (99460)
• United States
10 Jun
I hope she feels okay after it all.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
I think she will as so far it has been okay (except for that one blackout and fall).
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@prinzcy (27795)
• Malaysia
11 Jun
Best wishes for her. Hope it will goes well.