Quick post today….my infusion was a bit of an adventure. My veins were very uncooperative. The nurses in the infusion center are AMAZING!! I just adore them and they are so good at their job. But even with all their skill, it took 3 nurses and 5 attempts (5 pokes) to get a vein they could use for my blood draw and infusion.
I learned a lot about the difference in needles used for an IV versus a blood draw. I learned what it means when they say the needle won’tthread. I am a wealth of knowledge….with a sore arm and hand.
The last nurse looked at me and asked if he could try it in my hand. I said, “Yes. Please just get it done.” So on his second try in my hand he got it!! It was a small vein, so I felt the cold flushing with saline and also felt the cold medicine….that was a first. But in the end, another infusion is done.
In other news, my oncologist was walking past my room at the infusion center and stopped to say hello. After chatting for a few minutes, I am on a hormone blocking pill break and will stay that way until my appointment. At that time, I am going to switch to Tamoxifen and try that. I am also weaning off my antidepressant and am hoping I will not need it with Tamoxifen.
Even with all the pokes and craziness of today, I am thankful for another day! Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” So thankful for another day of life!
That’s it for now. 🙂