September 21, 2018
Waiting at the hospital

You may have noticed things a little quieter around these parts. We have a house guest! Lydia Knox of 3 Dog Art Studio is visiting!1 You have seen me post many of her paintings on Facebook. She also brought a couple of smaller pieces available for sale if anyone is interested in making the trek out to The Swamp to have a look.

It’s been about 10 days since I last had chemo and I kind of miss the chemo nurses. I went for my CT scan2 yesterday. They had to access my port to put in the dye.3 I had to go to medical day care to have one of the RNs there access it for the CT.

Medical Day Care are definitely the poor cousins in the ambulatory treatment centre. I sat in one of the chairs and it made this huge clunk. I was mortified. Everyone laughed, apparently this is common. Then the nurse, who was accessing my port, did not have enough light either that or she needed glasses. I finally pulled out my iPhone flashlight so she could see. My vote is glasses.

The scan itself went well and quickly. My theory is that if the scan is over quickly without a lot of futzing it usually means it’s positive. So far, my theory has held. Unfortunately, the The Oncologist™ is making me wait until Tuesday to get the results. I am quite annoyed by this as he has given me phone results twice before.4

I am making butter chicken today!! I don’t do it often anymore because it’s so labour intensive but it’s one of Lydia’s favourites. We all love it too!

PS: Posting may be sparse until mid-next week.

  1. We have known each other for over 30 years. She even knew me when I smoked!!!! ↩︎
  2. This scan will tell us if the chemo worked to shrink any of the tumours in my body. ↩︎
  3. If you have never had a CT scan with dye it’s quite the trip. When they put it in, your whole body gets warm in a pleasant kind of way. ↩︎
  4. His excuse, err, reason, was that I got too upset the last time. In my defence, he did tell me the results were not good. But I didn’t get hysterical necessitating a call to 911 or keep him on the phone longer. I resent having to wait when he knows and could tell me. ↩︎


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