Today starts another chemo week. I must admit, the night before is incredibly anxiety provoking . Starting around 8PM my mind goes into hyper drive. The pre chemo blood work on my very slippery veins sets the tone for the rest of the day.
The actually “hooking up” is similar to the Spacestation docking..An enormous amount of prep work by the lovely nurses at Dr. Nazha’s (my oncoligist) office. The skin is cleaned no less then 4 times and a freezing spray is used to soften the blow and then the lovely nurses pierce the skin with the needle into the center of the port to start the meds. All this is done by touch because the port is under the skin. I have a habit of pressing my nails into my palms to distract me because I read an article in the dentists office that said your brain can only comprehend pain at one spot at a time. I don’t know if this is actually true because it was in an Oprah magazine and everyone knows Oprah knows absolutely everything!
And so, here I am. Chatted with two friends, one on chemo and one not. We spent some time talking about our kiddos and very little time on ourselves. Typical moms are we..