Okay, Day One is over. We started with blood work and we’ve learned that there’s no need to rush to make an appointment. It was scheduled for 9:00 but as long as we gave ourselves enough time to get to the CT scan prep by 11:30, we were fine. We showed up around 9:30 and it was mobbed. SRO when we arrived with people sitting in the hall, standing everywhere. I took the photo below just before we left. Things had eased up a bit. The tech who took my blood said it had been full since 6:00 am when they opened. This is what Monday looks like here.
We went to “The Park” with about an hour before we needed to report for the CT scan…such a lovely place. Then the CT scan…not my favorite thing but no big deal. You drink the equivalent of two cans of sprite (or fruit juice) with some kind of contrast liquid over the course of an hour, get into scrubs, get hooked up to an IV and lie down and let them take pictures. For the first time since I’ve come to MD Anderson, the tech had trouble getting me set up for the IV and it HURT and continued to hurt until the whole thing was over. Next time (I just found this out…should have known) I’m going to get the port access set up and use the port.
We stopped at Macaroni Grill for Jerry’s birthday dinner (lunch?)…brought it back to Anne’s and are relaxing for the rest of the day. Nice sunny day but COLD…has to be in the low 50s out there. I’m going out for a quick walk but won’t be out there for long!
Love to all