I had my CT scan yesterday. The lab technician had a little difficulty finding a vein for my blood test. I apparently have small veins. Then the technician doing the scan had trouble getting a vein for the IV that I had to have for scan. It seemed like it took a long time for her to get the IV inserted. I don't have a port like some do for the chemo treatments. When I go for my chemo, they insert an IV. I am starting to think it would be easier to have a port. I will learn my results from the CT scan from my oncologist on Wed. when I go for my chemo treatment.
I have had two full chemo treatments. My first treatment in March didn't go well when several things happened, so one of my nurses quickly took me to the ER. My nurses and NP at the OHC were great and caring when my blood pressure dropped and when I had chest pains. I also had low hemoglobin, and was put on oxygen. My daughter, Emily, took me on this day to my first treatment. The hospital doctor decided I needed a blood transfusion. I only spent one night at the hospital. My next chemo treatment in April went fine.
This month I went to the new OHC building which is at Eastgate. We were very close to the Clermont office but the oncologists decided to combine the Anderson office and Clermont office in one new building. It is nice but the pharmacy got backed up with patients from both offices. OHC had just opened so I'm sure they will get the work flow worked out. I was a bit disappointed in the nurse I had. She wasn't one of them I had before from the old office. I had a lot of pain in my hand and arm from my IV that she inserted. When my bags of meds were empty and needed a replacement, the machine kept beeping. She was busy talking with other patients. Finally, she took care of putting a new bag in place.
I am supposed to get a CT scan before my next chemo treatment this month to see if I am getting rid of the cancer. Fortunately, Lymphoma Cancer responds well to chemo so I'm thankful for this.
I feel stressed out when I read the possible side effects from the chemo and how I can get other cancers in the future. My siblings and parents never had cancer so this has been a surprise that I have cancer. I appreciate all the prayers from my friends, relatives, and readers. I have received many awesome and thoughtful cards and messages. Texts and emails have been wonderful too. I'm blessed to have many church groups praying for me too.
I write Amish fiction, Christian fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Romances, and Chick-Lit Mystery. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have 6 wonderful children and 4 adorable grandchildren. I give thanks to God for being a cancer survivor!