Today we started my first round of systemic chemotherapy, for the fourth time. It felt like returning to familiar patterns.
Today we started my first round of systemic chemotherapy, for the fourth time.
I felt like Mr. Peterson as I returned to chemotherapy today. Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to get to know a great many nurses.
Walking in I was greeted with choruses of NORM! or in my case Dan while I made my way to the chair that was to be my home for the next four hours.
One big difference being I never got a beer.
Nurses that recognized me were quick to say hello and come over for a kind greeting. I had not seen most of these nurses for about eight months. We re-connected, talked about family, some of my journey these past months, and then got down to the work at hand.
In short order my nurse for the day had me hooked up to a pump and we started another round of chemotherapy. [Read more…]