Sometimes it's hard to be a "patient" patient
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
It was a long day at the oncology clinic today, more time spent just waiting than anything else. My appointment was at 11am but I did not get called in to see my doctor til after 12:15pm. Nothing new to report except he says it's time for a bone scan again, I'm getting that done on the 29th of this month. Then it was more waiting til I got a room for the chemo, then waiting for the lab work to come back before it could be started. My hemoglobin went down lower from last week, which did not surprise me, as tired as I have been. I had more waiting after my Zofran (for nausea) drip was done, it happened to be lunch hour there for the nurses so there was about a half hour wait til my actual chemo was started.
I have next week off from chemo, but I have to go in and get a blood count done, because chances are, the chemo I had to today will probably make my hemoglobin drop some more and it's possible I may need a blood transfusion.
Yesterday I had lunch out with my mom and some friends, and then went grocery shopping. I got tired out from that, of course, but I think today was even more tiring with the all the waiting around I did. I did not get home til after 2:30pm today. Usually the waiting around doesn't bother me that much, especially since I spend that time reading, but today, the wait for everything was longer than usual and it was quite irritating today. It's funny how people waiting to see the doctor or get medical things done are called "patients", with the amount of waiting involved it's hard to be a "patient patient", LOL!