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Sometimes, the waiting is the hardest part

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yesterday was a long day, and most of it was spent waiting. First I had my oncologist appointment at 11:15am, and as always had to wait in the waiting room. Then more waiting after being called to the exam room. After I saw my doctor, I was put in a room for the chemo and from there it was more waiting to get my blood drawn, then waiting for the lab work, waiting for the IV with the nausea meds to get started after the lab report came back, then having to wait when that was done to have the chemo started. I was almost 4 hours at the clinic and my total infusion time for the nausea meds and the chemo is less than an hour.

Next stop was picking up a prescription at the pain clinic for my mom. She called in for it, but they did not have it on record in the computer, so I had to wait for over half an hour for her doctor to sign one because he was with a patient.

I dropped it off at the Miejer pharmacy before doing my grocery shopping there. I must have spent at least a half hour shopping, and when I went back to the pharmacy, I still had to wait another 20 minutes. I was so glad to finally get in line to checkout with my groceries. I was too tired and worn out to do much on the computer after I was home for the day yesterday. I am not patient when it comes to waiting so it was a very aggravating day for me.

Had a rough few hours with tummy troubles from the chemo last night, but doing ok today. Rhonda and I had planned on only spending only 1-2 hours on the stuff we had to take care of for Mom today, but it ended up being more like 4-5 hours. But she now has a wheeled walker to use at home, and the cable company came a day earlier than was scheduled to hook up her phone, TV, and internet. She will be a lot happier now that she can watch TV and get online.

I did not get to stay home and rest and relax like I should have today, but I will tomorrow.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YELLOW09RED 8/29/2013 1:14PM

    emoticon I am sorry also for all the waiting you have to do.
God bless you. I keep you in my daily thoughts.
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MLDRLD 8/24/2013 10:34PM

    Sorry you had such a tough day. I hope you will be able to get some needed and well deserved rest. You Mom is fortunate to have you as a daughter.

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CIRANDELLA 8/22/2013 9:48PM

    You're a wonderful, loving daughter, Shari. I hope you'll soon be getting some much needed rest, too... emoticon

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GOANNA2 8/22/2013 8:21PM

    Sorry you had such a rough day. I hope you get
a good rest and feel better soon. emoticon

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YOYOGRAN 8/22/2013 6:24PM

    Sometimes when you are waiting and waiting all you want to do is scream with frustration, and the way people think you have nothing better to do. Hope the get to relax for a couple of hours tomorrow don't have too many after effects. emoticon

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ELLFIN3 8/22/2013 3:53PM

    (((((HUGS))))) I hope You can rest tomorrow! You have been very buys for 2 or more weeks!! Love You!!!!! ((HUGS))

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/22/2013 12:09PM

    I hope you get to rest some today....That's a lot for anyone to do.

I'm starting to realize just how time consumming it can be to get chemo.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/21/2013 10:47PM

    I'm sorry you spent so much time waiting yesterday. I know how frustrating and painful it can be to just sit/stand there waiting when all you want to do is go home to rest. I'm sure your mom is very grateful. I hope you'll have a few days to rest now.

Have you gotten in contact with your church to see if anyone there would be able to help out? I'm sure some of them would be happy to help. Also, getting to know her new neighbors would help because they can keep an eye on the house should anything weird happen (like should random people stop by or there's a strange noise from the house, no lights on in the evening, etc). Anyone willing to help will ease your stress and strain.

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GRNDMOM43 8/21/2013 9:23PM

    This would have been a rough day for anyone so you deserve a emoticon for making it through. I hope that you will have some rest time tomorrow. emoticon

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PATRICIA441 8/21/2013 8:10PM

    What a long trying day for you dear friend. Patience is hard at the best of times but when you are not feeling well and so tired it is even harder. So glad that you were able to get your Mom set up. Please take care of you . Hope tomorrow is a much easier day. Tender Hugs. Pat

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/21/2013 7:59PM

    Patience, to me, is the truest of virtues!! I used to be a lot worse than now since I take the bus everywhere and had to learn lots of patience to do that. Being sick makes it a lot worse too. emoticon Now that your mom has all her entertainment set up, you will have peace of mind knowing that she will be happy in her new home.

I hope you feel stronger tomorrow and that you can just stay home and relax. Give my love to your Kitties. emoticon

Love, Chelsea emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 8/21/2013 7:27PM

    I HATE waiting!!! So glad this day is over for you! Get some rest tomorrow!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/21/2013 6:29PM

    Sometimes when I bring stuff to do while I wait, I can't concentrate on anything and just sit and wind up doing nothing.

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ICEDEMETER 8/21/2013 5:49PM

    Waiting sucks, but it's great that your bloodwork (even your hemoglobin - yay!) was good enough for chemo. You've been doing so much that you must be exhausted (which always makes waits seem longer and harder).

So glad to hear that you're getting things settled in for your Mom, but I do hope that you're going to have a *you* day and get some rest tomorrow.

Strong thoughts to you...

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