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.