Thursday, May 5, 2011

Long Wait

We just got to my hospital room 10 minutes ago!

We arrived just before 8:00AM and saw the doctor early, but then the nurse warned us that it might be HOURS before we got a room. She suggested we hop a bus and go to the American Tobacco District!  That really made me nervous about how long we were going to have to wait. It is not inconcievable that we might never get a room and have to come back tomorrow.

Lou always has good ideas. He suggested that I log on to work. That would make the hours fly by. So we headed to Starbucks for the tasty beverages and comfy seats.  I worked for just over two hours. Then Lou and I went to The Commons for a liesurely lunch. (The Commons is a nicer buffet restaurant here at Duke.)

After lunch, Lou suggested that we head up tp the ward to get an idea of when I might get a room. I wasn't in love with the idea because I didn't want to make a pest of myself, but I went along with the idea because he is almost always right. Luckily, a room was being vacated at that moment, and since I was there I got bumped to the top of the list! 

So now we're getting settled in and wondering when chemo will start. Everything hinges on when chemo starts on day one.  It doesn't look good though. It's already so late.

I have to admit that waiting around all this time unsettled me. I had time to think about how much I do not enjoy chemo.  (As if anyone does.)  But I am happy to report that after I get through this Chemo Weekend, there is only one left.  Then I am done.


Joanna said...

You are incredibly cheerful throughout all of this. It seems like you are good at rolling with the punches. I hope you tolerate the chemo well.

Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry about the whole "Chemo" deal! I hope that it goes ok this weekend and that you get some rest. Thinking of you!