This morning I am headed to Duke for chemo. Today, I have my first appointments in the new Duke Cancer Center, which cost a reported $235 million.
I am pretty psyched to see it. Staff who took tours have been telling me how pretty and luxurious and private it is. Like, instead of getting chemo in a big room where everyone can see you, you are in a little room in a super recliner, all private. Hmmm. I sort of enjoy the drama of other people and their families.
Back in 2010, when I first saw signage promising that the new cancer center would be open in early 2012, I wondered if I would be around to see it. (I am always thinking morbid crap like that, can't help it, but hardly ever share it because it makes people uncomfortable.)
So, I start my day with labwork in the new cancer center, then I go back to the old South Clinics to see Dr R (who moves next week to the new cancer center), and then I head back to the new cancer center for chemo at noon. Luckily, both buildings are right next to each other. Lots of walking today. Got my new sneakers on.
Today I get BOTH chemo drugs! Powerhouse punch! Watch out, cancer, we're coming to get ya.