Indeed, life is always full of surprises.The minute we think we can predict what's next, life throws us an unexpected twist, a curve ball, a fork in the road, or decisions we didn't expect. Each day I wake up, look around, and giggle that I am still here. So grateful, often surprised, always wondering what's next.
Had my Darzalex 6 hour infusion last Tuesday July 18. Fortunately, all is pretty routine now on infusion days. I take 20mg Dex steroids when I "force" myself to get up around 7am. Hydrate, figure out what my "GI biology" is planning, and get on the freeway between 9-9:30. By the time I arrive at the chemo lab, the steroids have kicked in a bit, and I feel pretty good. Such irony to arrive at a chemo treatment lab feeling ok and spirited, and "not looking like a cancer patient". Almost always I meet up with "regulars" there, and secure a chair or bed by someone I know, or off in a corner so I can hibernate and read for the day, or until the bag o' Benadryl tries to knock me out.
Ps, 7 years ago tomorrow, July 28, I was finally released from City of Hope hospital, surviving my 2010 Stem Cell Transplant! Here's my post from back then.