So far so good. Met with the Onc this morning and he is pleased to hear that I'm feeling well. He took some notes on his Tablet PC, groped me and then gave me the all clear to begin treatment. They did the blood draw after we met with him which isn't the proper sequence but we are early in the cycles. My chemo nurse, Liz, met us in the hallway with a mask on. She said hello and immediately I could tell she was in the throws of a major cold. She doesn't feel right about potentially exposing me and all of my fellow immune-deprived passengers to her germs but she is bucking up and delivering the cornmash. She drew blood from my port and we patiently awaited the results.
Blood analysis came back with decent counts so I am good to go.
10:45am and still getting Benadryl, Steroids and Saline on board before R (see previous) begins. If you recall, this was the med to which I reacted the first go round.
10:55am R begins very slow. Now waiting for the other shoe to drop...is it a boot or a moccasin?
Had a pic but forgot my camera's interface cable. Will post some images later to set the ambiance.
Last note for this entry. Saw "Gran Torino" on Sunday afternoon and I can't recommend it enough. Eastwood is a force in these types of roles. After you get over the uncomfortable racism, the film is a charmer with some bursts of laughter. The Detroit setting also brings the subject matter to the forefront in proximity and economic relevance. Stick around for the credits to roll as Eastwood was nominated for the song. he croaks out the first verse but Jamie Cullum brings it home.