Wednesday – check, infusion – check, home – check

And infusion #4 is now history. Or rather, the rutaximab has been successfully transferred from the pharmacy to the infusion center and into my body via that all so convenient access port. I am focusing on the time as several hours of uninterrupted knitting.

It was a completely different set of characters today. Not the nurses mind you, just the random players dropping through for the special of the day, week, month or – in the case of my next chair buddy – q8 weeks for his Crohn’s.  Like most other medical organizations, it makes sense to consolidate the infusion service (regardless of what needs to be infused) to one location with experienced nursing staff. I think many of us forget that it isn’t just the cancer/lymphoma crew that winds up visiting their friendly medical staff and hanging out for several hours attached to an infusion pump. There are also the rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, those with auto-immune diseases, a gastro-intestinal issue or two.

In any case, the chocolate chip cookies Shana baked were greatly appreciated by both patients and staff.  She and College Guy (on a rare day off and the semester hasn’t started) bailed me out. In return I took them for lunch on the way home.

So knitting update –


Bill’s Hat – just starting the crown


And the cross-stitch

4 Jan 2017 – 8 more rows

or under 1000 stitches to go. I counted – partial and full rows left =  21 rows.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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7 Responses to Wednesday – check, infusion – check, home – check

  1. rg says:

    Yay, you! How many more of these infusions do you have? Any side effects? I bet they loved the cookies.

  2. Bill says:

    oh boy oh boy !! very attractive..​

  3. Jo says:

    The hat will be gorgeous. I love the colors. Can’t wait to see it on Bill’s head. Your clever fingers are staying busy.
    I looked up some of the side effects of rutaximab and I have to say, “Crap, that stuff is scary!” Blessings on you,

  4. Clint says:

    You were right. I just heard the first cuss word. Something about very little “u”s in the boxes that the lines go through.

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