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 –
And the cross-stitch
or under 1000 stitches to go. I counted – partial and full rows left = 21 rows.