Update 3/18/2016

I've just finished my first round of two weeks of chemotherapy and now get sometime off to let the chemicals do their magic.
All chemotherapy visits begin with the taking of blood samples for ananysis. A printed report is usually available in a few hours with one copy going to the doctor and a copy to the patient. The results of the blood analysis is used to follow the patients progress.

The chemo room is a small U-shaped room containing about eight nicely padded recliners and a nurses station where two nurses look after the job of hanging the plastic IV bags on a movable stand and then replacing them when the stand starts to beep indicating that a bag has been emptied.

Most of the chairs are occupied at any one time and most have a visitor sittingnext to them in a straight backed chair. Anne sat with me the whole day feeding me an occasional snack and reading one of the numerous magazines that are available.

Going to the bathroom involves unplugging your IV bag stand and rolling it to the bathroom with you and then back to your chair.

The intravenous introduction of the chemotherapy chemicals is absolutely
painless and the only discomfort could involve the insertion of a catheter
into the patients arm if they do not have a port installed in their shoulder.

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