I’m sitting in my hospital bed almost ready to retire for the day. It’s been a whirlwind of an adventure so far! The day continued (since I didn’t sleep) with a morning full of pastry and delicious lattes at Cafe Sophie. All I really wanted was a pistachio croissant, and we sure got it, along with one of each of the pastries there… at 7AM. -_- Greg Mindel is the baker who supplies Cafe Sophie and other cafes in the city with his amazing creations. #bakeridol
After a filling breakfast, Bekah and I came back to my place and last minute packing commenced. Oh, and I shaved my head again.
Matt then came to pick us up and we were off to the hospital! We arrived, I checked in got settled into a temporary room on the 11th floor, and then I was whisked away to interventional radiology (IR) to get the Hickman catheter placed.
A Hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. (Wiki)
The rest of the day is sort of a blur. I napped, had lunch, napped, had dinner, and am now gearing up for my first round of chemo. Fludarabine. Here we go!