November 6, 2009 As always, there is a good and a bad… the good is that Tanner really only felt bad for a portion of today and that was really due to the intense hydration process, combined with no food because of the surgery, which dropped her blood sugar for a while. The chemo didn’t really seem to bother her. Some chemos are that way – the effect is more cumulative or it is delayed – others are instant and she’s sick in the chair. So, that was a more than pleasant surprise.
The bad news (why is there always bad news, too?) is that the day was even longer than we anticipated. We had thought we would be home by about 4 pm, but due to some issues with surgery scheduling, we got off track and ended up staying until nearly 6 pm after having arrived at 8 am. We were the only people left in the clinic with one nurse.
But, overall, I’ll take the long day over Tanner feeling bad from the chemo any day. We watched several movies, played computer games, googled funny animal photos, watched Disney Channel and colored a little.
It’s over and I’m glad.