The Infusion center called over the weekend to say they are having trouble finding my chemo. We were called around noon today to inform me they had found it. Yay. Not. All chemo wipes me out for a few days and I don't know what new side effects this one will hold. I choose to have my chemo on Monday, so I can be ready for work on Saturday.
I work every weekend, so Monday is my big cleaning day. I get the older girls up and off to school. Olivia helps me pick up the kitchen and start laundry. Cleaning done and laundry still washing. We make a grocery list including easy foods for Mark to cook. At the store I pick up my post-chemo cuisine: 7up, ginger ale, crackers, vegetable broth, rice. I stop by the by the pharmacy to pick up my pain meds and zofran. Grocery shopping done and put away. Amore walked. Lunch made and eaten. Time to go.
Olivia stayed home with her Dad. Amore and I drove to my parent's house. Amore sang the whole way anticipating our destination! She was so happy to see her sisters! My mom was getting ready. She worked the overnight shift the night before. I asked my dad if he wanted to come along. He said, "Yes." Off we went.
I haven't been to the infusion center at Mercy Hospital for months, so it was like a reunion of sorts. My favorite room in the corner was taken, so instead of waiting, I picked a room with a hospital bed. My parents took turns sitting on the bed with me while my PIV was started and I got a half hour infusion on an antiemetic and an IV push antiemetic. The chemo itself was pushed into the IV line over 3-5 minutes. PIV out and done.
My parents took me out for a veggieburger and onion rings, leaving Amore at their house.
When I got home Olivia asked me many times about her Amore. I told her she is having a sleepover with her sisters. She got my car keys and told me, "Go get my Amore. I love her. She's my friend."