Friday, August 27, 2004

5 down, 1, 3, or 7 to go

For the record: Here is my bald head

Story time!!

Story #1
I was sent to the hospital after chemo yesterday.

But don't worry, it wasn't for anything serious.

It wasn't that bad though. I had my port inserted in the cadiovascular surgery dept of the hospital. One of the stiches still hadn't disolved 2 months later, and then, Wednesday this spot on the insision scar started swelling up and looking puss-y. In fact, it looked like a big ol' zit. So, the chemo nurse looked at it and said that the surgeon who did it should probably take a look at it, and since they don't deal with surgeries there, they really couldn't tell me if it was something to worry about. So she sent me over to the hospital to have it looked at. They had me changed into a gown and sit on a gurney thing. I even got to take a ride on the gurney b/c they didn't like the first place I was place. All in all, I was there about 45 minutes (not bad at all). But you know what the diagnosis was...

A ZIT!!!

Ok, technically not a zit, but it was just a little tiny skin infection, nothing to worry about, and not any sort of sign the port itself is getting infected (thats a bad thing).

God I felt like an idiot.

Story #2
So I go in to the doc for my shot. On the way out, I'm in the elevator with some old dude. He made a comment (don't remember what) and I just sighed and said I'm really tired and haven't fully woken up yet.

Dumbass said "You young people need to sleep more. You stay up all night partying and then complain when you are yawning at 9am."

He is lucky I didn't have the energy to smack him with my folder, or even the energy to verbally smack him.

Dude - your in a doctors office building. Every thing in here is dctors. Did it occur to you that the people you meet in the elevator might actually, *gasp* be sick!

(oh yeah, I'm not sick But I'll play sick the couple days after chemo)

Story #3
I got a statement from the doctors office. They charged my $8800 for Rituxan. Rituxan is a drug for NON-Hogdkin's lymphoma. Its right there on a chemo day: Decedron, Anzemet, Adrimycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, DTIC, Rituxan. Idiots!! And I need to figure out why the doc claims I owe them $950 and the insurance says I don't own them more than $100.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think the last couple of days have been a little bizarre, listen to this. Yesterday I was on my way down to the printers to pick up the 1000 copies of the "poo tea" receipe I was having printed and got pulled over and ticketed for speeding. I continued on to the printers and picked up the copies.(They really turned out nice.)I parked down at Bert's Grocery and Plumbing Supply Store and was putting one on both of the cars in the parking lot,when the security guy came out and asked me if I had a permit to do that. I told him no and had to explain to him that I was a little guy just trying to make a living and that I had blown my entire advertising budget to have these flyers printed. He told me that if I was to leave him 10/12 copies he would put them in the produce and used porecelin asile on a table over next to the collard greens where they are having an in store demo. This guy told me he would see that every customer that came in would get a copy. Am I lucky or what? On another subject-baldness. If the pictures you posted are a true representation of your "baldness"- you are only thinning. My head is so slick, I get a spray and buff every 3 months down at Earl's Paint and Body Shop. It only cost me $2.75 plus the cost of the paint. I'm glad to know you made it through another round of chemo. See ya! hiccup

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, hicup is getting pretty talkative and creative! Can't wait till you find out who it is. Love, BB

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops, I almost forgot. So wonderful that you are almost through with chemo. You are in our thoughts every single day, and we are so proud of your spirit, good humor, and bravery through all this. You are an inspiration and we love you! BB

2:24 PM  
Blogger Naturegrrl said...

i can't believe that guy was such a dick! *grrrrrr*

you know what i would do? i'd shave it. start wearing dark lipstick and lots of jewelry... it can be like halloween but two months early! you can eat lots of candy. or you could convince everyone you know to shave too and then it could be a fad.

7:52 PM  

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