Tomorrow (Thursday) is Chemo treatment #2. We will go through the same routine as two weeks ago. Up early around 5:30am and out the door by 7:00. The car is packed, Otis and Riley are loaded up, and Galen and I head for the highway. A stop for a breakfast sandwich and a Starbucks coffee. Along the way we will pick up our daughter, Jen in Garner. She has been going with us from the beginning and has been a huge help and wonderful support.
By around 9:30 we are in Chapel Hill and drop off Otis and Riley at my sister's house. Then off to the UNC Breast Cancer Center. Lab work at 10:45am, an 11:20 appointment with my Oncologist, and then the infusion at 1:20pm. This takes about two hours. I pick up my pills for the week at the pharmacy and then we return to my sister's house for a relaxing evening and a nice dinner.
Then off to bed.
Next day, Friday, we head to the UNC Center again for my Neulasta injection to help boost my white blood cells. This usually doesn't take very long and we are in and out in about an hour and a half. I am then finished at the UNC Center until my next treatment in two weeks.
Finally, we head back to my sister's house, say our thank yous and goodbyes, pick up Otis and Riley and head for home. We drop Jen off in Garner and get to see our granddaughter and son-in-law for a bit, and then head for Wilson. By this time I am feeling worn out and will no doubt be spending the next few days on the sofa.
So this is my (our) routine and will be for the next 12 weeks ( 3 months).
Hopefully it will go fast.