Monday, 13 July 2015

13 July 15 .... chemo: a day in the life

The holidays are over and the traffic was surprisingly good as we made our way down to the city in record time yesterday. Leaving the kids to have a couple of quiet days with their Nan before heading back to school tomorrow. Is the big fella ready for the second cycle in this round of Chemo? Ready as he'll ever be! The last two weeks went pretty well and he was able to workout every day to build body, mind and vein strength. He looks fit, actually he looks hot and has put on a little weight (muscle probably), which is awesome. Yep, I'd say he's as ready as he could be.

Today was an early start; we fronted up to Lifehouse at 7:30am for blood to be taken and the go ahead given for chemo to begin. Brens consultation went ahead with Keith at about 9:30 am and the infusion was started at around 10:30am. Then it’s a wait for his room to be ready for him upstairs. By 4:30pm we are told the room is still about an hour off being ready, so I came back to the hotel room to allow Bren some nap time. As I am writing this to pass the time my hubby messages to say he’s on the move. It’s now 5:47pm! Gotta go, will finish post later!

OK; I am now back in my room, it’s 8:50pm and Bren is snuggled up in bed, one day down…five to go, and that all ran pretty smoothly.

Below is a chemo day in the life of my husband….in 4 pictures, taken today (forgive the blurry ones, photography is not one of my greatest talents!)
Life is good and hope is limitless...
Cal xx

9:30 am...ready for a consult with Keith

10:30 am ... infusion begins

4:00 pm ...exhaustion sets in

6:30 pm ... finally settled into his room upstairs, the smile says it all.

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