CHEMO Fanny Pack

I’ve still some posts to catch up on…

but, I will…

My mind is a little fuzzy right now…  k11570317 so not as much reading or blogging…

Bobby had first Chemo Treatment  k21663875 yesterday… and all went very well!…

The greatest people at the hospital (VA Hospital) in Louisville…

So caring… explain things in terms we can understand… goals we are trying to attain… the treatments…

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We sat for four hours… k11470923

well… laid and sat…

Have a private room… and they even bring snacks half way through… k6121137k0470271

and you are allowed to go to snack room to get coffee, drinks, snacks of crackers, puddings, juices, etc. anytime…

he doesn’t have a lot of restrictions…

Can eat during the treatment, can disconnect to go to bathroom… can watch TV, read or sleep…

I just like being there with him…

It’s a four-hour process plus he then is connected to what is a pump in a fanny pack to bring home with him for 46 hours…

this pumps more chemo meds in at a very slow pace…

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(Sleeping with this attached is the hardest… but, getting used to anything new is always a trial and error basis)…

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He (my Bobby) has the greatest attitude… and I love him for it!...

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and when empty he returns to hospital to be disconnected…

Then… every other week we repeat this process…

Half way through… (3 months)… 4453-4492-11618-25095tn  they will run a scan to see how things are doing… if OK… another 3 months… and he will be finished…

He and I feel very “POSITIVE”… which as you know is our word we chose to get through this…

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “CHEMO Fanny Pack

  1. My dad went through the chemo days also. His were for 8 hours at a time. He and I would chat, sleep, and watch TV. These were days that actually drew us much closer. I will always have those fond chats.

  2. Good to see last week got off to such a positive start. Hopefully doing the chemo is less grim than the anticipation before you started x your post made me smile as it translates to Chemo “bum bag” here in the UK and on first reading Chemo “fanny pack” would mean something quite different 😀 TTS

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