Thursday, July 10, 2008
One Confusing Day
This morning my mother and I were informed that there was no ara-C (the only chemo drug that affects leukemia) in the area due to the nation-wide shortage. We got all of our stuff together, packed up, had the IV needle removed from my hand, and had JUST signed the discharge papers when a doctor came storming into the room and told us not to leave. The pharmacy had found some of the chemo drug in Roswell hospital. After getting unpacked AGAIN, it dawned on me: I would have to get poked again to be hooked up to an IV. I am now waiting for the PICC team to come in and hopefully numb my arm before jabbing a needle into my vein. Having both leukemia and a phobia for needles isn't a good combination.