Today will be spent at the medical facility. This morning I have to see the CRNP, get nausea meds, a steroid, a Dacogen treatment and then get transfusions of two units of red cells. Before I leave one of the nurses will also remove the needle and pigtail line that have been in the port since Monday. And thank goodness for this port!!! They were even able to withdraw blood through it yesterday for my CBC & type and cross. That was wonderful. I'll have to check in by 8:30am. and probably won't get done before 4:00pm. Mike is planning to go with me, so if all is going well, he will likely be able to go out and get some lunch for us at some point.
As has become par this week (due to the surgery Monday and the steroids every day with the Dacogen) I am having hard time sleeping at night. I did sleep from around 11:00 yesterday morning until Mike woke me up when he got home from work. Then awake again all night. They will give me Benadryl with the transfusions, so I'll be snoozing through the afternoon again. I had taken a Lortab about 4:00 this morning as the port site was really bothering me, also hoping it would help make me sleepy, but no such luck. Guess I will resign myself to having my days and nights turned upside down for a bit.
Once again I want to take the opportunity to all who give blood. You truly do give the gift of life.
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