1st Clinic visit
Today, August 30th I was scheduled for my clinic visit for my next round of chemo and the lumbar puncture.
We all left the house at 7 AM to reach the CHOP clinic by 9 AM as it gets very busy in the morning. I reached there and they again inserted the needle in my PORT for bloodwork and to give the chemo later. I was not allowed to eat anything after 11 PM last night and I was really getting sooo hungry while waiting for my turn for GA (general anesthesia). I waited and waited and finally I was able to get in at 11 AM so 12 hours without the food and drink.
I was constantly thinking of the food the whole time and finally settled on spicy Dumplings with peanut sauce. My parents were having a good laugh as they never hear me craving for food. The whole procedure took 20 minutes and I woke up after 30 minutes in the recovery room, asking for food. My dad was standing right there with my Dumplings. He walked 2 miles each way, in this hot weather, just to get me those dumpling. Thanks Dad….you are the best! I gobbled them within few minutes and my mom was looking at me with an astonishing look. MMmm.. they were delicious!
Then I had to wait for my IV chemo medicine. Doctor said that my electrolytes look good. I heard her say that my platelets were low and also my hemoglobin. I got the platelet transfusion and will wait for the blood until next time. My mom was pleased to hear that the liver enzymes were way down now. I have no idea what that means but I guess it is something good to be happy about.
Finally we had to drive one and half hour just to get home. It was a tiring day but at least we get to come back home. I felt great after I came back. I guess I am doing well with my medications. My mom always worries every time I feel a little warm, there she is with the thermometer checking my temperature. She looks so relieved that it is normal temperature. I had fun with my little brother while playing with the lego car and then making videos of them which are you tube ready.
In the evening, I helped my mom put together the school supplies to get ready for the first day of school. I can’t wait to go to school next week, meet my old friends and make some new ones!