Thursdays have been our chemo day forever. We go to the cancer center and have some blood drawn then head upstairs to our oncologist ofices. We go over the blood work to see whether Karen's levels are up to treatment. Dr. Levy has always listened to our concerns and we've never felt rushed. We've always been partners in all the treatment options. We feel that he and the entire staff are part of our team. We're more than patients; we've become friends and partners in this journey.
Which brings us to cookies. After we meet with Dr. Levy we head down to the infusion area. Basicaly a large room with 15 or so recliners where the patients are made comfortable for the sometimes long process of receiving an IV drip with the chemotherapy drugs. So people pass the time naping, watching tv, reading and chatting with our nurses.
Our nursing staff has been wonderful. Always professional, attentive and personble. They always are interested in us as people and we love them in return. One of the lovely little quirks is that someone always seems to be dropping off some lovely munchies to share with the staff and all of us sitting for treatment or sitting for support.
So with our last chemo before the new year coming up we made cookies to share. We apprecate our caregivers. We'll hear a bit of grumbling about how their patients are trying to fatten them up but what the heck, we just gotta show our appreciation.
Photo - William Evertson - Karen with her cookies
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.