It's Time for Chemo #1Today ended up being the longest day I've ever had in treatment... ever. I started at 8am and finished around 4-4:30pm. LONG day.
When I arrive to the treatment center on chemo days, it starts with a bit of bloodwork in the lab. They have to make sure your bloodwork is good before giving you chemo. I have a port, so they just hook me up with the right type of IV needle, take my blood samples, and send me to wait to be called back to the treatment room. Every treatment room is a bit different, but also a bit the same.
After finishing labs, I am assigned a treatment area section (there are at least 9 sections). This picture is actually a chair where I get my chemo. My treatment center is pretty big (especially for where I live), so there are multiple sections with rows of around 6 people in each row (3x3), so I will generally be sitting directly across from someone while taking my treatment.
Usually, it's lines of lazy-boy styled chairs (in boring neutral colors) spaced apart with a seat for someone to visit with you. Each chair has curtains to pull around them for privacy (if you want it). Window seats are great (but bright).