The Second Half

Today was the first infusion of the last half of her Chemo treatments.  Woot!

Diana is here and she got to meet the oncologist.  The oncologist was impressed that Loretta managed to have some unusual symptoms – something she has done all along.


The nurse doing the infusion is Debby – one of our favorites.  She wanted to be in the bed, too, but Diana was hogging it.  (Not really.  Debby is a consumate professional.)  Here they all are checking the Google for instructions on how to set up the IV pump:


5 thoughts on “The Second Half

  1. Elizabeth Churchill

    The first instructional Youtube that comes up on Google is completely silent except for weird creepy background harpsichord music that does nothing at all to instill great faith in the medical profession.

    1. Loretta Stanton

      Nothing exciting. Mouth sores which don’t usually happen with this chemo but suck big time. Also an allergy to the solution that carries the chemo. It causes skin issues on my hands, feet and face.

  2. Deanna Kaulay

    Your haha for the day.

    While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

    Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders.

    The old rancher said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.”

    Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.

    The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”

    The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain.

    “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb arse put him up there to begin with.”

    Best explanation I’ve heard yet..

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