Yesterday was day 8/84 of the second round of maintenance. On day 1 I am supposed to have a lumbar puncture, but since I was unprepared last week with the snow , it happened yesterday. According to my treatment plan, I get IV chemo on the same day as the LP so they usually admit me to the hospital and get me a room on 5W even though I get to go home after I recover. I usually have to wait hours for a room to be ready on 5. I already had the chemo last week and only needed the LP so I worked with the nurses in Dr. Ellis’ office to be able to check-in and go directly to radiology instead. That saved at least a couple hours, which I’m sure Maureen appreciated since she so patiently came and waited with me.
The procedure went fine and I was home by 1:30. I lounged on the couch and then napped that afternoon until John & Ryan came home, pizza in hand. The worse I’ve felt throughout all of this was in the spring, after one of these lumbar punctures, when I got the dreaded “spinal headache”. It lasted for days, weeks even, where I would get a mind-splitting headache any time I sat up. I’ve since learned that I really do need to take it easy after these and make it a point to do so. So on today’s agenda: nada. John took my car again today since we’re getting even more snow so I’m stuck here anyway.
Speaking of snow, John & Ryan had a good time playing outside over the weekend. I got a few good pics of the winter fun.