Today (Tuesday) my port was used for the first time. (It’ll be standard procedure for the oncologist to take a blood sample the day before I get chemo.) I was a tad anxious – I anticipated that a needle in the chest would sting more than in the arm. But I was wrong. Painless. Now I’m less concerned about how things will feel tomorrow. Having a port is a good thing.
As I was leaving the oncologist’s office, the receptionist asked to me to wait so they could give me a present. They then handed me the haircut kit shown in the photo. At first I didn’t understand and I stared at them a moment – then it clicked and I laughed.
They explained that Wahl Clipper is in Sterling, just down the road from Dixon where I’m having the chemo. A previous chemo recipient who worked at Wahl Clipper wanted to do something nice and gave them several of the haircutting kits.
Thank you all for the many kind thoughts you’re sending my way. I’m anticipating all will go well tomorrow.