[photos] Infusion session 4, the needle removal and the chemo bottle ritual

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Me in the infusion center. Hat by , spoons from , and .

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Me with my infusion pumps. The patients and staff were most delighted with my hat.

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Close-up of my drug supply.

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working on decommissioning my needle.

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The needle once the dressings are off.

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My chest needle-free.

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Outside for the chemo ritual.

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Smashing the bottle.

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Four down, eight to go.

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Four down, eight to go, the testament of the bottles.

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Me, hair by , just before my post-needle shower.

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4 thoughts on “[photos] Infusion session 4, the needle removal and the chemo bottle ritual

  1. Tiffani says:

    I navved her via Farah’s LJ, having no idea about what you’ve been going through. And I just want to say that you’re an inspiration–just amazing–to keep up with a novel and the blog, etc., etc. in the middle of chemo. Um, wow. I had a slight cancer scare myself about 4 months ago, and seeing how you’re dealing with the real thing makes me ashamed about freaking out the way I did. I’ll definitely be following and cheering you on. And using your example as a way to keep my ass in gear and write when I feel all lazy and mopey about it!

    1. Jay says:

      Freak way! It’s freaky stuff. I’m glad I can be an inspiration to you…

  2. Kendra says:

    I LOVE the picture on the mantle! Kudos to you great write up.

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