Just a quick update, as I'm sure there are a few wondering what it was like yesterday. It is in Pekin where I will get my treatment, every other Monday morning. they have a room with 10-12 chairs in it, and there were probably 5 other patients plus some family members in there at the same time. The Avastin is mixed in to an IV bag, the nurse starts the IV, and I sit there for 30-35 min while it drips in. Total time there was about an hour. I didn't feel anything, other than my arm getting cool from all the fluid. No side effects in any way that I could feel now.
The biggest shock was the culture shock. I guess I must live a pretty sheltered life. I have said before and will say again that I would not trade places with anyone in life. A couple grandmas were talking about their grandkids, what kind of home life they have, etc. I won't give you any details, but let me just say I have a hard time relating to them and I'm thankful for how I grew up and how I'm trying to raise my children.
Derek & Leann