Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Day -6 : Arrival
Well, I made it into the institution. And it all went very well. Julie and I had breakfast at Milo's in the morning and then when up on the hill...
I had a PICC line put in my arm at 10 am - with some minor complications, and then we snuck downtown for a nice lunch at Higgin's - since we weren't' officially admitted to the hospital yet we figured we could get away with it.
After admission, we found our way to "14K" which is the 14th floor of the Kohler Pavillion - home of the Phil Knight Cancer Center. This is quite a swanky and new facility with first class accommodations and even finer views of the city (see above taken from my window!). The room is very spacious and everything is new and nice... and, well, the view is unbelievable.
My first impression is very good. I love the staff - my nurse today was Malinda and she was just terrific; helpful and articulate, smart and funny. I met the Dr on staff this week, Dr Chen, and he too was very helpful and informative. All signs are good so far!
Right now I'm on the first batch of Chemotherapy which is: Carmustine. It ostensibly packs a punch , so I'm on some preliminary drugs for anti-nausea and other support.
And so it begins....