11:00 AM Place topical anesthetic Emla cream over port site, cover with plastic tagaderm patch and drive to hospital. Run errands along the way. Park in the pay lot because this will be a longer than usual time at the hospital and I might not find 4-hour free street parking.
12:00 PM Show up at Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) to have my port accessed.
12:30 PM Walk over to nuclear medicine department, have dye injected, walk back to AIC.
1:15 PM Get zometa (takes about an hour). Have port de-accessed. Hopefully I will get lunch in here somewhere.
2:30 PM Walk back over to nuclear medicine for bone scan. Cover eyes with eye mask and listen to iPod while on scanner bed.
3:30 PM Head home, crash.
Sounds lovely, doesn't it? Almost a whole day spent in medical procedures. Thank goodness I have a good book to read, an iPod to listen to favorite music, and patience. That last is the most important of all.
I get the bone scan results next week and promise to post the news as soon as I get hard information.