Why did it take eight hours?
- Although the blood had already arrived at 8 AM, and I arrived at 9 AM, my port wasn't accessed and ready to go until 90 minutes later.
- Each bag may contain slightly more than 500 ml of blood, so may take more or less than two hours to drip.
- I was asked to give a urine sample for the Avastin after I had received both units of blood. I could have done this at any time earlier that day. I waited an hour for the lab to check the sample and approve me for treatment. Avastin takes only 30 minutes or so to drip.
Thankfully I had lovely visits with two friends. J drove me plus we drank yummy Starbucks mochas. A visited and picked up delicious Thai food for lunch. Rik came to get me at 4:00 but I wasn't finished with everything until after 5 PM.
We went home, fed the dog (who had waited patiently all day), and I fell asleep. Rik ordered pizza for dinner and when I awoke at 8 PM I noshed on pizza and then some Graeter's ice cream while we watched NCIS.
I was back in bed at 10 PM and slept all night. I feel more energetic today, so the transfusion must be doing its job. I'm still waiting to hear from Dr G if I will get eribulin tomorrow as previously scheduled.