This morning we had yet another blood draw appointment. The weather is nasty (at least for the Bay Area - rainy, windy, and under 50 degrees), so gave myself an extra few minutes to drive across the bridge. On the way, I got coffee from Chris' Starbucks (everyone in town wants to see her when we are there!) and got gas.
I knew gas was expensive, but SHEESH! For out-of-towners: gas is very expensive here. I paid $3.89 for regular gas, and that is the cheapest off-brand station in town - I checked. It cost $75 to fill my car. I drive about 50 miles a week for her appointments alone, and my handed-down 1999 Explorer is not the most economical to drive. We decided that we are going to switch cars for appointments, since Chris' Civic does a lot better on gas mileage.
We also are trying out the Google Ads function of Blogger. People have been suggesting this for months, and we were staunchly against it. However, we thought we could try it out just to see if we can help offset our gas expenses. I am not sure if it will do much, but I hope the ads are not too annoying or intrusive. We're going to try it out for a while and see what happens.
Anyway, once we got to the hospital, she was an awesome little patient and didn't even cry when they poked into her port to draw the blood (numbing cream helps, but she usually flinches at the pressure). It's sad to see her adapt to these procedures, but I am glad she is taking it so easily. Her labs show that the transfusion worked, and she is no longer neutropenic. Yea! The next hurdle is to get her immune system strong enough to be able to stop the shots.
Round 2 of chemo is set to begin next week, if all goes as scheduled (which it never does.)
Have a great weekend everyone!