My fourth chemotherapy

Today September 11 is my fourth chemo therapy. After heavy bleeding since yesterday I feel totally worn out. I managed to have a shower though and finally was on the oncological ward at 8:40 AM, but my nurse fetched me at 9:10. The blood test last wednesday showed a good value.

I told her about my bleeding so she took another blood test to be sure my HB is good. She gave me drops as usual while waiting for the result. She came back after a while and came with the result. My HB is too low 119 compared to wednesday’s result of 129 so I need a blood transfusion today. The chemo proceeded as usual. 
Now I am having a blood transfusion…I will get 2 pouches = 1 liter blood.

My left hand
2 dextrose, 2 pouches of blood @ 500 ml each and the chemo 

I couldn’t consume all the blood on the second pouch, maybe 30 ml left because of the short of time…I was scheduled to have a radiation also at 3:35 PM but I came in 3:50. I was the last patient today.

The taxi picked me up 4:50 PM and was home at 7:30 PM. 
Home sweet home at last!

Published by queenkeandra

I am a swedish citizen with asian origin, lives in Sweden, entrepreneur, accountant, fashion designer, dressmaker, professional interpreter and translator and from year 2014, I also became a local politician with some assignments from the local government. I moved to Sweden after marriage with a Swedish national in 1986. Two years later we got a son followed by a daughter after 21 months. Satisfied with life in fact, I guess I got all I wished for, it feels I have everything. Being married is not just a bed of roses, the roses have thorns also and you can get it at times but we’ve always been doing pretty good. Kinder and better husband I do not think I can get, everyone has their flaws and life becomes easier if you can accept them. I’m not a perfect person either. I became a grandmother quite young, only 45 years old, was a little skeptical at first but then I loved to be one. Now I am already a grandmother of two, a boy and a girl of 20 months between them, such a great feeling, it feels like it was a replay of my life. When I have both of them at home, it feels like I was young again and is the mother of small children. I can not explain but so damn good it is. When I moved to Sweden I knew nothing about the country, but now it feels like I’ve always lived here. I speak Swedish better than my native language, better in Swedish grammar than my husband, it may sound strange but it’s true. I dream even in Swedish. I hang out with many Swedes, have worked and still working in Swedish companies. I go to the Swedish church though I am a Roman Catholic. We believe in the same God anyway. I’ve adapted pretty well in Swedish society. I think I have to adjust to that country I moved to, not the country or its citizens to adapt to me. Sweden has no responsibility whatsoever that I wanted to move here so I could not demand anything else, but now a citizen, I think I have the right as any other native Swedes. I pay taxes and do my duties as a citizen. I think I am a good role model and a loyal citizen and can fight for my new country.

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