The day is done…

Let’s be frank here. It’s almost 10pm here in Florida and I’m awake. Isn’t that amazing in itself?! I’d say so! 

Today was relatively uneventful in terms of my transfusion. It was a different infusion center than I typically travel to so a bit further but basically the same setup. Everyone was kind there, which I’ve come to expect from the centers I visit. It’s nice not to be disappointed in that aspect.

The transfusion itself took longer than I anticipated. Despite my 10am appointment, my actual transfusion didn’t start until 1130am. I received liquid benadryl (wah!) first and then saline while waiting for the blood bank to deliver my blood. Each unit, which I received 2 of, took about 2 1/2 hours each plus arrival time. We didn’t leave until almost 5pm.

Thankfully, I slept majority of the time. I don’t necessarily feel less tired now, though I do feel different, however I am sure the benadryl is still coursing through me. That stuff does such a number on me! They give it ahead of time to counteract any potential allergic reactions but sheesh, it knocks me right out. Anyway, I’m hopeful that tomorrow it will be out of my system and I’ll be ready to take on the day. Well, sort of anyway. I know I’ll still rest but I’d like to catch up on laundry. Unless I teach Jacob…hmmm… 😉

Sweet dreams, everyone! 

Transfusion time!

I’m all hooked up and waiting for some blood! They were able to easily find a vein despite their limitations in my arm. It’s weird having an iv hooked up to my arm instead of my port, plus I can feel everything going into my arm. Very odd!

I just learned I was starting with liquid benadryl before my transfusion. Needless to say, I can already feel the tiredness creeping in…crazy that it’s even possible to be more tired, right?! I’ll be sleeping in no time.

Of course, my sweet husband is by my side. I am so blessed with this man!!

Here’s to some rest and feeling completely rejuvenated afterwards! 😴