Friday, October 28, 2005

views from the corridor

I went for a brief walk around the unit and stopped to refill my pitcher at the water cooler. There are two parallel corridors nearby, which lead from the oncology unit to the elevators. I like to walk the length of the corridors, because they offer views of the midtown skyline. I can see the Chrysler Building in the distance as well as the racing traffic on the 59th Street Bridge. I like to pause there for a few brief minutes in order to look at the bustling world beyond the walls of the hospital. The view is especially exciting at night when all of midtown is lit up.

One of my team's doctors told me today that I should be ready to leave on Sunday. I would, however, need to return to the hopsital on the following day in order to receive a Neulasta shot. A Neulasta injection boosts the body's white cell count. Then, I’d have about a three week rest at home before returning to the hospital again for what is expected to second and last cycle of the DICE regimen before preparing for the transplantation.


Comment Anonymous Liz Murray said...

The more pleasant your surroundings the easier it is to manage this type of challenge. You're getting a chance to see the beauty of life and the hustle and bustle of this great city. Keep looking up at the stars and the heavens as that where all the answers to your cure comes from.

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