After touching base with my oncology office, my friend took me to UCIMC today for blood tests. I will be returning next week for an appointment with my oncologist. This will be my first appointment since having been in the hospital into December.
The laboratory, where my favorite blood tech works, moved temporarily from the second to the first floor of the cancer center while they finish renovation of the infusion center on the second floor. It has been almost two years since they began this construction, so who knows when this will finally admit patients again. I wobbly walked with my cane wherever I needed to go in that building, which meant I went first to the second floor before learning the lab had moved. As I no longer have my port, my blood draws come from the peripheral veins again. No one can do it as well as Danica, who, thank goodness, was there today with her usual charm and efficiency.
Now, I just have to calm my nerves about my upcoming appointment.