Today was my first Iron infusion of 4, for the next 4 weeks. I was uncertain as to what to expect and how my body would react to the actual infusion. I knew going in beforehand that I needed to take some water and my phone with me for the hour to hour half procedure. I decided that I wanted to give Starbucks a try, again, since it was only a mile or so down the road from the infusion site. The last time I tried Starbucks was about 6 or so weeks out from wls. That did not go over well at all even with decaf and sugar free options. I figured if it made me sick at least I would have an hour to recover while sitting/lying down for the infusion. Not sure if this was a good philosophy or not but I was going to attempt it anyways.
I ordered a skinny sugar free cinnamon macchiato with almond milk. A little strong at first, but that is probably because I have not drank anything besides water/Gatorade for the past 5 1/2 months.
By now I am right on time for my appointment in the oncology/infusion lab. I walk in and check in, have a seat in the waiting room. I am still a bit nervous, I have only ever been in a lab like this with my mom when she was in the last stages of breast cancer. I walked in and it is very quiet, with a couple of patients sitting around in chairs facing the windows out front. The gentleman was asleep and the lady was playing on her phone.
The nurse asked if I had ever had any kind of infusion before, along with several other health related questions then it was time to begin. It took a little over an hour for me to finish the bag of iron. I sat there and drank my coffee and played a game on my phone while it finished.
After the infusion I knew that I needed to eat some lunch and get on my way back to work. I stopped by Whole Foods and got my favorite thing in the world! Sushi.
Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll. Now I have left overs for dinner tonight.
I had a great morning despite the circumstances.