Well, as I type this email, I am sitting in the treatment room at Cancer Centers of NC. I met with Dr. Elkordy this morning. We reviewed symptoms, discussed more tests, etc. After my appointment was over, she asked if I could come back in a hour or so for my IV iron infusion.
This is how the infusion will go:
- Get back to the office at 12:45 a.m.
- Get IV in side of my arm
- Administration of medicines in this order: benadryl, zantac, and steroid
- Test dosage of the iron - The test dose takes an hour or so. They want to be sure that there is no negative reaction.
- Administration of iron
Once all of that is done, I'll be done. I am guessing that I will be here for about 4 or 5 hours. Lovely. Once I am done, I should be close to back to my normal self. I am looking forward to being able to run my 9 miles tomorrow with Debbie! YAY!!