Article Talk: Packing for Chemotherapy? Don

Started by Cira, July 21, 2017
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Cira

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July 21, 2017
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I really enjoyed this article. It's spot on! Unfortunately, a cancer center can be a slow progressing machine. So many things need to fall into place; your lab work needs to be in a good range so you can receive infusion, your oncologist needs to approve your infusion after looking at labs, the pharmacy needs to mix/weigh/prepare your drugs once they receive the approval; the infusion team needs to access your port and prepare you for your infusion. It's really a well-oiled machine if you stand back and look at every element. Patience is necessary. I personally found that extra time sitting back and watching others provided me a wealth of knowledge (and sometimes entertainment!) that I seldom get the chance to see in my everyday hurried life now.
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Cattt

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February 28, 2020
I resent the time waiting.i realize that things have to be check and orders put in but waiting 45min to 3 hours for 1 shot is a little excessive. My time is valuable to me given I am not sure how long I have.
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