I was a little worried about the central line because there was some redness around it, but I'm on antibiotics for that, and it looks better. They changed the dressing and put a little disc right where the line goes into my skin that has a slow release topical antibiotic.
I saw three of the doctors today, mostly by chance (just had an appointment with one of them). They are taking great care of me, and checking to make sure everything is as it should be for the stem cell harvest next Wednesday. They assure me that all is well and they think I'll do as well with the transplant as I've done with the chemo.
When I finished at the hospital, I met Kelly and we had lunch and talked and talked. It was nice to be with her for a little while. She lifts me up.
I got to Mom's after 2 PM, and got home around 4 PM. I had taken some frozen hamburger and Jiffy cornbread mix with me in the morning to take to Mom's. I put a pot of beans in her crock pot yesterday, so I made the cornbread and added browned hamburger and seasonings to the cooked beans. She was going to have beans for dinner. She wanted me to stay and eat with her, but I was still too full from lunch and needed to get home to check on my puppies.
Now they are snoozing in their crate, enjoying the air conditioning, and I'm ready to crash on the couch for a bit. I'm tired. I don't have to go back to the hospital until Tuesday, August 17, when they will give me another round of Rituxan before doing the stem cell harvest on Wednesday. Three days of freedom!