Today I had a 30 minute infusion of Zometa. Before I began, I had some blood drawn and sent up to the lab so my creatinine could be checked. It was .8 mg/dL, which is ok for me. It’s always .7 or .8. I don’t know what it was like years ago, but it would be interesting to find out.

The nurses always tell me to drink lots of water on the infusion days. I always do! Before they start, I’ve had a liter. By the end of the day, I’ll have had at least a few more liters of water.

They had Winnie the Pooh bandaids in the chemo room today. My injection site was bleeding too much for one though, so I had it wrapped up. I got my bandaid to go.

I have to go have my INR checked now!


Dr. Orlowski cleared me to use Zometa again, so I had a 30 minute infusion this morning. I hate having a needle in my hand, but that seems to be their favorite place for it. It makes it difficult to do anything. I normally take my Palm Pilot and play solitaire. Today I played left-handed.

This afternoon I need to go to the coumadin clinic and then to see my primary care physician for a check up. He just likes to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. He’s a good guy. I have him to thank for finally finding out what was wrong with me.