Sorry I have been preoccupied lately and have neglected this blog. Treatments have been going on the whole very well since I returned from Rhode Island. We haven’t missed any although we had one day where we had to replace a cartridge during treatment and re-prime the machine. It got to where we could only run for 30-45 seconds before it would shut down. It turned out there was a severe kink (twisting of a line) within the cartridge that kept shutting the machine down. At that rate it would have taken like 6 hours to complete the normally 3 hour and 15 minutes that I generally run for. So taking off for 45 minutes to change cartridges seemed prudent. Meg had to do all the work since I still had needles in my arm with heparinized saline in the lines. I was able to talk her thru the set up process which she has seen before but not really officially learned how to do. Once replaced the run went very well. I also had one issue this month where when I went to do my blood work for the month I didn’t have enough of a specific tube for the test. If you use a different tube then you are suppose to use the lab freaks out. It was compounded by the long weekend so I had to do the test at the end of it. Usually I do my blood draw on the last day of a 3 day run of treatments. This gets the cleanest results and thus an easier doctor visit that month. This time it was on the first day of a new run of treatments. So I am not looking forward to my doctor visit.
My preoccupation these past two weeks have been due to my daughters recent engagement. No definite plans have been made yet but I have been compiling places for Kate to review to prioritize for the reception. The time of the day that I usually do my blog posts was spent looking for reception venues. Then Meg and I got into the planning for an engagement party for Kate & Kenny and also moving Carolyn into summer camp for the season. But I have sent Kate her spreadsheet to review and Carolyn is firmly ensconced at Deer Lake so life can get back to normal – for a little while at least.