“Your nurse today will be the witch,” the E.R. triage nurse said, as he left me in a little white room with no curtains.
That’s not the first time I’ve thought that, I thought to myself, snickering a little, before I remembered that today is Halloween.
Sure enough, in walks a 5 foot 5 witch in full regalia, down to the fingernails. She’s toting an IV pole and a tray of needles, enough to scare anyone. She speaks. “We’re going to draw some blood and start you on some fluids while we wait for the results.”
Ah, a vampire as well!
But her actions belied her true nature, as she drew 5 vials but left 3 on the tray for later tests. Surely a true vampire would have taken the vials with her. For a snack. Or something.
I’m back home and ok. My white counts have actually recovered this week, and I’ll be able to go back to the hospital in the morning for Chemo #9. Thanks for your lovely comments. It is helping.