|Wo and Gio|
|Wo and Ryan|
|Wo and Emmed|
|Wo and her favorite player, Josh Cribbs.|
I bet you wonder what it looks like when we go to Michigan. I always picture in my head what places might look like, and I am usually so wrong. So Lauren and I thought it would be fun to take pictures of our day at U of M Cancer Center so that you might get a glimpse of what her day of chemo entails. We also included some pictures of our favorite people we see there every time we go.
We always park in a deck that is just for cancer patients. It is a good thing they have this deck because any other deck we have ever tried to get a space in is nearly impossible. This place is so huge and employs so many people that some employees have to park far away and ride a shuttle bus to the hospital.
|Lauren walking to the Cancer Center from the parking deck.|
|Outside the Cancer Center. The windows up above where Wo is standing is the big room where a lot of patients get chemo. There are other areas in the hospital as well.|
|Wo getting her port area cleaned with Betadine because she is allergic to the normal stuff they use called Chlorhexadene.|
|Putting the needle in her port.|
|Happy it's in and getting it flushed. Ports have to be flushed every 3-4 weeks, even if they aren't being used.|
After the lab, we get in the elevator and go to Floor B1. This is where Dr. Zalupski's office is and the infusion area where Lauren gets chemo.
|At the end of this hallway is the infusion area. We are near Dr. Zalupski's waiting area.|
|Waiting for Dr. Z in the exam room.|
|This is looking outside Wo's exam room. We are more than halfway down the hall. There are this many rooms down the other way. If you have the door open, you will see Dr. Z whizzing up and down this huge hallway.|
|Wo wanted a pic with me, but unfortunately, I did not inherit the photogenic gene!! Yuck.|
|Wo and her dear, sweet oncologist Dr. Zalupski. He cares so much for Lauren and does everything in his power to help her.|
|Sis got off work and found us in the exam room. So happy to see her!!|
|Bruce got off work and came to visit for a few. He left to go pump some steel and we met him at Applebee's for dinner. Wo has so many people that love her.|