Last night at about 10:30 they administered the Melphalan to Sue. It took about 30 minutes to drip in intravenously. The whole thing was anticlimactic. The most interesting thing was that they asked Sue to chew ice or popsicles to shrink the tissues in her mouth and neck so that the side effects of sore mouth and sore throat will be minimized. She managed two cherry popsicles during the 30 minute drip. Then they made her chew ice for another half hour.
Today Sue has been sick all day. She didn't sleep much last night so now she's sleeping. Note that she's wrapped in love, i.e. the Sue-Blue quilt her friends made for her. She's missing a great view from her window. It's not too clear in this picture, but you can see the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance above the top of the 400 Parnassus building. You can see it better if you click on the picture to enlarge it. Use the back arrow to navigate back here.
This is the lunch Sue probably won't eat. It's been sitting here for about an hour already. Sure, the picture's a little out of focus, but you really don't want to see it in all its detail anyway. [Recommendation: don't click on this picture.] At least she's getting her fluids, whether she wants them or not. She can't go anywhere without her rolling ivy buddy.
This is day T Minus One because tomorrow, or early on Wednesday, they will give Sue back some of her stem cells that they harvested earlier this month.