(19-02-25) Sunday Not Funday

Reactions to the magnet vaccine hit a day earlier than expected, and I learned this weekend that Sunday is the worst day here to need some extra personalized attention.

  • There are only two staff present on Sundays: Dr. Melissa (bilingual) and Nurse Mari (almost exclusively Spanish-speaking). This means that two people are responsible for nine different patients, which is a lot, considering some of us can be a little needy when they’re not feeling well (ahem, ahem).
  • Because these two are only here on Sundays, they really don’t know our needs and routines like the other staff do. Hence, we waste a lot of time reviewing information that I feel they should already know.
  • They both pull long shifts on these days: Dr. Melissa, 36 hours, from Saturday night to Monday morning; and Mari, 24 hours, from Sunday 7am – Monday 7am. They get tired. They sneak naps in the middle of the night. They don’t always respond quickly to 3am panic buzzes from my room.

So yeah, if I can figure out a way these last few weeks to get my symptoms to act up any other day of the week besides Sunday, I’m gonna work that out.

On a positive note, Dr. Melissa gave me a bottle of specialized arnica and eucalyptus cream as a pain-relieving topical treatment. Holy cow, this stuff works way better than the Arnica cream I commonly buy back home at Sprouts. She said her friend specially makes it, which makes this gesture even sweeter. Hopefully, I can find a way to order it back in the states…or sweet talk Dr. Melissa into adding some into my home treatment program.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

5 thoughts on “(19-02-25) Sunday Not Funday”

  1. You find a way to get that shit sent home and I’ll help you with a bulk order! I’m always looking for pain cream that actually works. I hope today is a better day for you. Hugs.

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  2. It so breaks my heart to see you so ill, however and no matter how sick you are you are so beautiful. I am enjoying seeing your new friends popping up in pics. I love the wonder girl she’s cute oh and poppa smurf how cute. I’m so wishing I was there. I’m so sorry that I’m not. Love n hugs sweet child of mine. Love ya Mom

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  3. It sucks that you had a great Saturday and a horrible painful Sunday. I hope things get better soon. Know that you are loved. Sending you positive energy. Tell Botas to take good care of you and that you need lots of snuggle time💕🐅

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