Tonight I was transferred to the IU Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC). Methodist did a great job taking care of me, but IUSCC is on a whole ‘nother level.
Have you ever been to a gas station where they pump the gas for you? The Methodist Onc unit is like one of those stations where one guy comes out, takes your card, pumps your gas and wished you a good day. Basically you get great service and what you came for. IUSCC is like one of the full service stations from the 50’s where 10 guys in white uniforms jump out and check your oil, clean your windows, air up your tires, and pump your gas all while whistling a happy tune. You can tell the building and the staff are catered towards cancer treatment and it is a big step in the right direction.
I didn’t end up getting my bone marrow results back and they may not be back until Monday. Not exactly the Assurance Dan Evans was promising, but I’m sure once they get the Look of Assurance rolled out, they can start working on path results of assurance too.
All in all it has been a good day, but the best day will be when I walk out of this place as a survivor. I’m ready for the next step in this process and hope to get some form a treatment started this weekend. Thank you all for your well wishes, prayers, and offers to help. Your kind words mean more than you could know and reading them really helps.