Not every infusion center lends itself to the vacation metaphor. The Bruckner Clinic is a little on the gritty end. And life-saving experimental chemotherapy cocktails have their own emotional and physical challenges rarely woven into the vacation experience but, hey, they are just barriers. In hours I fly off with my beloved for 29-hour infusion number two at (ok, near) the Bronx Riviera. Not bad, eh?
We are, actually, excited. We may not get a chance to frolic on a beach but we will get an adventure, time in the big city and time together. For those of you who do get to vacation in the Bronx, send us a postcard from Orchard Beach; we are curious.
I have felt strong for almost a week, my belly feels significantly less full of surging cancer and I am ready for round two.