Sat down for lunch. I gave DS9 permission to use a screen for 30 minutes. We will return to lessons when the timer goes off.
B: Hot mess (9 vegetables & 3 proteins)
L: BBQ pork, mashed potatoes
D: Soup & salad
DBro called last night and visited about an hour about a multitude of subjects. There was plenty of back-n-forth discussion about subjects we don't agree on however, we do agree on about 90% of the topics. The last thing we discussed was today. He was not looking forward to today (chemo treatment #2) but was ready to get-er-done and over with. Last treatment took 10 hours. He complained about how uncomfortable and hot the chair was that he had to sit in. Being his nice supportive sibling that I am (ha!), I reminded DBro that if that is all he had to complain about then he was a blessed fella. Actually, I think I said something along the lines of "Quit whining and suck it up". He said he had a plan for today. He was told it was first come-first serve so if you get there early then you get to pick your chemo chair. The chairs in the corners are bigger and supposedly more comfortable. I did tell DBro that I would buy him a comfortable chair and donate it to the chemo center for his use. He declined the offer.
DS9 has become addicted to DIY youtube videos. How to build a mouse trap from a soda bottle. How to make soda dispenser using a cardboard box. etc etc etc He is busy building his next masterpiece.
A DFriend told me this weekend the cost of her son taking chemo and SCT. $30k for each chemo treatment. He had 6 treatments. So $180k for the chemo to get him into remission. This doesn't include all the lab work, doctor visits, surgeries, etc. Then the Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) is $800k. It is over a million dollar for just the chemo & SCT. What do people do without good insurance?
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.