The Ottawa Hospital's MDCU (Medical Day-Care Unit) has a fun tradition for its patients just completing their last treatment: banging a gong.
Every time I park at the Ottawa Hospital's multi-level garage, I'm always taken in by how the light plays in the stairwell.
Today is Day 1 of Round 4 of my 6-round chemotherapy treatment for small lymphocytic lymphoma. Day 1 treatment always involves a trip to the "medical daycare" at the Ottawa Hospital, where nurses administer a Rituximab injection. The rest of my chemo drugs (cyclophosphamide and fludarabine) are oral, with pills I pick up at the pharmacy (with a prescription, naturally). I've been documenting my journey and always bring my trusty Fujifilm X100V with me to the hospital, and today was no different. Almost.
I'd like to see what's behind door number 1, Monty.
Into the Medical Daycare for Round three — of six! halfway there, yay! — of FCR chemotherapy to treat my CLL/SLL lymphoma. So it turns out this rituximab injection is very, very nasty stuff. I think if the nurses could wear hazmat suits when dealing with it they'd consider it, and I wouldn't really blame them.
At the hospital for a checkup with my haematologist prior to next week's scheduled round of chemo. As I was leaving, I noticed that someone left this wheelchair in the parking garage, and I was immediately attracted to the light playing against the wheelchair and the soft shadows it cast. Daily shot done & dusted.