The first IV bag is the anti nausea drug. The second bag is a steroid. The third is my first high dose of chemo, the lovely gemcitabine. I won't sleep for the night. The steroid will keep me up the rest of the way.
It's now me versus the sickness. Six months of getting to this point, to able to have a chance to live. I didn't know it would come at 3:30 in the morning with a body that's beat and a mind that's dead tired. Ground control. This is Major Tom.