The clear liquid slowly made its way through the plastic tubing, pushed by gravity into the port in Vickie Abbott’s chest.
She reclined slightly as the chemotherapy chemicals entered her body.
Since Abbott started treatment for Stage 3 breast cancer in May, the chemicals have burned her from the inside out, leaving marks on her hands, elbows and feet. She’s struggled with fatigue and nausea, losing 5 pounds or more each treatment.
So while Abbott is physically in her hospital room, she is mentally somewhere else — canoeing on White River or hiking in Yellowwood State Forest.