I'm in the chemo dayroom with the first of the infusions being pumped into me. The staff nurse had two attempts at inserting the cannula - then handed me over to a doctor who succeeded at his second attempt. Apparently chemo causes (irreversible, I asked) hardening of arteries hence the increased difficulty in connecting drips to veins in my hand. I suppose it's a small price to pay. Anyway everything is going to plan this time which is great.