Last week was, in a word, exhausting. Fatigue still continues to be one of the main side effects I'm experiencing and my doc says that will compound as the treatments continue. The good news is I seem to tolerate the chemotherapy very well. There was a rough patch last week on the 2nd day after … Continue reading Round 1 Done
I rallied yesterday afternoon and have been feeling much better. Nausea is managed and I've got an appetite. Still super fatigued.
Feeling a bit more nauseous today with a fair amount of gas pain. Managing as best I can. Thank goodness my bed is gloriously comfortable.
Hi all, After completing my first round of IV and IP, I am updating the driving schedule each day so it includes two shifts. This will also give other folks who want to drive an opportunity to do so, since I heard from quite a few people that they were bummed the spots were full. … Continue reading Driving Schedule Update
So far, I'm feeling good. My doc gave me a host of anti-nausea medication and they seem to be doing their job. I've been able to eat on schedule. I'm SUPER tired, so I'm sticking close to bed today and watching some Netflix. Update 2:05pm - My afternoon meal is telling me something! Chicken noodle … Continue reading The Day After
If you want to follow along, I'll update as I can. Discharge today is a go! 9:30am - hydration begins. 500mL. The bag has been refrigerated so its an interesting sensation in my veins. Feels like I have an ice pack on my forearm. 10:20am - numbing cream put on port area. Its located beneath … Continue reading IP Play by Play
I started a blog post yesterday explaining the process of how there are quite a few pre-medications they give me before they actually begin chemo. This includes pepcid, zofran, and benadryl. Welp, the bendryl knocked me out completely. Which, I suppose, isn't so bad in the grand scheme of things. I slept through my 1st … Continue reading And it begins…
None of the waiting for gas to pass this time around. They're feeding me! Had lunch waiting for me too! Again, its the little things. Chemo starts momentarily. They're doing the premeds right now: pepcid, zofran, and benadryl. Then the taxol begins.
Jessica goes in for her chemo port placement today! She's in good spirits and pretty much just wants to get going and knock it out. The procedure itself should only be between 30m to 1h long. Update #3 Update #2 Just spoke with the doc and everything went well. No complications at all. Jess has … Continue reading Port Placement Surgery Day
We're all checked in. Kenji will take it from here.