Yesterday was my three week visit with Dr. Mac. Discussed the nasty reaction I had to the first round of chemo and what we could do to alleviate any side effects this time around. She suggested a twice daily dose of Dexamethasone for five days following treatment. It’s a steroid and with luck will prove effective. I’m game to try anything. Fingers crossed.
Following my appointment, I went to the infusion area for round two of the Chemo Cocktail From Hell. I told myself to be positive about this treatment; that it won’t effect me the same way it did the first time around. (I ain’t holdin’ my breath.)
Yes, once again it took forever to administer … although this time it was four and a half hours as opposed to five. Not a big diff. I got out of there around 1:30. Had a text from darlin’ daughter saying she was feeling sick and could I pick her up from school. She’d been feelin’ crummy in the morning and I told her to call or text if she needed to come home. Well, it appears she got daddy’s nasty cold. We’ll see if she needs to stay home tomorrow. Finally got to work around 2:30, so the day was already fairly shot.
Will keep everyone posted on the upcoming week and whether I react to the CCFH (Chemo Cocktail From Hell). In a masochistic sort of way, I’m interested in seeing whether or not this is gonna be just as nasty or nastier than round one.
And remember to repeat after me …“YOU ARE A CANCER WARRIOR”