I have been approved for the next round of chemo. The first session is tomorrow morning and lasts for three hours, with additional smaller treatments taking 46 hours. I do not know if I will be in any condition to post after the session or during the weekend, but i will try.
LOL Yes, the last round was very bad and I am told that the second uses even more aggressive drugs and so ought to be worse. It is, however, a step in the right direction to beating this crap. I appreciate the concern and wood wishes. I promise to not push myself too hard, but I also promise to be back.
Hello. I have been going through some expected side effects of the drugs. At least I now have a good idea of the process. I arrive at the hospital at 0830 to get some lab work done and get to the infusion chair at about 0900. The first step is to pump me with a good bit of anti-nausea medicine through my port, which takes about an hour. Then they start two of the chemo drugs, which takes about 3 hours. After all of this is done, they hook me up with a pump that pushes the other chemo drug into me for the next forty-six hours. They come to my house on Sunday and remove the pump. I am experiencing some added fatigue and a severe susceptibility to cold already and the nausea will probably start on Monday after the drugs wear off and I can start taking some other anti-nausea pills to combat that. Other side effects are expected to appear the longer I go. I repeat this process every two weeks for six months then they check to be sure the cancer is as gone as it can be and, with luck, the operate on me to stick my intestines back inside me and remove the osteo bag. A fun time will be had.
Hi Guy , only jumping in fro a bit, I’ve missed a lot!
Mercy, welcome back, and sending you my wishes to a strong recovery. Sound terrible what you must be going through.
Everyone, thank you for your patience.
Yes… the BC is more thematic than anything else… it’s a bit like the waves at the seashore lapping in and out, but with a definite tidal direction, as if it’s being sucked in to a fovae perhaps <evil grin>
You might all want to re-read the Forbidden Arcana bit where Elijah talks about his experiences with one (although it has spoilers)… just depends whether you start to describe it IC before I can!