have we mentioned lately how MUCH cancer SUCKS!?!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?!?!?!!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:29 PM
my dad met me and my coworker survivor over at the hospital and he looked pretty rough to be honest and was already clearing his throat a lot - a dead giveaway that he's struggling with his emotions. they took blood to get baseline readings for cell counts and a few other things and for the genetic test too. our cancer center has its own lab so the cell counts were done in 10 minutes and the genetic test gets sent out and takes about 3 weeks.
went upstairs to see dr p and he gave me a referral to PT for the tendons under my arm and my shoulder since scalia didn't give me any more stretches and i won't see him again until probably august. he also checked the incisions, i had a few questions, we reviewed the calendar and he agrees to not do a treatment ON my birthday, and says that if i insist on going back to work while going through radiation that he would want me out of work until the end of july regardless. so that was verrry good news for me getting to Vibes. aaaaand, if i have no delays in treatment, i might even be feeling somewhat decent that week! aaaaand i should be all done with chemo at that point too! and back downstairs we went to the treatment room area.
all the nurses were really nice except one who was fine, just only all about doing the task at hand i guess and didn't speak to me at all. nametag wasn't showing, either. they had to change the IV pump out because i kept getting an error message while the pre-meds were going in. i didn't have a reaction to the cytoxan, except for sinus pressure which is very common, so they gave me a hot pack for my face. very weird. and no reaction to the blood red adriamycin either and i was peeing red within 20 minutes of them hooking that one up. also very weird.
i was reallllly light-headed as i said but ate something and feel better now except that i'm suddenly really sleepy, too. so i'm going to take a nap.
thanks again for all the well wishes, i treasure every single word. thank you
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:39 PM
you are constantly in my prayers and thoughts. me and cheryl both! i think of you quite often thoughout the day, and when cheryl and i say our prayers at night, you're ALWAYS included.
sending you good rest vibes!
sending you good healing vibes!
sending you good schedule vibes!
sending you all kinds of good vibes!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:53 PM
my dad didn't stay for chemo. the second we stepped off the elevators into the cancer center lobby the throat clearing started up big time. he looked like he was going to cry, too.
he really can't handle it so i won't ask it of him.
and i feel nauseous. really?? already!??
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:40 PM
yes Nikki, started yesterday. one down, 7 to go, 3 of them just like that one