very cold and sunny here this Sunday morning.
I go on Tuesday for my third A/C treatment and thought for future newcomers I should record a bit
of my reactions to treatments.
one thing, with me the blood counts the second week after each session so far have been the worst.
everyone led me to expect that on A/C it would be worst the first week and start coming up by the second one.
however contrary to expectations, my total white count and nuetrophils did not go as low with the
second treatment as with the first (neutrophils, 0.3 first, 0.5 second)
the antiemetics they give me before the chemo and prescribe to take after keep nausea to a dull
nagging full sensation, unless i do something stupid like eat mexican or curries or somesuch.
This treatment I refused "preventive" antibiotic to keep me from infections...so far so good.
During the first 3 weeks I was on duricef to counter an infection in my new mediport site (it had
been inserted only the day before chemo, and by the 3rd day after chemo showed signs of infection)
I got two mouth sores on Friday evening after eating a huge salty soft pretzel with a big glass of
lemonade out at the mall ...by the time we got home ( a one hour trip) I had two blisteryy looking
sores. used my usual peroxide-bakingsoda toothpaste, then started sucking lozenges of bovine
colostrum. they really work. I had been on regualr dosages of colostrum since the 4th day after
chemo. by sat evening they were fine.
more later, an interuption.