Jan 27, 2005 - 9:28 pm
I did really well. Was there 7 hrs though. They had trouble with my infusaport first. It had clotted. They used medicine and I had to wait a half hour and they flushed it, still clotted so they did it again and it worked. Then nausea medicine and sugar water injected. Then oxaliplatin and leucovorin IV into my port for 2 hrs. Then 5-FU given in my port. Then I was sent home, for Home Health Care to come out and hook up my 5-FU in the continuous pump through the port. I have that 22 hrs constant and then go back to chemo doctor and they will do the leucovorin only through the 2 hours in the port and 5-FU inserted in port and pump refilled. I will tehn do 22 hours again and home health will come out Saturday afternoon and disconnect. Home Health says I will be considered home bound for the whole time I'm hooked up and unhooked, as long as I'm on chemo. I'll be darn if I sit in this house after I'm unhooked. What they don't know can't hurt them. I hope I still feel good enough to do that. Got a little nauseousous today, but not real bad. Was really tired. Only things so far. I know, I know, it's only the first day, but I can hope can't I???? Love you all. Will try and keep you updated. Oh, also, they don't know if I'm stage 3 or 4 now. They said they can't see clearly on the CT because of previous radiation and scarring from all the surgeries I have. He said if he finds out that I am stage 4 they can add, I think Avastin(??) Not really sure, but he said he'd add one more drug. Does all this sound about right to you guys? You are so informative.