Jun 23, 2009 - 1:14 pm
Although I have had a port for almost 3 years now, I only recently was given the "Numbing Cream" (Lidocaine/Prilocaine) to use before treatments or flushes to numb the area before they insert the thumb-tack sized needle!
Well, the reason I'm writing, is to tell you all that this cream works GREAT FOR BLOOD DRAWS! You can put it on your arm an hour before going to the lab, and it works wonders. I
Now I'm off to my 1st of my last treatments for Round 3. I'm on Gemzar alone; I asked to try it, and it was slow getting my numbers down, but it has. I'm at 18 right now; and I have today's treatment, then 1 more next week. I had 6 cycles; each a 3-week cycle, with chemo 2 weeks in a row, then 1 week off. (I'm stage 3c). I was dx May 2006, and this is my 3rd bout with chemo. The 2nd bout was IP Chemo (Cisplatin/Carbo), and the remission wasn't very long.
God Bless & I'm praying for all xoxo