Jan 31, 2012 - 9:27 pm
My test today showed an increase in clots in the lungs since 3 weeks ago. It is hard to believe there can be multiple clots when I have not had any symptoms ... no pain, no shortness of breath or anything. Diane had mentioned her oxygen saturation was low when she was diagnosed with blood clots. My saturation level today was 98%.
So now I need to take a blood thinner shot every day while I am on chemo, and possibly for the rest of my life. They do not recommend Coumadin ( a pill that thins the blood) because it can lower the platelets and chemo can lower the platelets. Not really the news I wanted.
I thought the Emend was expensive at $142 for three pills. This generic Lovenox was over $1000 co pay for a 30 days supply. The other drug they wanted me to take was $1900 for a 28 day supply. WOW. So I insisted on the generic Lovenox.
I can still start my chemo next week. It will be a two day treatment every 3 weeks. I found postings on the internet that two people said a product called "Mouth Kote" helped with the metallic taste. They used 4 or 5 sprays each time and it helped. I could not find it here locally, so I ordered it from the internet. Will let you know if it helps. Sure hope it does. I also have a supply of lemon drops, mints, orange mints, and plastic utensils.
Hope everyone else is having a better day than me! Tomorrow is another day. In peace and caring.