Apr 13, 2012 - 9:47 pm
Two long but uneventful days. No reactions, so that was great news. My red blood cells and white blood cells are almost unchanged from the last chemo. However my CA 125 dropped from 969 to 365. That is wonderful. I read where the blood thinner shots can make the chemo more effective. So maybe that is a plus about taking the shots every day.
I got Aloxi day 1 to prevent nausea, and got Emend day 2 to prevent nausea. Both of these drugs are supposed to last five days. Then I have a patch to put on my upper arm to help with the nausea. It is called sancuso. You can leave it in place for seven days. It is like Kytril if anyone has heard of it.
Today when I woke up I had swelling of my upper eyelids all the ways to my eyebrows. Don't know what caused it. The nurses sais to just observe it. I put ice on it tonight, but it did not help. Don't have swelling anywhere else.
I have had my cough for six weeks now. No fever and my lungs sound clear. The doctor said if it keeps up he will do a scan to make sure everything is okay because of my blood clots. He said you cannot depend everything is okay even though the marker is going down. I do want to think everything is okay if the marker continues to go down. But I know I do not always have a cough. But everyone says their coughs and allergies have been worse this year.
Hope everyone will have a good weekend. We have been back in IL for a week and the cooler weather greeted us. We had frost a couple of nights. It is supposed to warm up though. I have lots of weeds to greet me in my gardens, too. But that is relaxation for me to work in the gardens.
Another bright note this week. During my first round of chemo I stitched a quilt block for the cancer center. The ladies put blocks together for wall hangings. Some are large and some are small hangings. My quilt block was in one the hangings this week. That brightened my day to see it hanging.
You all remain in my prayers. In peace and caring