Sep 25, 2012 - 7:43 pm
I know it won't always be this easy, but what a great way to start. You guys/gals were all spot on correct. Got there for a 9:00 AM at the lab, 9:45 with the Doc and 10:00 in the chair. Didn't get out till 4:30. So, on to the good stuff, here's what I got:
Cisplatin/Docetaxel and Fluorouracil (5-FU) in the pump on my hip for the next four days.
Mixed in were various bags of nausea drugs and fluids.
So far today, following Doc directions I've had 1 Emend and 2 Dexamethasone
Here's a funny quip, speaking with the nurse towards the end of the treatment she asked my what anti-nausea drugs I've taken and I told her the above. She looked at my list of what I had to take starting the next day and she said, "start them all tonight". I gave her a look and said "ah, this is the way the Doc said to take it". And she answered "honey, he diagnoses and prescribes them, I treat them. Based on how you are reacting, you have a great chance of getting though this with no side effects, stay ahead of your meds and take them tonight". Wonder who I'm listening to.
I'll let you folks know how I feel tomorrow, they tell me that will be the key day.
All the best,