Apr 18, 2013 - 9:43 pm
Had my weekly trip to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), my home away from home. Two things:
Creatinine: My creatinine level was high. Creatinine is a kidney tests and the docs thought I was dehydrated. So I got hours of fluids IV. (Will pee every hour all night.) I can't think that I drank that much less fluids. Nevertheless, I will also increase fluid intake until I figure it out.
Because of the high creatinine, I did not receive Taxol (the actual anti-cancer drug). This is the second week in a row not getting Taxol. Usually, you get Taxol two weeks and then get off Taxol for a week.
I have mixed feelings about missing Taxol. It's great because I am not as fatigued after missing it. But I'm not getting the “full treatment”.
I am still getting Erbitux, which is a helper drug. More about the drugs later.
All patients get “breaks” in the weekly Taxol injections.
Also my calcium was too high. The fix here is easy: just cut back on the daily supplements. It had been dangerously low for weeks; now too high. Figure. I'm sure we will get it right in the near future.Rick.