First infusion today (51/2 hours!) No nausea but I'm getting cold aversion in my feet and hands. It's very odd, when I touch metal it feels freezing and I get an electrical tingling. I'm not complaining, in fact I'm glad that it's doing something and if it kills cancer cells all the better! I'm stage 3a and am receiving emend as well as 3 other anti emetics plus the steroid, antihistamine and folfox drugs. Do any of you out there remember your first 2 weeks? Any tips or advice? Any pump tips?
BTW I saw a bill for my colectomy marked ' not a bill' but somebody somewhere charged somebody 99000+ US dollars! Don't want to start a healthcare debate but I haven't really paid any serious money yet and I wonder if a big bill is coming my way. It's at a bad time because I'm not planning on working through my chemo. I own my business so I can't collect state (CA) disability but maybe social security disability benefits? Anyone know how this works?
Thanks ahead for your advice encouragement and kind words, let me give that right back to all of you!
I believe our mutual support is important and am grateful for all of you. It's worth a lot, probably more than 99,000 dollars : )