Kayla - June 25th - Cytoxan & Taxotere 1st chemo done
I'm sorry I disapeared for a while, I have a difficult time talking when I do not feel well. Let me tell you how it went...
My daughter and best friend brought me for my first treatment of Cytoxan & Taxotere, with premeds of Decadron, Zofran, and Compazine. Did not hurt a bit, no reaction, Yippee!
Now unsure if it was due to the anxiety before (waiting two weeks) or the meds to take after for three days that made me Very tired.. rested with naps at least twice a day.
Sunday started with dry mouth and everything tasting like a tin can.
Did I mention day two with no BM even though I was taking stool softeners?
Monday off to work I go... Not feeling too bad, just a little tired, felt great to get out of the house. BUT by the end of the day I was bent over in pain from still no BM. Off to the store after work for Yuk, Milk of Magnesia.
Let me tell you.. Never, Never, Never take the full dose of 4 tablespoons!!!!
Guess what happened to me Tuesday morning (at work)? You guessed it, could not keep anything in me, solids or fluids, yet I stayed at work all day and then went back again the next day.
Wednesday I finally got smart and after one hour at work and numerous trips to the lou I went home and called my chemo Nurse.
A trip to the clinic I went for a bag of IV fluids (thank heavens my daughter was not working that day and took me).
Ooh, did I also mention tongue white with sores and throat very painful! Well after three hours at the clinic off I go the the RX for Swish & Swallow pink stuff and Diflucan and then home and to bed. They told me to stay home from work on Thursday, trust me, I stayed home!
Now the good news... It is like having a baby, you forget the pain very quickly. My husband and I went to dinner at his brother's house Friday evening, cook out on the 4th at one of his sister's, and today spent all afternoon shopping by myself. Loved ever minute of the shopping, lots of presents for me!
Love, Hugs, and prayers to you! I'll try and get caught up with everyone soon.
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