Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chemo, Round Two

This time, I remembered to jot down the names of everything they give me in that IV.  I know they switch things out a lot, and I was mad at myself for not taking notes the first time.  I'll share what they are, but first I have to give a shout-out to my girls.

I went by myself this time, armed with computer, books, etc to occupy my time.  I fired up the computer, and within five minutes, Monica was sending a Skype request.  I accepted, and then laughed the remainder of my time there.  She started out by dancing for me.  She turned on music and just went to town, dancing and dancing longer than you can imagine.  The nurse got a big kick out of it, too.

Soon, Natalie joined her and they both danced.  We chatted and made bad jokes and laughed.  Monica even played her guitar and sang for me!  At one point, the nurse called another nurse to come watch.  They both laughed with us.  Later, she told me that she's been doing this for 23 years, and has never been serenaded before.  It really made the time fly by!

Now, back to all the IV bag swapping!  Here is the stuff that I currently get, every other Wednesday.  Bags 3, 5, and 7 are the same bag, they just switch to it between other stuff.  All of it goes through my port access, but the Adriamycin has to be done via syringe (slowly) and watched.  It's some bad-ass stuff.  Fun fact:  Makes me pee red, too.  TMI?  Sorry.  Too late.  Here goes:

Bag 1
Dexamethasone - Steroid
Famotidine -Nausea
Palonosetron - Nausea

Bag 2
Emend - Nausea

Bag 3

Bag 4
Adriamycin via syringe (2) - Chemo

Bag 5

Bag 6
Cytoxan - Chemo

Bag 7


Adirondackcountrygal said...

I think that is what I got too except I didn't get the Emend thru my port I had to take pills. Good stuff!

Carlene Noggle said...

You have some good girls, but then again you know that don't you?! God bless their hearts! When I pray for you tonight I am going to ask God to send them a special blessing.Take care and stay strong.

Drea said...

Your girls rock! Give them both huge hugs from me. Yeah, I know they'll have no idea who I am, but hug 'em anyway and thank them for taking such good care of you. Love ya!

Bookncoffee said...

Oh it warms my heart that your daughter's were dancing and playing and making you laugh via skype during all this. That was perfect! They are so special! Thanks for sharing the details of all this. It is very interesting to get the details of all the bags and even interesting that you pee red. lol That actually made me laugh that you said that although it is not really funny but it was funny that you said it. I know you so that made it funny too.