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:
Dexamethasone - Steroid
Palonosetron - Nausea
Emend - Nausea
Adriamycin via syringe (2) - Chemo
Cytoxan - Chemo