Hi, reporting live from the Dana Farber 10th floor infusion room! Time to fight this B*tch!!! Long day so far and still no chemo...yet. We got here at 10:45 and I had blood drawn, IV in place for the day. Then met with doctor at 11:30. She said i look good and scars are healing well. Then up to 10th floor on time - 12:30 - for my scheduled chemo. But, they were way off! Luckily they give you a pager so we went for lunch and a little walk. At 2 we got paged to come up... but just 10 more minutes turned to 1.5 hours. And at 3:30 I am in my chair! Just got a dose of fluids and nausea meds. And soon the chemo will start. I think.
So far I am doing well. No breakdowns yet but people keep asking me if i am ok, makes me wonder if i should be crying or something. Maybe cause I have Larry making me laugh? Everyone needs a Larry. I am the youngest person in treatment and in waiting rooms. Many people wear hats or scarves. The people are nice and there are plenty of snacks, fruit and water. My chair is near a window with a view of another Boston building but I also have Larry to stare at!
OK 4pm and I had my first chemo. The red stuff! 4 huge syringes of this bright red gel like liquid got pushed into my veins for 30mins. And now the other drug is slowly dripping into my arm via IV. I have an hour of this. The woman next to me is offering me some prunes! AHH fun times ahead! Oh good news. I passed my glucose test from Friday! No diabetes, bring on the chocolate ;) Time for Dr. Oz. Yes we have our own tv too!
Ok no Dr Oz, instead talked to my neighborhood who asked if i was Italian! Everyone loves an Italian esp when it comes to talking about food! Then at 6pm my chemo was done! And we headed home, got my meds and now Larry is making dinner.
I actually feel fine. I'm constantly drinking water and I'm a little hungry! I had a burst of energy so I vacuumed a little..but I'm over that. Now couch bound for the night! thanks again for all the love and support! xoxo
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