Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chemo Day

There are lots of repeat customers here today.  One of them is the very loquatious gentleman from two weeks ago.  Jane and I thought his loquatiousness was due to his massive anxiety about his treatment.  Chatting about ANYTHING kept his mind occupied.

Today, our regular area was usurped by snowbirds, so he ended up alone, with noone around him with which to chat.  The occupants on either side of him were fast asleep.  He began to panic; hyperventilating and requiring several of the docs to come and make sure he wasn't experiencing a reaction to his treatment.

He has calmed down, and I think he'll be fine, but he is definitely the kind of person that NEEDS interaction to stave off his fears.  And he is a prime example to teach us the importance of acknowledging our fears, and in the process, taking the power away from those fears.

In fact, he is asleep, and I wonder if one of those doctors popped a sedative in amongst all his meds.

Speaking of meds, Dr. Ramaswamy has scripted me with Percocet and Zofran.  We haven't gotten them filled yet, but we will today.  Dr. Fastenberg wants my next CT scheduled for 27 December.  It will be the normal chest and abdomen, and this time, my left thigh as well.  He wants to rule out ...bone cancer.  I hope he does! ;)

Ok, my main course, Camptosar, is about half way through.  I'm going to end this post.

Hugs to all.

3 comments:

  1. ahh, you too
    zofiran is nice; get it by iv and pill form every 8 hrs.
    good luck on those results

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  2. Hey Girl
    Good luck with the upcoming scan. Everything crossed here. I can imagine it must be scary going for chemo. I accompanied my sister a couple of times. Everyone was very nice, tea and biscuits etc. I guess you just have to make the most of it when you are in there, gotta still suck though.
    Glad you are doing ok.
    fay in the family room

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  3. Yes, Fay, normally the place is awash in chatter, but it was rainy and dreary and most people were sleeping. I only wish I could sleep, too, but the decadron wires me for sound.

    Oh and Melody, I get zofran as one of my premeds, and it saves my bacon. :)

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