Treatment 1 - part 1 (Wed 20 June 2018)
I am so full of drugs that I’m wide awake, so I thought I’d share my first day with you.
I got in, got cannulated, given anti sickness meds, and the first half of chemo was administered. Once complete, I was then given more pre meds of Pred, Antihistamines and Hydrocortisone. After half hour they started me on the slowest infusion with half hour blood pressure, heart rate and temperature checks, before increasing the dose. I was doing well until the 4th increment, when I started getting a chilli-like burn in the back of my throat and nose, itchy head and back, and then I turned spotty. The meds had to be stopped and more pre meds pumped into me. After an hour, I was clear to continue and managed to finish the whole course without an anaphylactic reaction! RESULT!
My Oncologist kept popping over to see how I was and has prescribed me some extra meds for this week just in case. He honestly is one of the best consultants that I’ve had.
@cavscp was amazing as usual! He sat and fanned me as I was overheating but had a million things attached to me. Gave me food when I got hangry, helped me to the loo with my drip stand because it’s like having a pet octopus on drugs! Honestly, I couldn’t do this without him!
We were both tired - but we did it!
My hand and arm is bruised today, I have a sore throat (flu-like symptoms) but I’m alive and ready for part 2 of chemo today!
Thank you for all your messages and well wishes, and the naughty messages that made me giggle throughout the day!
Love to you all!
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