Thursday, June 24, 2010

Second Big Dose

Yesterday I got my second big dose (5 syringles) of Doxorubicin. Everything went well at Duke. Lou, Patsy, and Omer came along as planned.

The only disappointment was that I forgot to bring in a bag of novels that I had planned to abandon in the treatment waiting room. Ah, next time.

My hair has been falling out a lot in the last couple of days, till it looked sort of awful unless I was wearing a hat. So yeasterday afternoon I got my head shaved. At this point, my plan is to wear hats.

I took an Ambien last night, because otherwise I would have been awake all night once the Decadron kicked in. I am hoping to work from home today, do I needed to sleep.

I told my nurse yesterday what happened after the last dose, how not talking the Decadron pills really did not work out, and that I was very nauseated and it took multiple does of Compazine and Zofran to get the nausea under control. She suggested that in addition to the Decadron pills, I should also take the Zofran starting this morning. I should save the Compazine if I actually feel any nausea (the compazine is the one that makes me sleepy).

So that is the plan.

3 comments:

Doane said...

Hey Sweetie, You are so cute bald !!!
Hope this week goes better than the 1st treatment. If I do not see you tonight, I am off to the beach tomorrow until July 1.
I will be keeping all of you in my T's & P's, as always
Love ya

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you for posting, even after getting chemo! It means a lot to be able to check in and see how you're doing. I know Lou, Patsy, and Omer are taking great care of you. Sending healthy vibes your way!

-- Meredyth

Anonymous said...

Sending light and love.
-Amelia