Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some New Drug

When I think back to my last dose of chemo, I was so nauseated! The nausea started very quickly, about eight hours after the dose. And it lingered for two and a half days.  No vomiting, however, which is awesome.

The Physician's Assistant said that there is some fantastic, new, expensive anti-nausea drug that I will have to try at my next dose of Doxorubicin. I wish I had asked her the name of the drug. I could have looked it up in the meantime.

Ah, but I also keep reminding myself that there is a scan on Monday. If the scan results are good, I'll continue with the Doxorubicin and try the new anti-nausea drug. If the scan results are not good, I'll quit the Doxorubicin and switch to something else.  It's a funny mental balancing act, not knowing what is going to happen.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a chance to catch up with you online! Anytime you are wide awake feel free to write me a long email. I was thrilled to get your last one:-) We need to make a phone date one of these days soon so we can catch up. Ooops on your fish story. My bro made salmon last Sun and he gave me some to go which was delish Monday for work. Love you, Kathy from Kent

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
Hope you and Lou had a good weekend. It was nice to have some rain and be a bit cooler.
Thinking of you and hoping your scan goes well today.
Take care,
Mary Beth H.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen!! I hope your scan shows hugely positive results, I will be thinking about you and sending you thoughts, prayers and love!!! If you have any free time in between procedures or on the way there or back call me!!
Love you lots, xoxo Debbie P.

Gail said...

Thinking of you! Sending "positive scan results" thoughts your way!! Love, Gail

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

I'm thinking of you. Hope your scan goes well today. Ts&Ps.

Love,
CQ

Robyn D said...

Will be praying that your scan results are all that you hope for...
Miss seeing you...

Loved the salmon story...You tell the cutest stories about your daily encounters...

Just wanted to day Hi and that I miss seeing you!