Getting ready for #3…lots of do. Taking my drugs regiment ….extra potassium,because my body seems to not make it so good the chemo depletes it and it is very important to your everyday health. Steroids, stool softener, laxative, fiber, all the nausea meds will be in my infusion so don’t have to worry about that one at the moment…regular meds that I take everyday…can’t take anything that the chemo will clash with so no vitamins or minerals unless checked my Doctors. Washing my bed clothing sheets, etc, cleaning room where cat box is, making snacks for the whole day of infusion…4.5 hours and prep time is not added to that…it is hard stuff folks..noone told me what to expect with this disease, even the physicians and health care other people because unless you have walked in another persons shoes that has had cancer, you don’t have a clue. And other people and my own unfortunate experience has given me knowledge and now, all I can do is help other people anyway I can and I know me enough to know that after this is over, I will be the biggest cheerleader for other people and for getting the cure….and by the way. I am in a clinical study at the end of this long process to get an experimental drug that is a vaccine for the HER2 cancer. To prevent it from coming back…I have hope, hope is all I have and prayer…I break down just now and cry for happiness and hope…I’m on an emotional roller coaster daily…especially when I’m on steroids…they suck what they do to you emotionally but are a good drug for infection and fluid retention..which I have to take… I AM SOOOO Grateful that I went back to MDA…they are saving my life. …along with all of you supporting me and praying for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
In case i haven’t explained all my treatments…I get 6 chemo every 21 days, then surgery, then radiation to make sure the tumor is KILLED DEAD and not me!!! then for the rest of the year will be receiving a 30 minute infusion of the hercepin which is the drug that has saved thousands of woman’s lives that had the same kind of cancer that I do called her2 negative…you can look it up if you want to on google. Lots of information about it and the research that the Scientist Physician, whose names slip my chemo induced brain at the moment….which is one of the many horrific side effects of this disease. SO, I repeat myself a lot and forget appointments even after I write them down…ask me what I did when I was in high school or when I had my shop…and I can talk your ear off but now…please just know that about me and don’t get upset with me…I have enough to deal with as it is.
Mitch is going with me today to be my chemo buddy and I so thank you so much Mitch. Appointment is at 3pm which does not mean I start in infusion then…that is just me sitting in Que for when it will be my turn. Got my iTunes on now listening to my music therapy so very important for recovery if music is your thing.