The difference about today is that the infusion lasts 4-4.5 hours rather than 2.5 hrs. Today's drug of choice is Taxol, which brings with it the possibility of an allergic reaction. So one of the pre-meds will be benadryl to help counteract any allergic reaction. The pre-med drip is now over, which took about an hour. Lisa, my nurse for today, started the Taxol on a very slow drip just to see how I reacted. She moved up the drip two more times before setting back up to the normal speed. I think it is time for a little nap from the Benadryl. Nighty- night!
And now it is 3pm and Lisa has started the final flush of saline before we head home.
All went very well, I did some knitting, some blogging, some reading, but MOSTLY napping. :-) And Mark got in some reading and surfing of the web. I'm a little fuzzy headed, and hopeful that the major side effect of the Taxol, fatique, is manageable. Somehow I misunderstood the doc and thought there was less fatigue with Taxol. Oh well, it is what it is.
So when I got home, I made an appointment for an American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better program later this month, left a message about a free creative writing class in Sebastopol for cancer patients, and ordered a free head wrap from Good Wishes program. So all in all we both had a very productive day.
Sonoma Relay for Life Team (8/6/11) ~ Debbie's Blasting Crew