Topic: Round 4 chemo
So, my oncologist here told me on Wednesday before chemo that I "could" stop the chemo as of the end of this round, since Mayo wasn't specific as to exactly how much I was to have....4-6 rounds as tolerated. I think she misunderstood ....the four is a minimum....IF I couldn't tolerate any more, but they prefer that I do up to and including 6 rounds if possible. I just told her that I "intend" to do 6 and we'll see what happens.
So, here I am, starting round #4. Day one was infused this last Wednesday and I have to say that the infusion went very easy compared to all of them before....due mostly to the port access being better. But, the side effects of queasiness started earlier and are a little tougher. My ears are ringing pretty loudly. They have each time, but always quiet down in about a week. I had to use a separate nausea drug half way through the first one. That is....I took Lorazapam and then barely 3 hours later, I was getting pretty queasy again...so took a compazine. That fixed it up pretty fast and I was able to go with the family to the fire works tonight. I'm also sleeping a LOT......giving in to my body whenever it wants to sleep. I got up at 10 a.m.....and then at 2 pm. I fell asleep again until hubby woke me up at 6 pm. for supper. Now, I'm yawning again. Time for bed. I know that in another couple weeks, I'll be done with this round's infusions and I'll have 5-6 good days again. I CAN do this!