Saturday, July 18, 2009

treatment update Saturday July 18, 2009

Had my first chemo yesterday.

Got benadryl, metamucil, an anti-nausea med and decadron (steroid) in the first bag to counteract the side effects of the other two bags.

Got paclitaxel in one bag and carboplatin in the other bag.

Got low doses, so side effects are small. Not like last time.

Today I feel Ok. a little emotional, tired, a little weak, but I'm getting up from here soon and gonna get cleaned up and move to the living room to watch a movie.

No pain, no nausea, just tired.

These drugs at these doses will weaken the cancer so the radiation can kill it. I've got 7 more weeks of treatment, (I think). Then surgery is planned.


  1. Thanks for the update. I will be praying for you as you embark on this journey. God bless you and your family.

  2. My heart soul & prayers go up for you. I'm so glad I found your blog to help cheer you on in a difficult time. Be strong but rest too!! Prayers going up.

  3. Hi there fellow Mom in Law!

    I'm using the little notebook that you gave Steph. I just told Dick that I want one for my birthday.

    I'm so sorry that you are having to go through both chemo and rad at the same time. It sounds as though you have a good medical team, which is such a blessing!

    Hmmm....a little box just popped up telling me i NEEd to plug this in because of the batterty....I don'[t know where the plug is!

    Love you,

  4. Keep your nutrition up, rest and I will be praying for you! I can only imagine how tired you must be.