Just like my first course of "FCR" chemotherapy, this second course (and all the remaining ones) consists of pills that can be taken at home on days 2 and 3, which is much more convenient than a trip to the hospital for an injection or an IV drip, which I have to do for the … Continue reading 126/365 : Breakfast of Champions II
Today is day 1 of the second round of FCR chemotherapy treatment for my CLL/SLL lymphoma. Unlike in the first round, when the Rituximab was administered in a 6-hour IV drip, this time around the 1,600mg dose is injected directly into my belly fat over the course of about 5 minutes. https://www.flickr.com/photos/emrold/51160054301/in/datetaken/ The nurse had … Continue reading 125/365 : Not quite a punch in the gut
My journey into the world that has previously only ever been inhabited by people that were not me: the world of cancer.
Another thing I will have to get used to during this treatment and beyond is constantly taking my temperature. Since Lymphoma weakens the immune system, and chemotherapy pretty much destroys what's left of it, I'm very susceptible to infections and am ill-equipped to fight them off. I must take my temperature 4 times daily, and … Continue reading 105/365 : Constant Companion II
Gotta stay hydrated!
It sure feels nice to not be George Jetson at the breakfast table anymore.