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.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/emrold/51103681615/in/album-72157718885488526/ Days 2 (today) and 3 (tomorrow) of my chemo regimen consists of this wonderful chemical breakfast supplement (from left to right): Ondansetron (to prevent nausea)Allopurinol (to protect kidneys)Dexamethasone (to prevent nausea)Cyclophosphamide (CHEMO)Fludarabine (CHEMO) Not to be taken on an empty stomach!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/emrold/51101645681/in/album-72157718885488526/ Suffice it to say that the Ottawa Hospital's Medical Daycare is not as fun as Daddy Daycare or any other daycare environment I've seen. No fun, no games, all serious. That's not entirely true… the nurses are all incredible people with a very keen sense of humour and more compassion and empathy than one … Continue reading 97/365 : The Medical Daycare