One of the legendary side effects of chemotherapy is... nausea. Oh, that glorious upheaval and queasiness that leaves you feeling crummy, woozy, uncomfortable, and all-around gross. They say that when you're nauseous, the best thing to do is the exact opposite of what you feel like doing: eat. Of course, most food is completely unappealing while nauseous because of taste, smell, texture, whatever. But ya gotta eat. So... soda crackers (or saltines, if you're so inclined) to the rescue.
Here we go again. As has become tradition around here, I present to you the box of Tic Tacs I must take every morning for three days during each round of my FCR chemotherapy. This being round 3 of 6, I'm halfway through! My how time flies...
Into the Medical Daycare for Round three — of six! halfway there, yay! — of FCR chemotherapy to treat my CLL/SLL lymphoma. So it turns out this rituximab injection is very, very nasty stuff. I think if the nurses could wear hazmat suits when dealing with it they'd consider it, and I wouldn't really blame them.
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.