Chemo #2 was on Friday and it went by much faster than the first. Saw Dr. O who noted that my largest tumor (aka my 3rd boob growing in my armpit) had shrunk dramatically and that the supraclavical node that sent me to the doctor in the first place had also shrunk. I’ve been too afraid to really poke around to see.
I was in the chair by 10 and out by 1PM, when Sue took me home. A huge thank you to all of my old research colleagues- I LOVE the blender and it’s super helpful for making smoothies (which is a big thing since my nutritionist doesn’t think I’m getting enough protein). I’m very touched by your card and feel so grateful to have you all still looking out for me!
My weekend actually wasn’t awful. I was getting over a cold but some serious neti pot flushing seemed to kick it’s butt.
For those of you not in the know, a neti pot is a handy little device for flushing out your sinuses. It helps clear everything up as well as flushes out any allergens. Only downside is you have to plus the spout up your nostril and get used to the sensation of water flowing through your nasal cavity and out the other side.
That said, not that bad. I’d take it over decongestants any day and it’s perfectly safe to use any time of day with pretty much any medical conditions. No need to worry about medications not mixing. I very much recommend it!
So Sunday I was pleasantly awake and feeling ok- no horrible aches and fatigue like last chemo. Then I woke up this morning and felt like someone had poisoned me. So much stomach pain, and then the vomiting. Ugh. I keep saying that the one side effect from chemo that I can’t handle is vomiting. Yeah. It was gross.
I swapped my anti-nausea meds from compazine to zofran and that seemed to take care of it after a few hours. The thing with these meds is once you are already nauseous, it’s an uphill battle.
At least it seems to be over now. This week is a big one for work and I want to be tip top for it! It’s finally the inauguration of President Fred Lawrence who, if you have been hiding under a rock for the past 6 months- is pretty much my favorite person ever. Alumni are coming from all over the country to celebrate. It’s going to be a blast.
And have I mentioned the Bruins-Thrashers game on Saturday? My two favorite teams beating the CRAP out of each other! It’s going to be a blast.