We arrived at Dana Farber at 10:15 and it's now 12:30 and I'm still not hooked up. Ugh! The impact of the holiday is taking its toll. I did just now get my pre-meds and the saline is now connected. Everything is just slow and my laptop, which has a fairly extended battery life, is going to die before I'm done.
My labs look good although Red Blood Count is a little below the range. My whites are fine, my hemoglobin is teetering on the low end of the range, and my lymphocytes are way low. My glucose was 105 (go me!) All that said, chemo is a go for today. Dr. Walsh reduced my decadron from 6 mg to 4 mg. Maybe by the time I've had a few more treatments, we'll be able to eliminate it completely.
I lost two pounds since last week, probably because nothing tastes particularly good (except the Popeye's chicken and mashed potatoes I had yesterday) and many foods are too dry for me to enjoy. The weight loss is making up for the pound a week I gained last summer when taking Xeloda. I hated to see a chemo fail, but I would have been a blimp if I had continued on it for much longer!!! Even my beloved popcorn seems to be hard to swallow, as do other salty foods. I'm beginning to understand my good friend's preference for sweet things. Maybe I can jazz up that popcorn to make it more appealing! Or I'll just have to eat all that sugar-free chocolate I got for Christmas...lol
I had some mild nausea after the last treatment - a little like morning sickness. A little compazine and some food usually took care of the problem. Hopefully this treatment will be no worse. I'm counting on it being uneventful - we have planned a trip to Florida after my next treatment (we are leaving on the 10th for 10 days). I am looking forward to some nice warm sunshine and beach time.