ok. 2 days till chemo. 36 hours or so, actually.
thursday morning, i'll show up at the nice oncology alliance, and let them plug me in. saline, to flush the kidneys. some meds to kill the nausea. hopefully, no puking. an hour of cisplatin. that's the heavy metal one. makes everything taste metallic. then 1/2 hour of gemzar. that one's the easy one, or so they tell me.
then, if i'm randomized into that 'arm', another 90 minutes of avastin, to keep the tumors that don't actually exist from growing a circulation (read blood vessels) network.
it'll be late afternoon before i'm done.
and the go home, and go back to work the next day, as though i'm not waiting for my entire body to explode from all the chemicals.
the bills are enough to make you puke.... you get sort of fatalistic about this stuff - the 5 days in the hospital was almost 56 grand. the surgery (as a separate line item) was another 12 grand and change.
daily x-rays, 41 bucks a pop.
shoot, i definitely picked the wrong career path!
but so far, i'm ok. gained back what i lost in the hospital, weight wise.....
prescriptions filled, and ready to be needed. let's hope i don't need 'em!
with me luck, if you're reading this far......