and ya know? it wasn't so bad. slow, yes. boring, yes.
we got started an hour late, that i was just sitting around, because they had to do all the record keeping for the clinical trial - i qualified, and was randomized into the group that DOES get the additional drug.
an hour of fluids.
then anti-nausea drugs
then avastin, with more fluids.
by the time i got done, they had pumped 3 liters of fluids into me.
that's in addition to the 2 liters or so that i had been drinking all day, because they keep telling you that you have to drink a LOT of fluids to flush it all out of your system and protect your kidneys.
and in the middle of all these fluids, they give me lasix.
it's a diuretic.
seriously? like i didn't already have to pee every 12 minutes??
but it's ok. so far, i don't feel any different, though we'll see how it goes over the next couple of days.
and i have round 1 part 2 next friday.
with any luck, it'll be as much a non-event as today was..... i hope.
if you count bags of drugs, i'm 3/16's of the way through.
that's not bad.