Today, Friday Jan 7, had my first Chemotherapy session. This session took 5 hours. I was given 7 I.V. Drip medications.
Let me first begin by telling that the staff there is great! They are so friendly and helpful, there act like they are family. I am very pleased I picked this group.
I was given two I.V. Medications for Nausa (Kytril) and (Aloxi). The Aloxi actually stays in your body up to 5 days to help with nause. I was also given I.V. Benadry 50 Mg and I.V. Pepcid.
Then I was given two chemo drugs (Taxotere) and (Cisplatin). These are nasty drugs, very rough on the body. I was given 4 grams of Magnesium which helps keep the muscles in the body from weak to help with fatigue. The cost of the Taxotere was $4,000, Cisplatin $900, Kytril $250.00 and the Aloxi $400.
I was given an education session with take home materials. I was also given a sample kit of special toothpaste, mouthwash and mouth gel. It is easy to get sores in your mouth and this stuff helps. Called Biotene.
This evening I feel tired and probably could take a nap. The nurses told me I most likely would become ill on Sunday and this could last up to about 5 days. They also gave me a presciption for Compazene for Nausea.
At least I will be keeping the drug manufacturers in business!
Brock Murphy spent the entire 5 hours with me and got the same education. Brock will update guys at the fire stations.
I appreciate all your calls, txt, emails and most importantly all your prayers! I know I have at least 10 church groups that have me on prayer list. Please also pray for the Greg and Sarah Miller family! It is a very rough time for them right now.
Next, I get blood work on the 19th to check white count. Then getting second chemo round in 2.5 weeks on Wed Jan 26. I will be scheduling to get my mediport prior to that date.