Monday, January 10, 2005

Chemo 3.4

Viscious weekend break in the action complete. I pulled the Huber pin for the FU on Saturday at 5 pm. Went to 11 o'clock mass on Sunday. Sunday night brought nauseau and vomiting, further irritating the esophagitis. Rest of the weekend was drug-induced sleeping.

This morning I was feeling really frail. Could only east half a piece of toast an a glass of tepid water. Home health nurse came at 7:00 to install new Huber pin and remaining dose of 5FU. Pump seems more finicky than before, with frequent "high pressure" alarms.

Radiation and chemo uneventful, if uncorformtable today.

2 more doses of radiation tomorrow.
1 dose of cisplatin, plus attendant meds and hyrdation.
Should finish up current 5 FU dose by midday on Wednesday.

Then no more radiation. No more chemo till after surgery.

Good night.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jenn said...

Good night Jim.

Sleep well. Feel better soon. Don't be ashamed- a lot of things will require an induction of drugs at this point. Better living through chemical regulation.

We love you and we're so glad this is almost over for you.

Love,
Jenn, John, FiFi.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

What Jenn, John, and FiFi said.

You're hat's not quite finished, I had to rework it, as it was about the right size for me. This was a problem because, as much as I hate admitting it, I have a tiny head. I'm betting you don't.

Hang in there, Jim. Sleep well, and dream beautiful dreams. We're all pulling for you.

12:31 AM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Jimmy, I understand what you are going through as Ed has been there more than once with the many rounds of chemo he has been through over the past 10 years. All I can say is you are so close to being done, just hang in there as best as you can, get as much rest as you possibly can and lean on your friends and family. You are always in our thoughts & prayers. Keep fighting the good fight.
V

9:04 AM  
Blogger marian said...

Thinking of you. So sorry you have to go through this.

4:02 PM  

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