Just a quick check-in because I’m not feeling so hot today. Yesterday was a long chemo day 8:45am to 5:30pm:
Cisplatin…..yuck. During the entire drip I kept feeling heart palpatations…..about 4 hours through my chest started hurting…..so I mentioned it and immediately there was a swarm of nurses. They stopped the drip and took my blood pressure, oxygen levels, etc and injected stuff in my IV….they said the left side of my body was splotchy and I was having a reaction. Dr. L said I needed the entire dose of Cisplatin though so they turned the drip up faster to get it over with.
Earlier in the day I begged to be “let out” haha. The first nurse said no……but the head nurse said yes. I told her I’d find a way to escape. So she opened up the back door for me and let me into freedom! I sat in the sun for a while and got some Vitamin D. I snapped a pic with me and my trailing IVs outside……I think I look like I have cancer in this photo….or a cyborg from the future. Sallow and dark undercircles….that’s why I was outside with my IV getting a tan!
So I’m stuck in my big, comfy bed this morning…..feeling like I got hit by a truck…..but it’s worth it…..my father-in-law called this morning after checking for my blood test from yesterday. My tumor markers had been holding at 8…..and yesterday they registered at 2. Thank you God! He saw Dr. L during rounds at the hospital this morning and the first thing Dr. L said was “looks like the Cisplatin is working.” So I’ll just pray for another drop next week! My father-in-law is a cardiologist and thinks the heart stuff is because my potassium is low….so how do I add potassium to donuts?
This photo has nothing to do with anything except I thought it was cute. Diesel asleep under the ear of this big stuffed dog as I left for chemo yesterday:
I woke up this morning to a new t-shirt that my friend Stephanie designed for Team Ashley….I think it’s the coolest ever. You can read about it here.
Please bear with me the next few days…..I’m really behind on replying to messages and emails. Lisa has collected them all for me into a folder so they don’t get lost. Have a great day!