So today I went to the clinic for the first of 5 days of chemo. Today was pretty easy (hope I can still say that at the end of the week). The whole thing took about 2 hours. I am getting two different chemo drugs that I have never had before. My transplant doctor suggested this regimen since my body won't have a resistance built up to it. I am so happy to be doing this in the clinic and not in a hospital. I think that is what is making this a better experience for me this time around. I get to sit in a comfy chair and read my magazines and then I get to go home. Too bad transplant won't be this way. This regimen will bring down my blood counts and I will more than likely need blood transfusions. So I am still taking blood donations if you are able give. Thank You!!
I got my port put in on Friday and it was the best surgery experience I have had since all this cancer stuff got started. I don't know why doctors don't use sedation more often because it is awesome. Every time I have had a port or PICC line put in it has been with local anesthetic only. I was wide awake and fully aware of what is going on. Not my favorite experience. I got an IV and some really good sedation drugs and all I remember is getting on the surgery table. The next thing I know they are wheeling me out of surgery. I hope to talk my doctor into giving me that for my next bone marrow biopsy.