February 22, 2006
Anti-Body Treatment #1
To quote an old Gene Autry song, "I'm back in the saddle again." Oops, sounds like I went to an Ob-Gyn clinic. Anyway, I started the new set of treatments yesterday. Can't say I was real happy about going back, but, you do what you gotta do. My only concern is the increase of the experimental drug to 75%, which we called P since no one can pronounce the name. Always wonder what kind of warped mind comes up with these drug names that look like spelling mistakes. At least I've gone from a 6 hour treatment to 3 hours, and I don't have that stupid 46 hour pump hooked up. Almost felt naked leaving the clinic. I was a little surprised that I had gained 3 pounds and have topped 160 now. A long way up from the 139 when I got sick. Appetite is good and taste buds coming back. Still some foods I have trouble with. Have to take the fizz off soft drinks and the worst of all things is Hershey chocolate. It hurts my throat to eat it. I told the doctor's head nurse who was there yesterday and she was surprised, never heard anyone have that problem before. She suggested eating Dove bars. She is also the one who said I should drink 3 bottles of Ensure a day. Right, $100 a month for that stuff. I don't think so. I was told I looked robust, whatever that means. Got another freebe, two blankets, a little larger than a throw, of course with some drug names on them, anti-body drugs. That's one thing that has been good from the start, my blood count, white and red, have always been good. Saved taking another drug. I'm feeling almost "normal" and am looking forward to a little more improvement, especially getting rid of my cold sensitivity. I hope I can report progress the next posting. Good health to all.