April 23, 2008
As the old Gene Autry song said, "I'm back in the saddle again", except my saddle is another round of chemo and with the same "recipe" of drugs, less the experimental drug. So we have oxaliplatin, the one that makes you cold sensitive; fluorouracil that has the 46 hour pump you have to carry with you; and promethazine for nausea, It will be interesting to see how I react to these the second time as far as getting sick and if they will be as effective as the first time. I am happy to say that after 24 hours I feel fine, but my first real test will be about Friday as the dose of anti-nausea IV wears off and I rely on pills. By then, I can drink my room temperature "ice" tea with ice. A couple of surprises, I did eat a normal supper last night and of all things as I think about getting sick I'm dealing with being constipated. Figure that out. I still try to remain positive about this, if that is possible, but with us starting this at a low dose that I could tolerate last time I can have some hope. I know I have to eat regularly and with it being summer this time, getting out of the house and getting some exercise. That's about all I can say right now and will give another report in a week to see how things all going. Until then, good health to everyone.