Taxol, Avastin: chemo 3.2.3

breastcancerawarenessMelanie
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cancer healing starts
with killing cancerous cells
i visualize
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meditating, calm
with faith, hope, love for future
brimming with new joys
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Another day of chemo with no drama. That’s excellent.

When I woke up, I took my blood pressure and got a high reading: 184/102. I took my blood pressure medication and got ready to go to the infusion center.

After arriving at the infusion center, I went directly to have my blood drawn to qualify me for the day’s regimen: Taxol® and Avastin®. We also took a reading of my blood pressure, and it was within the required limits. After the blood test results came back, the good news was I qualified for all of my treatment. Plus, my red blood-cell count was higher than it had been, though still lower than 10, requiring me to have the Aranesp®.

My regular chemo nurse is still out, so spunky Jennifer has been taking care of me. She brought me my saline and then my prep meds, Decadron® drip and by mouth, Zofran® and Benadryl®. The morning was off to a good start. Next, she and another chemo nurse performed the double check for the Taxol and Avastin, and she started the Taxol infusion.

chemo 3.2.3Marvin had gone to the cafeteria and gift shop and returned. We enjoyed our breakfast burritos, though they are not as good as they were when the former food handler. At least, with the eggs and beans, I get a good dose of protein. Today’s scarf was a whimsical choice for for October. How fun.

The infusions went well, and then Jennifer injected my tummy with the Aranesp as the finale.

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