Here we are. First day of chemo. So far, they’ve drawn my blood (from the port – how cool is that?!). It did hurt when the nurse stuck the needle in because I’m still tender from having the port put in, but a little ice took care of that.
Bloodwork came back good, so now we’re getting started with the pre-meds: Zofran (to prevent nausea), Benadryl (to prevent an allergic reaction), Dexamethasone (also to prevent allergic reaction), Tylenol (to prevent fever), Rasburicase (to prevent buildup of uric acid as the cancer cells die their miserable death).
Once those are all on board, we’ll wait a bit to make sure they do their job, then we start the chemo drugs.
Original Comments from the CaringBridge Blog:
Wow. That is a lot of drugs. You are now one stone cold, pharmaceutical BADASS. Tumors don’t stand a chance against the wonder that is you. You’re doing great. xoxo
—Holly Ruck, April 13, 2015
Cheering you on!! I have Pom Poms too–
This is a RAP from Ole Momma Jo
Thanks for keepin us
In the know!
You’re shiftin in gear
Right on track
We all got your back!!!!!!!!!! : )
—jo Wilken, April 13, 2015
Good Luck! Thinking of you and sending you lots of strength to kick cancer’s a$$!!!!
—Amy Kingan, April 13, 2015
Good luck Deb! Thinking about you today. I took Zofran with all three pregnancies. Miracle drug!
—Kylie Taylor, April 13, 2015
Thinking of you!
—Loretta Annex, April 13, 2015
You are fabulous to keep us all in the loop because you KNOW we think of you so much. You can’t imagine how much you remind me of Fomicles. Your spirit is unbeatable, Deb. Attitude is altitude. There, I said it again.
Love my cuzzins.
—margo barbakow, April 13, 2015
—Laura Roberts, April 13, 2015
—Shari Curry, April 13, 2015