Tomorrow (Monday) I will have Taxol tx # 3, and Herceptin tx #5. It will be a long day as usual. Last time was 7 hours! It will be a little shorter tomorrow if Dr. Jahagirdar is on time...but chances of that are slim! :)
We have to be at Regions Cancer Center at 8am! Ugh! That means I have to get up around 6! It doesn't take me too long to get ready, though, without any hair to style. :P And I could just drink a Slimfast for breakfast. It doesn't hold off the hunger very long, but then we could get cinnamon rolls at the cafe at Regions! I usually have a little bit of time after seeing the onc to get some food if I want. He doesn't order the drugs (chemo, etc.) until I see him and he checks my blood counts, and then it takes a little bit for the pharmacy to get the drugs sent over.
I will have only half the Benedryl because I haven't had any reaction to the Taxol so far. I'm going to see if we can reduce the steroids too, so maybe I can actually get some sleep tomorrow night! My nurse, Andrea, said we will do the Benedryl drip slower this time, since I had got so woozy from it last time.
I don't know how she remembers so much! She puts a post-it on a private room to save it for me, she remembers that I like to plug my nose when getting the saline flush (otherwise I can taste it and it tastes terrible!), she knows I need a tegederm patch over my port because the other one makes me itch, and now she remembers that I like a bandaid on my port after I am done because the tape she used to use made me itch. The nurses there are all angels! One nurse that I used to have, and still chat with, is a breast cancer survivor herself. And she just recently had a recurrence. We've had a lot to talk about when we see each other.
Other news: I'm selling Avon again! I've been an Avon Rep off and on for about 20 years. I quit about 2 years ago, and Rachel took over my "Avon Empire" (as she put it!). Well, she has since quit, so I decided to start again! I just can't stay away. Many friends and family members are happy to have their Avon lady back. If you would like my website address, please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will e-mail you back with a link to my website, and a free shipping code.
Hope the week ahead holds many blessings for all of you!