Jewellya's Blog – June 2013 Archive (3)

A Chemical Insaturation

Plugged in, getting round 2 of 4 of NoFun Chemo. There are five little bags hanging on the IV stand and that's just the prep-meds. a little steroid here and there, a little Zofran to quiet the tummy, maybe Pepcid, too. and some saline to keep things moving..

When I came in for my Doc visit on Tuesday, my blood count came back "a little low". they wanted me at 1.5 of whatever, and I was at 0.6. When given the option of  waiting an extra week, thus extending my three-week intervals to 4…

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Added by Jewellya on June 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Let me introduce you to my Plastic Surgeon

 

And you haven't seen him in scrubs...

Holy shit.

Well, since I lifted this pic from his website, I should probably clarify that Dr. Gordley is completely professional in his manner and competant in his knowledge. It just requires a bit of a mental check that this Grecian God went to medical school and was personally recommended by my…

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Added by Jewellya on June 12, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Oh...so THIS is Chemo...

I had been lulled into complacency. I am halfway done; my fingernails and toenails are toast. I am accustomed to the neuropathy and learned to work around it.

OK, I have to look forward to one really bad weekend out of three, for twelve weeks. Meh, no big deal, I'd say, referring to my pregnancy and 30 weeks of horrendous "morning sickness" morning, noon, and night. Zofran would reduce the occurrence from every-two-hours-like-clockwork to maybe twice a day. Chemo? Piece of…

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Added by Jewellya on June 10, 2013 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

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