Shaved my hair!

Shaved my hair!

Santa and Joshua

Santa and Joshua

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First day sucked, today wasn't so bad.

Hey everyone, first off thanks for all the comments we enjoy hearing from everyone. I will have to show Michelle how to post, in case there are days I just don't feel up to it. Such as yesterday.
Chemo was about 2 1/2 hours, and was concidered to be a short day. I think it was so long because it was my first day.
They decided to switch one of my drugs do to my the fact that I am concidered to already have conciderable hearing loss. I was suppose to be given Cisplatin, which apparently can be bad for hearing. Instead they switch me to a "sister drug" call Carboplatin, which won't be so bad.
My schedule isn't as bad as I thought it would be (for chemo anyways). I go for 3 days, every 3 weeks for 4 cycles. So after tomorrow I won't go for chemo for a while. My radiation is 25 treatments, 5 days a week for 5 weeks. yuck.
So, anyways, yesterday I received Etopicide also called VP16 by the nurses. Today I received VP16 AND Carboplatin, and then tomorrow I will just receive the VP16.
Unfortunatly yesterday after getting home I was very nauseous, took my anti nausea pill (compazine), but 4 hours later, I still threw up. I then slept for the rest of the night.
Today they gave me some anti nausea med in my IV and it seemed to really help, and today they said could be worse, because I was taking 2 meds. But, no nausea today, just tired. Hopefully it will get easier day by day.
Ok, thats it for now. TV show Big Brother is on. Gotta go watch.
Love you all.
Goodnight.

3 comments:

Sister Robynne and Family said...

Dear Chuck

So glad to hear that today wasn't so bad. Hopefully tomorrow will be even better. Good luck with the continued radiation - keep visualising (sp) the cancer cells being blasted away!!!!

Love ya, Robynne

Sister Robynne and Family said...

Good luck today with the last chemo treatment. Have you started the radiation as well? Just remember that as sick as these drugs make you feel, they are also making the cancer cells sick as well and killing them the little devils off!!!! Stay strong!!

Love ya, Robynne

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