I just plain forgot to post after Chemo #1. My surgery went easily for my port placement. Not much pain after, just a little sore. I got my first chemo treatment on April 13th. They got the needle right in on the port and started me on fluids and steroids. Then came the A push. Andriamycin. It is red and is a ten minute hand push by the nurse into the IV. You pee red for a day after! Then she put me on the cyclophosphamide drip. After that I was done. There was one point where she flushed the line and I got a hit of Epiruben I think and it felt like ants were crawling all over me and biting. Even "down there". I was squirming! Oh and I got something for nausea. Didn't work, by dinner time I was hunched on the toilet using the puke bucket. I was sick for 4 days after. I have had assorted symptoms. Nausea, bone pain, general aches and pains, brain fuzz, I started to feel great by day 9 and had all kinds of energy. Wondering if it was a mania. I crashed yesterday, got so angry and started crying. Well, another dose on Wed and I think my hair will start going soon.
Easter was nice at church and I'm glad for that. Nice breakfast and nice group of people. Really starting to feel like I belong.