Monday, August 31, 2009

2nd Chemo treatment

Today was my second treatment and Rob went with me this time. I had an awesome view of the mountains (hills) this time and I-505. I had a different RN, his name is Sam, but Danielle did come over to see how I was doing, making me feel very comfortable, it was very nice.

So I've lost another 3 lbs. since last week, so not too bad. Treatment started like it did last week and I got the anti-nausea meds. and started an IV in my other hand. I'm so happy I'm getting my port tomorrow, no more poking and pain putting IV's in my hand. Sam did a wonderful job, he minimized my pain which of course is always good, and got the vein on the first try. My temp was at 99 so he called my oncologist and checked to make sure it was still good to proceed since all my labs came back in really good shape.

Here's where just a few of my blood levels are at:
Last week: white blood count 7.2, hemoglobin 11.4, and red blood count 4.37
This week: WBC 3.7, HBG 9.8, red blood count 3.74

Once again the Gemzar started and Sam cut it down with saline since it was burning again. Then to completely get rid of the burn he put a cold compress on my hand, worked perfect. So Rob and I hung out and talked. I did get a little tired and nauseated towards the end so Sam gave me some Compazine and it knocked it out.

We then went to Big and Tall and got Rob some pants and a cool Wolverine Marvel t-shirt, very cool and then we went to Avenue, because I was in serious need of a belt and found one, YEAH, and then for lunch we went to Bay Sushi!!! I had the tempura shrimp and veggies and then a Reno Roll.

I am happy to report that I have had an awesome day!!!! I was a little tired so I layed down and took a little nap, woke up with a little headache, but not bad. So far no bone pain, no nausea, nada!!! I love good reports.

I want to thank all of you for your support, calls, emails, positive thoughts and prayers. I can't even explain how important it is and means so very much to Rob and I that everyone has been incredibly supportive. Thank-you so very much.

Until next time,
Kate

3 comments:

Nicholle said...

Oh Kate! I am so sorry that you are going through all this!

I am glad you had a better day then the 1st round. If you need anything, anything at all please feel free to call me. Being single means I can be there!

Have you called the American Cancer Society yet? There is an office in Fairfield. I have worked with them for a few years for the Relay for Life. Great resources.

Stay strong! You are in my prayers!

Colleen said...

Yeah for good days! Sam sounds like a great nurse...a cold compress how neat is that? Great seeing you too! Hang in there!!!

C

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad you had a good day! and good nurses to help you. i love you and im praying for you! God is with you every step of the way!!!!
love ya
danielle