Yesterday’s chemo went well. I had a mild allergic reaction (itching) so they had to stop the infusion and give me a dose of steroids before resuming the infusion at a slower rate. Not a big thing, just kept me from finishing all of the Rituxan today. So tomorrow, I will go for my normal dose of Treanda and then will finish the Rituxan infusion.
The doctor is pleased with my progress, thrilled that the stent is out, and the report from the urologist said everything looked very good inside the kidney. All in all, things are going as well – maybe even better – than they could be. I’m pleased.
I mentioned that the fatigue seems to get more intense and last longer with each treatment and he said that is to be expected. I also told him I’m having trouble remembering things and feel like I’m in a mental fog quite a bit, especially during the past month. He doesn’t give much credence to “chemo brain” and thinks that the mental issues are largely related to the fatigue and will subside after treatment. Good to know. :)
I will have a CT scan in two weeks to see how Little Kidney is behaving, so cross your fingers and say a prayer that she is being good and that she loves these chemo drugs. My next round of treatment (#5) will be the week after Thanksgiving.
I have to share this because it’s funny now, but my sister will most likely pay me back for it at some point in the future. I need to watch my back. ha ha
Apparently double doses of Ativan followed by a dose of Benadryl and then rounded out with a steroid punch cause me to do silly things. I took these pictures with the Macbook and played around with their distortion tools. THEN I sent them to Jennifer. I forgot that I had just mentioned to her that I had a mild allergic reaction.
She opened this one first:
She thought it was real. As hideous as it is, I could see how she would think that. This is what she wrote in a reply to me:
OMG – YOU TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT!!!!
I did an audible reaction to that and people were walking by my office and asked me if I was ok?!??!?
You knew what you were doing and are laughing about it now aren’t you?? My heart is still racing! You almost made Pam cry!!
You are a sick individual to send that to your sister!!!! :)
It shocked her so bad, she didn’t look at the second one until another co-worker came in and convinced her to do it:
At this point, I’m reading her first reply and cracking up. And then I get this reply:
Here I am all concerned that the allergic reaction is so bad and made you look like a freak and they are fake pictures!! I am growing my hair for locks of love in your honor and I am wearing the sister solidarity bracelet today and you do that to me – you are a mean and evil sister. :)
Ya’ll. Ya’ll!!! I should have felt bad – and I did for a second – but I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes!
I love both of my sisters so much! They are the most wonderful people in the world and they never cease to provide me with endless support and laughter. And on chemo day, laughter was just the right medicine!
So, what do you think? Am I an Evil Sister or just Twisted Sister?? :)