I started my first chemo yesterday! Went for lab work first and then to be admitted in the Feinberg building. Was assigned room #1002 from where I could see my building!
By 10:30 am Dr. Burt and his team came to see me, explained me the procedure again and told me how it was going to be done and that it was going to run for 24 hrs. after that I could go home. So we started the process, got 3 bags of medicines running on my port, which they had a hard time accessing. I sure miss my nurse in Florida! Lol . Then labs came back and my potassium was too low. They gave me the huge potassium pills and then needed me to get it on IV also to get it back to normal level before the chemo, but couldnt mix it with the other medicines running on my port,so they had to put an access on my left hand. Had 2 machines and 6 bags of medicine running for a couple of hours.
A special nurse was scheduled to come at 4:30pm and start my chemo from the Prentice building, when she arrived she put on a special outfit and with a lot of precaution connected the medicine to my line. It only run for 2 hrs. I didnt feel anything, no side effects until about 2am. Nothing severe just a little headache and nauseas.
As soon as I called the nurse ,she came with a series of seringes with medicines and put them in my line. Draw some blood and I felt sleep, until the first Dr. (Internist) came to check on me in the morning.
By 9 am Dr. Burt came to my room and told me that my numbers were good and I could go home after the 24 hrs of the other medicine was up, by 1:30 pm.
I feel a little tired, but nothing major so far. My friend is coming from Indianapolis to stay with me in case I get sick ,until my mom gets here on Monday.