Doxil Round #8

I am trying to play catch up right now! I have had company at my house since October 7th and tried to spend time with them rather than being on my computer too much, so I am behind in everything….blogging, work…life in general. However, I will blog it all out, just not all right at once. I wanted to put up my chemo treatment from this past Thursday, October 22nd. It was a big one…Doxil round #8, my bone medication infusion, Zometa, the IV steriods and anti-emetics, and then a flu shot to top it all off. It was 4 hours but no real side effects other than being a little tired that afternoon. Having company to occupy your mind is helpful! I had a few blisters on my feet this round, so I am starting to get toxic again…but it wasn’t too bad and there was no rash, which is so much harder to deal with. I will be having a echocardiogram on Monday morning to check the status of my heart, as doxil tends to do heart damage along the way if not carefully monitored. I made it to my first HUGE goal since being diagnosed and that was the wedding of my son and daughter-in-law. That will be a separate post (or 4) as it was a wonderful time had by all. Made the top five days of my life.

We should all live by this message, right?
So one med is giving IV push right into my port…my bag of steroids are already done and gone in this photo, the zometa is last…..the red is the doxil, and the bigger bag is just fluids that run into my body between drugs as the nurses have several patients and sometimes get too busy to be able to switch the meds right away.
Keep on chugging along….sending out my love to you all who are praying for me. I feel the love!

3 thoughts on “Doxil Round #8

  1. So glad to hear that you had a great time at the wedding and that you are plugging along. I agree that we should not count the days but make the days count. Hope and pray things continue to go well for you. Love and pray for you always!

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  2. Yes, Cyndi, praying for you as all this continues! Sean and I are on our first vacation with just the two of us since our honeymoon 26 years ago. We are in Evergreen Colorado at cabins on country Road. Yesterday was beautiful and today it is snowing but that’s OK, too. I’m falling in love with this place all the mountains and pine trees. Now I REALLY see why you bought that land in Wyoming! Glad the wedding was super N can’t wait to hear more about it. Sending you a big hug!

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