I had my first chemo treatment yesterday. It wasn’t bad just a little freaky. Anytime someone injects red fluid in your body from a port on your chest, it’s going to be a little weird.
Fortunately everyone there was really friendly and the nurse took time to explain everything to me as we went along.
The only problem I had was the triple dose of anti-nausea meds they gave me. Totally knocked me out. I was half asleep during the second half of the procedure. Then we came home, I ate most of an awesome Mad Greens Southwest Grain bowl and then slept twelve hours! I rarely sleep over seven so that’s a lot for me!
I feel okay today, just kinda feels like I have a hangover or am dehydrated. They sent me home with a regime of stuff to do each day. I’m supposed to swish/gargle with warm water containing salt and baking soda four times a day, take two different kinds of nausea pills in the morning and another of one of them in the afternoon/evening for the first three days. Then on days three through nine I have to give myself shots that will increase my white blood cell count.
Over all, not too horrible.