2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

Today was a great day. After good sleep I got up and my breakfast. Pain wise I only had the discomfort of my spine/Back surgery. Being treatment day I went outside and took a few PICTURES of the sun rays peeking through trees etc. Getting back in I took my morning medication and got ready for Dean picking me up at 8:45 to drop me of at the cancer center.

BTW, as to the source of my diarrhea, my primary oncology doctor is absolutely sure it is the Pomalyst (chemo) drug. The plan is to reduce the dosage and see if that works.

There is not much to write about the treatment. I am hooked up to an IV for about 7 to 8 hours getting a number of different infusion. It starts with pre-meds before the chemo medication. There is a 60 minute waiting time between the pre-meds and chemo medication. Today I also got ZOMETA to decrease complications (such as fractures or pain) produced by bone metastasis (spread of cancer to the bone). I receive it every 28 days. The treatment lasts between 7 to 8 hours, depending lab work, mixing the infusion solution and other minor things that can add up.

Today I was actually done in record time by 15:15 (3:15 PM) because of yesterday’s blood draw and taking this morning my Zofran. This was my last every two (2) weeks treatments. I am now on a 28 day (4 week) cycle. My next treatment will be 15th August. After the treatment I relaxed waiting for Dianne to check out so we both can go home.

Getting back home it was time to prepare dinner. After dinner we watched the TV show 100 Code (an internationally co-produced Swedish/German crime drama series) before it was time to call it a day.

That is it for today, in summary, it was a busy but great day.


Picture of the Day

2018-07-18 – Pictures of sun rays