Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chemo...huh?

I was diagnosed on Monday and started chemo the very next day. what the fuck? In my head I was thinking "ok I have the diagnosis and we'll start treating it in a month or so" But nope. Started right away.  The program is Tuesday and Friday for two weeks and then I get a week off. That is considered one cycle.  I need to complete 8 cycles. Doing the math, we're talking 24 weeks. Almost 6 months. The treatment is a mix of velcade (the chemo) and dexamethasone (a steroid).  I also have a steroid and antibiotic pill regimen for home. The chemo weakens my immune system, hence the antibiotics.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000358/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682792.html

1 comment:

  1. Having given chemo as a nurse, and receiving chemo, I know it's some nasty shit!!! It kills th good and bad cells. Love Sis But you gotta do what you gotta do. Stay strong, fight it, don't let it fight you. Buddy you can do this!!

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