Sunday, May 22, 2011
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.
at May 22, 2011
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