Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Revlimid

The way my maintenance chemo works is I do infusion once every other week. In chemo vernacular, I do infusion on day 1 and 15 of each cycle.  During the 15 day cycle I also take an oral chemo drug called Revlimid. Revlimid, for me, has one notable side effect. Painful nightime leg & foot cramps. Last night was a Revlimid night and I definitely had some bad leg cramps. I've gotten a little used to it and have learned to not move my legs too much at night. Stationary legs minimizes the cramps. I've had some nights that the pain is huge. Last night was only a medium night. But what this really means is my sleep is interrupted.  Having said that, time for me to get up. Good morning. What a long ass week already.

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