This week I had my first Taxol treatment. What a long day that was! Because it's the first dose they have to administer it much slower than normal. Much, much slower. I was there for almost 6 hours. At one point I was given a rather large dose of Benadryl, and as hard as I tried to stay awake, I just couldn't. I was so out of it that I felt as if I was coming out of surgery.
Normally, before going in I also put some Emla cream on my port to numb the skin prior to the needle being inserted. Oops. I forgot it this time. But no worries, I will NEVER do that again. Ouch! It was still hurting a little Tuesday evening.
Basically after I slept in the office for a while, I was totally fine. I ended up being able to join some friends for dinner Tuesday night and making it until almost 10:30 that night. No nausea or anything this time, just a little extra tired (yet unable to nap) and a bit of tingling in my fingers, which is completely normal. I can handle this!
Matt's been fishing which give me time to work on a few decorating projects around here (b/c it's so much easier when he's gone, did I ever tell you about the time that I took the sawzall to our pool at the old house while he was gone for the weekend? or all the times I started painting projects while he was gone?). Simple and cheap things that are sure to make a difference here at my house. If you've been here in the last 2 years you have probably noticed the lack of things hanging on my walls. But that is all about to change! I can't wait to show you pictures... soon!
Right now I'm about to wake up my daughter and bring her to camp for two nights! Have a great Thursday!