Was a better day, morning commute took much longer than expected. Doctor was late, again, by 45 minutes. But, chemo was ready on time, so that ended up being okay.
Had another allergic reaction to the the taxotere. Initially the work around was more benedryl up front. Double dose. But since I reacted anyway, they put in more benedryl and added a steroid and adavin (for anxiety) to the mix. When they hooked me up at a half-speed-drip I was able take it without issue.
Dr. R (oncologist) gave me somethings to help heal up my back issue. And had a minor repair surgery on my stitches that weren’t healing properly from the port insert.
I also told them the lump I found feels different now. Not bigger or smaller, but just different and wondered how we’d know if this shit is working. We decided to order an ultrasound to compare to my prior ones and see what’s going on. That will be March 23rd. Infusion #4 is on the March 24th. Looking forward to seeing what’s happening, personally. As Dr. F said, knowledge is power.
Had great visits with Michelle and Miss Jeanne today. Was nice company, made the time fly.
Lots of good, healthy eats and drinks. Lots of laughs. Made an icky process so much more fun.
Michelle brought her cupping implements. Tried them on Miss Jeanne. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). (Wikipedia) Helped heal a pulled muscle in Jeanne’s neck.
And upon my return? Flowers. Cards. Gifts. Fantastic.
Special thank you shout outs to Cushing & Co for dinner tonight! And to our neighborhood friends – Lacks and Hiatts for the very generous gift cards to places we love. Rachel made beautiful thank you cards, you will each receive shortly. And so many encouraging words via text and fb messenger from people near and far. Thanks for all of your kind words and support. I am in very good spirits, thanks to all of you.