Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Chemo lesson

New words in my vocabularly:

Adriamycin (Doxoburicin)
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Ondansetron (Zofran)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
Lorazepam (Ativan)
Aprepitant (Emend)
Dexamethasone (Decadron)

I start next Tuesday with my chemotherapy and was given a lesson in chemotherapy today. It was an informative event.

The first two names on the list are the chemotherapy drugs -"AC" as they are fondly known together. I will be receiving those for the first four sessions. The last five are the anti-nausea drugs I will be taking in various combinations, depending on how I react to the drugs. I will spare you the two pages of possible side effects we went through.

Tomorrow a PET scan and then some wig shopping.
New York? I can't recall.


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