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January 31, 2005

Popping Cancer Update: Chemo Day One

Well, I'm home. And I still have my hair. No promises there, though.

Today's treatment isn't over, the stuff is still in my veins and will be for three more days, but it could have been much worse.

No violent reactions today. This could be because the new anti-nausea drugs are so good or because day one is better than days two or three. We'll find that out tomorrow.

I was there from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, but it shouldn't take as long tomorrow. It felt longer because they were pumping fluids through me to protect my kidneys, so I ended up having to pee every 20 minutes or so. It felt like a part-time job. Professional Urinator.

I feel blechy. I don't really want to eat anything. It feels like there's a war being fought in my body, if you can imagine. The closest I can relate it to is the way you feel after a high-school soccer game: you ran for an hour and a half straight, got in a few fights and now every muscle in your body is exhausted and sore.

I imagine this is how mugging victims feel afterward.

Still, I felt that way last time as par for the course, only with the violent reactions, so I'm way ahead as I see it.

Exhausted, but way ahead.

It's 4:42 now. I have medicine for nausea should the need arise. I think I'm going to hit the sack and sleep for a long, long time. I just wanted you crazy cats and kittens to know I'm still kicking over here.

Two more days and I get three weeks off! This is, and I don't think I'm blowing it out of proportion, the absolute best I could have hoped for from a chemo treatment. Good for me.

Posted by Dan at January 31, 2005 04:37 PM

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Thanks for letting us know Dan! Good indeed!

Posted by: Cam at January 31, 2005 05:28 PM

Glad you're (somewhat) alright.

Miauw... (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Posted by: Cobby at January 31, 2005 06:16 PM

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