Initial Post Chemo thoughts
I finished chemo around 4:30, and I have to admit it wasn’t bad at all. Well, except for two things:
Despite the fact that I was given prescription numbing cream, it hurt like hell when the tech inserted the needle into my porta cath. She told me that I must’ve rubbed the cream off, and gave me instructions for how to apply it more effectively, which includes big globs and Saran Wrap.
I was placed in the chair directly in front of the television tuned to the TV Land channel, and I had the privilege of being exposed to a Leave It to Beaver marathon! Could it be any worse than that? ME…watching June Cleaver? Ha!
My mom also commented on the lack of warmth in the décor and set up. I think her exact words were that it was too busy and looked like an assembly line. Yep, queue up those patients, stick ‘em all with needles, switch a bag every now and then, and send them on out. I was glad that she came, and she got some good Hollywood gossip reading done.
I felt perfectly fine when I left, and at about 7:00 the nausea started to settle in. It hasn’t been so bad, just that uncomfortable sensation one experiences when he/she starts to feel carsick. I took some meds, and once I got the kids to sleep, was able to eat some crackers, and relax in front of The Bachelor, I felt better.
Tonight I get to take some Ativan….and that should be N..I..C..E!