My nurse, Cathy, and the chemo RN/scheduler Brandy, also went over a lot of the requirements for eating and hygiene for at home after treatment. The biggest thing is avoiding infection. Next, is knowing what to do if I have side effects. Some are easy to treat at home, others require a trip to the emergency room. Fortunately, we have a binder with all of the info in it and that's helping us feeling organized. I also got a pill box that has the days of the week on it, to keep all of my at home medications figured out. I have a shot on Friday to help my immune system recover, and then three weeks of letting my body work with the medications before my next treatment.
Today is not as bad as I worried that it would be. A little groggy and tender, but mostly ok. No real bad nausea either, but that's mostly due to the amount of antinausea meds they pumped into me yesterday. I actually got a short walk in today.
Thank you's out to all of the folks at Enloe Cancer Center for the information, kindness, and TLC yesterday.
If you have time, drop me a line and let me know how your spring break is going. Hope you're out there having fun. It's a beautiful day!