Friday, August 20, 2010

Chemo 2....3....and so on.....

I took chemo every three weeks.  Chemo days were very long days for me and Gina.  Gina would have to come and get me, because I could not drive after chemo because of all the drugs that go with the chemo.  Gina was not too good driving my five speed Cruiser.  We would have blood drawn, then wait to see the doctor, then wait for a chair in the chemo room.  My chemo took about 6 hours to infuse, sometimes longer.  There are lots of other things that go with the chemo drugs.  You get a huge dose of steroids, and you get a big dose of Benadryl in your IV. That would cause me to sleep between 4 to 6 hours.   I don't know if you have ever had Benadryl in an IV, but, it's "lights out" for me.  They would begin to infuse the Benadryl and wave bye to me, and I was gone.  I would wake up later, grab the medication paper out of my IV pole basket and check the dosage, because I was sure that they had overdosed me.  Then we all laughed.  

You know, I don't have a clue what Gina did while I was asleep.............

After the treatment, if we had time, we went to Red Lobster.  You know, there ought to be an easier way to get to go to Red Lobster.  


  1. I had no idea you went through all that. You are my hero. I am so proud of you.

  2. Girl I didn't know you went through so much. You are my hero. I am proud of you and your strength.