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May 6, 2021 04:38PM
May 6, 2021 04:39PM
AB45: how's your mouth? I'm so sorry you got Thrush. I wish that hadn't happened!! Is it healing? I couldn't ice my mouth during the infusion today -- I was too busy keeping my hands cold, and keeping all the tubes and wires (earbud wires) and mask ties from getting constantly tangled up. I probably looked hilarious. I'd love to see a good physical comedian do some kind of skit with that.
Aram: You're moving onto weekly Taxols after AC? That's what I'm doing. This was my third Taxol today. The easiest day for me is the day of the infusion -- the steroids and the other premeds really make me feel good all day long. It's pretty hilarious.
Today before the infusion the nurse pointed out my iron levels are very low, so I'm taking iron pills of some kind. If they're too hard to take, they'll ask the insurance to cover iron liquid in an IV drip. That would be awesome. What's great is that I will be eventually feel less tired -- the exhaustion has been so hard. I'm down 5 out of 7 days. But this will help. Aram: make sure you ask them to check iron levels if you're really tired and they don't routinely check them. My doc doesn't routinely do the several blood tests that determine iron levels -- I'm glad they finally did. They checked at the same time they checked b12 (which is high but that's normal for some chemo patients). I'm also going to start taking a daily med for reflux -- the doc said it's not common with Taxol and may be Adriamycin which is still present in my body -- whatever it is, I'm glad to take someting to get rid of it.
LW422: How's your port? Ports are so odd. My kind of got jammed today and I had to put my arm in a certain position so that saline could be injected. Never happened before. But I'm so glad I have one -- it's very close to the skin surface so getting it poked doesn't even hurt. Glad about that.
My rash is dried up -- if I miss an epsom bath for two days, it kind of pops up again, but then goes away with the next epsom salt bath. I love epsom salt baths. The rash was so itchy and nothing helped. I really think the epsom baths draw out the toxicity from my skin. That makes me reallly happy.
Anyway, I'll keep you all posted with whatever comes next, and I hope everyone is doing okay. After tomorrow, we've got another week done. Quite an accomplishment!!!
1/4/2021, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
2/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol)
Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel