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Jun 25, 2022 06:56AM
Thanks, nayda985! Had my first infusion yesterday. It was explained to me that it was going to be a long appointment because the infusion would be done slower than the usual, about 3 hrs and they would keep me for a half hour observation afterward. Lots and lots of premeds took another hour. Zofran, Benadryl, Tylenol, and Atropine to start, so I mostly slept through the first hour of the infusion. They sent me home with one Zyprexa to take before bed.
So, I just woke up and feel a little tired, but okay. It's still early so I'm waiting for the nausea, diarrhea, and cramping I was warned about, but so far I'm just thirsty as heck and drinking lots of water. They prescribed a bunch of stuff that should help if things change over the next three days, but I'm trying to stay positive and hope I won't need them. At the same time, I'm glad I have them just in case. The way the side effects read, nausea, fatigue and diarrhea are right at the top, so I just might be enjoying the calm before the storm right now!
Thanks for sharing your work experience. I, too, like to stay busy. I went on FMLA for two months in 2011 and was absolutely stir crazy by month two! I like working and I'm not mentally ready to let it go, so it's reassuring to hear your experiences.
Congratulations on your great scans!
12/30/2021 - Xgeva for bone mets
9/2/2011, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/25/2011 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right)
11/23/2011 AC + T (Taxotere)
1/4/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2-
6/24/2022 Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy)
Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)