Just a brief update to let everyone know that I survived my first IP treatment. So far, thanks to the drug industry, I don't have any pain or nausea. Tomorrow will be the big test for how bad it will get as all of my steroids will have worn off by then. Fingers crossed!
I was released at 7:30 p.m. -- just about 33 hours after I was admitted. While I had FANTASTIC nursing care (love my oncology nurses!!!) and a very entertaining conversation with Dr. A, who is the fellow with Dr. E's practice, I am still very happy to be home with my loaner dog...and my mom, who has decided that she needs to spend the night with me despite my protests. I just had "dinner" -- raspberries over Ezekiel cereal and coconut milk. Nothing seemed very appealing to me after having approximately 2,000 milileters of various fluids and poison injected into me today. Well, nothing except for that old comforting standby, cereal. I think I'm starting to develop a serious addiction to the Ezekiel cereal. It's amazing how much I can love something with no sugar in it!
I have about a half dozen pills to take before going to bed. Tomorrow morning I'm off to Dr. E's office for hydration therapy (more fluids...awesome!), a Neupogen shot, and a lesson in how to self-administer Neupogen. I took lots of photos of the infusion process while in the hospital so I'll write at some point tomorrow to give everyone the blow-by-blow (or, needle-by-needle) of what went down over the last two days. Thanks to all of my visitors -- Krista, Michelle, Kristin, Melissa S., and Terri, oh and of course, Mom -- for making my stay go by much quicker.