I just had 3 tablets of Zofran. This is what Chris had told me is the “Rolls Royce” of anti-emetics. My chemo is set to start at 10:00 AM, which is a little more than an hour from now. I’ve been told by a few people that this isn’t going to be so terrible, and I’ll be ok.
It’s 10:40 AM now, and my Cytoxan/Mesna has been started. The Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) will go for an hour. It has such a charming name, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t chemo have pleasant and yummy sounding names to go along with the happy, smiling people in the ads? The Mesna will drip for 24 hours, and when that runs out, I’ll have about 6 hours more. I will get to leave here about 5 PM tomorrow (Friday, October 6). I just asked for some Ativan so I could be a little bit more calm. I actually asked for a bowl of them, but I’m pretty sure I’ll just get one.
The “lunch lady” just came around to see what I want for lunch. I’m so nervous that I can’t imagine eating. I ordered cream of mushroom soup and bottled water.