Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Check, check... mic check

10:30 am
Three cheers for the Neupogen work-around. My WBC counts are super high, and the neutrophils are extraordinarily abundant. Which means we are a total go for chemotherapy treatment today. I've been hooked up for about an hour and a half now and the long two hour infusion has already begun. Today is going to be a short day as a matter of fact. Apparently since just two and half weeks ago, some new news has come on the scene about Avastin. That has been an hour and a half infusion on its own in these courses. But new guidelines say that it can be done in a 10-15 minute infusion and might even work better for the change. So that shaves quite a bit of time off my sitting around the cancer center.

The pre-chemo system settling drugs all went in quickly and without any hitches. A little foggy headed for the Ativan, but otherwise feeling okay.

11:00 am
Playing with the webcam.  

12:00 pm
The infusions are finished and we're about to get my 5FU bolus and then hook that wonderful pump accessory up to me for the next two days. My ride is prepped to be here exactly when I'm all packed up and ready to fly home. And then we will see if the napping can happen this afternoon. I think I'm going to appreciate the shortened infusion days. A couple more hours at home versus hanging out at the center is certainly a better shift.

12:30 pm
Packing up and heading out. I'll get back to another post when I get around to it. Hope you all have lovely afternoons and evenings out there.


  1. Yay for less time and possible increased efficacy!

  2. Glad it went well today. And definite Hoo Ba to the Neupogen! Hope you are resting comfortably tonight. Hugs.