Today officially started treatment. 5 days of chemo, then 3 weeks off. This was the first day and there was a lot of information to digest. Met with doctor, nurse coordinator, they even did a personal Power Point presentation!
The actual chemo drug is Decitabine and it is administered via IV. It only takes an hour. However, two out of the 5 days I have lab work first so they can check my blood counts and determine if I need blood or platelet infusion. Today, only a platelet infusion. It was about the same level as last week, which is good. It means my counts had stabilized and even gone up a bit.
If you are wondering, I will not lose my hair. The are saying with me being relatively healthy otherwise, probably the biggest issue I will have is fatigue. Most of the issues should start showing up a week after treatment. They want me to drink a lot of water, stay away from sick people, and be super vigilant on washing hands and cleanliness in general. You have all seen my office desk, you know I can be clean 😉
How about those Cardinals? I was able to watch game during treatment. Interesting watching what other people do during treatment. Some type away on their laptops, others chit-chat, a lot just lay back and take a nap. With doctor and nurse visits, I didn’t really have much time to do anything else this day.
That’s all for now, gotta drink my water…