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Chemo Commences

Today was the first day of chemo. Worst part was the ungodly hour. I left the house at 6:45am totally misjudging traffic. Appointment was at 8am. I got to the hospital at 7:15am! So I burned off half-an hour in the hospital coffee shop. The chemo itself was pretty straight-forward. The Vincristine followed by the Adriamycin are injected via an intravenous drip. The Dexamethasone is 10 pills taken orally prior to the i.v. While the V. and the A. are taken 4 days in a row only once a month, the D. is taken in on-again off-again cycles throughout the month. Feeling okay. Tuesday's blood tests showed very low hemoglobin which means my anemia is up. Saturday's session (7:30!) to include two units of blood to address hemoglobin levels. Currently experiencing increased appetite and I keep nodding off. (Falling asleep in my plate?! Not yet.)

More to come.

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