Starting a new chemo next week
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I'm going to be starting a new chemo next week, called Gemzar. It will be two weeks in a row (on Tuesdays) then a week off, for 3 months.
Hopefully I won't lose my hair, most people on it don't, but there is a small chance. I am still continuing with the Aredia also, which I had today.
I told my doctor about seeing my internist last week with the sinus infection, and that I was still having pain on the left side of my face, so he prescribed me a different antibiotic. I'm hoping this one won't be so hard on my stomach. I finished the Zithromax Sunday and I am still having stomach upset from it.
The lesion on my right hip is in an area where it is causing pain, so I will be seeing the radiation oncologist about that. It won't cure anything, for stage IV bone mets, radiation is used for pain relief.
I was glad to get back home today; it's chilly and rainy, and my left hip, the side with the sciatica, is hurting today. It was hard to get comfortable in the chair, even though it was a padded recliner, while getting my 2 hour Aredia infusion today. I was glad when my nurse told me I could wait til next week to start the Gemzar. That infusion will take about 35 minutes. I took a pain pill as soon as I got home and it's starting to make me feel a little better.