TGIF!!

TGIF!! Last day of treatment. The nurse is getting ready to hang the last bag of chemo that will run for 24 hours, ending Saturday afternoon, then I am out of here for the time being! Of course the Comfort Inn is not a 4 star motel but it is clean. I hoping they will …

One more day of this poison!

Today, Thursday, was much like yesterday. No new side effects yet. Steroid is still being awful but they give me things to counteract it. I had my first full night of sleep with a little help from my friendly klonopin. Unfortunately, the aide came busting at 7am screaming that she had to get my vital …

Day 2 of chemo and counting

Well I have to admit that today, Wednesday, was not bad for the exception of the dexamethasone I get along with the chemo. It continues to raise my blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and decrease the amount of sleep. They are treating the symptoms with anti-hypertensives, heart rate control meds, and something to help …

Can ride the dexamethasone high?!?

Well today,Tuesday, was the official first full day of the lovely cocktail I am taking but first they gave me anti-nausea meds, fluids and my favorite…..DEXAMETHASONE!! I hate that stuff. We do not get along! So they infuse the cocktail over 24 hours so you tend not to get a concentrated amount all at once …

Becoming a proficient roller coaster rider

Well it has been over 24 hours since we decided to change the coarse concerning my transplant. I am becoming a more proficient rider of this emotional roller coaster. To bale out and get off is not an option. You see life is just that, an emotional roller coaster. One can become a proficient rider …

11 days and counting…..

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas! We are counting down the days and preparing for my new journey. I have to admit that I now am having a hard time wrapping this upcoming journey around my brain. I am not fearful but just hate having to disrupt my family’s life. And yes …

“Me and Baby Brother”

Any one out there fans of 70’s r&b group WAR? Well I am still a big fan and have almost all their popular hits on my IPod. One of their hits was a song called, “Me and Baby Brother” and it starts out saying,”Me and Baby Brother, used to run together!” Now if you know …

Irene’s Journey

Welcome to my world! And boy do I have a world!! It makes my head spin sometimes. I am setting up this blog so that everyone that wants to keep up with my status can as I go through another one of Irene’s journeys. Exactly a month from today I will be starting a life …