I should have completed this post before the drugs kicked in but I didn’t. So I hope you can follow. If you are wondering what the drugs make me feel like… have you ever finished a bottle of wine to yourself? No? Oh, yeah, me neither 😜…. but I hear you feel a little giddy and dizzy. And sleeeeeeepy. That’s sorta how I feel.
Today was my third AC. Like usual, we started with that damn Red Devil. I get queasy just thinking about it. It gives me a weird taste in the back of my throat so I tried mints as well as ice chips today while the nurse pushed it. Ehhh it helped. Then we moved on to the Cytoxan. That shit is a bitch! That’s where I begin to get a little loopy. But it’s also where my sinuses go fucking nuts. My nose starts to run and then suddenly it feels like I jumped into a pool without plugging my nose and the chlorine gave my face a little enema. That feeling lasts the whole hour and a half but starts to disappear once I’m back on just saline. I have been a little nasueated since I’ve been home but managing staying on top of my meds and fluids and the pot when I need it.
I learned something a little fun today. When talking to a nurse about a wedding I’m in post surgery, we got on the subject of prosthetics. Apparently, Kaiser works with Nordstrom to supply prosthetics and bras and it’s covered under my Durable Medical Equipment coverage. I’m pretty pumped to have the option of a chest if I want it. The authorization is in the works but I will wait to get fitted until after surgery.
Another thing that pumped me up today. This big ass bottle of Kombucha that Krissy brought home today. I had no idea they made large bottles, it’s life changing💜 I also came home to one rad dude with a rad new haircut. Thank goodness Aunt Krissy took him because he was looking like a rag-a-muffin. (That’s what my mom used to call me when I didn’t want to comb my hair as a kid 😄)