Yesterday was my first day of über-chemo. Man it was terrible. First, late friday night, I stared bleeding from my catheter site, so I had to spend an hour getting that to stop and then sleep all night sitting up. I didn’t sleep very well, so that sucked. I was very tired and sore when I got to the clinic on saturday morning. I got all hooked up and almost immediately began to get uncomfortable and to toss and turn. I was also really bored. I brought my Zune, but when I turned it on the battery was dead. I tried to read, but was so tired that I only got a page or so into it. So all my entertainment was gone. I then took a nap. I slept fitfully all day. After about an hour or two I began to feel the chemo. I felt feverish, cold, hot, then nauseous, had a thundering headache, and violent shaking and chills. So for each symptom I was given different medicine to treat it. I was so hopped up on meds that I lost track of time. When I got home I thought it was 4 or 5, but it was more like 3. I couldn’t really eat, nad was super thirsty, but couldn’t drink because I would start to feel like puking. I slept all evening and night. It was a fitful unrestful sleep. Imagine the worst hangover you’ve ever had, multiply it by 10, then put a fever on top of it. That’s how I felt yesterday. And I didn’t get to have the pleasure of reliving a drunken night with my friends….damn it.
So today I went back for round 2. It went alot better, except for the chemo hangover. I spent the entire day recovering. I felt well enough to eat dinner and a steak sandwich. I now feel much better. I also went for a short walk, watched the Red Sox lose to the Yankees, and caught up on 24. I haven’t been able to take a shower for the last 2 days because of the catheter so I am going to give my self a sponge bath. I promise I’ll put up some pictures tomorrow.