I finished my chemo for the first time today. YAY! Now tell me this, how surreal is that shit? 1 down, 5 to go!
The cold caps went on first, I will be honest and say they aren't so bad after all. I was more nervous about the cold than the chemo, how funny is that?
The day started off OK, there were a LOT of people after me all at once. I met Gavin, my cold cap technician. He's awesome and a nice British gentleman. Then I met Stephanie my fab nurse. Paige came over, she's my rock star PA and others that i couldn't name if i tried.
At one point a pharmacist came over and I swear to god I have no idea what she said. She came in they midst of my Ativan and Benadryl haze. I think my dad and sister came too, but I can't remember LOL. I keep lowering my doses of Ativan because it is fucking me up too hard.
The caps need to be switched every 30 minutes or they get too warm. By cap 2 I was basically numb and can't feel my head, its kinda nice but my brain still works. I have this warm cozy electric blanket that I am totally digging. Without it I might freeze to death!
I have two caps left, and then I get to go home. This has been a very long day and I will write more when i am up to it. I am just thankful that I have made it through the day and only have 5 more chemo treatments left.
Let's hope the old saying pertains to me also- “Time flies when you're having fun.”