Cant thank enough the folks at the Cancer center for scrambling to accommodate us on Friday. Medically, it probably would not have made a difference to wait until next week to start, but psychologically…. Mentally, it would have been really tough to sit around this weekend wondering what the cancer was doing unchecked. Normally it takes a bit of time to get it all organized, but they did it. On a Friday. On a Friday of a long weekend no less, several folks worked past their quitting time just so that we could begin the Folfox treatment. First some hydration with calcium. Then some sterioids and Zofran and then the leucovorin (Folic Acid) followed by Oxaliplatin over 2 hrs….A blast of 5FU and then the 5FU take out bottle for 46hrs which Kath finished today. (This will happen every two weeks until March.) We didnt get out of there until 7pm. Amazing staff.
It was pretty hard on her Saturday and Sunday. More vomiting both days. Now that she is off it, she is starting to recover. The steroids (or Chemo?) did take the swelling down a bit on her lymph nodes, so some pain relief from it. But she is feeling pretty miserable. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Just want to say a big thank you to everyone for their support throughout this. Every email, comment, card in the mail and phone call really helps both of us. So keep them coming when you can 🙂