Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The first bag of cytoxin was hung around 9am this morning. An hour later I got a dose of lasix to help flush my system of the chemo. I'll get another dose of lasix around 4pm.

There's not much else to report. I'm still feeling well, all things considered. The mysterious bone pain has abated. My appetite continues to decline, which I expected to happen. Food just tastes strange and I tend to fill up rather quickly. I know that I'll start to feel unwell in the next few days thanks to the cytoxin and I'm not looking forward to it. On the plus side, I might finally catch up on some much needed sleep.

8 comments:

Susan C said...

I just love that name "cytoxin," which leaves no doubt that you are putting some nasty, toxic stuff into your body.

So glad to hear that you're still holding up without awful side effects. (Except for the dreaded loss of appetite.)

Hope you get to sleep through all of the cytoxin yuckies.

Love, Susan

Jennifer said...

Happy Day +1 Ann! Hoping this journey is uneventful and boring!

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Hey Ann,

I was away all summer and hadn't kept up with the blog. I thought of you today because I am studying for med school tests that include the topics of immunology and leukemia. I decided to check out the blog and was shocked and upset to hear about the relapse, then slightly relieved when I read about the new transplant. Continue to stay strong and keep us updated on how you are progressing. I'm gonna get back to studying now and try to learn as much as I can! Thinking of you!

Nancy said...

I'm glad the bone pain has subsided. Cytoxin was the butt kicker for me. Hope you don't have too many side effects. Thinking of you every minute!!! Stay strong and be tough!!! love, nance

Lisa Nishioka said...

I do hope you get through this with the least amount discomfort as possible.My daughter Lyndsay starts hydration Friday, cytoxin sat. and sun. and TBI Mon. Tues. and Wed., Then Thurs.gets her bone marrow transplant. Her cells are coming from Europe. It surprised me to see you getting cytoxin after the transplant and she is getting it before. We will be following your progress, and try to keep you updated on Lyndsays journey since you 2 are going through this at just about the same time. She is at UCSD Thornton Cancer Hospital with her Bone Marrow Transplant Team, so we also moved to be close to the hospital because that is what needs to be done. And we will go anywhere and do anything for our family in these times of special need. Our family will keep your family in our prayers Ann... Keep up that spunk and drive to the goal...Cancer Free!!!!!!

Lisa Nishioka said...

I do hope you get through this with the least amount discomfort as possible.My daughter Lyndsay starts hydration Friday, cytoxin sat. and sun. and TBI Mon. Tues. and Wed., Then Thurs.gets her bone marrow transplant. Her cells are coming from Europe. It surprised me to see you getting cytoxin after the transplant and she is getting it before. We will be following your progress, and try to keep you updated on Lyndsays journey since you 2 are going through this at just about the same time. She is at UCSD Thornton Cancer Hospital with her Bone Marrow Transplant Team, so we also moved to be close to the hospital because that is what needs to be done. And we will go anywhere and do anything for our family in these times of special need. Our family will keep your family in our prayers Ann... Keep up that spunk and drive to the goal...Cancer Free!!!!!!

Mabyn Shingleton said...

Hey girlfriend! Glad you missed Gustav! He wrecked Baton Rouge! Sounds like you've been a busy (?)patient. Those were some great PJ's. Hope this go-round is easier than the last. Much love and always thinking about you. Mabyn

Jim said...

Ann,

Sleep and eat as much as you can. We are saying daily prayers for a smooth-as-possible ride and a return to a healthy you.

Jim