June 6, 2013

by kpw413

Today is KDd-1-1!

By this I mean Kyprolis 27 mg over a 10 minute infusion, Doxil 12 mg over a 60 minute period, and before both, dexamethasone 4 mg over 20 minutes, and normal saline 250 mL over 30 minutes, finally ended by a flush after all for 5 minutes to be sure I received all the Doxil. This morning, I had 16 mg of dexamethasone in 4 x 4 mg tablets, and 400 mg acyclovir to prevent shingles. I’ll take another 400 mg before I go to bed. Drug City, man! Oh yeah, they left the IV line in so there won’t be a need to stick me again tomorrow. The nurse, Karen, pushed a small amount of heparin into the line to keep it open through its blood thinning properties.

Tomorrow will be easier with no Doxil, which is only once per week.

I chose this timing to have as little impact as possible to my work life. I managed to keep up with emails from my chair.

So far, no obvious side effects. I’ll keep you posted on this. Let’s see how well I sleep tonight with all this dexamethasone in me.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.