July 19, 2013
Today is KDd-2-17. The last infusion for this cycle. I’ll have blood drawn next Wednesday afternoon to see how I’ve done in the second cycle. Then I’ll be away for about 10 days and will likely not post much during this period. At the latest, I’ll be able to post my results around 8/4 or 8/5.
I slept pretty well last night considering it was my big dexamethasone day. A friend at work, Gina, had recommended an aromatherapy, lavender oil, that helps to calm people, and help them sleep. While last night wasn’t perfect, it was way better than my last big dex day when I only slept for about 3-1/2 hours.
The infusion nurses have been having increasing trouble getting an infusion needle into veins over the last few infusion days. According to Paula, these two drugs, Kyprolis and Doxil are known to have some venous toxicity which can make it more difficult to get into a vein. I may have to think about a port.
I’ve also made an appointment with Dr. Krishna Komanduri of the Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami to discuss an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant on August 14th.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.