Home at last

May 10, 2013 in Lymphoma by Jeffry Reed

Just got home. I feel weird……lots of chemo this time. Light headed a bit….thirsty. Doctor said I need to eat lots of protein from looking at my labs so that means lots of meat. Good for me…..just what I want. Chicken and Pork Chops and chicken wings……just what a man wants. Lots of meat.

And, I’m happy and I’m not in any pain….very little nausea. I’m tired, but that is ok. Sleep is easy. I’ll actually be glad when the fatigue sets in and I can get lots of rest. Once that phase is over maybe I can help out a bit with things for work.

I just need to know what this new dose is going to do. With the last dose…RCHOP…I could have easily gone back to work after I was over the fatigue.

This new dose is triple that…..and it’s spaced out. So about the time I start feeling better it’s time to go back to the hospital for another week.

So I do a week of chemo, I’m out 2 weeks, then I go back. 7 more sessions. I really want to get back to work. I want to get back into things and forget about this crap. I just don’t know what is going to happen for now. So I guess I’ll keep blogging here and let people know. Right now I really have to rest up.

They say 7-8 days after the first dose I’m going to get nailed so I’m expecting a bomb to drop here in a few days…but I’m young, healthy and I’ll take that bomb and sleep it off. They gave me good anti nausea meds so I will need to keep those going.

Other than that, thank you everybody for your support. It’s overwhelming and so welcomed. Every text, visit, note….whatever….it really keeps me positive and hopeful, and wanting to come back. I miss everybody……I miss working. Y’all are wonderful.

Thank you for everything.