Saturday, February 28, 2009

Feb. 27


Feb. 27
Originally uploaded by Cancer Boy
I'm really just getting worse and worse at this "remembering to blog" shtick.

A few days until chemo #7.
One week until I see the psychiatrist and figure out SSRI stuff.
Two weeks until my CT scan, and chemo #8.
Four and a half weeks until Melissa moves.
Ten and a half weeks until chemo #12.

It's starting to feel like a reality...

One slight worry: I've already had a negative reaction to the CT contrast dye. In fact, they chose not to use contrast for that very reason, when they did my chest xray/line manipulation. They are, however, planning to use it for my CT scan in two weeks. Wouldn't it be a kicker, if I'm so close to beating cancer, and then I died from a nasty reaction to the dye? Yeah, that'd be a laugh.

5 comments:

S. F. Heron said...

what was your negative reaction?

I do too. They use an alternative contrast on me. I think one of them told me there's iodine in the contrast (so shellfish allergies can be aggravated by it). You need to speak to them about it Armand.

Armand said...

Mostly drooling, sweating, feeling like I was on fire, and not being able to breathe. Yeah. Awesome. And I'll make sure to bring it up with my doc on Monday. Wheeee...

deborah d. lattimore said...

oh yeah, dying from the contrast would really be a hoot. but please don't. xoxo

penguie said...

See what contrast they are going to use and have them premedicate you. We often dose patients with benadryl if they have had previous reactions

Armand said...

Deborah: Will do my best! :)

Jenn: Uuugh... No more benadryl... But Benadryl > Death.