Friday, 13 January 2012


I survived my first treatment.  The nurses were wonderful and caring.  They were aware of my concerns of nausea, so they gave me some anti-nausea medication before they even started pumping the chemo into me.  It was a long day.  I did not get sick.  Woo Hoo!!!  I did have an allergic reaction with the rituximab.  I didn't feel it happening but I went off to the washroom and noticed hives on my thighs.  I looked in the mirror and I had a band of hives all the way around my waist/abdomen area.  It wasn't itchy until my clothes rubbed against them after I saw them.  I noticed this when I was almost all the way through the rituximab being injected into me.  This was the first drug of the day.  They had to stop it and inject intravenously some benadryl into me to counteract the hives.  This caused me to feel drowsy and sleepy.  Anyway, after the hives subsided, we were good to go for getting the rest of the chemo into me.  It all went smoothly except for the hives.

I have anti-nausea medication to be taking here at home.  I have had some supper but just a small amount.  I'm really tired and think I'll lie down now for awhile.  My anxiety is gone and I feel empty.  Will blog more tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad your first session went well. I hope they are all smooth sailing. Rest. Eat well. And let yourself be pampered. Looking forward to reading more from you.