Wake up call for me Thursday! IV Chemo Cytoxan (LOL- make that CyTOXIC - to me!) is some powerful stuff! I sure felt like a "real" cancer patient that night ... sparing you all the details, I was hit with what felt like the "chemo-48 hour-flu"! Leaving my 5+ hour chemo infusion, I felt light headed, bloated, dizzy, blurry, and a little queasy, but not incapacitated. So I thought I would be ok. Little did I know, the "after-life", delayed reaction of IV chemo!
We arrived home, and as always, there was household of people home. Of course everyone wanted to help me, wait on me, serve me something, etc, but at that time, I was beginning to feel "funny", so I headed for my room, and there I remained for over a day or so. Ugh! I remember getting increasingly dizzy, feeling achy and dehydrated, yet full.
At some point, the awful (to me at that time) scent of cooked food came wafting down the hallway to my room. I think my daughter was making some sort of Parmesan Pasta Alfredo (makes me nauseated just writing that...) Soon the bathroom became my best friend. First the "back barn door" events for hours and hours into the night. I was so exhausted I just remember laying on the cool bathroom floor. Then that light headed, dizzy O M G I'm going to get sick, "front barn door" events happened. I was a pretty sick filly for hours and hours and then finally, this awfulness passed and I began to regain strength, and was able to hydrate, and not fear being away from my bathroom.
Hopefully the delightful side effects mean those bratty myeloma cells are running for the hills fast and furiously! The Raid insecticide commercials come to mind as a great visual here too.