First, let’s start this bad boy off with some good news:
I’m home! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Somehow, that 6 day span felt longer, at times, than the month I spent in there the last time. I think it had something to do with the fact that the room was super small this time, and I had no window. Plus, the discharge date was “so close” that it just took forever to show up. So, whereas really only the last few days of the first month in the hospital were rough, this entire visit was just frustrating.
But, on the bright side, new laptop, lots of friends and family, and it’s over.
So I’m literally done with receiving the chemo treatments for round one of consolidation. That part is good. Unfortunately, like the last time, the actual side effects don’t really hit for about a week after the chemo is over. So, same as the last time. Neutropenia (infection risk, fever risk, etc.) is the main thing. At least I can eat whatever I want, since I’ll be making it myself (so I know everything is fresh and clean, and no transit issues to deal with).
So I’m not out of the woods yet with this round, but the obnoxious peeing-200-oz-a-day thing is over with. Or will be, anyway, after tonight.
Tonight I’m going to watch the hell out of the American Ninja Warrior finale that was on on Monday night. My parents DVR’d it for me, so I’ll go over there, have some food, and relax for a bit.
I head back to Presby on Thursday, this time for a shot of neulasta. Similar to the neupogen I got the last time, this is a shot that stimulates the growth of neurtophils, the white blood cells that fight off bacterial infections. It also has a chance of bone pain.
At least this time I know (thanks Jessie!) that claritin can be used to head off the bone pains. Weird, but true.
Anyway, that’s basically it for now. I’m gonna go hunker down in the A/C, because this heat is absurd.