My ass isn’t really hurting anymore. Haven’t taken any pain meds in over a week. Maybe this is just a question of new and more insidious forms of discomfort masking it, but whatever!! I’ll take it! I can sit comfortably!
Yesterday’s erbitux top up went just fine. No allergic reaction this time. I had a pretty groggy rest of the day but didn’t feel too bad. I’m feeling fine this morning, except for the fact that I haven’t slept through the night for 4 days. Don’t know what’s going on. I’ve woken up at 2 the last couple of days and not managed to get back to sleep. I was blaming steroids that the doc had me on as a preventive measure against the allergic reaction. My doc didn’t find this compelling. Said it was in my head. Hmm. He also said that my particularly bad week last week had nothing to do with all the benadryl and double dose of erbitux. He pointed out that I’ve been through a lot.. um. yeah. I guess.
I asked if he was encouraged that I hadn’t broken out in a rash yet.
“No. I’m not. If you don’t have some sort of reaction SOMEWHERE, I’ll be disappointed.”
His general reaction to the side effects is a gleeful rubbing of the hands.. “it’s woooooorkiiiingg”
“Doc. I feel like hell.”