Monday was pretty rough. I did manage to eat when I got home. It did stay down.
I had intense body aches, though. Upper spine, sternum, elbows, wrists, shoulders. I got very little sleep.
Tuesday was a little scary. My doc wanted to wait until tuesday to start the erbitux, because the first dose is twice the size, and comes with lots of pre-medications. About two minutes into it something strange started to happen. I felt a swelling tingle in my chest and arms and neck and finally face. I started having trouble breathing. “Um doc. Something’s not right.” It got pretty hard to talk after that. He stopped the erbitux and filled me up with benadryl. The reaction slowly subsided and he was able to finish the dose. He says that it can happen the first time, and usually not again. We’ll see next monday, I guess!
Today was wednesday. I went in, and got unplugged. Done with the first round, but not feeling any better than I have for the last two evenings. A bit worse, in fact. I’ve got lingering nausea and general exhaustion. I got home from the office and made it as far as the couch. Spent about 4 hours there. uhg. Here we go again.
Tomorrow should be better!
Now, I think I’ll bathe and get in bed.