Its a beautiful Saturday morning here in Chicago and I completed my last mega dose of chemo (Cytoxan) and rATG today. Which is very emotional. I am over the hump of the intense fluids, steroids and flushing every 6 hours. When Nick fist-bumped me, it hit me.
The chemo is catching up with me. Less energy, weak, poor appetite and a headache. My hands and feet are severely numb and very weak. It has taken quite the effort to type this today. I managed to get on the exercise bike just once today to help with the fluid swelling in my feet.
Its a beautiful boat filled day on Lake Michigan.
Taking it easy and watching movies with my big brother. Seven psychopaths is highly recommended. It sounds bad but it's actually funny. Anchorman 2 had me laughing too. It was actually hard to laugh my body is so tired.
Good news is that the BP and heart issues all ruled out. they cut back on running Lasix and Ativan so close together sine they both lower blood pressure and everything resolved. Dr. Burt came by today and said "you're doing good". So there's that.
Blood counts are dropping quickly as expected. I'm sure that plays into the fatigue.
Tomorrow I just have rATG (rabbit antibodies) to further suppress the immune system, so a quieter day.
My stem cell birthday is Monday, and I get IVIG as well, which I'm hoping might help boost strength and energy as it usually does.
Thanks for the calls, emails and texts today. There was a lot of resting today that kept me from keeping up with it all.