The Chemo Has Begun
Today was Iron Infusion day.
I arrived at the oncologist’s office at 8:30 and settled in for a long, 5-hour iron infusion. Before beginning the infusion, they first injected me with a bag of Benadryl to make me tired enough to sleep through the entire session. It totally worked at making me tired, but what followed soon after threw the entire day in disarray and I was unable to sleep.
At around 9:30, my oncologist came over and told me the good news. The results of my biopsy on Monday came in and confirmed that my cancer is Hodgkin’s Lymphoma! With that knowledge, it was decided that I would begin chemotherapy today.
After 5 hours of Iron Infusing, they began the first ABVD treatment. It was not quite as bad as I was expecting. The PORT-A-CATH that was installed on Monday worked flawlessly and the entire chemo treatment took around an hour and a half. I’ve been...
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