Here we are at the UCS - Utah Cancer Specialists. Cindy is receiving her first Chemo treatment! They have given her anti nausea medicine by the arm load! And then she will take Emend capsules for the next three days to help with the nausea as well. She is on a regiment of DD-AC-T 4 times with treatment every two weeks for 8 weeks. These treatments will take just about an hour each. Once this is done she will take Taxol for another 4 treatments every two weeks. These sessions will be a bit longer because it is a slow drip - about 4 hours at the center. In four short months she will be done. Yippee! We have decided not to spell out every drug but just know that for now she is getting two Chemotherapy Drugs as well as a drug to stimulate the type of white blood cells which helps to fight infection.
The chairs are very comfy and Reed wants one for his new office. She enjoys a great view of Mt. Olympus but she does wish Reed would bring his chain saw next time to cut down the telephone poll that is right in the middle of her view! There are plenty of warm blankets in the oven (We want one of those at home for her!) and a stock pile of snacks and drinks and treats and movies. So far - so good!
Later this afternoon Cindy will have a port-a-cath put in so that they will not have to poke her veins so much. It will be about a 45 minute surgery, but she should be home tonight in her own bed, resting well!
Thanks to all for the love and support and prayers. We shall overcome!
posted by Libby