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No Bleomycin

Aug 14, 2012 - 0 comments

Well his WBC tanked...again, so no Bleo for him. Instead, he gets some Neupogen

Bleomycin Day

Aug 07, 2012 - 0 comments

Got some bloodwork today and all normal ranges so he was able to get Bleo today as well as a Neupogen shot

Concerned

Aug 04, 2012 - 2 comments

For the past couple of days, I have been getting rather sharp pains in my uterine area and pelvis area too. At first, I thought it was because I was ovulating, but then the twinges of pain continued beyond that. I felt my cervix today and I can feel 2 bumps on it. One is kinda small on the left of it and the other is pretty large and its towards the front of it. I really don't want another colposcopy. The OB that did it last time was notorious for taking large biopsies and it was excruciatingly painful...her concept was to get it all so it doesn't come back...her philosophy ***** and fails.

I don't know why my head goes here, but the first thing I thought was cancer. I already had a scare once before when I had this same problem and it wasn't even as bad as this time around either. My boyfriend has stage II testicular cancer right now and I'm his caregiver. It would be such a cruel twist of fate for both of us battling cancer at the same time.

My Baby-Makin' Thingadoo

Chemo Cycle 2, Day # 4

Aug 02, 2012 - 0 comments

Given his usual stuff and they are giving him magnesium sulfate as well as his fluids and chemo. Next week, he will be getting Neupogen every single day because according to the nurses, the last cycle he had, his WBC plummeted to near dangerous levels. :-\ I didn't realize how close he was to being hospitalized until today.

A few symptoms/side effects he is experiencing are rather odd considering he didn't have these during the first cycle. He's been really cold lately despite it being 80+ degrees every day. We've been bringing my fleecie blanket to his treatments to cuddle him up in. It's so cute. The nurses call it his blankie. lol He's also been having a hard time hearing. All I hear from him now is "huh?" "what?". Chemo brain is super bad this time too. He's always been a mush mouth, but this takes it to a whole new level. I need to find some activities to keep his brain up to par so he doesn't sound like his IQ is dropping by the minute. Mood swings are another symptom/side effect, but they are minor (thank God). The worst symptom/side effect is the nausea with the metallic taste. He's barely eating and I know he's not drinking enough. I've been giving him little snacks just to get something in his system. He can no longer eat or drink anything red and has anticipatory nausea. I never thought that was real until I noticed it this week. He gets sick as soon as the Cancer Center is in sight. Something strange is he has heighten sense of smell. The last one I can think of is a creepy-crawly/pins and needles feelings all over his body. I swear, he's acting like a pregger. LOL I'm just glad he doesn't have the diarrhea anymore.