Re: [MOL] Dave B. [01644] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Dave B.



You should be proud of what you did! Way to go...
Your (admiring) friend,
Bridget


>From: DBLATT4444@aol.com
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Dave B.
>Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 21:37:03 EDT
>
>Lillian
>
>I will be sending you an appropriate picture.
>
>I had my second chemo cocktail today with some interesting incidents that I
>think you will appreciate...........along with me sharing my "stuff" with 
>the
>rest of the gang.
>
>I prepared for my second session exactly the way I did for the first. same
>steroids,
>same anti-nausea medications-same anti-allergic reaction medication. The 
>only
>thing
>I didn't do was wear the same shirt I wore the first time (used same
>socks,sneakers and shorts) couldn't find the shirt.
>
>Anyway...............I take 916mg of Taxol and 460something of carboplatin. 
>5
>minutes
>into Taxol, at 315mg per hour, I had an allergic reaction to it. Evidently 
>it
>is the standard reaction.............pain in base of neck, spine, left
>shoulder. left arm and
>the feeling that you're on fire........you get extremely red too. Three
>nurses and my
>Oncologist jumped all over me...........to explain what was taking place 
>and
>what they were doing to relieve the symptoms. I was not in the middle of a
>good time!!!
>
>To say I was terrified is an understatement, but I did something that tells
>me I am really at a point in my life where i understand that I am a better
>person! I asked one
>nurse to close the curtains surrounding my chair, I explained that I did 
>not
>want the other chemo patients in the room (six of them) to be scared. As I
>think about it now,
>I am not sure where that thought, or the strength came from..but I like it!
>
>I'm going on too long...........but...........The reaction lasted less than
>10 minutes and
>was gone. My Oncologist dropped the flow rate  and all was ok for the rest 
>of
>my session, I had a small reaction after the first, but since I understood
>what was going on, I just let it pass. I will take my third cocktail in 3
>weeks and I will find the damn shirt!!!!!!!!
>
>Luv Ya
>
>Dave B
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