Journal: News & Comment

Friday, April 20, 2007
# 7:49:00 PM:

Dipped in metal

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Thursdays are my intravenous chemotherapy days, as well as busy with the usual daily radiation and a meeting with my radiation oncologist, Dr. Ma, whom I met for the first time yesterday, even though he's been running my radiation care for several weeks now. Nice guy.

Last night was extremely weird. After late afternoon chemo, my wife and I had dinner at the local Cactus Club, including some genuinely awesome Szechuan beans, then I started to feel wiped out. I came home and was asleep by 8. I woke up a few times, one time ridiculously sweaty, another feeling like I'd been dipped in metal up to my chin (there's platinum in that oxaliplatin, after all). Felt pretty decent this morning, though.

Here are the past couple of days' worth of photos:

New Gloves and Hat My Radiation Machine The Big Door Chemo Room View 1
Chemo Room View 2 Chemo Room View 3 I'm Getting Thinner Hooked Up
Chemo Room View 4 Chemo Room View 5 The Morning Handful Fingernail Side Effects

Check out the morning pill ritual.


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