Thank you Margie ! I managed to read up your notes just before I went for the infusion !!
Started my very first cycle today and it turned out better than I imagined but then they were pumping me with loads of supplemental infusions and I guessed I can only tell in a few days time !
I was given the following supplemental infusion before oxlipalitin and I'm wondering if it's over the top ?
1) Emend (Anti-nausea) - oral tablet on the spot
2) Ondansetron - Prevention of throwing up
3) Dexamethasone - Steroid for allergies
4) Ranitidine - For gastro allergies
5) Benadryl - Anti histamine
I was also given some of the above in oral tablets in case I needed them !
I was able to return home and work some stuff off my laptop but feeling quite groggy most of the time ! I sure wouldn't like to return to the workplace as my arm is aching and a little uncomfortable.
I experienced immediate ache and small prickly sensation in the infusion arm towards the end of the infusion. Now, I can't quite grip stuff. For example I am unable to exert any strength using the arm, unable to open a bottle of water with 2 arms. It was like as if a huge rock was sitting on the arm itself. As long as I don't exert strength, there is no pain ! I can still type with both hands though, thank god... So far, still fairly manageable but it's only the first day... soo I can't be too complacent !
I have no cold sensitivity at the moment, still touching metallic and cold stuff okay for now but i believed it will change. Noted on warm liquids !! I live in the tropics and we love drinking icey cold beverages all the time ! :X
I don't know anything about CBD gummies. I'm not in the US so don't think I can purchase any of it but the doctor have given me a whole load of anti-nausea medication to be taken should I feel unwell in between infusions.
Oh - I'm also experiencing some jaw spasm when I start to eat or drink. It goes away after a few seconds but gosh I thought it was gonna hurt real bad when i first experienced it.