Saturday, September 13, 2008

Adventures in Chemotherapy

I made it through the first few days after my treatment without much nausea or other side effects. I should have known it was going too well…

Yesterday I developed severe abdominal pains and finally called my homecare nurse. She said I should go to the emergency to rule out a blood clot and that they would take me right away once I said I was a chemo patient.

Five hours later… I finally had blood tests and an x-ray. The tests showed elevated counts for my pancreas, which is exactly where the pains were. They gave me morphine (a mighty fine drug!) and sent me home feeling more than a little loopy.

I seem fine this morning and hoping to put that incident (and the painful hours in the emerg) behind me.

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