Just finished 2nd round of Taxol today. Weird thing is, this time it gave me severe chills instead of hot flashes. They had to give me two warmed blankets and a heating pad. Again, I was there all afternoon. This treatment takes a long time to be administered. Nurse Marilyn even stopped it for a bit to allow me time to recover from the severity of the chills, but as soon as she said I’d never finish before 5:00p, I decided it’d be best to try and tough it out. I sunk into the chair and buried myself in the blankets and heating pad. After I had dozed off for a while, the chills subsided and I had no more use for the blankets and pad.
I gotta say those warm blankets are sweet to have draped over you when you’re freezing. My pops came and sat with me. He too dozed off in the chair beside me.
I stopped off for a mojito (or two) and chicken nachos at The Iguana Grill on my way home. Not part of my diet plan, but sometimes you have to indulge your “screw it” attitude.