Today was chemo day (#7) and my second time using the port. They gave me a prescription for Emla cream that is supposed to numb the area before they stick a needle in it... I'm not sure what happened, if I didn't put enough on or if I had it on too long, but the stuff didn't work and the needle hurt like a bitch! I now know what it feels like to be stabbed in the chest! I was, once again, in tears. Ugh it was awful. Next time I'm putting it on when I'm halfway to the doctors and I'm going to put sran wrap over it so it won't absorb into anything. Fingers crossed.
I also tried Reiki today. Not sure if I'm a fan or not. I guess we will wait and see if I feel any better. I also told them that I'm starting to feel lung pain and shortness of breath and they took out the Bleo today and I'm going to get another Pulmonary Function Test before next chemo. We're also in the process of scheduling my PET and CAT scans for after chemo #8 (April 19th). I'm really hoping for a clean scan. I don't want to end up being one of those difficult chemo patients that doesn't respond to treatment. So fingers will be crossed for those tests.
Hmmm... what else... not much else is new. I'm in fancytown for the night. I just ate a big dinner at Friendlys (yes, I eat like a child) and am thinking about having some ice cream soon.
Oh yeah about my teeth.... I called the dentist yesterday and he said to just use Prevident religiously at night time and take Tylenol a couple times a day - I use sensydine for the rest of the time but it's just not enough. Damn the chemo!
Okay that's all for now. XO