Hi everyone, I had my third chemo yesterday with the first addition of Avastin. I knew that it was going to take about eight hours but it turned out to be even longer.
I went to the loo, and although I was really careful with the line, it somehow came out. I felt the pain and when I looked at it, my arm was swelling up like a balloon. I went back to the ward and soon everyone was dashing about, switching off the drip, removing the line and calling the doctor. I had an ice pack put on it, then six quite painful injections around the balloon shape. This apparently is the antidote. I suppose when you think about it, a drug that kills cancer cells will also kill cells in my arm. I was sent home with hydrocortisone cream and told to go back if it started blistering. It seems OK but I have to go back on Monday to get it checked out.
Anyway, I asked for my CA25 results and they have dropped from over 400 after my op to 14, and that is on the Carbo/Taxol only as I hadn't started the Avastin then. As you can imagine, I am in high Spirits today!