I had my second chemo Palitaxel/ Carbo, with the promise of a very slow drip for the Paclitaxel on Friday, due to 2 previous allergic reactions. They gave me extra steroids too, which have me bouncing off the walls. My face is all puffy! Is that normal? And all went well for about 35 minutes and then I had another bad allergic reaction when they turned the drip rate up. I didn't realise they'd set it to speed up automatically. They all reacted so fast, it was most impressive, but am very irritated that I can't tolerate this drug. They stopped it and spoke to the doctor who said to not continue as they're worried about damaging me permanently, although there was muttering about keeping me in overnight and keeping the drip rate very, very slow. I'd have been happy for them to do that so I could get it in, but I suppose they know best. I hope.
Do they? So many many more questions with every little hiccup.
They continued with the Carbo, which went in fine again. One of the nurses said the oncologist will change my regimen and that they have plenty of other plans - which wasn't my experience when I saw one of the minions 2 weeks ago. She didn't have any other plan apart from only giving the carbo and dismissed every other drug I suggested - learned about them from you lovely ladies. I'm really not happy with that, as it's the combination of drugs that are best (I hope) for OCCC.
Seeing the oncologist on 30th again before next try on 3rd November. They also want to put in a PICC line as my veins are apparently very thin and they've been jabbed enough. I'm feeling squashed and squishy. Vent over. Hope you're all having a good weekend.