Monday, October 15, 2012

Vidaza Shot No. 1

My first 5-day round of Vidaza shots began today. It was a walk in the park. The plan is to do this regimen for 3 months: 5 daily shots, 30 days rest, repeat.

I worried about the usual suspects: injection pain, nausea, swelling at the sight. Am I using too many colons? So far, I've been fine. I ate lunch and went to yoga.

On the foot front, I consulted my son. He's an elite runner who's had a number of injuries, minor and major. He asked me what I'd been doing prior to the pain in my left foot (only when I walk), which was nothing except walking on an uneven beach. He told me to ice the area for 15 minutes several times a day and take ibuprofen. The pain is gone!

I'll mention this to my oncologist tomorrow during my appointment. He'll probably recommend an x-ray just to be safe. I'm more concerned with my extreme skin gvh and water retention. Today is the first day in a long time I haven't been sad.

1 comment:

Ronni Gordon said...

Happy day!

I'm glad you didn't feel sad.