Sunday, September 9, 2007

2 days to chemotherapy

AM: Alhamdulillah (thanks to Allah The Almighty). I woke up after I had a good sleep, except that I was awaken in the middle of the night, when suddenly I felt really dry in my throat and started coughing away.
The morning routine started with brushing my teeth with supersoft tooth brush (Bioten) and gurgling with Bioten mouth wash. I am starting these routines to get use to it, and this will help me a lot during the chemotherapy and post transplant period where I may get some 'oral mucositis'.
I will then do my pray and spend about half an hour of reciting Quran. Since I was advised to continue doing some movement in the room, I do light physical exercise apart from blowing a ballon for breathing exercise.
This morning, my doctor came in after I had my breakfast. He inspected the Hickman's line and seems that he was quite satisfied except that the cannula entry was a bit near to the nipple and its slightly inflammed. He then informed me that some medication will start tommorrow i.e. a few types of antibiotics and anti convulsion (drug to prevent fits since the chemotherapy may trigger some episodes). He told me that the latter will cause some gorgy feeling and I hope it would not stop me from writing.....
NOON:
I was so frightened for a while when suudenly my voice was hardly came out. I tried to throw it out but still only funny sound that heard. I took it calmly thinking that it will goes off momentarily. The nurse assured me and advised to take warm water. In the mean time, she will get the on call doctor. Slowly it got better. The other problems were I tend to get palpiataion and my blood pressure has been fluctuantly up and down and now it has sustainly on the higher side. Thinking that I may have anxious and not enough rest, the doctor gave me sedation pill. I went to sleep after my lunch and pray and it really pays off. But before I went in to sleep, the nurse gave IVHydrocort and IV Piriton, just in case the voice problem is cause by some anaphyctic reaction. The symptoms are less now but my blood pressure still on the highr side.
Oh yes..I need to introduce my new friend and to be my constantly accompanying me whenever I go (even to the toilet). His name is 'Mr Pumpman". He is a handsome and tall standing multiple infusion pump that supposed to deliver whatever medication or fluid that I am taking in to mybody. Sigh....It is still dificult to move around and I will tried to get more familiarized with MR Pumpman....and I better be a good friend of 'him'.
PM:
My wife came from home and the good thing was she brought mom's cooking and my favourite currypuff (karipap). I really want to 'wallup' since the next few days I won't be able to since I ll be losing some appetite.
I went sleep early to have enough rest and hopefully my blood pressure will calm down......

5 comments:

Robin said...

Wolverin, mind telling us what is served for breakfast? Curious...

Mrs Grumble said...

hello...happy to read the updates....like always....i pray ...
N ROBIN..i missed tea tarik session by now...n i missed everyone so deep...

i wish to have it soon....with Lil Iman n Dr Bones belanja us makan.....
Can Doc?

Superman said...

Hi Doctor.. I know you are doing great.. You can make it..

Wirat

MC said...

The best team is around you always!

Darna said...

Hi Wolverin,

I have been following up your updates and it amazes me how you are able to cope with this new challenge on you. You are in my prayers!

God Bless!!!