Today was the worst day of treatment so far. Last night I didn’t get to sleep until around 1:30 or 2AM, then they do vitals at 4AM and 7AM. They wheeled me down to get the spinal tap or lumbar puncture (L.P) around 9AM. Usually before any kind of chemo I get some pre-meds, at least nausea medicine, but I got nothing before this. No pain meds in my IV like I had with the bone marrow biopsies, just a local to numb the area before they started. The procedure just involved placing the needle in and injecting the chemo, it only took about 15 minutes.
I didn’t have to lay flat on my back for 4-6 hours like they told me yesterday, just an hour and then trying to lay as much as possible all day. One of the side effects of the L.P. is a headache, I woke up with a headache and feeling pretty sore all over so this did not help matters. I tried to lay flat and listen to some music and relax, but it wasn’t working out so well. I didn’t get any pain meds until around noon. I ordered lunch but didn’t eat anything but the green beans. I got sick around 2, then took a shower. I felt better after that.
I spent the afternoon reading and dozing, John stopped by after work and brought Imos. I did not want hospital food tonight, that’s for sure. I feel a lot better now and am fighting off sleep so I can *fingers crossed* go to sleep early tonight.
Here are my labs for the day:
Hbg: 8.4 *I got a couple units of blood today
In the morning I should get my one chemo shot then be discharged. I cannot wait to get home and see my baby and sleep in my own bed again. Even though today was a rough day, I am feeling good knowing I get to go home tomorrow!