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5 Days

I’m back in Dana-Farber for the next five days of chemo. I didn’t miss this place at all. The cancer markers in my blood have all but gone away- showing that I am at normal human levels. I asked if that means I can stop the chemo treatment early. Of course not. This afternoon I will have another PFT (lung) test. My hair has been falling out slowly over the last few days. It looks like an ape has been using the bar of soap in my shower.


First day complete

My treatment today included cisplatin, the “P”, and Eposin, the “E” of BEP chemo- neither of which caused any recognizable side effects while at Dana-Farber. There were a bunch of patients who got sick- immediately after eating lunch. I was given a “heavy dose” of Zofran, which may explain why I didn’t feel anything.

Once I got home, I took Bruno for our normal 2-mile walk and started to feel unusually fatigued. I’m not sure if it is because of the drugs or because I woke up at 4 AM. I will go to bed earlier tonight just as a precaution.

I took my nurse’s advice to shave my head in advance of the hair falling out. I will also lose my eyebrows, but I’m sure as hell not going to shave those off in advance! I’m not sure if I’m going to use eyeliner, AKA “guy-liner”, but I’ll have Jess determine what looks the most normal.