Fire up the Taxol

It is hot as balls here on the Eastern seaboard, but I feel great. On Thursday, temps were well into the 90s in DC when I was having my first Taxol infusion (fifth infusion overall). I took a big dose of Dexa (a steroid) 12 hours and 6 hours before the infusion, and then got even more pre-med steroids and benadryl, so I luckily slept for about 2 of the 4 hours I was at the cancer center being pumped full of drugs. I had some trepidation about an allergic reaction, as it’s apparently pretty common with Taxol, but things went smooth as can be.

The rest of the day I was a bit out of it, but that was probably more the benadryl than anything. And now, two days after my infusion, I feel like nothing even happened. Everyone said that T would feel like a breeze after AC – they weren’t kidding!

Now, back to the pool so I don’t melt in these 100 degree temps.



One thought on “Fire up the Taxol

  1. Cara…..How wonderful that you feel good! Certainly you deserve that! Here’s a toast to the days in the future when you will feel good on a VERY regular basis! Cheers!

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