Wednesday, January 7, 2015
January 7, 2015 - Preparing For First Chemotherapy in AM.
My chemotherapy starts tomorrow so I spent a lot of the day preparing. I started my Dexmethasone twice daily and my Claritin once daily today. I purchased my mouthwash, toothpaste, oral moisturizer and dry mouth lozenges. I was instructed to buy all alcohol free products and rinse and gargle four times daily with a salt and baking soda solution which I will do to decrease mouth and throat irritation.
Next up to pack - food! I plan to eat breakfast before going but felt I may need some snacks since I will be there 3-4 hours. They do provide nourishments but I kind of like my own food. lol. Nuts, apple, banana, grapes, carrots and crackers should be a gracious plenty, I hope! lol. I packed my water cup and plan to eat ice chips for the first hour as instructed.
I am ready to get started on my third leg of my journey. I ask that you continue to keep me in your prayers and positive thoughts. If I could pack your thoughts and prayers in my bag, I definitely would!