Monday, October 10, 2011

Meagan starts a new chemo Tuesday

At 11:45am tomorrow she has an appointment at the cancer treatment center. She will be on Abraxane. The total time she is in will be a couple hours. Total IV infusion time is about 45 minutes. Expected side effects: fatigue (on top of what she is feeling from meds and radiation), hair loss, possible nausea, possible tingling fingers, likely no chemo brain.

She still has her wit and incisive mind, even if it only emerges sporadically. She asked Kaplan how likely hair loss was, and he answered, 95%. She then asked if that meant it would leave a 5% patch or just sparse hairs. He laughed, and said nope you lose it all.

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