|David and I|
|Plus these clowns!|
|And one more. David Attenborough was|
talking about The Life of Birds.
And now more content from today....
Chemo: David let me know a few things: I'm only supposed to take the glutamine for first four days after getting chemo. The steroid (dexamethasone) preceding the chemo infusion and that I also take in pill form for several days afterward, are what are making me hungry and manic. Also, insomnia. I often take Ativan (lorazepam) at night, which was originally for anxiety, but like so many of these drugs, other uses were discovered. Sometimes I take melatonin instead. Sometimes I'm so tired during the day but full of a kind of nervous energy, and I had no idea why...
Misc: I was thinking it would possibly be more digestible here if I grouped certain topics rather than mashing together the misc. But that level of editing seems too difficult right now.
Misc: David said I should check with the doctor that melatonin is OK to take. Misha said I should tell Tavakoli that all the interactions between the herbs and my chemo have been meticulously checked. She attributes my excellent blood counts to the herbs.
|A common Mission district sculpture|
Factoid: The widely-used chemotherapy drug Taxol was discovered on my birthday! Exactly one year before the day I was born: August 21, 1962.
I got a sweet card from Tong today in the mail that made me cry.