Pierre Dybman (dybmapi) wrote,
Pierre Dybman

Session 3, provisional remarks

So, we're now about the 25% mark of that series, Folfox which, you may remember, is made up of made up of the drugs

FOL– Folinic acid (leucovorin)
F – Fluorouracil (5-FU)
OX – Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

On Mondays, every two weeks, there's a ton of liquids that are piped directly into the blood flow, with a solution, Potassium, Calcium, more sugary solution, then Folinic acid and 5-Fu, more solutions, rinsing, then some Oxaliplatin, more rinsing, and finally the bottle of 5-FU for the next 44 hours.

Needless to say, this process is highly liquid, and the need to address this flooding is strong!

One side-effect is that, from Today to Wednesday, you are bloated, and start reducing this excess of liquids over Wednesday night and Thursday.

Among the famous possible side-effects, it seems the one that is hitting me the most is the numbness and tingling of the hands.
Sensitivity to cold also goes as far as the mouth during those three to four days, so cold drinks, ice-creams etc are now a problem.

But the arrival of autumn is bringing additional issues, as today turned out a bit windy and cool. Without clothes, and walking for half an hour, the hands became slightly sensitive, and i had issues opening the key to my apartment! Now this is an unexpected side-effect, not being able to get back home! I'll have to devise strategies around that...

For the time being, this has not, contrary to quite a few posters on the internet, extended to the feet, so i'll take that as a positive for today.

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