|Sorry Nic, your autoimmune system is shot|
My newest cocktail is 7 pills and a weekly self injection of a chemotherapy drug. Oh yea, who wants to sign up for my kind of fun? Nothing like sticking a big needle in your leg knowing it is going to make you feel like Hell for the next two days, am I right? Then I get to have a nice purple bruise that is just starting to fade when I get to go through the fun ALL OVER AGAIN....every single Friday. Whoo Hoo! Let the weekend begin!
There is no fictional or non-fictional reading I do that scares the bejeezus out of me like reading all the warning labels on my meds. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I read: This medication has SERIOUS side-effects, some of which can lead to DEATH....then there is this really small writing at the bottom that basically says that my doctor thinks it is okay to risk death, as long as I don't actually die. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, eye twitches, dry mouth, rashes, kidney failure, thinning corneas, hair loss, dry skin, etc are all acceptable. My guess is if I did actually die, he probably wouldn't give that prescription out anymore, but that is just a guess. I actually asked him once if he has ever lost a patient to death from this cocktail. His response? "Not that I am aware, however, I have had some patients not return for follow-up appointments, I assume they got better." Um....think it is because they are DEAD, I asked? *insert sounds of crickets* Then he responds, "Well you Engineers are always over thinking things, you always look for the statistics and want to know EVERYTHING." Needless to say, I am thinkingI am not his favorite patient, and I am guessing he could have given me a smaller needle size for the injection. Next time, I will ask him ;-).
|Okay, my needle isn't that big, and I don't look quite that crazed|
I am on week 3 and trip to the bathroom 1002 on my new cocktail. The all mighty doctor said I have to give it at least 6 weeks to calm down the side-effects and know if this cocktail will work for me.....for awhile.
Until next time...I will be in the bathroom.