Remembering Dave Posted April 28, 2005 Share Posted April 28, 2005 Hey, this is Karen. Don't want anyone to think I am speaking for him, and that I'm not letting him on the computer or something (trust me, that would never happen) but he had his chemo yesterday (topotecan) AND his zometa (the IV drug that builds bone growth) and every time he gets them together, he has EXCRUIATING pain the next day. this morning he got up and screamed at the top of his lungs, just trying to sit down in his recliner (his command post). It was awful. but I admit to being slightly annoyed with him, because when this happened the first time he got topotecan and zometa together, the onco doc said it was probably getting them at the same time, the bone drug (which is acid based) was probably delivering that chemo right into the bones, causing extra pain, so the new game plan was to give them to Dave separately, not on the same day, but days apart. Well, Dave has decided that he's tired of paying a $20 copay every time he walks in the door there, so he asked to get the zometa and chemo together this time to save himself $20. That's why I'm annoyed. What's $20 when you're in excruiating pain? I'd say paying an extra $20 is worth avoiding some extra pain. So half of me is watching him, cringing, feeling so very bad for him and wishing I could DO something, and the other half of me just wants to kick him in his backside!!! He's probably going to read this and be absolutely furious with me. I LOVE YOU HONEY!!! anyway, he read the thread last night looking for him, but felt too much like doo doo to post back anything. I think he is planning his come back, though, in full drag, as soon as he is up to it. Watch out! Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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