Today was my third weekly dose of the chemotherapy drug Abraxane for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. It was also February 14, Valentine’s Day. And it’s also the day that my oncologist decided to discontinue the steroid she was giving me intravenously for nausea because of its side effects. Instead, she prescribed over-the-counter Prilosac for heartburn and reflux and Zofran (Ondansetron) , a dissolvable pill used to prevent nausea and vomiting. I picked up the Zofran and placed one on my tongue just in time to allay an unfortunate incident at the pharmacy counter. THANK YOU, Target pharmacist! You had to be there; it was like magic.
I’ve been taking the Zofran every eight hours now to quell the waves of nausea. And after exchanging Valentine’s cards with my hubby, we decided to forego cooking an actual meal in the house (smells too strong!) and I sent him to pick up mild takeout food.
Yeah, thanks, chemo. Just so you’ll know, this isn’t exactly the Valentine’s Day I had planned. Oh well, February 19 is looking pretty good!