Yes it is nearly 3am the night/ morning before my next chemotherapy cycle (cycle 3 (YAY! That will make me halfway when it is finished) of 6 of TCH).
I took my 2 x 4mg tablets of Dex at 10am and 2pm (told to try not to take it after 2pm to limit chances of insomnia), but alas insomnia is somethign we jsut have to deal with.
The worst thing is I have to be up in about 4 1/2 hrs to put the numbing patch on my port site before I go in for my chemo at 9am (tried the 1/2 hr cream last time but it oozed out through the dressing and didn't work 100% so I am trying the patch this time but it tales 1 - 1 1/2 hrs to work). I will be at the chemo clinic for like 7 hrs (my first cycle took 8 hrs, my 2nd 7 hrs so I am guessing this one will be similar. (accessing of port (after they get to me, gown and glove up etc, blood tests, wait 1 hr for results,hanging up of IV fluids, aloxi, gown and glove up again taxotere (and ice gloves), gown and glove up again carboplatin, lunch sometimes around now, while I am being infused (provided by the hospital), gown and glove up again (I think) herceptin, flush, remove port tube thingies, make appoint for next cycle in 21 days, get any answers to questions and special instructions etc and call hubby to come get me (I get hime to drop me off and then send him home, he has a bad back and sitting in the hospital chairs leaves him in pain and barley able to work, and as he has to do all the work around the house and cooking etc, we can't afford him stretched out on the couch for a week).
So bl@@dy Dex, let me sleep,I have been so fatigued for the last 3 weeks, I REALLY need to sleep (we maybe I will at least try to rest with my eyes closed until I have to get up, anything has to be better than nothing)...