Hi I just wanted to let you know I have started my treatment for MM on Monday.
After a marathon 7 hours in the hospital I was allowed home. The 2 injections were a bit of a shock more like extended bee stings into the stomach. The cup full of 27 drugs to take all at once, also a shock (I wasn’t made aware of these beforehand).
The poor nurses were rushed off their feet and kept apologising to me because there was a problem with my prescription etc so just more delays.
My partner wasn’t allowed with me so was worried because we were told it would only take 3 hours.
Anyway I came home exhausted with a pounding headache.
Only 4 hours sleep the first night. I was literally wide awake at 2am. Then I started on another 27 tablets (steroids etc) and had so much energy so decided to blitz the house cleaning out cupboards the works! This went on for 3 days but then the side effects started, low temperature, headaches, night sweats then yesterday I lost vision in both eyes, like a double migraine! I panicked!
I managed to contact my CNS who reassured me it was the side effect of the drugs because I had gone back to bed and slept and the vision came back.
I continued with my manic cleaning regime yesterday which was worrying my other half (I’m not usually this manic) and eventually stopped (crashed) at 9pm.
Well today, serves me right, I have well and truly crashed. I woke up exhausted. I had to have bloods taken at my Drs surgery ready for treatment again on Monday so my other half took me. I came home and went straight to bed and have now just woken up after 3 hours sleep, still got a fuzzy head but I am listening to my body and I will rest I promise.
What a whirlwind of a start to my journey. I have made a date with my CNS on Monday because I want to know exactly what is in store for me. I feel stronger now to absorb all the information which has been too overwhelming for me to take in up til now.she asked me if I wanted sugar coating or honesty and I said I want to know everything and the worse case scenario. I have had so many nasty surprises so far I just need to know what sort of ride I’m in for.
I will be starting my STC treatment in January which is a relief because I was down for it over Xmas so at least I will have Xmas with my family. There are some positives to look forward to. x