February 27, 2005

Ready as I can be

Tomorrow will complete cycle 3 with a total of 6 treatments. It is hard to be ready for something that is going to make you sick and tired. During my last treatment I was pretty sick all day. In an effort to fight the nausea better I took an Ativan this evening. It works well for nausea but also knocks you out in the process.

During chemo there are a total of 4 drugs I receive. It is known in the Hodgkin's world as ABVD. ABVD is named after the initials of the drugs used and involves the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin (originally called Adriamycin®), bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine.

I think the Ativan is kicking in and I will retire to bed.

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