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The many faces of treatment and Decadron by akontarinis Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 12:00am When I first started this journey, I was an avid bicyclist who rode 22 miles a day just to commute to work. I lived in town so I could walk pretty much anywhere I needed to go. I was in shape, looked and felt good, and then the diagnosis came. And I swear, within a few weeks after the treatments began my body started to really fall apart ... Read on »
Lumbar Puncture, Osteopenia, Chemo, and Decadron by ffong Posted Thu 20 May 2010 12:00am ANC 1.5 WBC 2.1 HGB 11.8 PLT 232K Jaylon had his scheduled lumbar puncture(spinal tap) this morning. His CBC came in looking good. Earlier this week we were informed that Jay has osteopenia .  Last month he complained of some foot pain so he had x-rays done and they came back showing low bone mineral density. The condition means ... Read on »
Blame it on Decadron by Elsa D Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:12pm Now, I am more awake than it is desirable. My eyes are wide open and I have difficulty closing them at night. Decadron, is the culprit. I am taking it in combination with Lorazepan and Kytril to fight the nausea and vomiting caused by the trial drug. Decadron (Dexamethasone), a corticosteroid drug, is also responsible for my mood swings. I hav ... Read on »
Blame it on Decadron by Elsa D Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm Now, I am more awake than it is desirable. My eyes are wide open and I have difficulty closing them at night. Decadron, is the culprit. I am taking it in combination with Lorazepan and Kytril to fight the nausea and vomiting caused by the trial drug. Decadron (Dexamethasone), a corticosteroid drug, is also responsible for my mood swings. I h ... Read on »
Decadron withdrawal begins by akontarinis Posted Wed 26 May 2010 12:00am The one thing I always promised myself with this blog was that I would be as honest as possible and try to hide very little about my entire experience. Why bother? This is is a chronicle of my life at the moment and the more honest I am the better the material will be. The clearer my memories will be as well. These little green ... Read on »
decadron energy by Karen Posted Mon 14 Feb 2011 10:16am Last night I was so exhausted, I curled up carefully so as not to get tangled in my IV cord, and fell right to sleep.  But then after 11:30 someone came in looking for blood, and I woke up and the decadron kicked in.  I was WIDE AWAKE and ANTSY. I went for a 20 minute walk to burn off some energy. I looped around the elevator tower a bunch of ... Read on »
Ain't No Cure for the Decadron Blues by ffong Posted Wed 18 May 2011 12:00am The Cheesecake Factory can't help either It's tough to watch Jay during this time of the month. He describes his stomach pain as if he was wearing a belt 3 sizes too small all week. His head hurts and he is dizzy at times. On top of that he is always hungry and cranky. All this is due to decadron . Jay has been out of ... Read on »
BREAKING NEWS: The Last Decadron Pill by ffong Posted Sat 24 Mar 2012 12:00am Earlier this evening Jaylon took his LAST decadron pill. No more decadron blues. Read on »
BREAKING NEWS: The Last Decadron Pill by ffong Posted Sat 24 Mar 2012 11:46pm Earlier this evening Jaylon took his LAST decadron pill. No more decadron blues. Read on »
Quick Taper Off Decadron by Karen Posted Fri 11 May 2012 6:01am Dr Downs just dropped in for a quick chat and strength test. Later the team will come look at my backside again. He let me know we are going to start today a quick taper off the decadron steroid! Choirs of angels are singing right now! Such good news. I will be able to sleep and shut up --- and my blood sugar ought to get back to normal. ... Read on »