After Friday’s anaphylactic reactions to Doxil®, I was a little nervous on my way to the infusion center. That is the first time I have felt any apprehension because Friday was such an overwhelming experience. My blood pressure was high, and they let me settle in and calm down before taking it again and getting a better, lower, reading.
Linda, my favorite oncology nurse treating me in the infusion center, was there today to take care of me again, and it was a relief seeing her after Friday’s events. The preparation for Halaven® (eribulin) is less extensive: no steroids and only Zofran® to ward off nausea plus some infusion solution before the push (injection). It was not time consuming at all, but they were being very cautious with me today to make sure I was not going to have a reaction even though eribulin is not known, like Doxil, to cause adverse reactions. I was glad to hear that.
I am still having these fevers that I am having to control during the day and into the late afternoon and evening with cold drinks, ice compresses and Tylenol®. I am exhausted today, so it will probably be an early night to bed. Tomorrow I will be waiting for my Neupogen® to arrive; I will be giving myself an injection from day 2 through day 6 to help restore my white blood count that becomes depleted by this chemo.