Day -1: New Treatment Today

The last of the chemotherapy treatments occurred today with a new medication, Melphalan.

This one took place over 30 minutes with a bit of a twist. While it’s coming in by the usual IV pump system, I’m sucking on a mouth full of ice chips. The theory here is to reduce blood flow to the mouth to reduce mouth sores. Apparently, this one is fairly aggressive with messing with rapidly growing cells, such as the mouth lining. So far, so good.

The big treat for the day was when Shirley brought take-out for lunch! Burger, fries and chocolate milkshake from George’s Burgers and Subs. First full non-hospital meal in 8 days, yahoo!

I really was much happier than I look!

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