August 23, 2018
Today is my last dose of Cisplatin. I am glad to be finished with it. The side effects are more difficult to manage than the AC and Taxol, and some of them more intense.
After a long discussion with the Oncologist about whether to give the final dose or not due to the side effects being so impactful, it was decided between the three of us (2 oncologists and myself) to go ahead with a reduced dose.
I’ve been getting extra IV fluids to ensure that I’m hydrated enough not to fry my kidneys with this drug. I will continue to do so in the coming weeks as my appetite and ability to eat and drink well enough return. I expect this to take at least a month.