On March 27, 2019, I had my first chemotherapy treatment. Due to the fact that my chemo regimen (R-CHOP) is so strong, the first treatment was split between 2 days.
Day 1 lasted about 2.5 hours. While I was at the hospital I received the following 3 drugs:
– Doxorubicin (also known as Hydroxydaunomycin)
– Vincristine (also known as Oncovin)
Day 2 lasted about 6.5 hours and I received the drug Rituximab.
The last drug, Prednisone, I take orally at home every morning on days 1-5 during each round of treatment.
Quick explanation about the PICC line. What is a PICC line? PICC stands for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter and is a line that goes into a vein, usually into your upper arm, and ends up in a large vein into the heart. It stays in during the entire treatment.
Through a PICC line, doctors and nurses are able to collect blood and give chemotherapy treatment; therefore, avoiding the need to be poked several times at every appointment.
However, since my treatments are only once every 3 weeks, my doctor ultimately decided that for now, I did not need a PICC line.
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