Today is the second round of chemo: Ara-C and Etopisde, the "A" and "E" in the named BEAM protocol. (yesterday was Carmustine (FIVB), AKA BiCNU) I'll get this alphabet soup every day at 11am for the next 4 days.
I have to tell you, I am tolerating this very well so far. I like the digs, and the nursing staff has been wonderful. They are all bright and attentive, and very helpful with teaching me the routine and the ropes. So far I've met with my:
IVT (Intravenous technician)
RN (registered nurse)
CNA (certified nurse assistant)
OT (Occupational therapist)
Dr. (The Doctor)
NP (Nurse Practitioner)
And I'm scheduled to see a social worker, and an exit coordinator. Oh, and as of just a few minutes ago, I am scheduled for a private masseuse to come to my room tomorrow!!
It takes a village!