- It is delivered intravenously, so I didn't have to take it on an empty stomach or sit upright for 30 minutes afterward (this is both a pro and a con)
- It was a four hour drip (con), but it seemed to go by quickly (pro)
- It is delivered with a dose of anti-nausea and steroids (also, both a pro and con)
- The nurses who work with me are very comfort-oriented. I was set up in a nice recliner with pillows and a little desk for my laptop so that I could do some work. (pro, even though I could only work offline). They had a TV, DVD player, blankets, snacks, and drinks, if we wanted them (we didn't, but it was nice to know that they were there, so definitely a pro)
- My husband was able to come with me and stay with me the whole time (PRO)
- I got to meet other patients and their spouses, and I think I made a friend (pro)
- I got a flu shot and pneumonia shot (pro) because I will be more vulnerable to both (con)
- It was easy to tolerate - so far (pro). I hope the tumor disagrees (which would be a super PRO).
Another new experience, and another new adventure. I joked with the nurse about having omitted "traffic" from the informed consent list of adverse events relating to the treatment. Overall, it wasn't as scary/gross/awful as I thought it could have been. I hope and pray that it stays tolerable for every part of me except the tumor.