Sunday, July 25, 2010
I just had my first Zometa treatment Friday at 8:50 am. Nurse first tried IV in hand, then moved to the arm (small veins). Felt fine up to 10:00 pm then rib cage hurt with other minor aches. I had a fever over night with ocassional chills. Didn't take temp until morning which was 100.9 then up to 101.2. Saturday I slept a lot and didn't have an appetite. Today, Sunday, aches are gone but still feel wiped out, no energy at all. I took a 2-1/2 hour nap this afternoon. I was told to take extra strength tylenol, not sure if it helped much. Don't know how bad I would have felt without it. I hope each dose doesn't make me feel this bad. I had breast cancer in 2003, this is to help my bones since I have osteopenia now. Yea the doctors didn't tell me in 2006 that I was .1 away from osteopenia because it was "normal". Now I am at -1.8 for the hip and spine. Could have done something about it back then. Now I know to ask them when they tell me something is normal to ask where in the normal range I fall. I don't want to find out the hard way again. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer my CA 27.29 was a high normal too. Kind of scarey, though I know God is in control.