The last time we had a hot date at the Cancer Club (this is what he calls it now), my loverman (aka Kevin) asked the doctor if he could prescribe him a med to help him with his stomach cramping and extreme nausea issues that he is experiencing because of the chemo treatment. The doctor wrote him a script no problem and also gave him a refill script for his Gleevec/Imatinib.
So far, every time we leave the Cancer Club, we need to pick up a new prescription. So our hot date never stops there. After we hit the Cancer Club, we head over to Costco, drop off the prescription and then we tour around Costco while we wait and enjoy some sample snacks and check out the deals! It’s just as awesome as going out for dinner and a movie! 😉 Okay, not quite… but it will do.
After two days of taking this new anti-nausea medication, Stemetil, my loverman said he was feeling a little bit crazy and anxious. He was having scary racing thoughts and he said he felt like he losing control of his mind! He was also feeling all sorts of other physical and mental differences since he started the drug. That’s when he decided to read the info sheet. I won’t go into the details of the side effect for this medicine, but I will tell you that it’s a crazy drug and he was experiencing some of the “serious side effects”! After reading the information sheet, Kevin decided to stop taking them.
This week we had another hot date with our family doctor and this one was a joint appointment because I was due to get my blood pressure checked. Ooo la la, so romantic right?!
Anyway, Kevin asked the doctor to prescribe something else for his stomach. Of course, the doctor wrote a different script, no problem! So off we went again to Costco. After Costco we went home. Kevin opened up the bag and immediately read the info sheet for the drug. WELL! Here is a nice fat warning about this drug and then some other possible side effects.
Haha! I know that’s not how you spell it, but whateve. 😉
He said, “It’s bad enough that I am going to have leukemia for the rest of my life, I don’t want leukemia AND Tardive Dyskinesia/Parkinson’s!”
I don’t blame him. We have another Cancer Club appointment next Wednesday so he will talk to his haematologist about all of this stuff. In the meantime, our family doctor has approved him to apply for another natural medicine that will take care of his pain, nausea and loss of appetite. I hope that all happens soon so we don’t have to deal with many more drug dilemmas. I just want him to be as comfortable as he possibly can be. =)
Until our next update, take good care of you and your special ones and have an awesome day! Thanks for stopping by!