Monday, June 29, 2009

Oncologist Visit/Blood Work

This morning, I had my blood work and oncologist visit.

With my regular oncologist away, this new oncologist wanted to run some extra tests on me to help explain some of the fatigue I am experiencing. We ran an arterial blood gas test and a urine test. For the arterial blood gas test they stuck a needle into my artery in my wrist. No biggy ... another need poke. They where looking at the PH of my blood. The test results showed my blood is a bit acidic but not bad. I have no results back on the urine test.

We also booked another test dealing with my kidneys that will be done just before my next CT scan. Sorry too much information and I missed what the test was called.

I received a prescription called BURO-Sol Power TCD for my onoycholysis a.k.a. chemo nails. Looks like I will be soaking my fingers a couple times a day.

Every thing else looks good for my 16th chemo treatment tomorrow.

I'm off to pick up my prescriptions ...

11 comments:

Roxanne said...

Wow. Those ABG's usually hurt. Glad you didn't have a problem. Hope that stuff works for your nails. Good luck tomorrow.

Carol Urban said...

I remember the worst thing to happen to my feet and hands was this awful blistering. It didn't hurt so much but my feet and hands all turned red and after the blistering all the skin came off the bottoms of the feet and the palms of the hands and all the fingers. Very strange. I'm sure chemo related as it never occurred before or since I've been off chemo. I just remember being thankful it didn't happen to my face.

Nicole Covey said...

So many pokes we have to endure...all for the better, though.

I hope that your other tests go well, and that your new nail soak works out. Chemo nails are hard to deal with.

sherry lee said...

Sometimes seeing a different doctor can be refreshing...they look at things our own doctors sometimes overlook...just because they want to be thorough and not leave anything to chance.

Happy nail soaking and I hope it's the ticket that helps!!

Sandy said...

Good luck with your chemo tomorrow. Hang in there.

nollyposh said...

~Brave girl~
You can eat certain foods to alkaline-ise your body...
Good Luck with the treatment tomorrow
(((Hugs))) x

Daria said...

Nollyposh ... thanks for the suggestion ... I've started snooping for info on the Internet.

Daria

Hopesrising said...

Just stopping by to say hello and let you know I'm thinking of you.
Good luck tomorrow.

Isaura said...

Hi Daria
Wanted to wish you well tomorrow.
thinking of you

robs said...

Good Luck!!

Roxanne said...

Hi My friend. Just a little worried about you. Hope your chemo went okay today:)