Ok. Mom is starting her first chemo treatment on 12/6 so she will be feeling better by Christmas. Plan is to do 4 treatments - scan at 6 weeks etc. Sounded pretty standard. They are testing for the mutations and if they come back then on the day of her chemo appointment she will just get the other meds. He warned it was pretty unlikely.
She is on Plaquenil (however you spell it) for her Lupus - though they asked for a prescription list do you think I need to mention it to the dr as I thought she may not want to take it during treatment?
Also, they want her taking 1 mg of Folic Acid every day - is it ok if she's over that? The pills come in 800 and 400 mcg tabs and the 400 mcg's are a bugger to split. Is it ok if she takes 1200 mcg? I know I need to ask her dr but was curious.
She has a prescription for her wig and I wanted to make sure she gets it before her hair falls out assuming at some point she won't be up for outings.
For now I guess I'm glad she's trying chemo - though I'm really scared. She's mostly non-symptomatic. No pain and the blood that she coughed up sounds like it was a mostly isolated event. She coughs quite a bit - and of course she's still smoking.
That's what I know. What should I bring to the chemo suite for her? I thought a blanket, a movie on my ipad - what else?