Do you know what pre-meds you will be getting?

December 21, 2007 at 10:02 pm

I ask, because some relaxants might not be compatable with some of the pre-meds. Usually, they consist of Tylenol, Benedryl, or combos of these, and at times some steroids to avoid ‘reactions’. Adding the relaxants into the mix could complicate things should that happen – tho it’s probably 98% unlikely. I suggest that you talk to your doc and explain your concerns, or do the same to the IV nurses [who should be very experienced in this sort of thing].

My only other prep suggestion is to hydrate like crazy! To the point where you can almost hear yourself sloshing and going to the ‘powder room’ every 20 minutes. It serves two purposes, the first: makes it easier to get a catheter into you as your veins are ‘popping’, and second: lessens any side effects you might have. I’d also suggest eating light for the day before starting infusions…I prefer fruits and light carbs myself. After my first day of infusing I usually crave proteins! Sometimes that first infusion can cause nausea as a side effect, so.. eating lite really avoids the issue.

Congratulations! Get it and then GET BETTER.