I had my first Opdivo/Yervoy infusion yesterday. My husband was scheduled to fly out of town and a small emotional breakdown in the morning caused a flight change and I'm so thankful for that.
I really thought I'd be strong enough to do it on my home and then come home and take care of my 2, 3, and 9 year old. I am on a strong antibiotic right now, so I don't know if it was that or nerves, but as soon as I got to MD Anderson, I vomited my breakfast up. Infusion went fine... I slept through most of it as I've been very tired lately. Before leaving, I vomited up all the liquids I had drank while at the hospital.
Got home and vomited more. I became FREEZING cold and laid down under tons of blankets with heavy socks and sweats. Took about 3 hrs to warm up. By night, I was feeling much better. I ate a few crackers and have had incredible thirst, so lots of water.
I feel fine today, just a bit tired. I haven't eaten anything, not hungry/ afraid of nausea... but drinking lots of fluids (water, juice, 7up).
Thankful my husband stayed home. Just wanted to give an update to all those awaiting their first infusions.
JenniferPrimary 1B in 2014 - WLE and SNB negative. Recurrence Dec 2019 - Stage IV with mets in liver and lungs. Currently on ipi/nivo combo @ MD Anderson (Houston, TX).