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.