Our Internet connection was down most of the day yesterday because Hank went out and got us a new cable modem to replace our 6-year-old one. It’s zippy quick now! Yay. But I had intended to catch up with emails yesterday, especially a couple of thank-yous. So, I’ll get to that.
Also, I did some more poking around about Abraxane side effects once I had Google again and found another that’s not listed on the information I got from the doctor. That is that Abraxane slows your heart rate. So, since breathing and heart rate are interconnected (the cardio-pulmonary system), Hank reminded me that a slow heart can make for slow breathing. Since this particular symptom didn’t trouble me all day yesterday or last night, I haven’t had a chance to check my pulse when I feel like my breathing has stopped. This is no surprise since I haven’t had Abraxane in a week. How much you want to bet it doesn’t happen again until I get Abraxane again.
And, yes, I will talk with my oncologist about this when I see him next week. And he will say, “Why didn’t you call me.” And I will say, “Number one, it never occurs to me to call you for some reason probably because, number two, I hate going to the doctor because, number three, your solution is often worse than the problem…..” Good thing he has a sense of humor. The suggested solution to the slow heart/breating side effect on the drug web site is to increase activity. I can do that. I can get up and chase the dogs around or go for a walk even if I feel slow at that moment.