Call in a year if your brain is fried.
I was looking up a side effect to see if it’s one I should report to the nurses today during my poisoning session. Here’s an Avastin side effect I hadn’t noticed previously:
Avastin can cause a rare but serious neurologic disorder affecting the brain. Symptoms include headache, confusion, vision problems, feeling light-headed, fainting, and seizure (blackout or convulsions). These rare symptoms may occur within hours of your first dose of Avastin, or they may not appear for up to a year after your treatment started. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects.
Brilliant. I’ll be sure to call them if I black out in a year. Maybe I should tattoo this statement and my doctor’s phone number on my forehead.
By the way, a rash is a side effect of Abraxane. I’m to check with the doctor’s office right away if I notice a rash. I think talking with the nurse when I get there this morning is just fine, eh? I’m not likely to scratch myself to death in the next hour.
I had to laugh at the following from the list of Abraxane side effects:
Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you are having (list of symptoms)….
How am I supposed to “stop using a medicine” that’s shot directly into my veins?