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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Insomnia's Best Friend

Over the past 6 chemo treatments that I have completed over the past two months, I have come to a conclusion.  IV Decadron, aka generic Dexamethasone, is insomnia's best friend.  IV Decadron is a drug they give me prior to my chemo treatment.  It is a steroid that is supposed to help reduce side effects.  It tends to give me at least a full 48 hours of insomnia despite my best efforts to counter it. For example, tonight, even after dancing with the Lunesta butterfly and taking a muscle relaxant, I am wide awake.

Below are some items I found entertaining as I waiting for that butterfly to come close enough for me to nab.  The first video is the standard commercial that is shown promoting Lunesta and using the butterfly symbol. The second is a parody of how I think about it when it doesn't work or causes me to have hallucinations.  And I have had a few...  During one, I thought the ceiling fan was a giant spider.  I had to wake up Jesse so he could "kill" it.


  1. I didn't know Lunesta caused hallucinations. That would scare me...of course the parody commercial is funny and so is the thought of you waking Jesse up to kill a spider...side effects are scary things


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