The Pill Palace and Chemo Day One! #15

You know when you go somewhere and you ‘check in’ using a social media ap? Even at a friends house who have named their homes a place… Linda Hunsberger’s home is named Buckingham Palace, my friend Kate’s house was called Cougar Mansion, Ryan and Lee’s house is Casa Superior and so mine shall be….  The Pill Palace!

And here’s why-


In a single day it looks like I may be taking anywhere from 25-30 pills a day. UGH!

The Zofran and Compazine are for nausea and vomiting. Zofran is taken every 12 hours and Compazine is a pick me up between the Zofran (something I desperately needed the last time of chemo).

Imodium is for diarrhea, a very common side effect of Xeldoa. I may not need it or the fiber tabs but I’ll have to wait and see.

8 X 500mg of Xeloda a day –  4 pills both morning and night

Ambien CR is my sleeping pill (not getting rid of that!)

If I experience pain (most likely bone pain) I will need pain meds.

The Blood Guy said I needed to get back on my daily vitamin regimen which includes Vitamins D, C, B Complex, fish oil and calcium. The chemo will deplete these much needed supplements and the Zometa infusion works with the Vitamin D and calcium for my bones.

My klonopin is to help with the anxiety caused by all of this!


Some things I’m looking into: under the tongue dissolving Zofran, drinking Fiber instead of a pill and gummie vitamins. All of these would be easier on my digestive system so I am definitely gonna try.

Here’s to Chemo Day 1 at The Pill Palace!


“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” Vaclav Havel