Already, the rash is getting better! My honey is beginning not to look so red and blotchy, and the itching is better. The half-life of the Revlimid is 3 - 4 hours; so this stuff should be out of his system between 5 p.m. and midnite. This just may be the "easiest" side-effect we've ever experienced. (And the one that's red and scratching says "Easy for you, maybe")!
This morning, I went to the Pharmacy to retrieve one of his "Brand name prescriptions", expecting to pay almost $200.00. When the clerk asked for $9.35, I said "There must be some mistake......we should be paying full price for this". They laughingly told me they'd never had anybody complain that their drugs didn't cost enough.
What I hadn't realized was that, not only would the Revlimid put him in the donut hole.....it would push him right on through, because of the high cost! He's now in what's known as the "Catastrophic Coverage stage" (Stage 4) which makes his other drugs costs less than when he was in Stages 1 and 2. Who knew that the high cost of the drug might, in some way, turn out to be beneficial.
Things are looking up at this house......the rash and itch are better, so much so that he will be back swallowing those chemo capsules, tomorrow. Wish all his side-effects could be resolved this quickly, and hoping this is the only one that he has - from this drug!