The newest addition to my list of drugs to swallow—number 23, but who’s counting—is Fluconazole (the generic of Diflucan), which many female readers will recognize as a leading treatment for yeast infections.
The packaging boasts, “Just one oral tablet provides a full course of therapy sufficient to cure most vaginal yeast infections.” Me? I’m on a 14-day regime. And yet I feel ill equipped (sic) to fully benefit.
So, my oncologist says to the pharmacist, “I bet we can get this guy to take anything!” (laughter)
“My oncologist is very concerned about my cancer spreading…”
“How concerned is he?”
“He’s got me protecting organs I don’t have!” (rim shot)
Yeast you won’t have to worry about scratching yourself to death! (groan)
Actually, Fluconazole is part of the “anti” phase of staging for a stem cell transplant. I’m taking anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory meds to minimize problems and maximize the chances of a good harvest.