Sunday, August 16, 2009

Last day before the first Methotrexate dose

I live in one of the most fabulous places in the world! Southern California, sun, beach, surf! Doesn't get much better than that.

After the family brunch and grocery shopping, put on my bathing beach, threw my bike in the back of the wagon, drove to one of our beach cities, and then rode the bike to the beach and on the boardwalk. Also sat on the beach for a bit and walked into the ocean. The water was warm, for Pacific Ocean, anyway. And then rode the bike back to the car, and went home. It's actually easier for me to ride the bike than walk, because walking hurts my ankle a bit.

I figured since tomorrow I have to take my first Methotrexate dose, I would spend today really doing the things I really enjoy and get some excercise in case the next few days are tough.

I have been reading from various people that the initial side effects may include being nauseated, tired, and even migranes.

One more thing I need to do today, and that is to finally tell my mom about this. I have not yet told her, because, well, because I was not ready for her reaction. Our relationship is a bit complicated. She tends to over dramatize. Even though she spent her life in the medical industry, when it comes to her immediate family, she looses her objectivity. When my son was about 2 years old and we were at her house, he fell and split his lip, and we needed to get him stitched up, and she totally lost it! So now you may understand why I've been dreading it.

Anyway, stay tuned!


  1. Hi - I hope tomorrow goes well for you. I started methotrexate about 8 months ago. Folic acid really helped me with the side effects. Good luck.

  2. I've been fortunate not to have too many side effects with methotrexate. I'm probably tired and more forgetful on Thursdays (I take it Wednesday night). It's also a good idea to take it at night so that your asleep for some of the first 6-8 hours of taking the drug.

    Thinking of you tomorrow!!!