There I was, thinking I'd actually got off really lightly from the effects of chemo 4 - duh! I suppose there's always a part of us perhaps that thinks it can't be doing anything if there aren't side effects, so there's a weird combination of needing to feel well, but also wanting to know that … Continue reading Docetaxel effects
The day before having the first 't' part was steroid day. No chance of cutting these down or out, as they are intended to minimise the possibility of an allergic reaction. However, a nurse had suggested taking these in yoghurt, as they are horrible little buggers to swallow - but I have to say the … Continue reading Chemo 4 – weird!
Can’t claim to be looking forward to this, but it does mean I’ve reached the half way point, which feels really significant- daughter, who is home for half term, & I went out for a lovely meal last night to celebrate! Feeling nervous for today, as it’s back into the unknown with the ‘t’ bit … Continue reading Chemo 4 today
Well, it’s 3.44am & I can’t sleep. Ironically I’m really tired - don’t really get how that works! I’m feeling under so much pressure to get back to work & I know that’s playing on my mind. Don’t get me wrong - the pressure isn’t actually coming from work directly but indirectly it adds up … Continue reading Half way update
Can't believe I'm halfway through the chemo now! It certainly looks as if each round will be different, making it hard to prepare. This time I had an afternoon appointment, but in the morning I had a phone call to say I needed to get my bloods done again as they were out of date. … Continue reading Chemo 3 – half way!
I had this yesterday, after it was decided by oncology a little out of the blue not to wait until after finishing chemo. I think this must be quite a specialist scan as I had to travel to Cheltenham (almost an hour away) to have it. I thought the place I was going was a … Continue reading PET CT scan
I've been meaning to do a specific post about this, as this has not been what I was expecting at all. When you are told you will lose your hair it really is a massive thing. There is upset and a lot of planning about how to manage it. When mine first started going, 16 … Continue reading Hair loss
After feeling pretty desperate for some relief, today has been a real turnaround. I managed to get to work & stay there all day, which I was really chuffed about. I also ditched the wig & went for a hat which was so the right thing to do & such a relief. Lots of lovely … Continue reading What a difference a day makes
It's now 5 days since the second round & I'm done with trying to be tactful. I feel terrible - truly, horribly, desperately awful. It looks as if I somehow managed to get off very lightly last time, and seem to be paying for it now. To say I'm tired is just the understatement of … Continue reading Chemo 2 – struggling
Had the second round yesterday. Obviously followed a very similar pattern while I was there to the first time. Lovely staff and 9 syringes to get through. I didn't have the hollow feeling this time afterwards, although that might have been because we had a lift straight home instead of going to the shops first! … Continue reading Chemo 2