Six days to go! My appetite seems to have improved, we had Sea Bass tonight (it was on special offer at Tesco), and it was very good.
Eight days to go. I lost most of yesterday with a headache. I assumed it was a migraine, but the sumatriptan did nothing for it. I’m putting it down to emotional stress.
Just had my chemo. Now just 20 more doses, 10 more days.
Sorry for the lack of posts, we had a broadband outage. Looks like we may have a faulty router.
It’s the last 13 days now, and I’m glad. I am weary.
I saw the Christie consultand for the last time yesterday. He says I have done everything right, and improved the odds as best I can, but the hard truth is that this cancer frequently re-occurs.
I have to wait and see if I survive or not. I went home and sulked in bed for a few hours, I’m feeling better now, but still somewhat broody.
Just one diversion, someone had ordered a scan for me on 7 Dec. Turns out the consultant knew nowt about it. To confuse the issue I thought it was at the MRI, but it is at the Christie. Anyway I rang up the Christie and informed his secretary, so no doubt they will sort it out and ring me back.
And so to bed.
I did not post last night because we had some bad news.
Not about me, it’s one of my wife’s friends who we met during an early checkup.
I’m 70 today, I don’t believe it. We actually decided to postpone the thing till January when I should be feeling better, but various people called round to wish me well, and I got to see a friend from school when I was 8, whose birthday is 2 days later then mine.
Yesterday was not good. The stomach trouble (and that’s a euphonism) turned into an agonizing windlock. It took over an hour of massage by my wife to clear it.
It was not good, and the next days are when I can expect to be at my lowest after the chemo. So back to the opening medicine! But it’s now 19 days to go to end of the tablets.
Let’s change the subject, I promised several days ago to write about my new hair. It’s time I kept my promise.
That’s it, the last chemo. I even got to ring the bell for end of treatment (picture below). (Except for the 20.5 days of tablets)
Went to the Christie today and my blood passed as satisfactory, so it’s the infusion tomorrow. The last one, and just 22 days of tablets. Then that’s it, treatment finished.
The normal schedule is week 1 starts with a blood check followed by chemo infusion. This lasts all day and is utterly mindblowingly boring. Then week 3 begins with a checkup, and the next week the whole cycle starts again.