To most people the word chemotherapy is followed by a small gasp, raised eyebrows and a feeling of sadness. For us, it’s just part of our day to day life. But what does chemotherapy actually involve? What does a normal treatment day look like? And what happens after you leave the hospital? Each person’s chemotherapy … Continue reading What Chemo Really Looks Like
The effects of being turned away from treatment.
So, when I was changed from Folfox to Folfiri there was a 33.333% chance of the side effects being either worse, the same or better. Which one do you think I ended up with. That's right....I got worse side effects. I had my first side effects while I was undergoing the infusion as the hospital. … Continue reading Folfiri…….aaarrrggghhhh
So...what happens when the first option doesn't work??
I must confess, I am a week behind with this blog post. But I do have a good reason, well two actually......nausea and fatigue. A week ago I went in for my 6th chemotherapy cycle and boy was it an experience. Everything was running smoothly, perhaps a little too smoothly, and it was looking like … Continue reading Chemo Cycle #6: The worst yet.
How my 5th cycle of chemotherapy became a real eye opener.
How snacks help to curb my chemo side effects.
After four cycles I am starting to get very curious as to whether the chemo is doing it's job. If not...hurry the bloody hell up already!!
My first chemotherapy session done and dusted. Now for the side effects.