Category Archives: chemotherapy

Anniversaries and Surviving Post Cancer Limbo

As the year goes by I pass anniversaries to do with my Cancer. the one in June when I first spotted my lump, the one where I had my first mammogram and lump biopsy, results day, mastectomy day, lymph node … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy – Side Effects Update

I haven’t written for a month or so now, mainly because the side effects, I have to say it, were awful. Now this isn’t a moaning post. Its a tell it like it was for me post. I have now … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy 6 – The Last One

Finally had the last chemo on Monday and have started the side effects now. I have had a good few days of energy (Mon to Wed) but the joint pain and tiredness is kicking in. I m happier but will … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy 4 – an update

Side effects So it is now Friday and I had my new chemo on Monday, and if I am honest things haven’t been bad despite being not straightforward. Delivery of the treatment is now from a bag rather than syringes … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy 4

I am officially halfway through my 6 cycle course of chemotherapy. I have done pretty well and managed to live a virtually normal life adapted to tiredness and pacing. Tomorrow I start on a new drug, Doxataxel. This one is … Continue reading

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Cancer Update: changes esp the hair

So since the beginning I knew I would lose a breast, have a scar, wear a prosthetic breast and have a wig because I would lose my hair. On the whole I have been accepting of all of this and … Continue reading

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Cancer Update: Chemotherapy 2

The second chemo session was very much like the first. All went smoothly and was over and done in 45 minutes. This is partly because of the PICC line I had put in early on and the efficiency of the … Continue reading

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