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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Cancer update – Finally feeling ok

I have been under the weather for weeks ¬†but this weekend I turned a corner. I am still feeling rough, like I still have a mild hangover, but I have more energy. Last night I felt it was time to … Continue reading

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Cancer update – Where have i been?

You may well ask. Since last I wrote everything sort of went pear shaped. It started about two weeks after the lymph node clearance and a vomiting bug. I had been in to try some wigs on in the morning … Continue reading

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Cancer Update – Chemotherapy Plan

The next stage in my recovery is to have 18 weeks of chemotherapy. I like a plan and so having looked at the things that need doing ¬†between now and November I have made one. Part one is getting fitter … Continue reading

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