Another Chemo down . . .Thank God !!!!

October 22, 2012 § 4 Comments

Today was chemo number five.  I only (hopefully) have one more to go.  I have no reason to think I will need more but with the way things have gone this year I don’t want to assume anything !!!

So today . . . well I’m glad that’s another one out of the way – even the smell of walking into the hospital this morning started to make me feel ill.  I think it is all the smells I am starting to associate with illness and chemotherapy.  I keep thinking about this time last year  when I kept thinking about all the things I had to look forward to with work, travel, relationships etc – how wrong could I have been?  I actually do find it hard to think how wrong I could have been – makes me wonder about my own judgement sometimes.

Anyway, the chemo – feel quite sick this afternoon and very tired.  I also think I sort of ‘worked myself up’ for this one – anticipating that it would be a bit more difficult. The nurses are all so lovely and supportive and have explained that it is just the build up of the chemo in my system.  They have assured me though that it is really good for the cancer, ie it kills it !!!!  I’m hoping it has and that it won’t come back – don’t want to do this again.  The funny thing about the cancer I have is that it shows signs of both slow and fast growing cancer types so until we get through the chemo and subsequent tests I don’t think I will really know where I stand.  And then, assuming I go into remission,  the next 18 to 24 months will be important in terms of monitoring how things progress.  Hopefully it won’t ever come back !!!!!

So tomorrow the community nurse comes to give me my neulasta and then its predisolone (high dose0 for the next five days  – all hopefully for the second last time.  At least now there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I’m looking forward to feeling better and getting on with my life.  I am hoping that all the good things that I anticipated this time last year, present themselves again.

 

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§ 4 Responses to Another Chemo down . . .Thank God !!!!

  • Trish says:

    Hey Suzanne….So glad there now seems to be light at the end of the tunnel with only one more treatment to go. Life throws us such shitty challenges at the most inconvenient times!! Keep thinking those good thoughts for the future. Much love xx

  • Trish says:

    Hey Suzanne….So glad there now seems to be light at the end of the tunnel with only one more treatment to go. Life throws us such tough challenges at the most inconvenient times!! Keep thinking those good thoughts for the future. Much love xx

    • suzmareeroche says:

      Hi Trish

      Thanks for your email. Lovely to hear from you. Yep I’, relieved I’m nearly at the end of the treatment. It has been a bit exhausting at times. I’ll be glad when I can start a new year and put all this and a few other things that have happened this year behind me. Hope is all good with you and your family. Love suz xx

  • jillinois says:

    Yeah, the accumulation is hard. Just be sure to let them know about the side effects you need help with- and let yourself rest- your body is going through absolute hell…. Let people help you. :) It gets worse before it gets better, but then it’s DONE !!! <3

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