FEC Cycle 3 Day 2.
Visit to the bar ok yeaterday, although they had too many patients and not enough staff, so over an hour's wait bafore I got hooked up. Nurse ( ward sister!!) put in canula, hooked up saline then remembered I was having the meds intravenously. She faffed about a bit, which involved a puddle of blood coming from the canula, lovely. A different nurse administered my chemo, she was fine but no chat so I switched between eyes closed relaxing and my magazine. OH was there, but he gets absorbed in his Astronomy magazines. Another chatty nurse passing by announced to all male OHs that they were useless, were supposed to be keeping us company, but just read their books or magazines.
Back from hospital at 4pm, then the brick wall of nausea and spaced-out feeling hit at 5.30pm. Fortunately, ate some soup and bread when I got back as couldn't eat later. No sleep, maybe 1 hour. Nausea again - despite increased dose of Ondansetron. Still got Emend, Dextamethosone and Cyclizene same as last time. Also Omeprazole, which certainly prevented the acid reflux last cycle. Having said that, I was not back posting day 2 last cycle and for several days 1st cycle, so I guess it may be a bit better. Just hoping it won't last the 12 days it did for cycles 1&2.
Sandra - thanks for your good wishes and glad your tum is settling down a bit.
Jackie - sorry your chemo postponed, just makes it all drag on longer, doen't it? Hope you can relax in Cornwall and chill out a bit before your rearranged date, good that they accommodated you so you didn't have to come back early.
Debs - glad you coping ok with work and minimal SEs. Love the M25 story, woe betide the man who crosses a chemo lady. If you'd had your wig on, could have whipped it off and made him feel even worse.
I've had my 3rd and final FEC yestereday, starting 3 rounds of Tax next. So sorry to hear about your bad experience, Marion has had the same I think. Has anyone else had problems with the Tax?
Your new pic looks great.
Cazzer - glad you're doing ok after bar visit yesterday.
Vicki - hope your nausea improves. Funny that I've got both Emend and Dexamethasone steroids, this cycle and last. There seems to be quite a lot of conflicting medical views between us all.
Hope you feel better as the day goes on. Glad you got your wig sorted too - what a lovely hairdresser, warms the heart to hear about such kindness.
Marion - glad the cough is a bit better. Possible thundery showers Sat or Sun, so that might clear the air a bit. Me too re crisps - not usually a fan, but it's s&v or Doritos for me just now.
Joan and Marion - thanks for the diet tips. Oddly enough my sweet tooth has not been around much since I started chemo, much preferring a savoury taste. I dont like fizzy drinks, just been having the odd glass of Lucozade, OH's idea as someone at work recommended that. Gone off alcohol, coffee and tea with milk - as I used to drink copious amounts of tea and coffee and a reasonable amount of alcohol that is probably a good thing and after all this BC I will try to cut down anyway. Always have eaten lots of veg, fruit and salad - although not so much fruit at the moment, as I'm finding it a bit acidic. I do have glass of cranberry juice every day, recommended by onc nurse to try and avoid another urine infection.
Luckily, my son has started training, aiming to enter a triathlon with his friend. Plus daughter doing an extreme fitness exercise programme, so they both want lots of fish, chicken, veg, not too many carbs. Suits me fine, so the whole family can be eating the same. OH will have to lump it - his diet is ok, not brilliant, but he does no exercise.
Chelle - so glad you're back, JJs not the same without you. Glad you're feeling so strong and positive and putting yourself first. You're always so supportive to all of us, now it's your turn to lean on us. Great you are surrounded by family and friends too. Big hugs xx
Fi - good to hear from you again. Just as well you mentioned the fluttering and got that sorted. Hope the CC continues to work for you, hope your hair will be one of the JJs successes.
Jill - hire out your YS and his mates - just what we all need when family and friends just get on and do helpful, practical things.
OH and son got a rollicking from me yesterday. ASDA online shop arrived about 11am (me going for chemo at 1pm). They emptied the crates, then disappeared back in front of the golf, leaving me with a huge pile of shopping to pack away. I snapped, I'm afraid. Their response was "just ask for help, we thought you preferred to do it yourself", my reply was "I shouldn't have to ask!!!!!"
Nicj - you poor thing with the dodgy syringes, thoughtless nurse and stupid thick assistant in Boots. Laughed at your response, showing her up, she's in the wrong job, surely a basic thing in a chemist not to shout out someone's private business - unbelievable. You have been so unlucky so far, being queen of the side effects in the JJs and that fiasco with the PICC line.
The new camper van sounds great and everything crossed that you'll be able to get to Greece.
Well, think I'll try to vacate the bedroom now and get dressed. All have a good day,