Don’t say it’s not possible, it is! Exhaustion absolutely dripping from my pores after a very long and anxious day at the hospital. Went for my appointment this morning and after reporting all the symptoms I have been experiencing since last time, alarm bells seemed to be going off rather loudly! It seems that my itchy rash is infected and there was some worry, after my extreme breathlessness (following the last chemo) that I may have a clot on my lungs….This was after discussing the many eye issues and finding that they really have to stay “on hold” until chemo is over.
After lots of moving around a variety of hospital waiting rooms, I had a chest scan at about 4pm and then had to return to oncology to wait for and discuss the results. The good news is that there is no clot and that the chemo is working very well. The bad news is that then I could either opt for (in non-medical speak!):
(i) a lower dose of chemo from round 4 – so less stuff that is working but may make life more bearable. (ii) Have the reduced dose but add in the missing volume to another couple of rounds. A definite no! (iii) Or stick with the programme and see if the symptoms stay the same next time or if I can tolerate them.
I opted for the third – let’s continue to try to diminish it the quickest/most effective way we can!
11:00 – 5:00 is too long a day in the hospital for me! So now I am going to go and lie down to see if I can energise for the undoubtedly nail biting England v Poland football this evening. Will “we” win and qualify at this earliest stage…Hope so!