I Have Had my chemotherapy and have come home very tired. It has been a long day.
Have to let it take its course now and see if it will be any better.
No snow so far.
My spiked stick has been delivered already. No sign of the ice grippers, but I think I will be lying low for a while, anyway.
My son arrived back in Bristol very late on Saturday night and called round to see me on Sunday afternoon. It was great to see him and the girls again after their absence over Christmas while they were in Japan.
As promised, he brought his electric clippers and proceeded to clip off my hair. It felt really good to be rid of the dead stuff. There is about a quarter of an inch left and that is falling out very fast.
Today I went to Oncology to have my pre-assessment ....... blood tests etc and I seem to be in fine fettle.
The doctor was over the moon when he examined me and said he could find no sign of the tumour in the groin. He thinks he has struck gold with the right treatment. He has booked me down for a CT scan in February to see what is happening with the other two behind the stomach. He said he has high hopes that they will be gone too.
So it is Chemo Two tomorrow at 8.15 am.
However, there are to be some changes.
I will not be given steroids to bring back home, as they think that is what caused the hallucinations on day 5 & 6.
It will be necessary to have a dose of steroids before the treatment otherwise my body would not cope with the poison. They also will put in a strong anti histamine and an anti sickness solution intravenously before they connect the chemo to help my body to cope with the shock.
They will give me stronger anti sickness pills and I have got better pain relief for my joint pain. So I feel more confident that I will not suffer as greatly as I did last time. And if I do....... then I know that it will pass after the sixth day.
That is a relief to know.
All I want now is for the roads to keep clear of snow.
I don't care what it does later on. I just need to get started on round two!