Day 7 Chemo slowly coming good!

Day 7 Chemo slowly coming good!

Last Weds 4 June I had another lot of chemotherapy for peritoneal/pleural mesothelioma. Alimta combined with Carboplatin.

A blood test followed by a visit to see my acting oncologist Dr Vaughan with the nod to go ahead with chemotherapy. I asked him if he had looked over my recent scans, and his reply was yes ….. not good, however as I present unpredictable with my treatments and survivals – anything is possible, though the cancer has now progressed and is on the move rapidly.

Due to no chairs in day chemo, I had to be admitted as a day patient to the oncology ward. Waiting for a bed was a problem …. and by early afternoon I was hooked up to chemo and after a few hours released for home.

How do I describe this chemo? An endless round of medications to combat the nausea, bile, anxiety, death feelings on day 3 and 4 …. , sleepless nights, …. . Due to so many chemotherapy treatments over the years my body has built up a resistance to the chemo and I am finding it harder to stay positive being on it. HOWEVER I am giving it my best shot and hopefully it will knock the little blighters again so that I will get a few months if not a couple of years more before further treatments.

Today is shaping up to be a beautiful sunny day here – we will go for a small country drive, probably pick up our mail and end up somewhere nice for a couple of hours. The surprise of the unknown is sometimes the best medicine!

My thoughts are with the loved ones of 2 very brave mesothelioma warriors who died a year ago. Debbie Brewer and Janelle Bedel. Both were inspirational and always fighting the cause of others even though they both were so bravely living with this cancer on a daily basis.

Kangaroos grazing in the garden.
This picture was taken in 2012, and it is the same at the moment – beautifully lush and green.

via Asbestos – Living with Mesothelioma in Australia Louise (Lou) Williams:

Last Weds 4 June I had another lot of chemotherapy for peritoneal/pleural mesothelioma. Alimta combined with Carboplatin.A blood test followed by a visit to see my acting oncologist Dr Vaughan with the nod to go ahead with chemotherapy. I asked him if he had looked over my recent scans, and his reply was yes ….. not good, however as I present unpredictable with my treatments and survivals – anything is possible, though the cancer has now progressed and is on the move rapidly.Due to no chairs in day chemo, I had to be admitted as a day patient to the oncology ward. Waiting for a bed was a problem …. and by early afternoon I was hooked up to chemo and after a few hours released for home….

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Asbestos – Living with Mesothelioma in Australia Louise (Lou) Williams

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