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Preparing for round 2

It’s been a tough week as the effects of the first chemo session kicked in. The chemical taste in my mouth, the complete loss of appetite, the abdominal discomfort, and the lack of energy have made each day a struggle. My hair feels dry and lifeless, but has yet to...

Day 3

I am doing reasonable well. Not too tired, managing to take most of the anti-nausea pills as instructed, and as a result I am not feeling any nausea. Fortunately it is a four-day regime, and after that it is on as-needed basis with just one lot. Food is a real...

First chemotherapy marathon completed

After two nights of not much sleep, on Thursday at 6.45am my third son picked me up and we headed into Auckland hospital. An hour later I was sitting in the waiting room taking the first of what will be the dozens of pills I have to take over the next months. I had...

Chemo session back on for Thursday

A phone call from Dr S. just before midday resulted in my first chemotherapy session being back on for Thursday 3 December. Good grief! My histology results were discussed by a couple of pathologists at last Friday’s MDM after all. It was just that Dr S. hadn’t been...

Chemotherapy session postponed

Monday afternoon’s appointment with Dr S. turned into one with Dr L. as Dr S. was away. My eldest son and I turned up to Building 8 and after a bit of a wait, found ourselves in a room discussing what cancer I actually had – again! The biopsy result was not as...