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Life on PEXG

At the end of last week, I came to the decision that it was time to call a halt, either temporarily or permanently, to the PEXG chemotherapy regime I have been on. (PEXG is the combination of four drugs – capecitabine, epirubicin, cisplatin and gemcitabine).It was not...

Celebrating family birthdays

Today is my eldest son’s 43rd birthday, and it marks the beginning of a month of family birthday celebrations. My eldest granddaughter arrives from Australia tomorrow for a brief visit made in order to attend the 8th birthday party on Saturday of her half-sister. It...

Tenth chemotherapy marathon completed

Fortunately for me, my haemoglobin level did not drop significantly over the past two weeks, but continued its pattern of going up a little one week and then down a little the next week. I was therefore delighted when I received a phone call from one of the oncology...

NZ Doctor Article

As my mother is far too modest to post anything she considers self-promotion, it is up to her number 1 son to hijack the blog temporarily and share a lovely article that I’m sure all her friends and colleagues would be interested in reading. This month NZ Doctor...

Ninth chemotherapy marathon completed

My low haemoglobin level and the recommendation to have a blood transfusion came up again at my ninth chemotherapy session. While I am still resistant to the idea, I am also aware that there is a possibility that one of the three remaining chemotherapy sessions may...