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My chemo journey

NellNoRegrets
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Just had my first lot of chemo yesterday. Hospital appointment was for 12.30 and my friend Caroline came with me. There was a problem with the drugs being ready, so they sent us away at 1.30. We came back at 3.30 and finally left at 6.30!!! Because my kidneys are a bit fragile, I had to have an intravenous drip of water before they could give me the injection. Then I was given a complicated package of 9 different tablets. Some of them I take 10 a day once a week, some of them three times a day, some twice a day, some once a day, some 3 times a week. Good job Caroline made notes for me! Next injection is on Friday. I shall assume I will be there for hours and take plenty to read. The Director of Nursing, who is a friend, popped by to personally apologise! Physically I don't feel different yet (although I might soon start to rattle!). Emotionally it's weird. It all seems real that I have a serious condition, which I've been able to push to the back of my mind most of the time, but hard to avoid when you are in hospital surrounded by other people having treatment.

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Hugs and BEST wishes Nell.
xxx
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You go girl! ;)
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Thanks for all your kind messages. I really appreciate them. 2nd lot of chemo today. Totally forgot I'd asked my friend Viv to take me and got the bus! She called me a dozy old bat! Only 3 and a half hours wait this time, so I chatted to other patients, did a crossword etc.
Came home feeling fine, Viv gave me a lift back and we spent the afternoon drinking tea and chatting. Then I went and did a bit of pruning in the garden. Just got in from girlie night out with two women I met through playgroup when our children were tiny. Very good evening, laughing and gossip!
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Lovely Lady, you are strong, remember that and you will go far and fly....pma will take you wherever you want to go x
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Sending you lots of love and hugs- the only way is up!xxxxx
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Sending you a hug (()) and glad your friend came with you.
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I wish you all the best. It's easy to say keep positive, sometimes hard to do but so important. I'm glad you've got a friend to go with you. :).xx
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Hugs Nell, Keep letting us know how you are xxxxx
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There are is one big thing that I know about you Nell, from reading all the supportive, wise and often beautiful things you have written to others on here suffering emotional turmoil. If ever there is a time for all that kindness to come flooding back to you it is during the next few weeks, you deserve it, along with the gratitude and best wishes that we all send with it. So what is that thing? well of course it's your soul, it is good and strong and shines bright and clear and will carry you through.

When I was very little I had a moment of ecstasy, I remember stepping out of the french windows, my grandfather was sitting in the sun and I went a little way down the garden when suddenly I was caught in a golden light, I turned about in it in wonderment. I treasure that memory, it has resounded down the years holding its power for happiness - I gladly share it with you.
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((((Nell)))) More hugs for being so brave. xxxxxx
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