My chemo journey
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.