Phew! The nurse who administered was very knowledgable and competent and my two daughters were with me at home ( I chose to have it in my flat). A very unsettling experience thinking of the 3 toxic substances Entering the books stream; you amazing women who go through this in several whole sessions are incredible. My regime is for 4 months .
By far the hardest challenge was trying to tolerate the freezing cold skull cap for 4/5 hours which I wanted to give it a good try. To keep warm Invved hot water bottle rugs and hot drinks!
I’m not sure I want to go through that again, but I’m told after 17 days , it will show less hair loss , but as I’ve got a wig , I may not continue. Too much overload , in a situation where stress and anxiety are rife .
Does anyone have comments about keeping a dog around versus infection? My onco nurse says my little King Charles spaniel is a walking bacteriafest (I agree) and shouldn’t sleep on the end of the bed, which he quite often sneaks up to . Soon he’s going to have a radical haircut which might help and a bath .
He stayed at my neighbour’s last night .
It’s one thing to have a plan for managing the next 4 months , physically and psychologically but another altogether putting into practice . I know compared to so many on this site , this is only a drop in ocean compared to others’ much bigger struggles , and I hope that today brings you all peace of mind, optimism, and heaps of love.