Hi to everyone , well I am a new member and up very early this morning and decided to join the group. I have been looking over this site for a month now , and have found posts, information and and other peoples experiences have helped me to remain positive and strong. I had my first chemo session on Thursday 24th , I have been offered GemCarbo. I go back on the 1st for another session. The pattern seems to be one session of , gemcitabine and carboplatin) following week session of gemcitabine and 3rd week see oncologist. After 2 cycles , another scan and review. Initial experience was devastation, within minutes my world stopped turning. Then after more discussion I was able to turn negative thoughts to positive ones with the staging and size of the tumour. Now i am back fighting negative ones due to being informed of 3 lymph nodes in my chest are active. This was the not the news i wanted on top of accepting i have a tumour. I have had to stop work, not due to symptoms , due to the environments I enter in my work role places me at higher risk of infections. This is also difficult to except as my career over many years has been caring for and supporting others. Now the role is reversed. Sorry to sounding a bit gloomy , but i wake up early morning now and felt i needed to write , whilst my family are a sleep.
hugs to all