Saw the Consultant two weeks ago and introductory meeting today where all the gorey and not so gorey details were explained. I will be completing 4 21 day cycles of the above. All going well this should end at end of October. I know nobody is likely to suffer all the side effects but the specific side effects on this combi are potentially very unpleasant and quite scary. Has anybody else undergone this course?
I am actually surprised that as I am having adjuvant chemo it is no different than anybody receiving it as a sole treatment (except I guess more cycles?) I was quite naive in that respect. Personally I do agree it is beneficial for me to receive this additional treatment as the Consultant has confirmed my particular prognosis after of 75% curative/survival. I can't say no to that.
Can anybody tell me would it be OTT for me to take my sandwich bag (with ice packs included) with various snacks to pick at during the day as well as my bottle of water. I was thinking of mixed nuts, a hard boiled egg, small tub of spinach and tomato salad, carrot batons and humous - that way I should be able to pick at something right? I am also going to take some sugar free sweets and mints. Can anybody suggest anything else or any reason why not to take any of this? I need to take something as I will be there apparently for up to 6 hours 45 minutes from 8.30 in the morning. It's a long scary day.