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Well thought I would let you know I started Pemetrexed and Carboplatin on 5th 1st cycle. The staff at the Jigsaw RBH were very supportive and explained everything about my chemotherapy treatment. Was given all the relative medication to take then and home with me fir over the next few days and as when needed ie anti sickness. Commenced the chemotherapy drip all in all took about 2 hours.

On Sunday I started to get a sore mouth and throat so on Monday morning called the hotline. Staff very reassuring and told me someone would call me back within the hour which they did. Explained to the nurse everything and she explained I had thrush and that my husband could collect medication within the hour, and would check in with me in a couple of days, which she did.

The thrush is improving daily but the horrible taste lingers. So 🤞 week 1 hasn't been as bad as I thought so I guess I'm thankful.

Thought I would give updates of my journey hopefully to help others on the same journey.

Stay safe.

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Glad you have had your first cycle and the staff were so supportive and informative. Also glad the first week hasn’t been as bad as you anticipated, Wishing you well with the rest of your treatment. It is a great you are sharing your journey to help others with theirs. xx

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Ollie13 in reply to Manninmaid

Thanks Manninmaid hope your well x

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Manninmaid in reply to Ollie13

Yes I am thank you. xx

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Hi Ollie,13Thank you for taking the time to update the forum on your progress to date. Good to hear you are coping so far and that you are well supported by the nursing staff. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. You can email us at lungcancerhelp@roycastle.org or call our free phone nurse led helpline number on 0800 358 7200(option2)9.00m-5.00pm Monday-Thursday 9.00am-4.00pm on Fridays

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Hi hope all's well with you I also get the thrush I go tomorrow for results of scan I'm petrified they will also tell me if treatment is shrink it you keep your chin up hope all goes wellxxxx

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Ollie13 in reply to Red58

How did your scan go x

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Red58 in reply to Ollie13

Hi Ollie scan show small shrinkage but they say have very small dot on liver which they seen on first scan it hasn't change some tumors on lungs that haven't shrunk haven't grew so I was so relieved I will get my fourth round treatment next week then they will take away strong chemo keep me on mild one and immuno hope your keep ok and not have to many bad days xxx

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Ollie13 in reply to Red58

Hi Red58 my thoughts are with you your going through the mill any tips are the cycles similar or do they get harder. Mind you better they stay the same or shrink but we would all prefer the later take care xx

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Red58 in reply to Ollie13

Hi Ollie my experience with cycles the thrush I get always next day can be ok then tierd I take sickness pills for four days with food seems to work hope you start feel bit better every day different just bear with it xxx

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Red58 in reply to Red58

Also ask your gp for ensure powder drinks you mix with milk.help you if you loose appetite or not eat much x

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Ollie13 in reply to Red58

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction hope your looking after yourself. xx

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