Hi everyone as you can see I decided to put these two weeks together. I have been more tired this cycle and feel it's slightly harder than cycle one. As you know I developed thrush in my mouth and throat which appears to maybe be a usual occurrence. Sadly I developed thrush down below (you women will know what I mean). Thankfully a call to the oncology nurse and she sorted me out with creams and more tablets. I emphasize here that if you have any problems or side effects you really should phone your team for help and advice, that's what they are there for. If not speak to the nurse on Roy Castle helpline she's great helpful and easy to talk to. It took about a week for the thrush to settle down thank god. I also found that this time round I have been more constipated but again the nurse had gave me some Laxido that helped. This time round as I mentioned I've been a lot more tired and having headaches and feeling sick. The anti sickness tablets they give you did the trick.
These last 3 or 4 days I have started to feel better, sleeping better and feeling a bit better within myself. I have had 2 counselling sessions which at present feel they are helping me get through this treatment but my counselor is now away on 2 weeks holiday so we shall see.
I went on Monday to have my bloods and Covid test as usual before treatment today Thursday. My oncologist telephoned yesterday who gave the go ahead for it to happen. I have to have another blood test today as both my blood levels (red and white) are low and low kidney function. Apparently this is common whilst on chemotherapy. They will check the results and decide where to go from there but treatment goes ahead. It's good to know my team are looking after me.
So with that I wish you all well on your own personal journey and hope that this my journey maybe of some help to someone. I know I would have liked to read about the effects of Chemotherapy beforehand or during, but maybe that's just me.
Take care everyone my thoughts are with you all on this strange journey . ❤❤ xx