We had a very good meeting with the oncologist on Wednesday and husband has got the green light to start chemo next Friday. We're pleased it's happening so soon.
They are going with ECX with husband having an overnight stay for the epirubicin and cisplatin, not because of the time it takes, but they want to make sure he has enough liquid inside him so it's easier via a drip. They found that patients with OC struggle to drink the amount of liquid require to flush it through the body. An overnight stay once every 3 weeks we can cope with. The capececitabine will be tablets and he has to take an anti sickness medication too.
He is to have 4 cycles of chemo pre-op, then a break of 5-6 weeks then the operation, then nothing post op.
What we did discover was that this particular cancer centre give preventative medication (dalteparin) to stop blood clots for the whole of treatment so we'll be proficient in injection technique come the end of this. 😂💉
Husband is in very good spirits and just wants to get the show on the road to get better. We know it's gonna be a long slog, but we're in it to win it.
Can't beleive how many cheesy saying I've managed to get in this post 😂, but we are all in the right frame of mind to kick the @$$ out of this cancer.
OC.You are the weakest link. Goodbye!! 😉