Well it's been a while since I last posted.
Husband is doing really well, we are now half way through his 3rd cycle of chemo. We are on the home straight. Again very little to report to be honest. Minimal side effects, apart from when he is on his steroids - he's a right grumpy git!. No sickness or upset tummy or anything. He seems to be a lot more fatigued this cycle, but I suppose that's just the cumulative effects of the chemo. Lots of snoozes during the day and that seems to sort him out. He's has achy sore hips since he was started on g-csf injections, but he only has those for 10 days and as soon as the injections stop the aches stop too.
He is eating well and he's maintaining if not putting on weight which is great. 14 stone was the magic number, and although he's been close he has never fallen below that. For me that still remains the magic number. Thankfully with it coming in to the festive season there are lots of high calorie, tasty goodies to tempt him taste buds so he can graze on those during the day when I'm at work.
In some ways I can't believe where the time has gone, probably because I feel like I'm wishing the time away. But chemo is almost done (finishes 18th December) then that gives us plenty time to get him fattened up and prepped for the operation which we are still expecting to be January sometime. We'll find out during cycle 4 when his rescan dates are and when he's be scheduled for the op. Hoping we can get away for a few nights in between, but my work are being nothing short of dicks (excuse the language) so it will depend if I can get time off or not.
And thanks to someone on here I looked further in to financial help available to us and he has been awarded PIP which is a great help and it got backdated for 6 weeks. It's not much, but we are very grateful as it has taken some of the money worries away for a wee bit.
Thanks for reading and thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to answer my questions, no doubt there will be more as IL day approaches.