What a Drama!!

Sandra had her scan on wednesday and reported for treatment for the 2nd week of cycle 3 of her gem/carb yesterday. This is the week you receive only a 30min infusion of gem alone. We had the bloods done as usual to find after waiting 3 hrs that the neutrophils were low at 1.1 so the decision was made to reduce the dose to 50% strength but it would take at least a further 3 hrs. Rather than wait we asked for it to be administered first thing this morning. So we arrived crack of dawn to find an error had been made by the nurse and the treatment was not prepared as planned and there would be an undisclosed delay. We made the clinical decision to abandon treatment this week and return home. We felt that since we are waiting for scan results next week this treatment would have no bearing on that clinic plus Sandra was feeling a little flu.ed up this morning anyway so with low bloods we decided it best to abandon this low dose of gem and wait for next weeks results. Love Paul xx

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  • Oh how awful...(all the best plans and all that) ;-) :-/ thinking of you both and sending you best wishes try to enjoy the sunshine 8-) love x G x :-)

  • Oh. dear. I hope the flu bug doesn't develop and that you and Sandra can enjoy some of this lovely weather. Cx

  • Smart I think -- sometimes the stress of it all can be counterproductive I think! Hope Sandra manages to slough off the flu and get fit for next week

    Love

    Sue xxx

  • What a pain. Hope Sandra manages to rest up and get well.

    Love Mary xx

  • Poor Sandra, disappointment and flu on top of that. Hope flu doesn't develop too much. Have a relaxing weekend both of you

    Love Wendy xx

  • So sorry - what a shame. Hope Sandra feels better soon.

    Good uck for next week, Love Solange x

  • Please put an L in front of the "uck" above!!!! ;-)

    Love S x

  • Thank you everyone, her flu like feelings have subsided and feeling better but still being careful with neutrophils being low. We are confident we made the right decision yesterday and looking forward to getting scan and CA results this week. Love Paul xx

  • Hi Paul

    Glad that Sandra is feeling a bit better, nothing worse than going in for treatment already feeling low. Low neuts alone can make you feel flu like, aching and generally unwell so as they rise she should continue to improve.

    Best of luck and thinking of you both

    Love Amanda

  • Hi Paul

    Good to hear that Sandra is feeling better , no doubt helped enormously by your TCL.

    I am certain too that you made the right decision , what a disappointing visit for you both.

    Take care of yourselves

    Charlie xxx

  • Hi Paul

    Good to hear that Sandra is feeling better , no doubt helped enormously by your TCL.

    I am certain too that you made the right decision , what a disappointing visit for you both.

    Take care of yourselves

    Charlie xxx

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