Busy but good week. Had my port fitted on Wednesday and all good. Itches a bit but not much bruising and no stitches. All done with lasers but the smell of roasting flesh was a little disturbing. Had an afternoon with the cancer nurse on Thursday and was given my plan and then a tour of the chemo department.
I shall be getting Carboplatin, Taxol and Avastin every 3 weeks starting next Tuesday. It will take 3 hours, which is a lot less than I thought it would. I can have a free taxi there and back if I want. Hubby will take me first time but as he can't sit with me for 3 hours I will go on my own by taxi for the rest as I'd rather he was busy at home. I will have PET scans in October and December.
The bad news is that although I get a certain amount from the French Social Security system, my private top up insurance does not cover for wigs so I will either have to give up on one or search for something less expensive. I've ordered some nice hats from China though. I just need some pink butterfly stickers now and I'll be sorted. Friends are threatening to sign my head, like a football. It could catch on....
I gave up with the prescription drugs for the constipation but my Oxy Powder arrived and is working well. I feel really well, which is very strange. Having stopped feeding the cancer cells with glucose, the pains have subsided and I have loads more energy. I thought that by cutting right down on carbs etc. would make me lethargic, but the reverse has happened. I'll starve those b***ards if it kills me. Oops! Not a good pun.
So, onward and upward. Couldn't care less about the side effects just so long as I live. Thank you to everyone who has responded to my posts. I feel as if I have gained so many sisters. Bless you all.