I've always been the sort of nutcase that has preferred nature's way over conventional drugs - except if my life was at risk of course. Now I have enough pills to open a branch of Boots in France. Pills for mild nausea; pills for medium nausea and pills for projectile vomiting, with the reassuring smile from the pharmacist that I will need all at some time. I've got steroids, anti-inflamatories and pills to stop stomach ulcers (which I'll probably get because of all the pills). There are patches to numb my port on chemo day and paracetamol thrown in for good measure. Today the nurse comes to inject me with something which came from the pharmacy in an ice bag and is languishing in my fridge. It will increase my white blood cells apparently. That I like.
I'm just wondering if the same happens in UK and if I'm missing something that I can ask for. I have drawn up a big calendar chart to get it all straight in my head. I suppose on the plus side, if the steriods make my face a bit puffy then the wrinkles may not look so bad. There's always a positive - and if there isn't then I'll make one up.
Hope everyone is feeling good today. I've got numb fingertips. Day 3 post chemo. Also feel as if I downed half my Jameson. Wish I had.