I ladies had my first dose of the trail dug Cantrixil, what a day went into hospital 8am and left 5.30 pm, it took 3 hours for the drug to come up from pharmacy, the drug and flush only took 2 hours but I had to have blood taken every 2 hours 7 in all.
I had a canula put in and this played up each time they took blood so for the last 3 they just tried to find a vain, by the end of the day I thought if this is what I have to go through I cant do it.
The trial nurse told me no that the first treatment was like that but the next 5 will only be a blood test the day before then just the drug and flush about 2 hours, the 6th week will be the same as the first week .
I had accommodation at the cancer lodge becourse the hospital is quite a distance from home my husband came and stayed with me incase I had side effect and yes that night the pain was so bad I could not stand up, he wonted me to go back up to the hospital but i said if it's still bad in the morning I will.
I took a pain killer ( Endone) and by the morning it had eased and to-day I'm ok so if that is going to be the only side effect I will manage.
My only concern is I had to go off chemo to go on this trial, this drug is not chemo it hoping it will make the cancer more sensitive to chemo so arfter the 6 treatment then I'll go back on Caelyx,