Thursday 18 February 2016

Round 9 Day 1 - No Bottle

So after a 6 week break I started Chemo again today - with a few changes.

  • No Bottle
This is a big change! I just have one infusion through my port (avastin) and then I'm done. So I'm much less of a toxic hazard this weekend (I think I'm still toxic, just less likely to spring a leak!?). No pin in my chest. Or stickers. Or tubes. Yay!

  • Tablets
Tonight I will start taking chemo tablets. The drug is called capecitabine. I've got to take them after food twice a day, for 2 weeks, then have 1 week off.
Lots of drugs!
  • Side Effects
New drugs mean new side effects. As usual with any drug, there is a great long list of possible effects that I may or may not experience to varying degrees. Watch this space....

  • Outfit Options
Chemo day's code word is Cocktail party! And that means frocks. No bottle means no need for pockets! I love a dress or skirt with a decent pocket but I have plenty of nice ones without pockets.
Wrap-around dress - no pockets but the top leaves lots of room for access to my port. As usual I have flawlessly coordinated footwear.

We had nice weather today, it was good to have the morning free, and we walked to and from the hospital as usual. I was a bit nervous about what condition my port would be in after 6 weeks without use. Ideally they should be flushed every 3 weeks so 6 weeks is pushing it a bit! But it was totally fine. I had a good chat with the nurse. The smell of hospitals is getting really offensive to me.

1 comment:

  1. I so admire you Flis, you've got balls, big 'uns! You always look so sunny and cheerful. And the dress is lovely as well as functional, never letting us down with your style girl! Good luck for the next run.
    Anna xxx
    Anna's Island Style