Saturday, January 12, 2013
After chemo round one
Well I’ve done the first round of chemo. Can’t say it is pleasant, but it could be worse. Now I’m feeling rather delicate. Bloated. No appetite. Sore and bruised and punctured. I should recover some this week but the for the moment I can’t imagine going anywhere. I’ve been slowly reading
‘ The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared’ - he’s more lively than I am at the moment.
The good news is that before I started the treatment this week my doctor told me that I have a donor. My sister is a match. So now I can see where we are heading and that we’ll get there.
Here is the sequence:
Diagnosis and shock.
Learning about the disease and telling people.
Lots of tests.
Chemo first round. (I AM HERE!)
Chemo second round - expected to be ‘more nasty’ than the first.
Chemo third round, the same as the first
Bone Marrow Transplant (the main event) - two months in hospital
Six months recovery at home
Wellness and a normal life
One step at a time, and I’ll get there.
Being at home also means getting organised for the next things. I have a few appointments this week, and will need help with lifts and childcare. If anyone can offer and save me from phoning around to organise everything, that would be brilliant. Thanks so much.