After a bumpy first week - feeling very sickly and tired, admitted to hospital with a fever from a UTI and just generally overwhelmed! I can honestly say, that my second week has been much better. I've been prescribed better medication to cope with the sickness and indigestion from the steroids. My bowels are under control. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Bring a friend! My amazing friend joined me for the 12 hour chemo/rad day. We spent the day laughing, crying and gossiping! She made me feel brave, loved and most importantly, she made me eat!
Tell your nurse/doctor everything that you're feeling, as soon as I mentioned indigestion I was prescribed tablets. I text my nurse and she responds as soon as she can. I feel so safe knowing that she's at the end of the phone. I had to ask for her number, but I'm glad I did.
Timings. I have radio at 8am every day, come home and go straight to sleep, ready for the children when they return from school. I like the routine of that rather than different times everyday. Find the time that suits you and ask for it!
Help. My family help me with my children. I'm lucky, I don't ask, they're there, but if people offer do accept help.
I'm very strict about visitors, I don't want to catch any bugs, sniffles, coughs. So I've told friends that once I'm done I'll be ready for visitors. I don't want to delay my treatment. I've also got hand sanitizer at my door just incase!
No problems with my skin or hair.
2 days break now and I've got my positive pants on.