Day 3 and I had an early start. Had to be at the hospital for my radiotherapy at 8.30am. Left the house at 7am (was awake at 4am). Got thereat 8am and was brought in at 8.15 am. I was had a bad back through the night but this started before treatment so I know it's not that - probably just stress. I also had a bit of trouble emptying my bladder and bowels but that sorted itself out. You just think everything is a problem starting don't you.
After radiation I went for my bloods with the lady from the study thing. My tolerance must be low cos she was chatting away and I just wanted to ask her to be quiet. I didn't though :)
Then the nurse struggled to find a vein (again) so I was once again a pin cushion. Then I had my consultation with the Dr. The whole 3 minutes of it. Hi he said have you any problems. I told him about my back. Oh that won't be from the treatment he says anything else? No? OK see you soon.
It's a good job I have you lot!
Anyway I had a 3 hour wait at this point so I went to the cafe for breakfast. Fried egg, beans and mushrooms on toast (I've been told not to change my diet yet) all for £1.75!
Still had a while to kill so went for a walk outside. That was lovelyapart from desperately needing a wee. I've drank so much today.
Went to the chemo ward and got taken in at around 12.20. The nurse told me stuff I already knew through reading and this forum but I had to listen cos I didn't want to be rude. She was so nice, asking me about my family etc but I just wanted to say get on with it. I hate being in hospital.
I had a syringe full of steroids and a syringe full of anti sickness thing.this made my lady parts tingle. The nurse managed to get the canula in on the first attempt so I forgive her anything. Small scratch - yeah - it's horrible. I dig my thumb nail into my finger as I've been told you can't feel pain in more than one place. It makes .e feel better at the dentist!
Then the cisplatin went in. My word, my arm was cold. I'll take a shawl in next week. They came round with sandwiches and soup which was nice and then coffee and biscuits. Yum.
That lasted an hour, then I was 'flushed' for 20 mins then had fluid for 2 hours and flushed again for another 10 mins. I was on the drip for just over 4 hours. It would have been less but I was up and down to the toilet and each time I did I managed to stop the drip so it had to be reset. I don't know what to do about that. I like the fact that I'm drinking and also the fact that I m walking around bit I'm also prolonging my time on the drip.
Anyway I was sent away with steroids and anti sickness mess. Then had to face a massive traffic jam on the way home as there was an accident on the motorway and it was middle of rush hour. I have never been so grateful to have a she wee and an empty bottle in the car, unfortunately I did misjudge it a little bit and ow have a wet seat!!!!! I was ok to drive too which was good.
I felt tired and hungry when I got home but still managed to take my little one to his swimming lesson. I'm in bed now, not sure if I'm tired from the treatment or beingawake since 4am! My legs are heavy and tired though. I've not heard anyone say that's a side effect so I'll have another read x
Thanks for listening x