A bit of a catch up and after advice for next treatment please.
Finished chemoradiation on 22/05/13 - overall not to many side effects during treatment apart from my bowels not knowing if they were coming or going!!! anti-sickness tablets gave me horrendous constipation and had to take a lot of laxido just to get anything lol and then about 4 weeks in it turned on its head and out came the loperamide!! - after chatting to by radiotherapy nurse I took the loperamide once daily from that point and it wasn't too bad.had 1 slight bladder infection but a quick course of antibiotics soon bought it under control. The chemo wasn't too bad but could not have the last dose due to very low wbc.
Had 1 brachytherapy on the 31/05/13 and this was slightly uncomfortable but think the idea of anyone actually being down there!!! caused me to tense up but then was that not to be expected!! Left with my leaving present of some rather lovely dialators but told to wait a couple of weeks to let the area heal - so as of today have not had the pleasure of using these yet - hovever I was warned that I would not be able to go above the 3rd size as apparently it is quite small down there - so this is making me quite anxious about using them - has anyone else had this issue?
The one side effect I have been left with at the moment is really bad indegestion on a daily basis having to take omeprazole twice a day and it feels like I have a constant lump in my throat and that feeling you get after you have been sick, this apparently is from the cisplatin is there anything else I can take to help get over this?
As my subject says my treatment goes on - after a long discussion with my lovely oncologist we have decided due to the type of tumour/cancer I have I will now have chemotherapy - this is not because of cnacer still being there but to help with lowering the chance of it coming back - locally and elsewhere in my body, so I will be having 4 treatments over a 12 week period which i think will start early july, due to see my oncologist at the end of this month so will get dates then. Am a little anxious, but just keep trying to remain positive and remember this is for the good. Does anyone know personally how this might make me feel?
Sorry for the length of this but I always find once I start writing it down its like a weight being lifted off my shoulders and I also then remember I am not alone in this.