So remember this morning when I told you I had accidentally taken 5 dexi (steroid tablets) instead of 2 dexis and 3 valium?
Well, I had to tell my little Indian oncologist about my wee accident but when I told him, all of the oncology nurses were standing around my cubicle including the pharmacist. Well, let me tell you I got a lot of laughs and giggles and cackles from my nurses and the pharmasist but not from my oncologist. He even pulled his glasses down his nose and looked over them at me.
I had to promise him it wasn’t deliberate because it ended up being a horrible night and I hated the dexis anyway but I needed three more because I was now three short.
Thankfully the pharmacist thought my story was hilarious and bought me up three more dexi tablets in a different shaped bottle so I will not mistake them again. Not that I care because it was my last chemo session but I do need these tablets to stop the nausea etc.
And another thing, this mornings post was a bit down in the dumps and unenthusiastic but let me tell you, all of the wonderful text messages, emails, facebook messages etc really picked me up. It made me feel so darn supported, loved and kinda proud of myself. I want to thank everyone, those I know, those I dont know and those I want to know, you have helped make this achievable and I didn’t do it alone, I did it with a damn lot of support.
We did it. We have beaten cancer (in my opinion) as a team.
Yes, I have more steps to go but the shittiest and hardest one is done, and that was chemo.
I know I can get through everything else now because if I can get through chemo, anything is possible.
For those just joining my unscheduled journey… next steps are this
Herceptin (I am HER2 Positive, google it) is an intravenus drug that I will need for another eight or so months but can be done before or after work because it has no mind altering effects.
Radiation Therapy x 33 starts in about 4 or 5 weeks where they will burn the area’s most likely to have the cancer spread to being back in the breast that has been removed, shoulder and collar bone. Apparently this is barable.
Lastly, mastectomy of my healthy breast and double reconstruction (in short, two amazing boobs on my way thanks), and a hysterectomy. The second mastectomy and the hysterectomy are for precautionary reasons. As I am the first in the family that we know off to get breast cancer, I want to take all precautions to ensure it doesn’t spread and make sure I dont have to ever go through this again.
Thank you Sam for being there for every chemo session. For the laughs, the singing in the car, driving me here there and everywhere but I will discuss Sam aka Dr Hands a little later because you have absolutely no idea what he has given up to make sure I was A OK.
My two boy loves xxx
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Well done to you and Sam (and Brady and Kelly) for hanging in there with such good humour. I hope the next few months get a lot easier – you really deserve it. Take care and sending love from the Sunshine State xx
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Thank you so much 🙂 And thank you for that lovely book you sent me, At the waters edge. I finished it a couple of days ago and it was just gorgeous.
So very happy to hear you have reached this point. Hope you are able to take some time “off” before radiation starts up.
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I get three weeks off until my next lot of herceptin and I think four weeks (from now) until radiation. The sooner it starts, the sooner it is all over 🙂
Very true. I actually remember that feeling, but I had my surgery in between as well. I started radiation a tad to quickly and it caused issues with alignments as the swelling changed as I healed. Keep reminding yourself you are almost there!
Yay, chemos over! The lack of exhilaration is normal, up slowly but surely you will become you again! I remember how damn glad I was when my eyes and nose stopped running all the time, a huge ‘feeling better’ thing for me! Only took about a week, that one. “Poco a poco”, as they say here. Xx
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I will love it when my eyes and nose stop running. I am sick of looking like I am crying everywhere I go 🙂
PS — I’m in Italy now, eating my way through the menus in celebration of your last chemo. 😉
Now I am very jealous! Being a coeliac, I can’t eat regular pasta and I bet you are enjoying the most amazing, authentic pasta ever! Thanks for thinking of me while you eat your way through Italy xx