Time for another little update covering a couple of days ago.
My 1st chemotherapy session on Tuesday went pretty well all things considered. 9 hrs getting pumped full of toxins shouldn't be and really isn't fun but the day was made pleasant, bearable and quite easy thanks to the great staff at the Tweed hospital cancer clinic. The guys and gals there are truly amazing.
No immediate adverse reactions, yay, and am just a bit tired from a longish day.
Now onto today;
Well it's only been a week now since I got the diagnosis and I've already had my first cycle of chemotherapy as I just posted. It's been an up and down week. The Chemo went well enough, was fine on Wednesday but kind of hit a bit of a wall yesterday. I have begun to have some of the common and unavoidable symptoms from the chemo, numbness in my fingers, aching joints, loss of a fair bit of taste, nausea and just feeling rather tired. The worst is still a few days off but I'm not expecting it to get a lot worse and either is the doctor whom I had a quick appointment with today. He was happy with how I went through the first cycle. Just told me to make sure I keep doing all the right stuff to keep as well as I can. No more appointments for 2 weeks now, yay!
Just in case anyone is interested in the medical jargon my full diagnosis is;
Cancer. Right Lung. Adens Carcinoma. My TNM staging is; T 1a, N 3, M 1b. Stage IV.
The clinical trial I'm on is called "Maple". It's a 3 weekly cycle of Paclitaxel + Carboplatin + Bevacizumab OR ABP 215.
All in all so far it's been a pretty surreal experience with a lot more to come I'm sure.
Hope 'the worst' didn't get too bad :) Please keep us updated, especially if it helps. I have no idea but at a guess talking about what you're going through is probably a good thing.