I’m starting chemo today – carboplatin again if I can tolerate it, with caelyx (I haven’t had before). I will have one day of introvenous treatment every 4 weeks for 6 months.
This week the pain in my hip and spine has been very bad and I could hardly walk without more and stronger painkillers. I’m going to love any improvement at all, so this helps me accept it is time to go for the heavy toxin approach.
In the past these platinum-based compounds have served me well so I hope the tumours are still sensitive to them. It is my 4th chemo, so this is pushing it for the cancer to still respond, but in my favour is the good long gap of 3 years since last time. My oncologist sounds optimistic and I love that she also has a back-up plan (or several) as usual. It’s a great support to have had so many years with my trusted medical team. They know me well too by now, and it all helps things to go more smoothly and for me to sleep at nights.
I started on the pre-meds yesterday for the process of desensitisation to carbo. The steroids counteracted my drowsiness from all the other drugs so I had a good day and loved my choir night with Janet visiting too. Everyone gave me my first Sonic Hug! It’s a special improvised loving sound bath with me receiving in the centre of the circle.
I am getting very slow to reply to messages and I apologise now that I think I’ll going to lose my grip on it all. I fall asleep lots and I have to accept a different lifestyle for a while. Please check in here for updates.
Thank you all for your thoughts and love, kind wishes, prayers, crossing fingers, pressing thumbs, spells, oms, healing vibes, nellies and support! We’ve done this together before so here goes …