So how was cycle 12? Well it wasn’t straight forward (but then it never is with me!). On the day of my chemo they gave me a different 5FU pump. Usually I’m given a pump which resembles a baby’s bottle which infuses over 48 hours. However I was told that they had changed manufacturers and was given a pump which resembled a donut. Anyway very long story short the pump didn’t empty properly! Typical it had to be my last treatment! That aside it’s done, I had the usual side effects but now I can finally focus on physically recovering from 7 months of chemo.
I’ve not quite reached the top of my Mount Everest – just one more pick to go – the all important CT scan and I’ll get my results in a few weeks.
If I was to summarise my feelings into one word on what it’s like going through chemotherapy it would be:
Cycle 1….. Looking quite chipper (note to self – with lots of hair!) – having no concept of what the next 7 months would bring…
Cycle 12….actually looking at this, I do look healthier, I’ve put more weight on – ok hair and eyebrows are really thin, but I kept it on my head and I’m so grateful for that!
It’s funny I thought I would feel elated, jumping for joy at the end of treatment but to be honest I don’t. I’m not sure if that’s the fatigue talking or the pending scan and results. But that’s cancer for you – emotions are constantly changing.
I will celebrate when my results arrive and my Groshong is out! My first plan is to sit in the spa at the gym ALL DAY! I haven’t been able to swim or use the spa in 10 months so I’m so looking forward to that!!!
Bring on those boring days……I’m ready!!