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by Anonymous

16 October 2012 at 19:47

Nearly half way through chemo

It is the 16th October and I am back in the Beatson for my third cycle of Methotrexate which they have uped to 10,000 mg from 8000 last time and 6000 the first time. I get my ARA-C tomorrow and then all the '"rescue drugs" etc and should get out late Thursday or Friday A.m. That ill be half way through the Chemos. I come back next Tuesday just as a day patient to start the whole cycle again with a dose of BCNU then the following Monday for the next methotrexate at an even higher rate. I am doing much better than expected but it could tart getting tougher soon, but we live in hope. I won't be having the eye radiotherapy until January 2013 then it will be for 4 weeks. I will need two or three visits here in December to get my face mould made and get the planning one etc but that should mean I might be quite good for Christmas. Dr James, my oncologist, has said the radiotherapy is t a lower dose for less time, than I had for my squamous cell carcinoma in my throat and neck so side effects will be less. Good news, I like good news. Mentally I'm in a good place at the moment, pleased virtually all the "paperwork" etc is only a couple of forms waiting for the consultant to sign to sort my pensions out. It really has paid dividends going through all that recent heart ache And others think so too.



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