At last I'm sitting in the chemo chair having my final infusion... can't quite believe it!
At the start I was really down, felt aweful and found it difficult to accept the "poison" being pumped into me. After a month, with the help of You Tube and guided meditation, I became more positive about the chemo and my morale improved...so did my life! Yes, the side effects have been horrid, especially whilst I had the oxi, but after that, things began to get easier. The half-way mark boosted me further and overall I think that I have coped ok!
I still have numb feet, lots of toilet issues, sore nose, mouth, eyes and balance issues to catch me when I'm least expecting it but my body can begin to heal once the pump comes off for the final time tomorrow!
Hey, I've made it....so all of you on the forum still on the chemo voyage...you can do it too!
Thank you all for your support when I was at my lowest, it helped so much to hear from others who have been, or are still going through this grueling treatment. My love and best wishes go out to you all and I truly hope that your chemo journeys pass as quickly as mine seemed to...well the last part did!
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.
Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
August 2017 clear scan
February 2018 clear scan