TCHP journey

  • 6/6 TCHP

    Yay 6/6 TCHP completed today!!! Had a slight panic as neutrophils low so had to have a repeat blood test and up a bit from Monday so they went ahead….!! Phew!!! Seeing the surgeon on Tuesday, for discussion re hopefully lumpectomy and lymph n...
  • 5/6 done!

    Arrived at the unit at 9, realised I had left my phone in husbands car panic ensued as listening to podcasts makes the time go more quickly luckily he discovered it and bless him came back with it so crisis averted!!! I had a lovely male nurse today ...
  • Cycle 4/6 Two thirds through!

    Cycle 3-4 went really well. Side effects negligible as managed them well. My heart rate stayed below 90 this time, no nausea and managed to have no Diarrhoea as took a daily loperamide for a few days as in week 3 I had a few social events and didn&rs...
  • Cycle 3/6 halfway there!!

    Well it wasn’t the best way to spend my 57th birthday but if it gives me more birthdays I am not complaining. l was quite scared of the cannula blowing again so got to the unit on time but nervous. Had to wait an hour to go in as my notes were ...
  • Cycle 2 - Valentines Week!

    I feel after the first TCHP cycle I learned a lot so prepared myself well for cycle 2 which took place yesterday. My week before I felt back to normal so I ate nutritious meals did a little exercise and got good sleeps too. I was anxious yesterday as...
  • Tougher than I thought it would be!

    Tougher than I thought it would be! Days 6-14 I had a week of preventing nausea with Metclopranide and really not eating. Weird mouth taste, helped by sipping blackcurrant squash in a glass with a straw, and sucking on fruit boiled travel sweets. The...
  • Day 6

    Definitely a blue day, the worst bit is my mouth it tastes of death, I usually love my food and cannot find anything I fancy:( Had acid reflux too and took two gaviscone ( not sure I was allowed too…!) but helped. In the end couldn’t dec...
  • Day 1

    The one thing you don’t need is stress! Alarmed that my 40 minute journey to Brighton (Royal Sussex County Hospital) would be hampered by major roadways so a 40 mins journey took an hour and 20 but arrived with 10 mins to spare for 09:30 appoin...