Have been diagnosed and starting treatment after Boxing Day they are using R-CHOP treatment my cancer is in my stomach and spread to the chest they tell me that is quite common with this form of F Lymphoma
They tell me my first chemo session will last between 6 and 7 hrs and I will be stopping in hospital for at least overnight then I will have Chemo as an outpatient in three 3 week cycles
Just wondered if anyone can give me an idea of what to expect I know the hair loss etc just wondered how I will be feeling in the days after treatment
Any useful information for me and my wife we would be grateful
Just remember that all the other people around you are in the same boat and I meet some amazing inspirational people over my time.
A good book or some music on a phone/tablet will help pass the time and you will be out before you know it.
Mike - Thehighlander
It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela
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Well today's the day treatment begins, just like to say thanks for the replies and advice on here much appreciated
If you are up to it let us know how it goes and be prepared for a long day
Go kick this into the goal....... I drove my team crazy at times as I was like our 4 year old granddaughter yesterday "Why do that? what is it for? what is it made from? where did you get it?...." Lol
Best of luck bedrockfred with your treatment starting today.
I am also very new to this ‘game’ and totally understand how nervous you are.
Good luck today and hope all goes well.
I'm getting even more stressed as I still waiting for a bed, rang in @ 8:30am told to wait for a call rang in 10:am told they would ring me back, still wating
Good luck to you for your treatment keep me updated everything crossed for you
No bed for me today got to wait till tomorrow :-(
As my granddaughter wiuld say "pants" but this does happen. It will make no difference to your treatment but it just feeds the storm between the ears....... more Turkey then ;)
Try not to get too stressed out about the lack of bed. Go for a walk to try and clear your head - you need to stay positive in this game.
I have only had one cycle but am on similar treatment to Paul but over in Vienna.
Hang on in there.
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