21st December and we’re still here!
Sue had her first chemo treatment yesterday and we were all very nervous beforehand. She says the nurses were lovely and she felt very ‘cared for’.
We didn’t expect much in the way of side-effects this time because chemo is ‘cumulative’ – it’ll get worse as we go along. But, she got more than they bargained for – lightheaded, nauseous, tingly fingers, froggy voice and she is already sensitive to hot and cold (cold feels like hot, and vice versa). They didn’t give her all her dose of chemo because of the speed of the onset of symptoms.
She has to avoid the sun – which will be hard on her, she has always loved the sun. When she was diagnosed with cancer we were all amazed it wasn’t melanoma… that she would have deserved! So she is inside, doing crochet – because apparently that will help the tingly fingers thing… She is staying strong and determined.
So, we are now on track for Christmas – lunch at our place – and looking forward to it.:-)