Riding the rollercoaster… #cancer

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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It has been a weird few weeks. It started well enough… Three of us actually sat and talked through one day’s whole treatment. That is highly unusual… few people seem to want to talk in the chemo suite.

The usual side effects from the third batch of chemo were not too bad, apart from the fatigue, which was, and is, worse than debilitating. It is not like any fatigue you have felt before, but you feel as flat as a pancake to begin with, just from your body’s attempts to resist the cancer, then the chemo laughs and sucks out any remaining energy from every corner of your being. A vacuum cleaner with that level of efficiency would sell by the million…

The unusual side effects, came from the second round. The extravasations… where the chemo leaks out of the drip and ito the surrounding flesh. Some of the…

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