Category: Diary – Treatment

Day+1 & 2

Counting. Day+1 passed in a haze – I hadn’t slept very well, just too many chemicals running around my system, and I felt low to medium nausea much of the day with occasional sharp...

Day Zero

0. I got my stem cells back this afternoon – no drama just a quiet transfusion over an hour or so. Roman V. was here visiting during the procedure which was a very pleasant...

Days 419 – 422

Monitor. It’s my last day of chemo today – I’ve had four days of Cytosine, Arabinoside and Etoposide which have gone pretty well, but I’m beginning to really feel it.  I feel heavy and...

Days 417 – 418

Dose. I’m settled into my room in Waddington Ward at Kings now, and hooked up for day 2 of the 6 days of high dose chemo. Yesterday was mostly quiet which gave me time...

Day 416

Module. I’m floating in deep space – all I can hear is the aircon and some faint bleeps, strange light filters in through slots in the doors and walls and LED’s glow all around...

Days 414 – 415

Yoyo. Up and down.  A nautical phrase for when hauling in anchor and it’s just broken out of the sea bed so the vessel’s no longer attached to the ground and is free… I’ve...