[CANCER] Surviving (hopefully) the last Docetaxol #BreastCancer #BusyLivingWithMets

Last time I blogged about cancer, I had been discharged from radiotherapy at the Christie (where I'd had stereotactic radiotherapy). That means in around 4 weeks time I should be due a scan (no appointment arrived yet) to check and see how successful the combined radiotherapy and heavyweight docetaxol has been - there is expected to be 'scar tissue' on the bone, but the hope is that there is nothing else visible on my spine,…

[CANCER] How to Help: A practical guide to supporting people undergoing chemotherapy.

A friend of mine is putting together content to be given to friends and family who may be seeking to help out people, like me, who live on their own or are e.g. single parents, but also those seeking to help more widely. She wants to keep the content simple, but would appreciate some feedback on how helpful this seems, especially from those undergoing chemotherapy (what do you want/not want), and as a friend/family what…

[CANCER] One more ‘evil’ docetaxol #BreastCancer

So, it's been another #waitingroomfeet day, as it was time for a review with my oncologist, to see how I'm getting on with treatment:   View this post on Instagram   Another #waitingroomfeet day. Waiting to see oncologist and find how many more #docetaxol I have to have. Had some proper food and with cleaner away, washing own sheets ... #busylivingwithmets A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on May 20, 2019 at 6:46am PDT…

[CANCER] #Chemotherapy 2 is happening tomorrow.

So, if it hadn't been a bank holiday yesterday, I would have had chemotherapy (+ immunotherapy + targeted therapy) yesterday, but all the appointments have been spread out over today and tomorrow - so the steroids are building up in my body tonight, and it's an early start/long day tomorrow. Last time there was an observation period of 6 hours post treatment, I think tomorrow is 3 hours post treatment, any after this have no…

[CANCER] Chemo 1 (of 4?) Done for #Metastatic #BreastCancer

So, as I posted yesterday, it was time to return to the chemo ward for new treatment. This time, I'm undergoing treatment at the Laurel Suite at Stepping Hill Hospital, and can I say what a friendly environment. The Christie staff are great (and my nurses here are Christie nurses), but don't really seem to have time to slow down and take 5 minutes with you ... feeling a bit like sitting in living room…
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