[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] Returning to Work after #Chemotherapy 1 #BreastCancer #BusyLivingwithMets

So, Tuesday last week, after 1.5 days on the chemo ward, I had completed my first round of docetaxel, perjeta and Herceptin. My cousin had headed back to London, another friend dropped me off, and the PJs went straight on ... I was exhausted but also hyper on the steroids - so, as I have continued to do, for the rest of the week, taken Zopiclone each night which seems to give me a good…

[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…

[CANCER] 2/3 Stereotactic Radiotherapy Done #BreastCancer

So, yesterday was the second of three stereotactic radiotherapy treatments on my spinal tumour - with the hope that it blasts it to pieces, before chemotherapy mops up the pieces. Stereotactic: involving, being, utilizing, or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing the tip of a delicate instrument (such as a needle) or beam of radiation in three planes using coordinates provided by medical imaging in order to reach a specific locus in the body…

[CANCER] Success with Round 1 of Stereotactic Radiotherapy #BreastCancer

As the radiotherapist said as I was leaving - that smile's not going to leave your face today is it:   View this post on Instagram   We are one #radiotherapy treatment down! Back on Weds and Friday for the other two ... #whatcancerlookslike A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr 1, 2019 at 8:35am PDT Because, YES, after Friday's disappointment, we completed both Day 0 and treatment 1 today! I'm not entirely…