Sep 20, 2011 - 4:06 pm
I've not been posting on here very much lately as I have just been through and finished a whole week of Topotecan infusions. As you may be aware I have been suffering from severe bloating and discomfort brought on by the activity of my cancer cells.
So, one week later and I had this eureka moment last night. Usually I can only eat small amounts of food at each meal time as my tummy blows up and I am dreadfully uncomfortable. I take all kinds of meds to relieve it but none of them are particulary effective. I have had this problem since July this year. So, last night after I had eaten I waited and waited and guess what ................ NO BLOATING. I felt comfortable in my tummy for the first time in nearly 3 months.
Topotecan rocks :)
It wasn't so bad. 1 hour every day for 5 days. I felt a bit sick and tired but I coped. I wore a "cold cap" which wasn't too bad either. I need another few weeks to be able to see if that has worked as it is early days, but I can cope with this for another 5 cycles.