Oct 31, 2011 - 6:46 pm
Hi, I'm back again.
Sorry folks this Topotecan regime kinda wipes me out for the whole week and Imhave just finished my 3rd round. They tried new anti-sick meds and they worked a treat :) I also had a porta-cath fitted which means I get the drugs direct to my central line. I call it my "docking station" ha ha. For those of you who don't know what it is I will explain:
They put a receiver just under my skin on the top of my right boob (told everyone I had a breast implant lol) and then they attach a tube under the skin that connect with one of my main veins. Whenever I need chemo they just stick a special needle into the receiver and off we go. The sticking of the needle bit into the receiver makes my toes curl but it is over in seconds. I have this done everyday for a 5 days and by day 5 I am very bruised. But thats the way it is.
I am feeling really well today and all of the effects have now worn off. My bloating is really under control and I am hopeful for a good CA125 result in a few weeks.
My lungs are still fluid free after one year - yay just need tp sort out my tummy.
Lots of love to you all Tina xxxxxx