So I am home and oh so glad to be! The week was fraught from the beginning when I was offered a different Chemo regime; one day treatment more frequently but supposedly less harsh. However I have committed to this one for two more cycles because it is having a visible effect and why mess with that?
After a long wait for pharmacy I got my first treatment at five pm (we arrived before 11!) and the nurse managed to hit a nerve in my hand with the needle... honestly I thought I was going to throw up all over her it hurt that much!! I had to persuade her to take it out even though it was quote "a really good vein". My right hand is still bruised and so for the rest of the week my left hand had to take all the abuse.
Day two is supposed to be a short one but we had just escaped when they called us back. Despite supplements my potassium levels continue to fall and so the afternoon off I was looking forward to using to escape hospital grounds was sacrificed to another needle and a intravenous infusion; because, well, my heart beating irregularly would take the fun out if it don't you think?
Day two and three were long, there is little to recommend them, by this point I have lost my appetite and want to sleep. It's my most vulnerable time for reminiscing about being healthy. If I've wished for just that once this week I've wished a thousand times.
However here I am home sweet home!! Oh my bed, my bath, and the garden! The last day we have been chilling in the beautiful weather, dozing when required and packing in the nutritious goodness. As I type I have a banana, pineapple and soya milk smoothie for my breakfast, the french doors are open and the sounds of birds filters over the radio. The guinea pigs are mowing the lawn ;) and Toast is on his way home from Grandma's! Life is how it should be!