Nothing is ever as simple as you think it’s going to be

So, I turned up yesterday expecting to start Chemo but no, I’m starting pre-chemo.

They are testing the hell out of me and then building me up so that I’m in the best condition I can be before they start to F it all up!

Today I have a pre-radiation therapy meeting, that definitely does start next Monday and by then I’ll have had the transfusions that they think I’ll need and also any other chemical tweaks they think are needed.

The list of side effects is enormous, they should try saying what won’t happen, it would be simpler.

I’m also being switched to stronger pain killers, Fentanyl patches and also tablets. They have a refreshing approach to pain killers here, use them! they’ll worry about possible addiction problems later. Actually they said if they gradually increase and then decrease them it’s not an issue.

That’s a big difference form the UK approach of take a Paracetamol because anything stronger will turn you into a junky.

I’m all in favour of pain killers because what the online help & info sites don’t tell you is how much it will hurt.

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