Just cant catch a break this month…

After the previous round of chemotherapy and the issue with the extravasation all i wanted was a relatively straight forward round of chemotherapy if that actually exists. Wednesday came round as it does every two weeks even though it feels like you only walked out…

Spondylolisthesis no its not a type of dinosaur…

No its not a spinosaurus (bigger than a T-Rex) thankfully it doesn’t look like something you would wanna mess with, at the moment id rather take on this spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is where a bone in the spine (vertebra) slips out of position, either forwards or…

Scan, results and more…

Following the manic end to May, lead on to my scan, time to check in and see how things are going. Weirdly people around me seemed more worried than me, I was pretty chilled, checking and analysing the tumour markers in my blood had helped put my…

Bone Scan

Bone Scan: A bone scan looks for changes or abnormalities in the bones. It is also called a radionuclide scan, a scintigram or nuclear medicine scan.  A bone scan can look at a particular joint or bone. In cancer diagnosis, it is more usual to…

Oxaliplatin…the new drug! FOLFOX!

Now the decisions were out of the way, next for me is the road of discovery, challenges but probably more likely sickness is the route of FOLFOX. In ordinary terms this is a combination chemotherapy treatment, made up of three drugs: Folinic Acid – FOL, …

Decisions Decisions Decisions

So after the announcement of the tumours regrowing and becoming resistant to FOLFIRI (Irinotecan and 5FU) and Cetuximab, Dr Awesome begins to explain the options and where we can go from here. Here they are: Option 1 – Have a 3 month break off chemo…

Mud never hurt anyone they say… maybe thats not the truth!!

So after finishing Pretty Muddy and a cheeky couple of hours out, Sunday is spent recovering not moving off the sofa and enjoying the football on show and catching up on soaps. Feeling very tired, exhausted i think its called. Mum makes a yummy roast…

Oncology – welcome to the world of big words…

So round comes the first oncology appointment with the one and only Dr Strong Name, so this is somewhere id never ever imagined entering myself, thats something you should never believe. So the whole family have trudged along not sure what is more nerve racking…