Me again, so I'm due for my 2nd round of ABVD chemo on Wednesday. My oncologist gave me 2 days worth of Kytral ( an anti nausea drug) but I was admitted on the 3rd day for some fluids and more medication. I'm guessing I need at least 5 days worth. I guess trial and error. So far my experience has been completely different to what I thought it would be. For the better part of this week I have been fine in a sense, I have a few aches and pains most still from the major surgery I had but I've also noticed that my back and neck hurt more than my usual back pain I get. The new thing that wasn't there before is a pain in the joints of my knees, I'm guessing my body is a little flooded with dead and dying cells so the acidity in my body will be a little higher but my doc put me on an anti-gout tablet so I hope that will work good enough. Still fairly positive, I've even surprised with myself at how positive my attitude has been. I have gad the occasional thought about what might happen if it doesn't work, what if I'm the 20% that dies? But the thought has literally only been a thought that doesn't have much emotion attached to it... I'm not sure if it's because it hasn't hit me or it's not going to or I really am just processing this rationally and very damn well. Like I said due on Wednesday so I'll let you know how I go. Also I wanted to mention I read over my last blog and realized all the spelling mistakes and missed out on an ultrasound on my stomach to make sure I didn't have gall stones or fatty liver and an ultrasound on my breasts during the process of trying to find out what was wrong and they didn't pick up on my body riddled with cancer from my throat down my chest and in my stomach region. That is all I think I forgot to mention. Anyway cheers sorry about the ramble again - Alana
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I don't know anything about your cancer but I hope you are in the 80% who survives . You are so young to have all this stuff spoiling what could be such an exciting time of life . All the best with your treatment .Hope the side effects are not too bad and not too long lasting .
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I often get told "ur so brave or ur taking the news so well". It makes me laugh out loud sometimes. We have no choice but to be positive, brave and hopeful. Cancer drains us so much ...... They say smiling takes half the number of muscles as frowning. So smile away and save ur energy to fight and kick some cancer Butt. Don't think about the numbers as they are so depressing and not helpful. My cancers survival rate is less than 10%. They are just numbers and not in concrete. U will beat this, we will beat this..... We have youth on our side and never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Good luck with ur treatment and keep smiling it will save u in more ways than one.
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