Hi all,


I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, mine was good and spent with family and friends.

I always treat it as if it will be my last as my docs didn’t think I would make it too Christmas 2017 let alone 2018, so the kids get spoilt but they do deserve it as they do so much for me.


My last blood test was ok with the white blood cells slightly going up and the platelets staying the same, so I completed my 17th cycle of increased chemo last week. The nausea was fine and the tiredness was there although it wasn’t as bad as the cycle before.


Its weird how it works, over the 17 cycles of chemo not one of them as been the same. It might be fatigue, nausea, my movement, bad taste in my mouth or even my tongue feeling numb.


Im starting to feel good now, but this cycle coming I will be giving it an extra 7 days and start doing 5/30 cycles from now on.


Take care


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also @Felix34 Smiley Happy


I am glad you're feeling better, please keep sharing your journey with us Heart




Wow! I've just started chemo 1 of 8 cycles for cleaning up after bowel cancer surgery Stage III N1 T1 (all new termonology for me) and, thus far, little side-effects (only since last Tuesday; very early I know, but I'll take the good that happens when it's presentSmiley Happy)

Can't imagine the process your are going through, but you sound optimistically positive.


What an inspiration.


Keeping facing the sun (with the right protection of course), wind and forever looking up and forward.



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It is so good to hear people are getting better and prove just how strong they are. I hope your health continues to get better and wish you all the health, luck and strenght in the world. ❤️

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