It’s cycle 1, day 12 of 14. Before I can go into the next chemo session, I have an appointment with my Oncologist, to check my bloods and make sure my body’s recovered enough to go into the next cycle. So what have I done in preparation for this? A day trip to Germany, a tour round a chocolate factory, dinner at my favourite tapas and a couple of cheeky gins for good measure – my blood should look completely normal, right?!
In all seriousness; during week one when I wasn’t sure how I’d feel, what side effects I’d have, and how my body would react, I was the perfect patient. I drank heaps of water, and chamomile tea, had a nutribullet concoction every morning, and steered clear of alcohol. But as I’ve felt better in week two, I’ve allowed myself to live a little more ‘normally’ and it’s helped me feel, well, normal! Obviously I haven’t gone crazy, but not focusing on cancer for a few days has helped the mental reset, and hopefully today the doc will give me the green light for round two… fingers crossed!