Almost half way there!
My chemo session on Wednesday is number 6 out of 12 of Folfiri with added Zaltrap and whilst I am delighted that I am about to go over the halfway hump I have also become terribly anxious about the halfway scan due on the 18th February.I have had a lot of side effects with this regime including raised blood pressure, headaches and continual nose bleeds. I am now on blood pressure tablets and am going to talk to my oncologist again tomorrow but I do wonder if these side effects are par for the course? Any advice would be most welcome and I also would appreciate any hints about overcoming the fear for my upcoming scan? Feel down inside I just wish they wouldn't scan me as I would rather chug on with the chemo for the full 12 cycles because if it's not working then goodness knows what other options are open to me? I can't have oxylaplatine due to a previous allergic reaction and I'm not suitable for Ceruximab. My oncologist says 'we will cross that bridge when we come to it' but he never fills me with positivity and now I find I'm becoming overwhelmed my negativity (mostly of my own doing) How do others cope with these feelings? I could do with an infusion of positivity on Wednesday rather than Folfiri 😕