Cycle 1 Day 8 – Smooth Sailing

It’s come round fast for my second bout of chemo, the first batch went smoothly enough and I haven’t really had to much in the way of bad side effects. The worst one probably feeling nauseous which was quickly sorted with a tablet. Other than that i’ve had a tennis ball size swollen lump appear at the top of my leg, thankfully pain free, slightly squishy to press lol and it disappeared after a few days. I’ve had pins n needles which made for a funny moment when I was desperate for the loo and couldn’t get the top button…

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The Chemo Day

It finally came around, around a full month has passed since first diagnosed and I made it in for cycle one day one of my medical trial. Nervous? No, surprisingly not. It’s not like I was going in for major surgery or anything, very little could actually go wrong and in the event of any bad reaction I would be surrounded by specialist nurses to get me sorted out. Kari was nervous though, enough for the both of us! Advised to take an overnight bag ( just in case ) and a picnic for lunch we rolled up just before…

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The Medical Trial

Before I get into the main topic for this blog I quickly want to thank everyone who has donated so far to my fundraising page for Macmillan Cancer Support. The page has only been live a few days and is already just shy of a quarter of the way to the target amount which is amazing! If you haven’t donated yet, a link to do so is just to the right of this blog ( or below on mobile devices ) or you can go to to read the full story behind the fundraising. Anything you can give to…