Today was the day. The day treatment was to begin. The day where I only had a few hours left of feeling 'normal' before the 12 weeks of fighting cancer would begin. I was told I needed to be at the hospital in Sheffield for 2pm, however, you needed to call the ward clerk before … Continue reading 20th February, Getting to Western Park.
You may have seen in my last blog entry "20th February, Getting to Western Park" a picture of me stood outside the entrance doors of the hospital. The idea of this was to help keep a visual timeline of the journey to help both me, my wife and family when we needed to remind ourselves … Continue reading 20th February, Settling in & treatment starts.
6:30am. I get woken by a nurse asking me to take my "readings" these consisted of taking recordings of my bloods, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. And as I'd soon figure out, they happened morning, afternoon and night time to make sure your body was in a 'fit' state to receive the treatment. After … Continue reading Treatment continues. 21st – 24th February
It was the evening of Saturday 24th February. My first 'cycle' of BEP treatment complete, it was now time to go home. Physically and emotionally weakened I got the approval from the nurse that I could be discharged. After some last 'reminders' and a checklist of what to look out for whilst out of hospital, … Continue reading Returning Home after treatment.
Waking up on that Sunday morning (the morning after the night before!) still feels very surreal. Being home was one thing but the after effects both physical and mentally were profound. As I woke up I could feel the weakness in my body, trying to lift myself to get out of bed felt like a … Continue reading An emotional week at home after the first lot of treatment…