This afternoon I met with my haematologist to discuss the results of my CT scans taken just this past Wednesday. It was a good appointment.
Today—exactly 6 weeks after my last dose of chemotherapy—I went for a full-body CT scan looking for any remaining lymph nodes after 6 months of treatment.
Two days after I take my last "breakfast of champions," I must self-administer an injection of Lapelga (pegfilgrastim), which helps my bone marrow produce white blood cells needed to help my body fight infection.
The weekend after chemo is always a little rough. Mild nausea, extreme fatigue, an overall feeling of "blech." But this being sixth (and last!) edition I know how to handle it, especially when it's rainy and I don't feel any guilt about not being outside or otherwise out & about.
Here we go again! As has become tradition around here, I present to you the box of Tic Tacs I must take every morning for three days during each cycle of my FCR chemotherapy.
The Ottawa Hospital's MDCU (Medical Day-Care Unit) has a fun tradition for its patients just completing their last treatment: banging a gong.