This has been a long, long day… I’ll cut it reasonably short for you, though: Ferry at 7.30am, appointment in the Oncology Day Ward of Sir Paul Boffa Hospital at 9.30am. Back to Gozo with 3pm ferry, which we managed by a hair’s breadth: the ferry was loaded, and the ramp was already going up! Then hubby waved our ‘priority boarding form’ as if his (or my) life depended on it, and lo and behold they decided to take us in!! I’m very, very grateful for that, because by that time I was very nearly out of my mind with pain. – I might add that I’m also relieved that there is such a thing as priority boarding available for medical treatment for Gozitans in Malta. Since obviously no cancer treatments are available in Gozo, the hardships reserved exclusively for cancer patients from Gozo are really more than enough!
The actual treatments weren’t too bad; chemotherapy drip, preceded by two separate anti-nausea drips, around 2 hours in total, I think. Then 5 mins radiotherapy of the lower back (because of spreading of tumour cells in the bones). By far the worst was the CT scan and the ‘simulation’ prior to radiotherapy. Lying face-down is about as painful as it gets for me, and not being allowed to move at all was truly hell.
Well. It’s all in the past now, somehow hard to believe. Now I’m sitting at home and will spend the next half hour or so studying the schedule for the shitload of medication I brought home with me. Including morphine oral solution, which will hopefully, finally bring a little relief !
Now what’s left for me to be scared of is the bronchoscopy on Wednesday, but that, too, shall pass. After that, peace (I hope!) until next chemo on 14th December…
Thank you all, once again, for your lovely messages – it really does feel so good knowing that others are thinking of me.
Well, I shall collapse on the sofa now and try to recover from the day’s ordeals. Talk soon! *Hugs*