Two down, two extra to go. Appears fairly quick that I am previous the midway mark with my chemotherapy remedy. However honestly talking, residing by way of it’s a sloooow torture… After studying different individuals’s experiences, I do know I haven’t got it as dangerous, however nonetheless throughout the worst of it, I would not need anyone to undergo it in any respect.
I went for my third chemotherapy and Herceptin jab session on Tue 17 Jan 2023, only a few days earlier than Chinese language New Yr. My blood assessments and check-up with Dr Samuel was on Mon 16 Jan 2023 and as my check outcomes appeared okay, he cleared me to go for my chemo session the subsequent day.
As I might already shaved my head, Dr Samuel mentioned I needn’t do the scalp cooling anymore. He additionally prescribed me stronger painkillers Anarex, lozenges and melatonin to assist me sleep higher.
As common, I registered for my session an hour earlier than on the OneNUHS app and verified by id on the counter on arrival. The employees there wrote down the improper queue quantity so one other employees there checked and mentioned that I used to be imagined to go to Stage 10 to see my physician Chemotherapy Centre is on Stage 9, and my chemo session was the subsequent day.
I advised them I already noticed my physician the day earlier than, and my chemo session was that morning. My doc confirmed it and it additionally doesn’t make sense that I acquired notification for SMS and the app that requested and allowed me to register for my chemo session if it was meant to be for the subsequent day.
One other employees got here by and in addition repeated to me the identical factor about what the system reveals. After backwards and forwards for 5-10 minutes, lastly one of many employees realised that they have been checking on the information for one more affected person as the primary employees wrote down the improper queue quantity……….
Oh properly. Nonetheless managed to test my vitals and get to my chemo session on time at 8.30am since I arrived early.
That is what my third chemotherapy session was like:
0800hrs Arrive at hospital
0810hrs Confirm ID with counter registered 1hr earlier with OneNUHS app
0820hrs Test vitals and the pharmacy will prep medication
0825hrs Go to Chemotherapy Bay
0830hrs Cannulate and run by way of with saline
0850hrs Run pre-meds drip for anti-allergy and to guard abdomen for 15mins
0907hrs Begin Docetaxel drip for 1hr
0910hrs Herceptin jab on proper tummy
1005hrs Saline drip flush for 10mins and bathroom break
1025hrs Pharmacist got here to dispense dwelling meds and Peglasta syringe
1030hrs Begin Cyclophosphamide drip for 30mins
1105hrs Take out hand canula
1110hrs Go to pharmacy to gather anti-nausea meds as pharmacist needed to
test if I wanted it earlier than meting out it however didn’t come again in time
1115hrs Go dwelling
My third chemo session was a lot shorter than my first and second classes with out the scalp cooling remedy. A lot choose it this fashion…
I believe the nurses additionally began remedy earlier at 8.30am as an alternative of the standard 9am+ to pack extra sufferers in as they shut throughout public holidays… and there have been 2 CNY public holidays developing the week after.
Examine my first chemotherapy session expertise to search out out extra on what it is like at a Chemo Bay and a few suggestions for having a extra nice session.
You possibly can examine what to anticipate for a chemotherapy cycle and tricks to handle its unwanted side effects at dwelling right here.
HelIo. I’ve breast most cancers.
Earlier than mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgical procedures
The Discovery and Early Detection
Mammogram and Ultrasound @ Radlink Paragon
Radlink Ultrasound and Mammogram Scan Outcomes
First session with Dr Celene Ng, NUH Breast Care Centre
Breast biopsy @ NUH Breast Care Imaging
The Prognosis with Dr Mikael Hartmann, NUH Breast Care Centre
First session with Dr Samuel Ow, NUH Most cancers Centre
Color-Enhanced Mammogram and Ultrasound Scan
PET-CT Scan @ NUH Diagnostic Imaging
First session with Dr Jane Lim, NUH Aesthetic Plastic Surgical procedure Centre
Color-Enhanced Mammogram and PET-CT Scan Outcomes
Genetic Testing Outcomes
Over the Muscle vs Underneath the Muscle Breast Implant Reconstruction
Pre-surgery Blood Take a look at and Consent-taking
After mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgical procedures
Mastectomy and Breast Implant Reconstruction Surgical procedures Half 1
Mastectomy and Breast Implant Reconstruction Surgical procedures Half 2
Pores and skin Discolouration and Tiny Lump After Surgical procedure
Fats Necrosis and Extended Pores and skin Discolouration?
Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Herceptin Injections After Mastectomy
Surgical Drains Removing After Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
Train After Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction First 4 Weeks
Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Herceptin Injections
Blood Take a look at and Echocardiogram for Chemotherapy and Herceptin Jabs
Chemotherapy – What to Count on
Chemotherapy – Tricks to Deal with Facet Results at Dwelling
First Chemotherapy and Herceptin Jab Session
Second Chemotherapy and Herceptin Jab Session
Third Chemotherapy and Herceptin Jab Session
NCIS on the Go – Keat Hong Household Clinic @ Choa Chu Kang
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