Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday 23rd November

I've just got back from the hospital. I had to have a blood test and then I saw the specialist who was pleased with progress. My leukaemia cell count is very small and the platelet count is going up. I've been feeling generally OK in the last few days so I'm booked in for the next round of chemo tomorrow. They give me Rituximab by drip, with the other two drugs taken daily for the next five days. I hope I don't get any more side effects like last time, when I ended up in hospital for a week.

I just love the names of the drugs that I'm prescribed. I can't pronounce half of them. Like Sri Lankan surnames, they have too many syllables. My belief is that they select the names by picking letters from a scrabble bag.

I've lost about half a stone since treatment started, and there are those who'd say that was a good thing.

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