My first chemo therapy

Today is friday, 21 August is my first chemo therapy. It’s a very early trip today, already 5:30 AM came the taxi to pick us up. My daughter is following me today.

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30, that was a quick trip! The chemo started almost as soon as I arrived.  First I got drops/dextrose that took 1.5 hrs and then the chemo that took almost the same time and some liquid medicines against nausea, cortizone, and something that made me urinate every 10 minutes and finally another dextrose.
After my chemo for more than 4 hrs, we had time to take our late lunch at 1:30 PM. Finally my last radiation this week then homewards with the Ronden bus at 3:30 PM. At home again at 7:25 PM.
Aside from feeling a little of nausea, I feel ok so far. I got medicines against nausea, diarrhea and constipation.

I bought this medicine box so I won’t miss to take my medicine.

Treatment: Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy may be the main treatment if cervical cancer has spread to distant sites in the body. Chemotherapy is the use of toxic drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy also has side effects that can include fatigue, hair loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and easy bruising.

Published by queenkeandra

I am a swedish citizen with asian origin, lives in Sweden, entrepreneur, accountant, fashion designer, dressmaker, professional interpreter and translator and from year 2014, I also became a local politician with some assignments from the local government. I moved to Sweden after marriage with a Swedish national in 1986. Two years later we got a son followed by a daughter after 21 months. Satisfied with life in fact, I guess I got all I wished for, it feels I have everything. Being married is not just a bed of roses, the roses have thorns also and you can get it at times but we’ve always been doing pretty good. Kinder and better husband I do not think I can get, everyone has their flaws and life becomes easier if you can accept them. I’m not a perfect person either. I became a grandmother quite young, only 45 years old, was a little skeptical at first but then I loved to be one. Now I am already a grandmother of two, a boy and a girl of 20 months between them, such a great feeling, it feels like it was a replay of my life. When I have both of them at home, it feels like I was young again and is the mother of small children. I can not explain but so damn good it is. When I moved to Sweden I knew nothing about the country, but now it feels like I’ve always lived here. I speak Swedish better than my native language, better in Swedish grammar than my husband, it may sound strange but it’s true. I dream even in Swedish. I hang out with many Swedes, have worked and still working in Swedish companies. I go to the Swedish church though I am a Roman Catholic. We believe in the same God anyway. I’ve adapted pretty well in Swedish society. I think I have to adjust to that country I moved to, not the country or its citizens to adapt to me. Sweden has no responsibility whatsoever that I wanted to move here so I could not demand anything else, but now a citizen, I think I have the right as any other native Swedes. I pay taxes and do my duties as a citizen. I think I am a good role model and a loyal citizen and can fight for my new country.

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