No chemo

News has just come through that my mother doesn’t need to have any chemotherapy, long-term or otherwise; she does however start a month of daily radiotherapy, some time in the next few days; she will also have to take hormone tablets (and calcium replacement tablets) for the next few years.

I am so relieved. She and my father might even make it over here in October or November. Either way, she’s on the mend and – scheduled preventative treatments aside – has had the all-clear from the specialist.

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5 Responses to No chemo

  1. argle says:

    Great news!

  2. Fantastic – very pleased for you all

  3. Cliff Laine says:

    I’m a bit late with this but that is excellent news. A friend of mine is having chemotherapy and it’s every bit as ruining as you can imagine.

    • smallbeds says:

      I’m sorry to hear that. While most chemo treatments have some effects, different ones do have different side effects (of different levels of seriousness) for different people; there are options for alleviating some of them, if your friend feels capable of discussing them with the medical staff. Best wishes for them, anyway.

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