Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Day One - Take 2

Tuesday is a new day.. it was good to put Monday behind me.  I was first to arrive in the ward today - got here just before all the oldies were wheeled in.  Sharing ward today with All Black Captain and coach - Fred Allen. He's pushing 92 and is still very sharp and Fred appears to be running the show, he knows all the team by name and they are taking good care of him.

I've seen the team and everything is all setup, drugs loaded.  First up is rituximab which is an artificially produced antibody, I think it has rodent origins but thats no worry as I enjoy a good soft cheese as much as the next rat. That is then followed by the heavy hitters of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine… along with the prednisone.  The course is based around a 21 day cycle and is called R-CHOP - I'll probably go through 6 cycles.

Ange should be arriving with my coffee shortly - caffeine is as you all know the critical drug that holds everything together. I'm about to get started so I'll get this posted.

cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine


  1. Hello Don, tell Ange to make it a triple strength one! Damien, mum and I are all thinking of you.

  2. Thxs Ash. Back home now - feeling really good. No ill effects as yet.