Chemo sucks

So I started my chemotherapy tablets on Tuesday, then went off to Physio.  As i’ve taken them before I thought nothing of it really as I’ve had no problems.   But this time as they are a higher dose they did not agree with me and there I was sitting at the physio place feeling ok one minute I was throwing up the next.  4 times in his office.  Managed to get some physio done though thankfully.  
Mum came to pick me up then we held up the traffic at traffic lights of all places as I was hanging out the car being sick again.  Trust me.  Made it home and sat in front of the tv with a bucket for the rest of the day.     What a rotten day that was.  But its probably cause I had a sausage sarnie with ketchup for breakfast.

Yesterday I waited and ate a cup of chicken soup and some plain dried Cypriot roll buisquit things.  But an hour or two later the same thing happened. Only this time I was only sick 3 times and I was ok. 

Last night I was able to eat well though so it only appears to affect me in the morning! 

I’m off to ROCK FM this morning to do an interview.  I’m not eating till after I’ve finished so I’m hoping that will stop me from being sick. At least for as long as I’m there..  You can listen online if you like  by clicking on this link at 11am CY time.

I come off them on Saturday for three weeks, then on them for a week and so on for a while.. so guess what I’ll be doing next week!  EATING.. yay lol

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Disestablishmentarianist
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:47:03

    Hey. I came across your blog because you use the same ‘ramblings’ category. I didn’t think anybody else would be using that as well. Heh. I guess you also use it to take your frustration out as well, though yours are profoundly greater than mine. I know I am a stranger but I feel like saying that I am sorry about the cancer. I hope it all goes well and that you get better someday. My grandmother recovered from breast cancer a couple of years ago. I don’t know how bad yours is, but hang in there and Take care 🙂


  2. Disestablishmentarianist
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:49:55

    AND coincidently its her 79th birthday today..!


  3. sally
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 02:24:55

    {{hugs}} Alethea just sending you a hug and saying hi..I think you are doing so well:)but the sickness must be awful..i hope so much that next week you can eat all you want to:) I have been thinking of you and hoping you are well. i am so sorry if i seem to be reading you blog alot lol I am waiting for eye surgery and its taking me ages to read your words!! i don`t want to be a pain. I think of you everyday and your lovely little family.
    Keep strong and safe and im so glad you are home again x
    lots of love sally xxx


  4. sally
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 02:50:38

    lol sorry Alethea its me again,,I couldn`t help popping back on here to say what an absolutely gorgous little son you both have..i just saw him on not good with FB or computers really but what a little angel he is:) he is much the same age as my grandson..they are just SO adorable at this age..we are truely blessed to have these little people in our lives :o))
    love sally xxxxx


  5. Kate from Poland
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 17:25:56

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Yervoy (ipilimumab) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.


  6. Zhanna P. Rader
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 20:13:22

    I sympathize with you, Alethea. The doctors should have given you a pill that stops nausea.


  7. molehunter
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 00:56:28

    Dear Mrs Ayres

    I’m hope you won’t mind me saying I’m sorry you’ve been unwell lately.

    I commented before a while back, I’m an English doctor with an interest in early detection of skin cancer and I have just started a blog to go with a course I am running with some colleagues. its at The course’s main pyurpose is to help doctors and specialist nurses detect melanoma earlier.

    Would you mind if I mentioned your story on my blog and put a link to yours? I hope you don’t mind my asking.

    kind regards

    Stephen Hayes


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