Monday, 22 December 2008

Post Chemo

Assalamualaikum wbt

Alhamdulillah, I have just had my first chemotherapy and Allah has given me the ability to post an entry into the blog.

I'll make it short, as I need to utilize the times when my body is still feeling relatively well post-chemotherapy for revision purposes.

930 am - Arrived in 02 Day Case Unit, Hallamshire Hospital
945 am - Had a few bloods taken for baseline investigation before the chemotherapy treatment can be started. Iv cannula inserted into a vein on the forearm.
1000am - Consultant Haematologist came and had a chat, as well as to get a consent for the chemotherapy.
1030 am - Baseline investigations were all normal and thus hospital starts to prepare the ABVD medications.

1030am - 230pm : Nothing much going on as we sat and waited for the medications to be prepared by the hospital staff.

230 pm - Chemotherapy treatment commences:

First drug - Vinblastine(5 mins)
2nd drug - Bleomycin (2 minutes)
3rd drug - Adriamycin (2 minutes)
4th drug - Dacarbazine (1 hour)

Alhamdulillah, the chemotherapy finished approximately at 415pm, and as I was feeling generally well, we were allowed to return home. Even though I have made arrangements for a friend to pick us up with a car, I felt quite ok that I decided to walk home instead. Mum and Jep were fine with it and we all walked back home.

At the moment, I do feel a bit nauseated (loya), but the anti-sickness medication that they administered prior to starting the chemotherapy seems to be doing its job so far. Apart from feeling slightly tired, I do feel that I am coping relatively well post-chemo, better than my own expectations.

I guess this is down to all the prayers and du'as that my family and friends have consistently been making all this while. Thank you very much everyone, and I pray that Allah reward each and everyone of you for your help and concern.

Doa itu senjata bagi orang Muslim. It really is.


PakTam said...

From Ainul Mardhiah.

dear abang afzal,

ainul doa abang cepat august ainul will come to london.abang must be strong.i love you.bye.

dr_luv82 said...

Alhamdulillah, glad to know u're doing well despite the chemo... jgn over exert urself la... take care of urself... everyone here kirim salam...

azie said...

Assalammualaikum Afzal, makcik sekeluarga doakan Afzal cepat sembuh dan tabah menghadapi segalanya. Kirim salam kat Mama dan Jafri.