17th September 2018
First chemotherapy session (went alone silly boy), nursing staff extremely calming. Area consisted of ten individual bays plus additional side rooms. Given an anti-sickness pill and signed a disclaimer voiding the hospital of any responsibility if the insertion of the chemotherapy pack caused any damage to my veins or tissues. A needle via a cannula was initially inserted to “flush out” my system which took about 15 minutes. Big pack of Docetaxel appeared and lovely needle was inserted via the cannula into my right arm. Enquired how long it would take to enter my system and was told the average was about an hour.
Given a supply of pills including anti-sickness and for extreme circumstances, an anti-sickness injection pack which would have to be administered by a district nurse, Dexamethasone, Imodium and my daily dose of Prednisolone. Also, given a record card with emergency numbers and details of a ward to contact if any of a long list of side effects occurred. No feeling of nausea but noticed that my taste buds seemed different.