Getting Flushed

Today, I am back in hospital for my second ‘flush’ of oxaliplatin by cannula. The infusion lasts two to two and a half. I have a fifteen minute saline drip on either side. I receive this in the MacMillan unit at Calderdale Royal.

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Am now back. it went better than last time (which wasn’t too bad either), having started with the pins and needles only after the treatment finished. I hope to get away with something a little less painful this time.


I am sorry to have to announce this, but I have been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. It is advanced, and the only mitigations offered are chemotherapy and pain control.
I have in my favour that I have a loving family around me and have been really quite fit. That is enough for the moment: I will be here tomorrow.