Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Fecking Fec Fec
At the risk of sounding like Father Jack off Father Ted, I've just found out that I will be undergoing a course of FEC.
That is the name of my chemo cocktail. Or Fluorouracil Epirubicin Cyclophosphamide by its full name.
But I shall call it FEC. With a certain Irish emphasis...
My first treatment is taking place on the 1st May.
The visit to meet my oncologist and see the centre today was strangely scary and reassuring all the same time.
Reassuring because they seem to be lovely people and its nice surroundings. And they give you massages and reflexology while you are being treated. Don't you just love private medicine?
Scary because it was full of patients coming in for treatment and I could see tangible evidence of what I could look like in a few weeks time. And I found myself looking at patients who'd suffered hair loss with more than the sympathy I used to view them with before I had BC. BC BC if you like.
Now I look at them with a mixture of sympathy and another emotion. I think it's probably best described as respect.
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