Sickness Score (Part Five of Five)

Akynzeo/Metoclopramide 5 – 0 Temo

It’s a whitewash!

In Part Four of this mini-series, I wrote that I was worried about how my last day of chemo was going to be without my new best-friend Akynzeo. My lovely Silver Owl* said that, even if it was going to be a bad day, I should look back to where I was pre-treatment. Continue reading “Sickness Score (Part Five of Five)”

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Sickness Score (Part Four of Five)

Akynzeo 4 – 0 Temo

The 88 hours of the magic anti-nausea drug’s lifespan expired earlier today. I feel a bit queasy thinking about taking the final tablets of this final cycle later today without its protection. My apprehension obviously won’t help matters! Hopefully the Metoclopramide (the usual anti-nausea pills) will step up to the plate in Akynzeo’s absence.

Another date for the diary: today was my brother’s due date. Typical of his laid-back attitude, he had to be dragged out 13 days later!

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Sickness Score (Part Three of Five)

Akynzeo 3 – 0 Temo

My Dad was looking into the anti-sickness drug on Thursday evening (as an Industrial Chemist does in his spare time!). He told me that Akynzeo is a compound of something and something else (he said the names of the somethings but I don’t care much about that). What was more interesting to me was that he read that each tablet costs the NHS £69, whereas in America it costs $600 per tablet. I think that, even with fluctuations in the exchange rate, it’s pretty safe to say that the NHS gets the better deal. Continue reading “Sickness Score (Part Three of Five)”