The chemo was so hard on me.. hell! I spent the first 5 rounds in hospital as an inpatient which also made me very depressed and anxious. I hated being in there and being away from my family. By the time I reached round 6 my oncologist decided to lower the dosage of one of the chemos I was receiving. This made all the difference in the world. I was able to go home after treatment for the remaining 6 rounds and I finally started to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I completed my chemotherapy in January 2016 and am now living cancer free. The first few months after finishing chemo were hard. It takes a while for the drugs to leave your system, but now, 6 months later I am feeling fantastic. I feel better than I have in years!
At this point, I will have a blood test every 8 weeks and a scan every 6 months. The fear of the cancer returning is always there in the back of my mind but I do not live in fear. Instead I enjoy my days and make the most of feeling good! There is no point in worrying unless there is something there to worry about!