The first round has started this past week. I met with an oncologist, and wouldn’t you guess he is from Montreal. I find it ironic how I am so related to Canada all the time.
Before starting the treatment, I was sent for an audiogram to determine if I could still be given Cisplatin. The results have shown that the Cisplatin has shown hearing loss & ringing in my ears, therefore, my new treatment will be Carboplatin and 5FU.
March 2, 2017 I was admitted in the hospital for the first infusion. First, I was given Carboplatin and then proceeded with 5FU. The 5FU will be distributed by 4 bags every 24 hours. I should be discharged by Tuesday. I have been counting down the hours.
Today was a tad emotional, I washed my hair and little clumps of hair began to fall out. Carboplatin is know for hair loss. I am not too sure if it will be a little or I will have to shave it. At first, I was in tears today. I had to weigh out the pros and cons. Cisplatin would leave me deaf, whereas, Cisplatin causes hair loss which would be temporary.
I decided to make a Bitmoji with a hat on today to prepare myself for the worse. I guess I can still look into wigs too, if it gets that bad.