I had my PICC put in yesterday, can honestly say I barely felt it - the specialist nurse who did it was fab and I was very impressed.
Back today for my first FOLFOX and so far so good. Only things I have noticed is that things feel extra cold (toilet seat!) and someone mentioned jaw pain when first eating something which I just had and is so weird!
The bum bag is in a drawer, too much faff - just have the pump in my pocket.
That’s it until Monday morning now - just wondering whether to take anti sickness tablets ‘just in case’ or to wait and see? I have dexamethasone for 3 days as well.
I read somewhere on a leaflet about peripheral neuropathy (think on beating bowel cancer site) that rolling a ball under your feet/hands could be useful to minimise/help with side effects - going to give it a try - nothing to lose. Just need to find a golf ball!!
Just visualising lots of little ‘Pac-Men’ running around gobbling up all the cancer cells - rather like that picture!
Sorry for rambling - was hyped up for today, glad to have finally got started.
Good vibes and best wishes to all.
Edited to add - the pac man idea is not my own, I read someone describing it on this forum or Macmillan and it grabbed my attention. 😬