I've completed 4 cycles on my first set of drugs and I'm starting a new regimen of drugs on Monday January 25th. Two new drugs administered every 3 weeks for 3 months. New drugs = new side effects. I have mixed feelings about this new phase as I'm moving from what I know ie - how I react to known drugs - to the unknown which makes me a little apprehensive.
I've been very fortunate for the last 3 months as I was able to take medication that prevented nausea and most of the side effects. I've been able to do just about everything I would normally do with the only negative thing being the occasional lack of energy and the cumulative effect of fatigue. All in all a pretty good 3 months.
On the other hand, I'm looking forward to starting on these new drugs - how weird is that? - because it means I've moved to a new phase in my treatment. It's bringing me closer to ending all the poking and prodding that one endures when one goes through this. I look at it as being one step closer to getting well.
While I may be a little apprehensive about this next regimen, I don't worry about it. Worrying doesn't serve any purpose and it's all part of the process to getting healthy and resuming my life. Just another little bump in the road.
And this to shall pass.