I was kind of hoping, expecting, to have an easy time this cycle. Im not sure why, maybe because I thought it would be only fair after last month. But yet again I have been plagued with diarrhoea. No matter how many loperamides I take I still find myself rushing to the loo, buttocks clenched, at least 6 times a day. Anyone who is unlucky enough to find themselves in my way on one of these sprints gets shoulder barged to the ground - Im expecting to be signed up by the All Blacks any day now ! And Im sure I should qualify for shares in Andrex !
That aside the only real problem I have right now is fatigue - and ofcourse that could be due in part to constantly being on the toilet. But this hasnt really stopped me from doing things. As long as I make sure there is a loo within sprinting distance.
On Wednesday I went to a preliminary meeting for the TeleHealth initiative - and came away with a bundle of reading material. The pilot scheme doesnt actually start until January so I have a few weeks to work my way through it - good job really because its full of 'NHS speak'.
Tomorrow it is the annual kidney cancer conference which is being held in Birmingham, so for once I dont have to travel very far. Dr. P is speaking on the care of kidney cancer patients as is a CNS on the side effects of Sutent - which could prove interesting for me, maybe Ill find another way of dealing with my 'running to the loo' syndrome.
Hmmmm......I do hope they have a loo just outside the conference hall !