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{ Monthly Archives } March 2010

Dexamethasone update

I’ve noticed that my food doesn’t taste very good in the first few days after the start of the chemotherapy cycle. I think it must be due to the dexamethasone (steroids) that I mentioned yesterday as being so good at controlling the nausea as well as maintaining my good mood. Last night’s burger and chips […]

My typical chemotherapy hospital stay

There were three of us oesophageal cancer patients out of the four on the ward, and the other two were first timers. I found myself telling them about a typical visit to the hospital for chemotherapy, and thought it might be of wider interest. The information in this post is specific to me, so please […]

A recipe from hospital

Hospital food is renowned. Even today when it’s a lot better than it was in the past, it’s still not great. Think of school dinners, but with smaller portions. I think most of us on the ward spend a disproportionate amount of time waiting for the next meal. With that in mind I thought I […]