Chemo nurse rang - Dr Tom says to start 26th October - 2 days before my birthday. I cried.
She rang back with 18th - he'd waited as I was going to see if I could get Avastin - but to get approval I have to apply to the PCT, possibly appeal if I fail, then apply to the govt fund. I don't have time for all that crap. Given Dr Tom himself is spouting the "it only gives you an extra 6-8 weeks life" what's the point? If that's what he really thinks. I mean does he think my life expectancy is SO short already that I'll want another 2 months at this stage. Surely there's no point in me having chemo now if I'm not going be around for another year or two? I'll be having more chemo, I can apply for Avastin for the next lot. He didn't even say he'd prescribe it - I don't know how to apply for it in the first place - I will obviously look into it but I think my diet is doing more good right now. I don't need the stress of applying for more drugs it's too bloody difficult to get the NICE approved ones.
Weekend Reading, 7.16.17
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