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Chemotherapy experience at NCC


Posted by Lala81 on 08 April 2019 - 10:20:29 AM

Well. This is more of a sharing experience to help understand what's chemo about.
Unfortunately, I am the patient in question.

Basically I was diagnosed with early stage cancer in mid march. Operated and confirmed diagnosis. Came to National Cancer center for further treatment.
The biggest shock is probably for my parents rather than me, given my background.
My cancer is early stage and has good long term prognosis. But has a significant chance of relapse if no preventive chemotherapy is done

Hence, after discussion with the oncologist here, will be undergoing 2 x 3 weeks cycles of chemo. My kids still young, so not taking preventive chemo is not really an option.
I'm pretty prepared for everything, so all the pros and cons of chemo were q straight forward for me.
Immune system will be weakened. So avoid crowded places. Wear mask. Eat only cooked food. Watch for fever etc.

Basically once u seen the oncologist and if chemo is needed. U will need to prebook the chemo appt at level 3. Ambulatory treatment unit.
Everytime u come must register and measure weight. Then u wait for your chair or bed to receive treatment.

U come. U wait at your bed/chair. Can be accompanied by one family member. They come set plug and give u medicines. Then the infusion starts. Which lasts about few hours. I usually nap a bit or read on my phone. Was considering Netflix but no real inclination to watch when I was actually here.

First week is pretty intense. 5 days in a row. Forearm veins also sian from being poked.
There are different agents given on different days and everyone will experience different side effects.
Main side effects are nausea, fatigue and feeling sick. It was pretty rough for mid last week. Even walking around the home is tiring.
Supposedly with the latest drugs, vomiting is uncommon though nausea here and there is common.
Sleep wake cycle is bit screwed up also.
I'm easily 20-30 years younger than most pts here, can imagine these older folks need to be even more stoic.

Currently I'm on week 2 of the first cycle. Typing this while I'm waiting for the infusion to finish.

If u do have have family or friends having chemo, its pretty depressing to undergo.
Family and friends are the most important in distracting you and helping out, though my kids are more annoying now since I'm not in the best of moods.
The social connection is undoubtedly the most important though.




It's kinda sad when...


Posted by Ody_2004 on 11 April 2019 - 11:44:04 AM

A new member registered himself to MCF just to ask "Hey, is there any WhatsApp group to join?", "Errr... Can add me to Telegram", "Can I have the Group to Facebook?"


It is like walking into a Chicken Rice stall to buy drinks and never order chicken to eat.. and left for good once thirst quenched. 


Recently I notice traffic here getting lower...


For me Forum is still a better place to discuss and share news or matter related to cars etc..


ok pls shoot me!




Ang Moh whacked local Security Uncle


Posted by Volvobrick on 05 April 2019 - 08:30:26 PM


Another case of imported bullies

Let's see if this guy get fired from his job.




DIY punctured tyre


Posted by Hamburger on 19 April 2019 - 01:04:16 PM

Coming back home last night the car tyre monitoring system indicated a leak in front R tyre. Checked it out upon reaching home and indeed discovered a nail.
1. Extracted the nail out with an orange pliers.
2. Plug in a round file to smoothen and enlarge the hole.
3. Standby the sticky worm inserted into the needle eyes.
4. Insert into the hole with some force, with about 3/4 way in and pulled it out quickly.
5. Spray some water or bubbled one to check for leak.

I pumped up the tyre a bit with a portable inflatable pump and drove to a petrol kiosk to fully inflate the tyres and do a reset on the tyre monitoring system.

Do note that I am on RFT and hence could drive back home. Non RFT tyre should find a safe place to stop immediately and proceed to mend the tyre.

Lucky me it was the front tyre, might need to take it off if it was at the rear which would restrict the hand movements.
Fun, yes,
Satisfaction, oh yes.




Home visit doctor


Posted by Neutrino on 05 April 2019 - 10:30:45 AM

Been meaning to post this for over a month, even though it might only interest some.


Home visit doctors can be quite expensive but my missus found this group to come and check on her mother who at the time was not well and it's difficult to get her to the Polyclinic which has a long wait in cold aircon.


Anyway https://www.rescu.sg/a-b-o-u-t came along to look at my mil.


They stayed about one hour did quite a few tests and took my mil medical history.

The whole team of three came along and they were very caring to my mil.


They suggested after some tests etc that my mil be sent to A & E because of low Blood oxygen and the possibility of a chest infection.  They even wrote a letter for the A & E doctor explaining their tests results etc..


My mil was admitted and the doctors at the hospital confirmed it was the correct thing to bring my mil to A & E.


Their one hour visit was billed at S$ 68.


I've no relationship to this team in any way but I wholeheartedly recommend them.

They were great.




Good Friday


Posted by Yeshe on 19 April 2019 - 11:12:23 AM

Charity Awareness and Help Needed


Posted by Mahjong74 on 06 April 2019 - 03:40:46 AM

Doxxing to be made a crime punishable by jail, up to S$5,000


Posted by Ysc3 on 01 April 2019 - 09:40:32 PM

Singapore Airlines grounds two Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners


Posted by Blueray on 02 April 2019 - 03:27:27 PM

Hazardous appliances


Posted by Unltd on 15 April 2019 - 08:03:41 AM

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