Dear Logbook, first day of the second trip.
Yesterday we took that walk with friends and then it was time to take food and chat. What a great afternoon with great friends! Thanks a lot!
Then we took a carriage to go home, where after I had prepared several boxes of clothing of the budding move I set out to shave the hair that was left on my head. As usual, after receiving sessions at sea where you are given liquids to fight the cancer cells, your hair is a friend that falls during the battle. In my case, due to BEACOPP sessions, it began to fall on the 12th day of the first trip. On other sessions, ABVD, both of them mentioned for the treatment of Hodking Lymphoma, may be some days or weeks later. Here you are a photo of me so that you can see the new version of this sailor.
Then we set out to dinner and went to bed. I must say it has been the best night I’ve had during the first trip. About 8 effective hours of sleep.
It has already dawned and it is one degree. This year, the fall is getting colder than usual. The locals say it could be a very cold winter. Oh, dear! Last winter we reached 15 degrees below zero.
The little sailors have already gone to school and I am waiting for the carriage to take me to the dock and be able to board the KS and start the voyage at sea, where I receive my liquids. The KS is also called Karolinska Solna Universitetsjukhuset, that is to say, in English Karolinska Solna University Hospital.
I have reached the ship and I have already boarded. The crew is as lovely as usual. They give me a bed and we are about to start. To date I had only mentioned that in the BEACOPP protocol the trips last 21 days, with chemotherapy sessions in the KS on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th days. From the 1st to the 7th day I take Procarbizina in the form of pills at home and from the 1st to the 11th day I take Prednisone (75mg in my case) in the form of pills at home too. And injections of G-CSF on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th days. These stimulate my bone marrow to generate stem cells and help the formation of leukocytes and neutrophils, I think.
The first day in the KS, which is today, is the long day. I will be there for about 4 hours. The 2nd and 3rd days only about an hour and a half. And the 8th day around 45 minutes.
We are arriving at the port now and the trip has been calm. I have not had to go overboard and approach the edge to release stomach fluids. And after arriving at the port, it is time to return home. Today I will take a walk from the KS to my home, about 8 or 9 kilometers.
In the afternoon I do the usual chores, tasks of my job, go to the school to pick up Gadea, have dinner and go to sleep.
And my Dear Diary, for today there is nothing more to tell.