After a very long consideration and much study over a period of time, Mom decides to go for the third option offered by doctors for her breast cancer treatment. Western medicine offers a cut(surgery), burn(radiation) and poison(chemotherapy) approach which she has already opted for the first two on her first operation . After the second operation a month ago, she took the brave step to finish the course of what modern western medicine has to offer.
Here is a pictorial account of her experience :
After spending the morning meeting with the doctor and after the necessary blood tests were done to determine the suitability of her condition, the chemotherapy treatment began at 4pm. It would take only about 30 mins or more to administer the drug through the vein of her left leg as she laid in bed. Prior to that about 30 mins was taken up by answering a detailed questionaire filled in by the medical person seen on the far right of the pic above.
At about 5pm she was ready to walk back to the car for home, backed up by several medication she would take for the next three days to help her through the side effects of the chemotherapy drug such as nausea, vomitting and gastric effects.
After resting at home for a short period of time, Mom wanted to go for a drive downtown to see the Christmas decorations and lights on the famous Orchard Rd which were already up. So with all the boys packed into the car, we went for a drive to enjoy the Christmas lights...
.... with some mild traffic jam on Orchard Road!
CONGRATULATIONS MOM ON YOUR BRAVERY AND ONWARD TO RECOVERY!
To follow her journey of treatments in the hospital, it is best to click here.
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