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Chemo 8.1 + Swine Flu 1.0

I’m currently half way through my 8th and final round of chemotherapy. It has been an interesting week because I’ve also been quarantined by the Ministry of Health for potentially having swine flu.

Hannah treated a couple of kids last week in the children’s emergency department, both of which have returned back positive for H1N1. Since Hannah has symptoms, she is not allowed back to work until she either tests negative (results are pending) or she is symptom free for 3 days. As such, since I’m on chemo, I’m included in the quarantine by default, and am also on prophylactic tamilflu, while Hannah is on actual treatment dose of tamiflu.

So, we wait patiently, house-bound, until we get some results back. Meanwhile, chemo continues as per usual, the same symptoms as per usual, and the same ongoing fatigue as per usual. I’m just glad that this is the last round, the light is almost at the end of the tunnel. It will be nice to focus on getting better at the end of this round, rather than preparing myself for the next onslaught.

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