I'm booked in for my third session of chemo tomorrow. I freaked out last week when my consultant told me it would be a different chemotherapy agent than the Idarubicin I've had in my two previous treatments. My immediate reaction was "I haven't lost my hair, my eyebrows, by eye lashes with Idarubicin – I don't want to lose them with another treatment – and I don't know how else I'll react."
I guess I was a big bit scared of the unknown. After I found out I was grumpy and quiet (all just hiding the fact that I was a so worried about this change). I met with the MacMillan nurse (Jeff) on the ward and he let me know that it is normal to change the chemotherapy agent – just like other drugs you can become resistant to an agent so it is better to mix it up a bit! This did help me relax a bit.