Well, first chemo session went according to the Royal Marsden's usual efficiencies. Arrived at 10am for appt with the consultant, eventually got to see him by 12 whence he tells me that he need to order the chemo drugs, which will take another 3 hours to get ready, then about 4 hours to give. When the drugs eventually arrived on the ward they then realised no-one had gotten me to sign a consent form, so I had to wait another hour for a doctor to arrive to go through the consent form with me. I promised I would just say 'yes' to everything. Eventually left the hospital at 7.30pm
For the techies out there I'm on two new (for me) drugs, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin, which together have been used in a few studies on germ cell tumours that appear resistant to standard chemo drugs. Each cycle is 3 weeks - 2 weeks as 1 day outpatient, then one week off. Current thinking is I will have between 2 and 4 cycles depending on how I cope before starting high-dose. Not looking forward to it.