Four cycles of chemo
Soon thereafter we commenced with chemotherapy. It was a pretty tough course: four cycles and five different types of drugs. All were administered as an inpatient at John Radcliffe.
Typically we would have chemotherapy every other week, and be in hospital four days for every course. We spent a lot of time at the hospital and they did a great job of making Raj comfortable. We also made some great friends.
Raj tolerated chemotherapy amazingly well. The biggest side-effect was loss of hair. Because we had chemotherapy so often, Raj’s immune system never ever really got a chance to recover so he spent most of six months at risk of infections. Amazingly, he managed to escape without any!