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1 November - First chemotherapy cycle over

I survived the first session of intensive chemotherapy - five days at twice the earlier dose - without experiencing any particularly bad side effects. Apart from one. I have the worst constipation I have ever had in my life!

Constipation is one of the more common side effects of temozolmide. We had been given laxative tablets to counteract this during the radiotherapy/chemotherapy but I stopped taking them as I didn't appear to need them. It seems that I do now!

Olga went to the pharmacy to try to get some industrial strength laxatives and came back with something called Movicol. Hopefully that will do the trick.

Now I will have 23 days of "rest" (no chemotherapy) before starting the next cycle.