QBW251 – Day1: The First Dose

Originally published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Here is an account for what happened today:

7:30am
Arrived at the hospital.

7:50am
Oximeter check is done.

8:00am
Paperwork check is done.

8:45am
Cannula put in and blood taken.

It took 2 attempts to get a cannula in.

9:10am
Ate toast prior to the first dose.
I never thought how much this trial would affect me mentally.
So many thoughts and emotions to deal with.
It’s lovely to have so many supporters.
What’s more is, the support is worldwide.
I’m overwhelmed.

9:25am
I’m staring at the new drug! Holding back tears here.

9:30am
Final checks are being made prior to the first dose.

9:35am
I’ve seen the tablet. It’s a capsule. Looks like the blood-red capsules similar to Rifampicin, but probably same size as Creon.

The nurses are counting the capsules to make sure all is present and correct.

9:45am
The first dose is taken. I’m cured…or am I?
Placebo or not placebo, that is the question.

10:00am
A first blood sample is taken.

10:15am
A second blood sample is taken.

10:30am
Blood pressure and pulse rate is taken.

10:40am
ECG is done.

10:45am
A blood sample is taken.

11:10am
I’ve lost count to how many people are following me today.
This has gone viral in the USA and Australia as well as the UK.

11:30am
Blood pressure and pulse rate is taken.

11:40am
ECG and blood sample were taken.

Mmmm yummy…this didn’t last long!

12:00pm
Lunchtime…chicken roast. Mmmm!

12:45pm
A blood sample is taken.

1:30pm
Blood pressure and pulse rate is taken.

1:40pm
A blood sample is taken.

1:45pm
A urine sample is taken and physical examination done.

3:30pm
Blood pressure and pulse rate is taken.

3:40pm
ECG is done.

3:45pm
A urine sample is taken.

4:00pm
Tuna salad baguette “snack”. Yummy!

6:00pm
Allowed home.

This concludes the first day of my trial.

How do I feel?

On top of the world!!!

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