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1st chemo cycle

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Hodo71
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

Oooh, I would fail miserably doing that, mines blinking marvellous thankfully, super easy, pre mixed, remove the cap and jab, then ends up like this My jabMy jab

 

Fluffball
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

Huh! I have to make mine up first!Huh! I have to make mine up first!I have to take a pre filled syringe of water, put the larger needle on, inject water into vial, mix carefully, then when dissolved turn vial upside down with larger needle still in, pull needle down so its covered and refill syringe with the new mix (this is where I dropped it! 😊). Then pull out of vial, change the needle on the syringe for a fine one, and that's the one I use to inject myself with! 

 

No problems yesterday, but annoying nevertheless! 

 

 

Hodo71
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

Oh noooo, mine went well, injections were spring loaded,  literally opened, grabbed my flab and in, then when I removed it some cage sprung over the needle...phew x

Fluffball
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

πŸ˜‚ My first injection was yesterday, and I DROPPED it whilst making up the solution! Then with my second pack I jabbed my finger and ruined the other needle - ended up having to go to the hospital for a replacement injection 😁

 

Today all went well thankfully! Phew.... 

Hodo71
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

Thanks I will check the thread out, I've been lurking for weeks as should have started chemo 2nd Dec but had to have a tooth removed which delayed it !!  I'm feeling nauseous today but think that's to be expected, about to inject myself for the first time, 😬 hoping I don't keel over, lol x

Fluffball
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Re: 1st chemo cycle

Hodo71, good to hear you're in such good spirits, I had my first chemo cycle last Thursday so I'm a few days ahead of you, so far not too many problems, so hopefully the same for you.

Come join us on the December starters thread  it's kinda a batty assortment of us so far who are all just starting too and feeling our way forward... πŸ˜€ 

 

Just beware of the fluffy leprechauns! πŸ€ 

Hodo71
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1st chemo cycle

I had my first of 6 chemo cycles yesterday having been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in September 19.  One lumpectomy a further shave, clear margins and node negative so far do good πŸ‘.  My consultant requested the oncotype as I'm under 50 and  came back with a score of 29, hence after initially thinking just WLE and Rads, Tamoxifen I am now on the chemo trail, slinging everything at it to give me the best possible chance moving forward.  I feel really positive and focused, I may well fall apart once active treatment ends, but for now I'm taking each day as it comes and not letting it break me.  Hope all you ladies out there are coping ok too, and can focus on Christmas surrounded by your loved ones.  Next year I'm planning to be lying on a beach thinking wtf just happened,  but crawling out the other side x