Last chemo tomorrow woohoo! Still got targeted treatments for the next 10 months, but hopefully less awful side effects by dropping the Docetaxol.
I feel the fatigue has definitely been a cumulative effect, I haven’t been so perky at the end of this last cycle.
And taste is still a bit iffy, but have got plenty in the fridge and freezer, so hopefully something will taste ok next week.
Hoping all the August ladies are doing ok, don’t think any of you have many cycles left..I may be the last one! So hope side effects are being kind, and you have a plan for the next part of treatment.
My surgery is booked for 7th Feb, I’m still undecided whether to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Expecting a PET scan next week, to check on the bone lesion (and make sure there is nothing else lurking) and feel that might help me decide...still evidence of disease in bone = mastectomy, to get rid of tissue and minimise risk of recurrence...no evidence = lumpectomy...and then there’s the lymph nodes to be examined during surgery and removed as needed. Big decisions though.
Have a good evening. Hugs to all. Xx
Happy New Year to all the August ladies. Thank you for all your support in 2017, it’s been a tough road, which would only have been harder without this forum where we can share our worries, our fears and our tips to help each other.
Good luck to everyone in 2018 as we continue this journey together. Xx
Well done Sib, so pleased you only have one more to go. My final one is next week, although I’m still struggling with this cycle, day 14. I too will have Herceptin until October, and hormone treatment - both Tamoxifen and an ovary suppressant Zoladax. Hoping that any side effects will be more manageable than the chemo we’ve had.
Look after yourself and big hugs xx
Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all get a lovely day tomorrow and are SE free and well looked after by whomever you are spending the day with,?!!
Hi August Ladies
Merry Christmas to you all and your families! Hope you're able to enjoy Chirstmas as much as possible.
Sorry I've been a bit silent recently, had a tough time with SEs since my last treatment in early Dec. Now onto to my 7th and final one on the 27th, I love that word - FINAL!! Fingers crossed, as I've been quite run down recently. Can't wait to have this PICC line out too, can't come a day too soon...
Hope you're better on a reduced dose of Docetaxel, Butterfly and Cathysid, that's what I was on too and I think it helps if you're not tolerating the drug too well. Well done to whoever's finished Chemo recently, CK, Mellylew and JoG - and great that your tumour is now the size of a pea, JoG, such good news to know that this treatment is working...
So glad to hear that your surgery went OK, Ali, rest well and heal over Christmas. Good too that you're doing OK on your new treatment, Sib, hope it continues - I know what you mean about coping with the emotional side of BC treatment going on for so long - realised that this is my 10th month now since starting in March.
Hope all is going well for the rest, HelenP, Sue58, Mishy18, Fairy, Xena, maHjfarn and anyone else I have forgotten. Hugs to you all xxxx
So nice to hear some positive stuff happening, chemo finishing for some, rads beginning!
I am officially celebrating the last day of my last three week cycle today, woohoo!!!
I have had a planning CT scan already, but they want me to go in for another as they think breath hold technique may improve results for me (my tumour was left breast and quite deep - all about the angles apparently) So, rads are now delayed until the new year, but I can live with that if it improves things.
Im having a few niggling thoughts though and wondered if you think I should mention them to anyone and to who?
For a few weeks I've had a tight right calf, no heat to the skin so have ruled out a blood clot, naturally though I keep returning to the thought it could be, would you mention this to anyone?
Also, this week my right shoulder joint has started aching, kind of feels a bit like a dead arm. Again logically I'm thinking this is because I'm carrying stress, however compleatly illogically my brain keeps running the scenario it's mets.
i feel like I've gone a bit crazy and am going to turn every niggling twinge into something awful. Trouble is, with my breast cancer, I never found a lump or had a symptom...it was a niggling thought about something not feeling right when I got up in the mornings (boobs felt a bit heavy-like when you take your bra off at night, and that wasn't normal for me when I got up) that lead me to go to GP. She sent me to breast clinic for "peace of mind" as I'd been worrying for a good few weeks (even though she found no lump either) and here I am!
so I guess I'm wondering when is the right time to listen to your niggles and how do you not come across as a hypercondriac?!!