Good luck with your new treatment plan, Sib. I've had carboplatin from the start in my cocktail. Let's hope it suits you better. Shame it pushes your finish back, but it's worth it to improve your chances of completely getting rid of the blighter!
well done all the finishers!
Cant believe we are finally getting closer to the end of the chemo rollercoaster. My last is on 14th Dec(I hope) Then surgery and rads - the appointments are starting to pour in again. surgery clinic appointment next Thursday - hoping I will get a surgery date soon so I know when I aiming for. Heart scan again week after.....
day 8 after chemo 5 today. Had a dreadful two days, day 6/7. Now lost my voice and emotional and short fused! Lower back has weird pulsing pain too. I will be glad when this is done!
Take care all, cx
Congratulations to all you lovely ladies who have come to the end of your chemo.
Its such a huge achievement, so well done!
Please take things easy ( don't run before you can walk) and give yourself plenty of time to recover. For those of you who have to move onto rads, please don't worry. It comes with it's challenges, but I can think after chemo, its very doable.
Best wishes to you all
ive had my 5th TCHP 6 days ago and I've definitely had a high heart rate when I've got out of bed quickly the morning. I've just gone back to bed for a sleep and waited for it to settle, which it has. Try not to panic as it can make it worse. Deep breaths. Drink lots fluids.
I think if it persists despite rest and relaxation then ring your team for advice.
Hope your feeling better,
Next dose for me today. All went well through my new port. A bit bruised and feels funny where the cannula goes over the collar bone under the skin urgh! But I guess I’ll get used to it. As long as it doesn’t give me any issues I’ll be happy. Took steroids early, 8am and 12.30 so hoping to get a decent night. Managed until half 4 then 6am last night so not bad. Was then buzzing! Enjoyed food for the last couple of days too - before the taste, appetite and mouth all head the wrong way!
No tummy issues...yet!
Hope all August ladies manage to have a decent weekend. Thank you for keeping me company. Love and hugs. Xx
Sorry Sib you are having trouble. Glad they got you sorted and hope a new plan is not too far away. Xx
Lovely post Helen 🙂
Last chemo, doesn't that sound good. Good luck Monday. I've just put a post on the September thread about supplements and food to help the immune system - might be worth a go with manuka honey, turmeric, ginger and lots of garlic to keep those bacteria and viruses at bay! Glad your white cells are still battling on!
Hope you feel recovered over the weekend - that chemical hangover feeling isn't fun.
My last chemo is in 3 weeks, then I have surgery in January I hope - haven't got any details yet. The original plan was lumpectomy and lymph nose clearance(multiple nodes affected). My lump is not palpable now so I'm glad they put that marker in. Bit frightened that they are not doing full mastectomy, but relieved in some ways too as my body confidence has never been high. Radiotherapy is also planned to happen in March time.
Keep going ladies, you are a brace bunch, we're all feeling the strain but not too far to go now.
lots of love x
Ali, glad you're out of hospital, hope you feel better soon, just think every day you'll start to come out of this horrible haze and will be able to do more 'normal' things as each day starts.
I was admitted overnight on Saturday night for the same thing, they did bloods and my neutrophil count was good so they sent me home and said my white cells were good enough to fight the infection without antibiotics so that was a relief. Good to know my blood count has sufficiently recovered the weekend before the next chemo at least! No sleep at all though in hosp as the IV machine kept me awake all night, took me til Monday to catch up.
Am having the last chemo on Monday and still feel a bit 'chemically', can't wait to get it done, then I start radiotherapy on 19th December. I was offered a break til the New Year but I just want it all done asap, have been offered an extra 'bonus' week of radiotherapy so will have 4 weeks instead of 3 weeks now, I'll take all the treatment I'm offered...I want to throw everything at this disease!
I'm so buoyed by you all, we should be really proud of ourselves. Even though outwardly we may look like graceful swans to others, we all know how much we're kicking those legs below the surface! We're all within weeks of starting the next chapter so lets pat ourselves on the back for keeping our chins up in between the setbacks and humps in the road, we're all the stronger for it.
One day at a time ladies. xx
Sue and Mary-Kate - sorry the T is making you feel down in the dumps. I always get a bit weepy day 4/5, you tend to feel better from days 8-10 onwards so hopefully your mood will lift too.
Im also on the September forum(I started chemo 31/8 and 1/9), and we like to have a chemomoon or a treat outing in those days of feeling better to try and give us a lift and some good times to remember during the next chemo slump.
I used to go for a walk every day even after chemo as it's meant to help with the aches and pains, but the last round I was too lethargic and dizzy to leave the house till day 7. I do walk for 30-60 mins every day otherwise and I think it's does help me feel better all round, mentally and physically.
Well, goodnight and sleep well I hope,
Ali - glad you have got home and hope you feel fully better soon. Last chemo behind you too, that must be a good feeling!
Butterfly - I am so have DTP(and C) tomorrow. Good luck and hope yours goes well. Sounds like they have some pretty effective plans to deal with the spread to your sternum. It will feel better when you know what the plan is and can get onwith the next stage of treatment.
Sib - glad you are coping better and feeling better on the new regeime.
Oh Ali, not what you want after your last Chemo, not surprised you're feeling fed up... But you're in the right place - hope they're looking after you and you're well enough to come home soon. Hugs xxx