Hi renpen, thermometer to keep check of your temperature during chemo, get your teeth checked if you can before starting chemo tell them you are starting chemo and need seeing. Senokot and anosol are handy to have in just in case steroids block you up. I kept graph chart of each day during cycle and out when I’d had meds etc, you can get chemo brain. Some people have used the travel bands and that’s helped with any sickness too but if your antisickness meds don’t work ring your team they will tweak till they sort it if they need to, if your wee burns but no temp phone your unit it will be uti and need antibiotics not a bit of cranberry juice, keep check for thrush mouth or down below again will need antibiotics 💪 other will pop on with tips and tricks to get through chemo, think of it like the double Dutch squads from Malcolm mckarens double Dutch video that’s everyone through chemo 😁💕💕✨✨Shi xx
Just realised this isn’t the main August thread. But nice to met everyone here and good luck!
I’m new to this. I’m starting Chemo on Tues 24th TCHP, for HER2 + breast cancer. 6 sessions followed by surgery and then radiation and herceptin for 12 months.
im not over worried about the chemo, although I’m sure I will be when it happens. My BC team are so lovely so I feel better when I’m around them. I am going to try the cold cap, I’d be keen to hear any tips.
i went to the hair dresser on Tue with a plan to cut my long blonde hair short, but I bottled it! I haven’t had short hair since my Lady Di haircut in the 80's. I’m 50 now but I don’t feel or look old, or I didn’t until this month! Normally I run 4 times a week and I run a business. I have a 15 year old daughter who is breaking her heart over this.
and up til today I genuinely thought everything is going to be ok. The consultant told me that the HER2 is very treatable and he thought he could cure me, then Today he said that the sentinel node biopsy results show cancer in all 3 nodes that they removed and my MRI results show more cancer spots throughout the breast.
I have a ct scan booked for Monday and now I’m so far past worrying about my hair and back to worrying if I’m going to survive. The rollercoaster just seems to keep hitters with more bad news.
now I’m worried that I’m going into chemo in such a state emotionally, I need to find some more inner strength. All of this positivity and saying the right thing to everyone is so exhausting!
any top tips for what to take, what to have in at home etc would be great. I think I need to 'control the controllables' to take my mind off it
Hope all goes well for you. Starting chemo on 28th- 3xEC then 3xT. Going to try cold cap..... heard mixed things about it. Think I might join September thread?
What are you doing regarding Covid... are you seeing people as normal or trying to see only a few people? Thanks x
Hi Sarah you can jump on the August chemo thread or straddle that one with September chemo thread when one is set up. Do chat to the aug Chemo thread they will be able to offer bit of insight, ask away on the threads everyone is here to 👭❤️💕💕✨✨Shi xx
Hi, had my meeting with oncologist, and having PICC line put in on the 25th and starting chemo EC then T on the 27th, EC 3x3 followed by T 4x2 weeks, would love to hear from anybody who is also starting around this date. Have decided that Im going to get my long hair chopped off this friday into a funky short style, one that I wouldnt have the guts to have, ready to then shave it off, once it stars to falls out. Im actually not bothered about my hair falling out, but I know this is quite a stressful thing for a lot of people, what have you decided to do, regarding your hair? Wishing you all the best on your journey, and hope to find some chemo buddies xx