Just popping in from May Moonbeams (started chemo May 2013)- Best wishes to you all. Chemo is doable but it does eat up a chunk of your life. I don't know where I'd be without sharing with my fellow moonbeams. Now I am looking forward to going back to work with "different" but interesting hair! This time last year I was not feeling quite so confident! Good luck all!
Just noticed we are the same age. When I visit the breast care unit everyone seems to be older, I find myself scanning the room for someone of a similar age. Just shows this blighter can get anyone !!
Thankyou Amber D for posting. It is so helpful to hear from ladies who have been through it. Hope I can manage the water to flush the chemo through, 3 litres a day I think ?? Xx
Forgot to mention that I visited the dentist this week and got full check up with X rays as we will not be allowed to have work done through treatment. When I rang the receptionist said I would be waiting three weeks for a check up but when I explained she got me in within a couple of days. Also the mouthwash incase of ulcers through treatment was prescribed by dentist (nice as a freebie, got 3 bottles!!) xxxx
Im looking to work as well. Dont know if I will manage it, only time will tell. I am also lucky in that my employer is happy for me to work from home whenever I feel I can. Im booking a couple of weeks leave when I have my first chemo though just to see how things roll xx
I know we wont remember everything about each other but thought I would give a few more details about myself and diagnosis. I am 37 years, married with two boys aged 9 & 11. I was diagnosed 6th January with grade 2 (from biopsy) and unlikely to have lymph node involvement as per scan....This all changed after first surgery on the 26th January as the results showed grade to be 3 and one lymph with macro and one with micromet. I then had clearance on 6th March, results were no further nodes infected.
I did suffer from a haematoma after the initial WLE and this opened my wound which has needed to be packed every second day to ensure I heal from the inside to out. The cavity was initially 7cm when they started packing 4 weeks ago and is now down to 1.5cm, fingers crossed this will be closed in the next two weeks for chemo to start, its all im waiting for and really want to get started!!
I am attending a ' Look good , feel better' workshop on tuesday at Leeds.I dont know if anyone has been on one yet but my BCN advised me to go as they are meant to be good, I will let you know.
Ps My treatment is at Doncaster
Take care everyone xxxxxxxxx
I am also due to start chemo some time in April. I am not sure of the exact date at the moment as I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction just over two weeks ago and unfortunately have had ongoing problems with right implant (skin necrosis, infection,etc). I am now wearing a negative pressure dressing which will hopefully help to remedy the situation, but these problems have delayed me starting chemo. Consultant has said that it will definitely be within the next 4-6 weeks though and I have been issued all the info on FEC-T and wig prescription is ready to go.
Reading the posts from the amazing ladies on this discussion board has been invaluable to me and I am reassured that I have no need to feel alone whilst undertaking the chemo journey.
Thanks for the post Louise and I'll look forward to chatting with you all.
Lots of love
Thankyou Rollercoaster, its really good to gear from people who haven't finished the chemo. Hope time goes quick, found my lump on new years eve!! New year will never be the same again xxx
Very apprehensive but really want to get started now. I've read a lot of these pages whilst in the waiting room and now I know exactly what im dealing with I just want to crack on. Have you decided if you are using the cold cap?? I think I am going to give it a go but make sure I have my wig in place if needed. Dont know how interested you are in diet etc but quite a few ladies have limited there carb intake 2 days before and 2 days after chemo, I will also be trying that, along with water, water and more water, if my stomach can take it!!
Going to continue checking out the tips from the ladies who been there and done it 🙂
Take care xxxx
After being diagnosed in January with grade 3 idc and two surgeries I am now due to start chemo at the beginning of April. Just wondered if anyone else is?
I am seeing oncologist next weds to discuss which type but as I had one node positive and one with a micromet I am thinking it may be tac??