Start date for me is the 17th (fingers crossed)... thought it might be next week but surgeon wants a little longer for my wound to fully heal.
Well done to all tge ladies who have started and good luck to all starting this week.
Positive starts so far which is great xxxxxx
My appointment with oncologist was cancelled yesterday, and I am booked in for a skin graft next Tuesday, so I still have no start date for my chemo yet. I too just want to get it started so it can finish quicker!
Good luck to everyone who is having their first session this week and well done to those who have already started for being so positive for the rest of us
Keep well everyone
How did you get on, can you start tomorrow? I am going for my wound check today to see if I can start, fingers crossed xxx
Good luck suzie, thinking of you, as soon as your well enough, let us know how you get on..... ((((hug)))) xxx
Day 6 feeling much more human, eating very well, good appetitie, thought I would put on weight not working, walking dog etc but thank goodness haven't done- if anything I have lost a pound! Good luck to all you ladies starting chemo today and tomorrow! xxx
Morning everyone day 5 and the worst thing is the tiredness I am like a hamster I will be sitting in the chair and fall asleep for 30 mins at a time! Really wanted to watch Homes under the Hammer yesterday and missed the middle part completely!
Good luck everyone starting this week, take a day at a time and keep eating little and often and drink lots of soft drinks. I can only drink tea in the morning and evening no coffee its rather like being pregnant all over again. The joys of womanhood!!!! Remeber you are not alone we are all on this board because we all share the same problem -United we stand !!!!!! xxxx
Rosie, hope you are ok and your symptoms are not too bad...Hi Whirlpool, sorry to confuse but no, they have decided on fec × 6 if my second node is a micromet and 6×tac if its a macro (over 2 mm), will find out weds. I was concerned that it was just the fec when I had node involvement, but on speaking with the bcn she said its not just about node involvement but the way the cells were growing, if there was any vascular invasion, there wasn't. I suppose I will just have to trust my onc, he has over 30 years experience.
Booked for my hair cutting to shoulder length before I start the cold cap and going to visit a wig shop in Leeds next week to get some ideas incase it fails. Found a great product for roots if anyone has the dreaded grey!!
Good luck with the line tomorrow kirstie and let us know how it goes. Have you requested it as my bcn said I wouldn't be offered anything unless I had problems with my veins.
Fingers crossed my wound is closed Wednesday so I can crack on,
Take care everyone xxxx
Still ok ladies went to bed at 9.30pm last night got out 4 times to toilet but it was only the liquids that they had pumped through me the day before so that's acceptable! I am finding it best to eat little and often if you feel just a lttle possibly imaginery pang of nausea it takes it away! Try to keep your mind off side effects starting and have a goal for the day. Not cleaning the house from top to bottom though!!! I am finding puzzle books good. Hubbie is being very supportive at mo and cooking and washing up and I am making the odd cup of tea and feeding the dog. I am lucky I am 58 and my 3 children are all grown up with partners and grandchildren. I take my hat off to you all dealing with children at home and do wish you all the very best for your treatment and that it will be gentle on you. Remember ladies this is not for ever we can get through this time in our lives !!
Hope all is well... I've had one of those run away train days ( as my hubbie calls them) This is when every niggle or pain I feel in my body, even if it only lasts 2 secs, goes back to my cancer. Hope these days diminish in time as tbh I do my own head in !!!! Anyway, hope you are ok Rosie and the SE are not too bad, just think, you will be the first to finish
On the financial front my BCN has told me when I visit next week she will give me a macmillan grant form to fill in which is available to everyone. Both myself and husband work and we will still qualify, ask your BCN as any financial help is better than none.
Having nice glass of red tonight, cheers xxx