I chopped up strawberries, kiwi and grapes to take with me to hospital this time and it seems to have sorted out the constipation problem!
Hope you all had a good night's sleep, it was goood to be in my own bed last night even though I got out to the loo 4 times. This happened the first time round too, all the liquids they put in me working thier way out!
Woken up with the metal taste and can feel the nausea creeping in so will be taking a pill before breakfast. I don't seem to be so tired yet!
Hope you went ok Jackie09. I had second round yesterday. I am on 2 weekly for the first 2 months! I had the nausea feeling and fowl metal taste in mouth much quicker. But I have come out armed with plenty of anti sickness tablets and steroids. I shall take them I won't wait for it to get worse this time. Still hoping to be ok to fly to UK on Monday evening, have got to take 7 injections and I have a doctors note to get them through the security at airport!!!
Glad to hear most people are feeling much better. Yes EAM its the first 5/6 days that are the worst and then the unexpected pains from the injections! I shall have my painkillers at hand this time didn't know what it was first time round! Hope you are home now Kirsty? x
Kirstie - all the best to you - at least you are being well looked after
Ashely - DONT worry re moaning !!!!!!!!!! We are voicing our concerns
W - How about scrapbooking
Terrible day yesterday.... waiting for my onc appointment and got speaking to the lady next to me, her appointment was before mine and they were running late. After two hours she came out and came straight to me and told me she had been diagnosed with secondaries... 😞 I really did not know what to say and was numb..when I was called in I was in a state of shock and scared.
Anyway they proceeded to tell me that the results back where inconclusive on the second node and a decision had still not been made as to whether it was micro or macro... they have decided to take tge side of caution and class me as two nodes positive and treat me with a strong chemo called TAC, not to be confused with TAX I was advised. They advised this chemo does not have much success with the coldcap:( dont knowwhether to bother now and also the other SE are stronger than most...
Another thing mentioned was the tumor was showing vascular invasion which has scared me witless, this was just mentioned in conversation and when I initially asked after my pathology report came back I was advised there was none.
Sorry to put such a negative thread on but need to release it all I think.
Ps writing this whilst in the waiting room for my smear test !!
Onwards on upwards is what they say..... xx
Glad Wilpurl and booksandwine are feeling more human! I take my hat off to you ladies attempting to go to work. I have done small amounts from home. My husband and I own a small private school here in Cyprus and I was teaching a class of Year 1 pupils full time. I have been teaching for many years but have never experienced so many lively spirited, noisy, strong willed children in one class before! I think they finished my stress levels off! So I am not going back full time, but I still have a long way to go. Masectomy to follow, then rads! Well its 6.30am here 4.30am in UK due to be on chemo ward at 11am. Thanks for your good wishes! They keep me in overnight or else the private medical insurance won't pay- mad system! I will touch base with you all tomorrow when I get home. Hope you all enjoy a good day and that Kirsty77 gets home soon! x
I hope you don't mind me popping in from March group.......... have you been prescribed Emend for antisickness?........ It is prescribed in my area automatically....but other areas insist you have to be sick before you can be prescribed it due to the cost..........it works on the brain telling it to ignore sickness signals..............Also ..... I was told I don't have to take the steroids if I don't want to.......unless I feel really grotty and lack appetitie............Donna x
Kirsty77 glad you are recovering and there is a solution so that you wont have to endure hopitalization each time! x
Glad you are on the mend, hopefully tge next round will be much better xx
Hope everyone else has a good day and thanks project kylie I will pm you xx
I started chemo last week so now on day 6 and generally feeling better. Apart from the nausea and tiredness I've had two problems that don't seem to have been mentioned by others. First, a horrible stomach ache which I think may have been linked to the anti-nausea drug (Domperidone). When I stopped taking it (on day 3) the ache went away (leaving me still feeling a bit nauseous but that was preferable. Second, insomnia. I'm not the best sleeper in the world and was having very interrupted sleep in the period between diagnosis and starting chemo. But the last few days have been much much worse. No sleep at at the night after the chemo, which was probably due to the steroids; since then I get a couple of hours and that's it. Not helping with the tiredness. GP prescribed me something which is meant to knock you out, which it did, but only for 4 hours. I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has had either of these problems.