Morning all hope this finds you ready to cope with the day? I am feeling a little delicate today, day 12 following 3 injections. A few aches and pains. I woke at 3.19am and thought I was having a heart attack as I had a strange feeling in lower chest. Took 2 paracetomol and eventually managed to get a little more sleep. Have sent a message to oncologist to tell him. It's difficult to know what the norm is and what you need to report!
On a brighter note still got all my hair!
I will be having rads as well and my bcn said I will have 3 weeks, mon to fri. I was told I am having three as l am a small build, size 10/12 with a C cup bra. My bcn said I would need 5 weeks if I was a larger lady, whether she meant build or boobs I have no idea ?? Xxx
hi wildpurl, the genetics guy is expecting me to be carrying the brca2 gene I have 4 more weeks before I get the results, I have already asked to have mastectomy on the other side but doctors said I have to have the chemo and radiotherapy first. is there anything you can recommend I do in preperation for my first chemo ?? I have an appointment with the hair specialist next week so hopefully she will give me some advice. x
Hey Kirsite glad you're ok. I did try to post on here yesterday but it kept disappearing so I gave up. I too was extremely nausaus all of Wednesday night, and felt a bit better yesterday morning so spent the day gardening in the fresh air to take my mind off it and manged to eat a bit of and dinner. This morning I feel pretty normal, as I thnk Ive finally mastered the meds for me althugh I do have flushed cheeks and chest so ive got a bit of a chemo glow that I think goes after a couple of days.
Flowergirl, up to now I have had any more sytems than that, no change in taste, tiredness or mouth sores, although my BCN said they mouth sores may take a week or so as Rosie has just experienced. You may not get any other systems like me (at the moment!) but I am hoping I stay this way as I am back to work fulltime on Monday until my next session. Rosie I know they can give you a special mouthwash here which is called something like Dillafam???
Well done all and good luck to everyone starting today xxx
Morning all hope you are all feeling ready for the day!
Day 8 for me and one mouth ulcer has appeared, I must really try not to bite it. Not sure whether or not that is down to the chemo. Checked the pillow no hair loss yet! A package has arrived for me in Paphos it is either the hair piece form Heather's Hair or new nightie's orderd from Tesco- exciting!!!!!
Good luck to anyone starting today we are here for you when you get back! x