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
Mummycrow, I also had bilateral on 4th March and haven't had date for the start of my chemo yet, although I have been told it should be sometime in April.
My surgeon started me on Tamoxifen 2 weeks after the op when they realised that my wound wouldn't be healed in the near future.
I'm sure that it's right what EAM28 says though that they weigh it all up and know what is safe.
I know that it's a worry but we have to trust that they know what they are doing.
I hope that you get a date soon too.
Is there any particular reason why you haven't had a date yet?
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