Horseslave, wishing you every luck for your last FEC today. Hope all goes well.
Wendy - can't believe you've had your last rads - seems no time since you started. I have my first appointment today. Not sure what will happen, but hoping to get my start date..
Good luck with your Herceptin today. How long will you be taking it? I'm triple negative so rads are my last treatment.
Morag - hope your 5th went well yesterday.
Berkshire Lass - hope the nausea has eased.
JuSt - how are you feeling now? Hope the mouth and nausea have eased.
Karen, how did the 4th paclitaxel go? Did you and Shoes manage to meet up?
Shoes, sorry to hear you ended up in A&E again. How is the breathing now?
Day 18 of 5th chemo and apart from sore veins and tiredness I'm doing pretty well. Yesterday turned into a duvet day - I just had to shut the world out for a bit. Today I feel more refreshed and ready for anything - especially if it comes with cream cake. lol
Hugs to all the July ladies
Karen will look out for you this afternoon you dont have to sit in the waiting room you just tell reception you are going to the lounge.
Anyway sorry guys not been on line this week too tired and no concentration. Its nice to see so many of you are coming to the end of your chemo if i have the 7 left i will finish the begining of Dec them its radiothereaphy.
Having this shortness of breath is becoming a pain landed in A&E monday but they let me home. Tummy is covered in brusies from the heparin injections for the blood clots i will be on them for another 5 months.
Hope the ses are better for you all this session.
Final note really looking forward to meeting Karen today.
Hi Morag, keeping my fingers crossed that your 5th chemo goes ahead as planned on Thursday.
Just one more for me. Next Tuesday, if bloods are okay.
Hard to believe we're all reaching the finishing post.
As for meeting up next year, guess it would depend when and where, but it would be nice to meet you all face to face.
Berkshire Lass - sorry to hear you're still feeling yuck. Didn't your doc give you some stronger nausea tablets? I know when I mentioned feeling sick they gave me an injection before chemo and stronger tabs to take for 5 days.
Hope you're feeling better soon.
JuSt - how are you feeling today? 'Down' days seem to be part and parcel of this treatment and can hit out of the blue.
Each cycle seems to take a little bit more out of you. I'm glad I only have one more to go. The thought of any more than that would have me in tears.
Hope the nausea and sore mouth ease soon.
Day 16 of 5th chemo. Yesterday was a wash out for me. Was soooo tired my afternoon nap extended to bedtime. I think I'm becoming part bear. The thought of hibernating for the next few months has its appeal.
Hugs to all
Have been reading through all your posts, but have the concentration of a fly, so am sorry that trying to reply to individuals just isn't possible I am just so impressed that so many of you seem to be holding it together so well. I'm on day 8 of round 5, but the nausea kicked in again around about day 6 and I'm feeling dreadful. I long for a good week. When I started chemo I was told each cycle would be 1 bad week, 1 mediocre week and 1 reasonable good week. I've only ever managed a few good days in a cycle and not even that in most cycles so I've lost trust in any positive spin that I'm told.
My last chemo will be 3rd November and I've been told that my op would normally be 6 weeks later which would make it 15th December, but I'm hoping that it can be delayed until after Christmas as I really don't want to find myself with drains still in over Christmas and I really would like a break from feeling lousy! If I can delay the op a couple of weeks then I'm guessing rads won't start until late Feb, so I'll be quite a bit behind most of you then.
I usually like spicy food and wine and cake, but none of it appeals at the moment; mostly eating because I'm told I must. For some reason though shortbread finger biscuits seem to go down ok and help with the nausea; other biscuits don't cut it. The plus side is that lack of real appetite means I haven't put on weight as yet; danger period will be when I start to perk up and get my appetite back.
Wendy - thanks for the tip about the cream. No Aldi's here, but It seems any aqueous cream will work.
Glad to hear the rads are going well for you.
hbunny - glad you finally managed to sleep. Hope the SE's are bearable.
Hi Karen2609, I knew if you persevered you'd soon be able to taste your wine. lol
Like you, looking forward to when all things taste properly again. Won't be long, for most of us.
Good luck for your chemo on Thursday.
Day 15 of 5th chemo and apart from a few sore veins and feeling tired I'm doing pretty well. I'm avoiding as many crowed places as I can as I'm determined to get my last chemo next week.
Can't believe how excited I am about finishing chemo. If I'd the energy I'd throw a chemo party.
Hope all the July ladies are doing well.
Oh wow, what a lovely read of positivity this morning, well done all of us we are there and cheering at the finishing line for those coming home. I'm now on day 4, slept until 11.30am and doing nothing all day - no more steroids, yeh. Horrid taste is back along with heartburn etc and the heavy legs and headache, but hey I can do that. Expecting the flu symptoms and raised temperature oh yes and the bone pain tomorrow and then all being well improvements every day.
Thanks for the tip re aqueous cream at aldi, will take a trip tomorrow. Oh and ladies wigs will soon be a thing of the past.
Happy days to come. Hugs bunny. Xx
slyolddog - glad to hear your last chemo went well. Congratulations on finishing.
Have you a date for your rads?
hbunny- have you managed to get any sleep yet? I did find I had to use my strong painkillers at night just to get over.
Here's hoping you've had a few blissful nights in the land of nod.
Candyflossie - good luck with your last TAX today. Whoo-hoo! Can't believe how many of us are reaching that finishing line this month.
As for having a famous chocolatier for a sister...soooo jealous. Chocolate has been my best friend on this cancer journey. Enjoy your half term break.
Karen - that's the girl, keep trying with that wine, one of them is bound to taste nice soon. lol
The wig kept squishing my ears too and I didn't wear the little stocking thingy - I thought that was optional. Ooops!
Don't stress about losing weight or getting fit. At the moment all our energy needs to be directed at getting well and getting through the treatments. Plenty of time next year to focus on the other stuff.
Good luck for no 8 on Thursday.
JuSt - congrats on your last TAX, and getting through a sleepover birthday party. (Not sure which is harder. lol)
Good luck with your first radiotherapy apt. I have mine on Friday and am a bit nervous. as you say, just the fear of the unknown.
Day 14 of 5th Chemo. Still feeling well, although the veins in my arm are complaining. I find massaging them helps. Anyone any other tips?
Hugs to all going through treatment this week, or suffering from SE's.
We're almost there ladies!
Hi Ladies - sorry not been on sooner but had a busy week! Had last tax last Tuesday (yaayyy!!) - went ok but had to use surgery side for canula as the other hand was just not playing the game. Was my youngest daughter's 11th birthday on Wed so was then busy planning that and a sleepover for her and school friends on Friday night. Yea, think it was a bit mad to plan that for few days after last Tax but thought it would keep me occupied! Sure did, but I survived (although I really did feel lousy yesterday but feel a little better now so hope to be through the worst of it now).
Horseslave - good luck for last one on the 23rd! Nearly there!! You're right about there being so many other things to take on board during all of this - radio, hormones etc etc - hope the arm mobility improves for you and like your attitude regarding keeping it moving. x
Cath - not long til your last chemo now then and glad to hear you have your appt for radiotherapy already. It's good to get straight onto that and aim for another block out of the way isn't it? (although a bit scary again with that fear of the unknown once more). Mornings are best for me too so I also tend to get busy then and rest later (with a well-earned cake) x I know what you mean about it being strange catching yourself with hair - I've also not worn my wig much and just feel like I have too much hair with it on!! Have got a definite white covering now, hubby likes to call me 'fluffy' - how original, eh? x
Karen2609 - glad you're doing well with your weekly treaatments and not finding it too bad - the horrible taste is really disgusting isn't it? I've really struggled to keep drinking, although food doesn't seem to be a problem! Hope 6th Nov comes round really quickly for you x P.S. Hope the wine tastes better tonight x
hbunny - congratulations on reaching the last one! Hope you have minimal se's and get them over and done with quickly. Thanks for the link - will try to catch that x
Slyolddog - congratulations on finishing treatment! Me and hubby are also planning a break and thinking similar to you - maybe we should send those two off to the sunshine and you and I should head for the log fires and country walks, lol x
BerkshireLass - I also have heavy legs, especially last couple of days and can't wait till they get moving again! Good luck with reaching the end of chemo very soon x
Fiona - glad to hear your se's are not too bad. Hope it continues and good luck for your last treatment on 6th Nov - not long now x
WP23 - well done at almost finishing radiotherapy! Wow - that seems to have gone really quick! Glad to hear you sorted a B&B and hope the tiredness improves quickly. Good luck with Herceptin x
Candyflossie - good luck for last tax tomorrow and PICC out soon. Hope you have minimal se's and enjoy half term week x
Got first radiotherapy appt tomorrow and been told it should start in 2-3 wks time (with one more appt due before then). I've gone into a trial and been allocated 15 sessions with 8 boosters incorporated into those so only 15 in total instead of the standard 23 that I was due to get separately. Also, got to book my flu jab - was advised to book that for 3-4 wks after last chemo once bloods are up again. Oh, and start Tamoxifen next week - so much to remember!!
Apologies if i've missed anyone but sending one and all good wishes and hugs xx We are nearly there!!
Reading all the threads makes me feel there's a sense of community in this group and it no doubt helped all of us keep going and feeling more positive.
The end is nearly in sight, my 6th and last chemo (TAX) is tomorrow and cannot wait to be done with it.
Hair looks strange, there's a sort of a fluffy, pale looking thing, but it is there thank goodness and hope it will keep on growing and getting stronger, as like many of you I have had enough of my wigs.
Looking forward to the half term week when I have taken a week off as my sister and family are coming over to spend time with us, so planning to take the kids to Colchester Zoo and the castle and relax. My sister is a famous chocolatier and TV personality and has been a judge on 2013 Masterchef in Romania, so looking forward to some exquisite deserts yum
I know this week will be the most difficult out of the three, but hanging on in there like all of you.
Three weeks to go and PICC line will come out too yippee !!!
Here's to a minimal SE week xxx
Hi Slydog, so pleased your last session went well, even though it was a little delayed. I too couldn't wait to get out never look back. I did have just one steroid at lunch - have been on 4 x 2 on the day before, then 4 am on day one and 2 at pm, then day 3 has been 2 x 2 mainly because it causes havoc with blood sugar levels, so only half of the should be dose and still no sleep. Will try paracetamol to get me off tonight at least the brain has switched off.
In relation to food, I haven't cut out anything, continued to enjoy the runny eggs, pate and brie, never been told not too and no problems, although I have never suffered with sick bugs etc, so maybe just lucky. Will have to check on the swim, but 3 weeks after chemo and 10 days before rads it's very tempting, like many others it's the thing I've missed most.
Don't know how, but I havent put on any weight and only done a bit of yoga.
Anyway ladies the end is in sight for all now, good luck and keep fighting. I'm just trying not to get too naggy with the lack of sleep. Xx hhbunny
Hi Hbunny - funny enough I was thinking about you too yesterday. It was the first time I was delayed with treatment as they were so short of staff on the unit, only 45 minutes though so on the whole pretty good. However, no smiley face in my book or anything. I thought I'd get quite emotional when I finished but I was very glad to be leaving the unit, couldn't get out of there fast enough in the end. Unlike you I'm not suffering from lack of sleep from the steroids, if 8 steroids a day don't significantly interrupt my sleep what will?? I've just hoovered through the house so I do have additional energy but I know that will slip away quickly as the steroids are now gone. Did you take you PM ones today, if not I really hope you get a better sleep tonight. And you have a start date for your rads so you're ahead of me on that one. Enjoy your break in Bath, I must say I'm longing for a swim, and some brie, and some pate and egg and chips with runny egg yolks! The nurse said give it 3-4 weeks then go back to eating normally. Can't wait.
Wendy - glad your rads are going well and that you're nearly done. Any nasty side effects or have you escaped too much soreness with plenty of cream. And how is work now, are you still finding it strange. I'm hoping to be back soon but have to wait for my visit from the Occupational Health Doctor who will determine how many hours. I'm happy to start quite low, particularly as I'll have to fit rads in as well for 18 days with the extra tiredness that brings.
Karen - how are you doing now? Like you I've put on weight but unlike you I haven't used my treadmill for ages. I really need to get back to it, nearly passed out when I weighed myself this morning. However I have had a lot of meals out lately and takeways, making the most of my good taste week. Just waiting for my taste buds to go into decline again, hopefully after next weekend they'll pick up and forever, no more sluggy taste. I've also found myself getting heavy legs (perhaps that's where the food's gone!), I'm finding stairs quite a struggle, not bounding up them as I used to. No doubt like everything else this will pass, especially if I get myself in gear and get on the treadmill. I also agree that there seems to be loads of adverts and programmes about cancer at the moment, there are a lot of people in much worse situations and I hope that none of us find ourselves with further problems.
Cath - glad you managed to get out with your wig on, I'm sure hubby was right and you looked great. I always wear mine out except when I go for chemo then I wear a scarf. It will be interesting to see how quickly my hair grows back, I'm already getting fed up of wig wearing and I'm not even back at work yet! Do you just have one more FEC to go now and then you're done? I hope so, nearly there if so.
Fiona00 - get plenty of rest if you're tired, you have nothing to prove by pushing yourself. There won't be many times in our lives when we can legitimately rest, so indulge yourself, put something interesting on the telly and put your feet up.
Berkshire Lass - sorry you've had to cancel your trip to Prague, I know how you feel. We were due to go to Australia for a month on the 5th November for our 25th wedding anniversary but had 3 days in Bath instead! We've postponed the trip so will be going next year, all being well. We're hoping to book a week away in November, mainly to give hubby a break, he could do with some down time as he's worked through, missing another holiday we had to cancel in July. We still can't agree on where to go though, he wants hot and sunny and I want log fires and country walks. I have a feeling we'll be going for the warm! Prague is on our list of places to go one day, it looks sensational.
To everyone I've missed I hope you're all keeping well and not suffering too much from side effects. As we are mostly coming to the end of chemo the side effects are beginning to be the last set for many, lets hope that makes it more bearable. We're winning this ladies, we need slaps on the back all round and a cream tea and a balloon for everyone! I'm off for a hot bath and a book, nothing like these dark nights to prompt an early bath. Take care of yourselves, keep the faith and keep looking forward. XX
Hi Cath, yes you are right this was just the intro session. You need to accept the broadcasts with the bottom rich hand link for them to download. Hbunny xx
The tiredness can be overwhelming sometimes. Just listen to your body and rest up when you can. As for the constipation. Yup, it's either a feast or a famine with FEC. I got some Laxido from the doctor and take it and prune juice starting the day before my chemo. You should ask your doc about it.
hbunny, thanks for the link, watched it last night, but so far it just seems to be an intro to the programme. Look forward to seeing the next one.
Did you get your last one yesterday? If so WHOO-HOO! You did it. that elephant is finally up the hill. *Does happy dance*
ETA: see by your last post that you did. Sorry to hear you're not sleeping again. As for the night sweats, I didn't find anything helped, except wearing vest and shorts to bed and a very light top sheet.
So envious of you going swimming soon. It's the one thing I really do miss.
Wendy, so glad the radiation appointments are going well for you and it sounds like the B&B was the right idea - in fact, the thought of some nice 'alone' time sounds rather appealing.
You start your Herceptin next Fri and I go for my radiotherapy planning - we really are moving swiftly through the treatment.
Good luck with the rest of your rads.
Karen2609 - did you enjoy your glass (or two) or red?
I know what you mean about there seeming to be a lot of cancer about at the moment. If it's not friends being diagnosed, then it's the adverts. It's everywhere, or are we just more aware of it?
Hope the yucky mouth clear soon.
Slyolddog - hope your last one went well.
Day 12 of 5th chemo. I actually wore my wig out yesterday. For some reason I was very nervous about it although hubby said it was gorgeous on me. *preen* It felt so strange to catch sight of myself with ‘hair’. The wig itself was comfortable, but I don’t know, I just feel happier wearing my scarves and hats.
Hugs to all. Hope everyone is escaping the dreaded side effects.
Morning all you July ladies hope everyone is feeling good this am. Day 2 of final tax today (I might be saying that a lot today) and although sucking on the ice pops can already feel the taste buds disappearing. Another 2 hours sleep again last night so not happy, might miss the last steroid at lunch, see if that helps, also the night sweats have struck with a vengeance, any advice as to the best help?
Radio planning meet also went smoothly, start date of 12th Nov x 20 or 23 rounds, they haven't decided on the boost number yet, so our trip to bath fits in nicely on chemo week 3. Hoping to pamper in a spa for a pm, pool and everything if we can, oh the bliss, will just need to find a skull cap, wont want to scare the residents!
Slydog how are you doing after your final one, I was thinking about you yesterday?
Love and hugs all round and oh yes just a small slice of cake. Xx hbunny
The link to the 11 episodes mentioned last night is http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/fall_quest1.php The second episode was aired last night so will be watching tonight. Although the series is about doing all this naturally rather than the conventional route, we are all through that now, or nearly, and i'm not sure i would have done anything differently anyway. however, its the what comes after this treatment that initreages me, what can we do for ourselves to give the very best chance of a 100% cure. So don't get too hung up on the negatives of the treatment we are on, just take the bits you want about treating the causes of cancer not the symptom which is the cancer itself.
Hoping everyone is not suffering too much today. I also have heavy legs around day 5/6, currently suffering from the runny eyes syndrome and not able to keep make up on for long, indegestion always gets me during the anti-biotic stage and lack of sleep with the steriods (2 hours again last night), but all doable and last one today which i'm sort of looking forward to - want my smiley face and then i'm never going back.
Onwards and upwards.
Good luck to everyone having treatment this week, do hope it's not too bad and side effects are manageable. Everyday is one day closer to the end. The elephant is nearly at the top. wipeeeee he was getting soo heavy. Love to all hbunny xx
i go in the lounge in the actual chemo room instead of sitting in the waiting room i will wear my grey funky 70 style cap so you should see me.
Hi Karen, glad to hear your mouth isn't as sore. Like you, I would have been more a savoury person than cakes (although Pavlova always had its place in my heart. lol) but now crisps irritate my tongue and I'm unable to eat anything spicy - I love spicy.
My eyebrows are very sparse and my niece bought me an eyebrow kit with little eyebrow templates - it's fab and so easy to use.
I also have to book my flu jab, but my onc told me to book it for the day I'm due my bloods. It's right before my last chemo when my blood count should be at its highest.
Also sending good luck to Slyolddog and hbunny for your last tax.
Will look out for your links today, hbunny. sounds interesting.
Hi Fiona - when is your last chemo scheduled? And how are you coping with all the SE's?
Hi Berkshire Lass, yes, I suffer from heavy legs too, and the aches and pains don't get any easier. Luckily, I live in a bungalow so I've no stairs to climb. The treadmill is my only real exercise. I like it because I can do as much or as little as I like. Plus, I don't go very fast so it suits me well.
Sorry to hear you have to cancel your trip to the Christmas markets. Good job you have insurance in place.
Day 11 of 5th chemo. Yesterday started out well, full of energy, but by lunchtime my whole body was one big ache. Spent the rest of the day in bed. Mornings definitely do seem to be my best time so I intend to pack as much as I can into them.
Hugs to all the July ladies.
Hi Karen. Thanks for the good wishes. Last one, can't believe it one last set of sides effects to get through, wonderful. Also going for my radiotherapy planning session before chemo tomorrow, so will be good to get a plan for the next session.
If anyone is interested I will be posting a link to 11 programmes tomorrow re how to beat cancer naturally. Watched the first tonight and although scary as it was all about the cynical side of treatment and more natural treatments, it was very good and other programmes are about health, nutrition, immunity etc which we can all use after the nasty stuff to protect for the future. Watch out for the link, just can't do it from this device, but don't let the first episode scare, or even pick up on episode 2.
Slydog good luck for tomorrow I'll be thinking of you along with all the July ladies. Take care of you, everyone. Love hbunny xx
Karen, how did no 7 of 10 go? Did you get home at a reasonable hour?
ETA - I see by your next post that you got home slightly earlier, although 8.20 is still late. Roll on the next 3 weeks, huh?
And how are you doing on your treadmill? I've been a bit lax lately, but am determined to get back to it today.
slyolddog - how's the cold now? I hoped it won't affect your chemo on Friday. Your last! whoo-hoo. wishing you tons of luck it goes ahead as planned.
Day 10 of 5th chemo and still feeling pretty good. Mouth is a bit sore, which is making it hard to eat, but hey, cream cakes go down smoooooth!
Received my appointment for radiotherapy - 24th Oct - which feels like another big step. So looking forward to a time when all this treatment is done.
Hugs to all the July ladies. Hope you are all keeping well.
Hello July ladies
Is everyone enjoying the miserable weather?? With the fluctuations in temperature at the moment I have this morning woken with a bit of a sore throat and a sniffly nose. I'm dosing myself with everything in reach to make sure my last chemo goes ahead on Friday, and praying that they don't pick up signs of an infection in my blood test tomorrow. Maybe I'll wait until Thursday to get the blood test done, I'll see how I feel tomorrow.
Had a lovely few days in Bath at the end of last week, weather was reasonable and we did all the sights. However I did find by Friday, when we were walking through Royal Victoria Park that I was absolutely shattered, I had to keep aiming for the benches and then sitting and resting like a little old lady. You don't notice how tired you are when all you do is potter about at home. A bit of a lesson there to take note of. All being well I should be back at work week commencing 3rd November, though only a phased return at first. At this precise moment I'm not looking forward to it but I should be more positive when I feel a bit better.
Karen - good luck with your treatment this afternoon, I hope it goes well for you. And well done for using your treadmill, I haven't used mine for a few weeks now, I really should get back to it.
lilac55 - have a good trip to Barcelona. How did you get on finding reasonable travel insurance?
Cath - glad to see you're coming out of your SE's. The final date is not too far away now, it will come round really quickly.
Horseslave - its unusual for you to be down but we all have our dark days, it's good that you have your painting to keep you focused on keeping moving. Sending you good wishes and virtual chocolate cake. I always thought I'd be the only person in the world to gain weight with chemo but it seems like I'm not alone!
Shoes - I hope all goes well with your treatment this week.
JuSt - last tax today. Did it all go as planned and how did you feel afterwards? What treatment have you still got to come?
I have finally got my first appointment with the oncologist for Reading hospital. The date is next Wednesday, which is not a good day for me post this weeks chemo. Rang to change the appointment but was told the onc is on leave the week after so it would be a 2 week wait. I've decided to keep next weeks appointment and get hubby to take me, I'll be dosed up on painkillers by then waiting for my sciatica attack on thursday, if all goes as normal. Just want to get to the finish line now.
I hope all the July ladies are doing well at whatever stage you're at, eventually we get to know what's coming and how to deal with it, sort of. I pray that none of us ever have to go through it again, I find that the most daunting thought. I could do it if I had to but I absolutely don't want to. Must keep positive! Especially as I've got some hair regrowth now too, although not much.
Have a good week ladies, wishing you all good luck with treatment and big bear hugs just because we need them! XX
lilac55 - congrats on wearing your wig out for its first outing. I haven't been that brave yet, although I will have do it this week as I need photos for my blue badge.
Sorry to hear your suffering from the dreaded SE's, but go you, fitting in a trip to Barcelona. The only thing keeping me going is the thought of going somewhere fun and warm in the New Year, when, hopefully, my treatment will be over.
Shoes - how's the breathing today?
Karen - how are the legs now? Mine still aren't behaving, but they are getting better. With the treadmill remember to build it up gently, and only do what you want to do. My first attempt, actually, my first couple of attempts didn't last more than 5 mins. lol
Good luck with your appointment this afternoon. Here's hoping you get home early this time.
Hi Horseslave - you sound really down. I guess not sleeping will do that to you. I don't know how you function without it.
Can't you talk to your doctors about your recon if you're not happy with it? surely, in this day and age, they can do something about it. As for the mobility with your arm, I know exactly what you mean. I really thought I would have full mobility back by now after my snb, but it still catches and needs exercising.
Good luck for your last chemo on the 23rd. Mine's on the 29th - hopefully - so not too far behind you.
Day 8 of 5th chemo and my brain is starting to come alive again. Not helpful in the middle of the night, but great to be clear-headed this morning.
Sending huge hugs to all the July ladies and hoping you're all keeping well.
It's pouring with rain so lying in bed reading your blogs.It has taken me longer to shake of the b.......y
SE this time,more emotional.Anyway pulled myself together and went to wedding of my daughters best friend wearing my WIG .it's first outing!!!!!!.normally a party girl but bed at 10pm.At least next day at breakfast I didn't have a hangover.
Start docetaxel next time with AC so worried about extra SE .Fitting in girls trip to Barcelona first,.Am I mad?
Jealous that most of you finishing chemo soon .it will be January before my last one so please
Keep posting .best wishes to you all you july girls.
Shoes good luck for tomorrow. I hope your breathing improves.
Karen, also good luck for tomorrow. Glad to know you haven't overdosed on omepraole - it's so easy to read the instructions wrong, especially the way we are at the minute. A good warning for us all.
Have fun on the treadmill.
I haven't been on my treadmill for a week now. Legs not behaving - shaky, achy and weak. I'm not sure whether that's to do with the chemo or my AS, but I'm determined to get back to it this week. Have to do something to work off all those cakes.
Wishing everyone a SE-free week.
Good luck with the lung guy on the 22nd shoes. Hope he can do something to help with your copd.
Glad to know I'm not the only one whose mind has wandered off. lol
BerkshireLass - glad to hear your nausea has finally gone. Go and treat yourself to something nice and sinful.
How did the dinner dance go? And how did the new dress look? I bet you knocked 'em out.
ETA: I see in your later post that you managed to stay till 10 - good for you. Did you get any sleep at all after that?
Nothing worse than a restless night. Hope you can nap today.
Karen, yup, I enjoyed my 'drunk' day - slept most of it away, and yes, there was cake, thanks for asking.
How are you feeling today? Sounds like you don't have energy for much? It's a gorgeous autumn day out, hope you're enjoying it.
JuSt - great to hear from you and glad everything is going well. Last tax on Tuesday! whoo-hoo. I know it's a day late, but Tuesday will be here before you know it.
Best of luck and fingers crossed all goes well.
Day 6 of 5th chemo. Still feeling a bit wobbly, but not as bad as the last few days. I intend to get out of the house for a bit today. I don’t care where I go as long as I can feel the breeze on my face.
Hope all the July ladies are having a great SE-free weekend.
Hi all, just having a quick catch-up with all your posts - lots to read! The last few about chemo brain made me laugh as I have just come up to bed for the night having got a glass out of the cupboard for my night-time drink, carried it upstairs then realised I forgot to put the water in it! Glad it's not just me lol.
Was due for last tax on Monday but had a wasted trip to the hospital for my review on Friday as my onc was off sick and they tried to get someone to cover her appointments but eventually came back to say they had been unable to so had to re-jig the reviews for Monday so chemo put back to Tuesday. Oh well, at least I get an extra 'good' day on Monday before it all starts again. Had been really looking forward to getting the last one over and done with, but not so keen now it's nearly here - think it's just the thought of those dreaded se's kicking in in a few days.
Sorry not got time to catch up with everyone individually but sending hugs and best wishes to all,