Mamadeacs, that's annoying about the anti inflammatory drugs! but hopefully the clarityn will see you right.
Get the telly on whether you are watching it or not, just to have the noise in the house and indulge in what you want to do! Being burgled is awful and it must be un-nerving, but lightning doesnt often strike twice as they say - you are probably in the safest place!
Don't be too harsh on yourself, you're allowed to be a bit worried. Shi would tell you to pull on your gold hot pants and start twirling round your kitchen!! Unfortunately, after the steroids, my arse wont get anywhere near any hotpants ...... so I will just advise you to dance a la Bridget Jones around your house to banish to gremlins.
sending you hugs
My chemo was cancelled at the last minute this morning as they don't have staffing levels today to do the desensitisation, so have a reprieve until Tuesday. Bit annoying, just want to get started, seems it's not meant to be. Good luck to all those having theirs today. xx
Yeah I think the nerves and the uncertainty of whats to come play a bit part in feeling a bit off, So hopefully this time is different. Everyone seems to say eat little and often if struggling to eat as well, its definitley important to get the vitamins and minerals into us to stay as strong as poss throughout treatment x
Thanks Fiona, hopefully I can sleep tonight although I've got bumper loads of steroids so hope they don't keep me awake. xx
Just got back from having 2nd herceptin injection today, all ok so they've now ruled out it wasn't delayed reaction to that and was definitely the docetaxel.
Now feeling apprehensive about my second attempt at chemo tomorrow as are all the staff on the unit! xx
I am feeling good thanks Mamadeacs, although the acne type spots I ended up with after cycle 1 after back with avengance now on cycle 2 lol got some coming up on my mostly bald head now as well, but will not grumble at spots, they cleared up in a week last time so fingers crossed. Good luck for round 2, hope it goes smoothly x
Great news mamadeacs, so glad they have gone back up and you can get back on track x
sending you a big hug runawaygirl, you have been thru the mill!
I was amazed at the 'good friends' that I haven't seen for dust and people that I considered to be just acquaintances really step up to the mark. And I know a lot of the other girls have too! These situations really sort the wheat from the chaff.
One thing I do know is that I will come out of this experience with a set of strong, beautiful ladies around me that I didn't even knew existed 6 months ago!
Hi camilla, sorry you're having a tough time. Have you tried eating things you don't have to cook? Like a sandwich or a few biscuits, as sometimes the smell of food makes us feel worse. I try and batch cook some things before each cycle so that I can just heat them up, soup is especially good as it's quick to reheat and takes minimal effort. Perhaps buy some ready meals as again these take little effort. I know that doesn't help you for this cycle. Are you still taking meds for the nausea and indigestion? I had an acidey feelng on cycles 1&2 I spoke to my team and they prescribed omeprazole and I have been much better on cycles 3&4. As the others have said we have all had times where we have been very down usually days 5-8 when we come off the steroids. Hang in there you can do this, stay strong💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 hopefully you will find that things will improve over he next few days.
Jo, I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way, let rip here, we’re on your team 😘
Dramaminx lovely post.
Sangeetha - I’m so pleased it’s been manageable for you. Enjoy your New Year and just take each session as it comes, every time we go we’re another one nearer the other side of this. Stay strong 💪😘
Runawaygirl248 - my heart goes out to you, this is hard enough without the added distress of possible infertility. At the moment it seems as thou things are only being taken away from us, particularly things that define us as women - hair, breasts, fertility, even looking after our families and socialising with friends, going to work perhaps. I was told a useful thing a few years ago that might help, it was while I was on an NCT course preparing for the birth of my son, and this session was to deal with the possibility of the baby not being healthy. Imagine you have a trip to Paris booked. You have planned everything you want to do - visit the Eiffel Tower, boat trip on the Seine, shopping on the Champs Elysee, night at the opera. But when the plane lands, you find you are in Amsterdam. You don't want to be in Amsterdam. You know nothing about Amsterdam. You want to be in Paris, it's not fair. But you get in a cab and start to explore and, actually, there are windmills, beautiful landscapes, and lovely canals, and those infamous coffee shops...! What I'm trying to say is, this may not be what you have chosen, but you will find joy in other things that you may not even be able to imagine yet. Cancer may take away the future we had planned, but the point of all this treatment is that it gives us back a new future. Please try to think about this when you are having a low moment. Look after yourself and always tell us if you're having a wobble xx