Sam can you stomach a spoon of yoghurt with a bit of honey and squidge tabs between 2 spoons and mix in with it? It might help to slide them down, but only if it’s doesn’t make you gip at the thought of it 😊x
Karebear - so sorry you’re having such a tough and sad time. Sending lots of love 💕
And Mamadeacs, Chaffinch and others, you all seem to be having a rough ride. I had really dry sore mouth and was using mouthwash given to me which didn’t seem to be doing anything and wasn’t getting any better. Really sore like I’d swallowed boiling water and burnt my tongue, really sensitive too. I went to local chemist and they recommended Biotene which has slowly made a difference may help with symptoms you’ve got.
Hang in there girls and stay strong 💪 xxx
I am so sorry to hear this Karebear 😞 sending love xx
That sounds tasty Jo, I have been very hungry throughout all of Chemo so far, so hungry on the steroids then still the same whenb they stop lol so 3 good meals and snacks is also what I am having, trying to make sure its all very healthy though so lots of fruit, veg & oily fish as well as some chicken and red meat as well, trying for a good balance.
The roof of my mouth had a slightly chalky/furry feeling for a few days on cycle 1 but havent had it on cycle 2 x
Hi Ladies, sorry to hear about your failed chemo Rabbit, that is rubbish! but fingers crossed for the Abraxane. Well done on braving the save karebear 🙂 I found it such a releif when I did mine, im pretty much totally bald now and even that I am not mind as much as I thought I would, wearing wig some days and beanie hats the others. Back to work today after the new year break, so back to reality, the xmas and NY period has made things go fast tho and can't beleive its round 3 a week tomorrow already x
Just popping in to say hello... Emerging from the fog of #chemo2, better get to bed! http://drbexl.co.uk/category/cancer/
I think you're right both the docetaxel and pacltaxal are bound with the same solution. The sister on unit thinks the abraxane will be better as it is albumin based. I am under East Sussex NHS, I think the abraxane is more expensive but last time I saw the onc she said if the paclitaxel failed they have funding for abraxane. xx
Hi Mishy, I think you're right both the docetaxel and pacltaxal are bound with the same solution. The sister on unit thinks the abraxane will be better as it is albumin based. I am under East Sussex NHS, I think the abraxane is more expensive but last time I saw the onc she said if the paclitaxel failed they have funding for abraxane. xx
Hello all, I've had another failed chemo today with a second severe reaction to desensitized paclitaxel.There was only 1.8ml of the drug in 50ml of saline and the reaction was really quick even after shed loads of pre-meds. Feeling quite despondent now, got an appointment with onc on 11/1 to change me to abraxane. If that's no good then my chemo will stop altogether. Not sure how this affects the future for me if I can't have it. xx