Just found a video on YouTube filmed by CancerResearch UK demonstrating excercises for lymphodeama. Think it's only beem released recently. Sorry I don't know how to put a link in but it's easy to find. xx.
mine was picked up on a scan years ago, I was totally gobsmacked, I'm completely teetotal....I was told I store more fat in my liver than normal, and must try and keep to a sensible weight....chemo had other ideas! Xx
Trixielady, I will be starting Anastrazole and possible a bone med but possibly need an updated bone scan and dental check first. So that will be sorted at a later date.
SuzieB I’m so happy to hear you only have 2 more to go but I know that will seem2 too many.
Deano, I feel for you, so much going on to affect you emotionally. Sending hugs. Xx
Hi Dikat ,
if you like nature and walking I highly recommend this place
It is National Trust.
It is sign posted from Bath Town Center as you can walk it as I have done about 35 - 40 minutes ( all up hill to get there and all down hill to get back) or catch the local bus.
Also the canal walks are pretty and tranquil ( and a good escape from busy town streets) actually a hidden gem IMO.
The Assembly rooms and the Fashion Museum ( the same ticket got you into both places- or at least it did 4 years ago). Daughter and I visited the fashion museum and it was definitely worth the effort.
The Roman Baths were interesting but heaving with Tourists when I was there.
I also recommend this place to stay
I got a good deal via Booking.com and I would go back in a flash.
Gorgeous garden, excellent breakfast and fab location.
This place is famous
but I didn’t visit as we had gorgeous sunny weather and I preferred being outside.
Have a great time,
Just jumping in on what to do in Bath and Bristol. If your hubby likes aircraft Filton Air Museum may be worth a go. For you and your daughter definitely Bath for the shops. Don't forget the Royal Crescent.
Susie B xx
glad you got your scans sorted....tell me more about the liver trial? I have non alcohol fatty liver...have you??? Xxx
Good to hear from you☺. I was getting a little concerned. You seem to be going through it at the moment with your son going away plus the seemingly never ending treatment. I'm not surprised you were reduced to tears when talking through the rads side effects. I'm sure your son will cope well with his career in the army. An aircraft technician is an excellent choice as that is a skill that will transfer well to a civilian career if and when he leaves the army. Not that I'm biased in any way but my hubby joined the RAF as an electical/mechanical aircraft technician and has never been unemployed. As for the rads I'll be having the same as you, I think, but don't know how many sessions I'll need. My onco is a man of few words but I'm seeing a different one next time, I've seen her before, so I will probably fire all my questions at her. The hot tub sounds lovely and at least you can set the temperature to suit your needs with regard to the lymphodeama risk. Susie B xxxx.
Thanks SusieB, I'll certainly have a look.
Edinbird what's this about hot tubs and so on? My mam also keeps telling me off for lifting heavy things and over using but I thought it was only whlist healing saying that my arm is still numb underneath its been 8 months!
Nettienoo what medication are you going to start on?
Hopefully everyone is doing the best they can.
Well got a bone scan later today and a heart scan on Monday also taking part in a non alcohol fatty liver trial on Friday xx
We like architecture, sculptures, art, nice food/bars to watch the world go by!
Hubby likes aeroplanes & sci-Fi. I like independent shops, daughter likes vintage.
Also like nature, pretty gardens, water etc. Most things between us really. Thank you 😊 really appreciate it x
Horse tranquiliser, you're not kidding. I felt as though I'd had a bucket load of the stuff yestrday😪😪😴😴😩😩. Poor hubby had to do everything when he got home from work. 2 more sessions to go.xx
Sunflower Lanyards, not Daffodil as I described them a few days ago. Chemo brain🤤🤤😩. I was told about them a while back at a 'Do' by the wife of one of my husband's work colleagues who also has cancer. I think there has been quite a roll-out these past few months. If you Google 'hidden disability lanyard' then airports and other places come up. Hopefully the airport you're flying from will be displayed. It seems that the lanyard can be picked up at any assistance desk within the airport. Heathrow will post one to you, which is what I did. If you are wearing a lanyard then staff are discreetly made aware that you may need help. They may direct you to a shorter queue at security, perhaps make sure are are seated in the waiting area at the gate, or be made aware that yiu may need a little more time, that sort of thing. I'm planning to use mine on my next flight so that if I start to flay my arms around cabin staff may realise that I'm not trying to attract anyone's attention I'm doing my arm stretches💪🙌☺. Also if we can't check-in on line and chose our seats I want to ask for a window seat on the left hand side so if I need to stretch I'm not going to hit anyone in the process. Hope you find this helpful. xx
SusieB thinking of you with the nasty side-effects of Horse Tranquiliser T.
I don’t ever want to have to experience that again. The good thing is it does go, even though at the time it feels permanent!
Nettinoo enjoy your break . I started the Tamoxifen tablet almost 4 and a 1/2 weeks after last chemotherapy because, I didn’t realise it should have been 3 weeks ( in my head I was sure that I had been told to start once radiotherapy had finished, I am sure that’s what the oncologist said ) but the radiotherapist said it wasn’t a problem when I had my review . So hey ho.
I have had a 2 hour mid day nap today! Walked to town, had my hair cropped (smartened up) the whole family said it looked better : H1 “it’s better than the crow’s nest you had before”, K2 “Mum did you ask for a skin fade with a wave? “K1 “it looks good “.
Anyway, when I got back home I was pooped.
All of us went for a walk this afternoon ( lovely weather).
Back to bed now after a shower.
Edinbird keep doing the shoulder shrugs and arm exercises,
Hugs to all,
Hi Edinbird and Implausible
I asked my physio in Lymphoma clinic last week about going in a jacuzzi she told me yes it was fine. Mind you my cardiologist my have other ideas. Week two of the cardiac monitor, fitted with a different one today and it has three leads this time and needs to be attached to a belt. Not great if I want to wear a dress.
I have a jacuzzi bath here at home and I have used it since my surgery. But not a great deal as I prefer to shower really.
Going to try to catch my sister in now she was engaged a minute ago we need to look at shore excursions for the cruise 😃.
Sarah lucky people with a reasonable number of lymph nodes can take a bit of heat. Those is us lymph node lacking cannot. So no more hot tubs jacuzzi steam room sauna or even a hot bath! Well we can risk it for short periods if we want but really need to avoid anything that puts too much strain on the lymphatic system as we could end up with fat arms 😬
Missy doesn’t want to go on a diet she’s happy with the size she is so I’m wanting to avoid where I can. Although I’d like to do more about the lymphatic drainage self massage and brushing and things like that, left a message for the physio as she’s still not called me 😕
Nettie I don't think there can be any grand harm in delaying the start of the hormone tabs and giving yourself a little break to recover from the non stop medication, before launching into the next lot, as my docs don't seem to be in any hurry to give them to me.... I don't even have my appointment with my onco to *start* discussing onward treatment (zoledronic acid, hormone tabs) until end September....
and what's this about not being able to go in hot tubs??? I've been in the hot tub at the gym at least 3 times this week!
sorry ive not been on my lad joined Army last week as an aircraft technician and been helping him get his stuff costs a small fortune and emotional goodbye as he was a Little Rock to me...
I am still waiting for my appt to start my rads for 3 wks gotta have it on my boob armpit and neck and having some booster in my boob - I cried when onc went through the risks regarding my lung and having rads if you don’t go through enough.
my lump in armpit has finally gone gown this week I told myself I wasn’t having it drained again after the nurse was not very nice the last time. My nails are still shocking and ends are numb still
Also bought a hot tub and it’s bloody marvellous I think this helped my armpit to be honest by water massage
i have read through loads of your posts and although we are near the end we still suffer- hopefully we are through the worst and now recovering- tamoxifen hadn’t yet caused me any issues other than waking in the night but once said I’ll be on it over 10 years and small risk of ovarian cancer (ffs really) well I’m still here taking each day as it comes
Hope you all have a good couple of weeks
Nettienoo, totally understand your delay with anastrozole, I delayed mine until I knew I had a "clear run" I started mine on July 4th and like our daisy have been absolutely fine, so I'm confident you will be too....have a lovely time x
Sounds lovely Nettienoo. Have a great time. I have been on the Anastrazole a week now and dont think I have any side effects so far so dont worry too much x
Hi lovelies, I’ve just managed to catch up with your posts. Sorry to see that you are suffering Susie. I wish I could press a fast forward button for you. It must seem never ending. Special hugs. Also for you too Daisydi, Sonia and Edinbird. Marlyn, the constant styles sound a right pain in the butt. I’ve never had one (yet) but imagine they are flipping painful. Hope they stop when the Herceptin does. Sarah, the results of your tidying look amazing. It must feel quite therapeutic having all your supplies so neat and accessible. We arrived in Kent yesterday after a pretty horrendous 5 hr drive. We came through torrential rain and lightening on M25. Did lots of crawling along on various roads but the doggies were really good. Luca is very laid back in the car and Callie has diazepam from the vets for travel so she was in happyland. It was pouring down when we got here but lovely and sunny today. Just lazing about recovering from yesterday. I still haven’t started my Anastrazole yet. Will do it when holiday finished. I hope I’m not causing problems by leaving it for a bit but I just didn’t want new side effects whilst away. I’ve noticed the nerves are repairing on the surgery line under both boobs. It was numb before but now I have feeling and they feel rather sore. They look alright thought so may be just a change of bra needed now.its nearly 10 months since diagnosis for me. I’m sure everyone will know the feeling of life having been on hold. I’m hoping a change of scenery and peace and quiet will help me to start feeling more normal. I appear to have capsular constriction (I think that’s right name) going on in my reconstructed boob. I am due to see the breast surgeon sometime soon and think she will tell me it needs correcting so I don’t think my bc experience is finished in any way. I’m just making the most of a little break in the barryness. My foggy brain seems to be improving a bit now at 5 weeks since last chemo but I’m still having a real problem with names. Anyone else having this problem? It’s making me look really stupid sometimes.
I hope Seaside’s flight went ok and she is now in Orlando loving every minute.
There is no WiFi on this campsite. We are right out in the countryside surrounded by oast houses and pretty villages. 4g is very intermittent so will just jump on forum when I can. Love you all. Xxx
Ps will try and post pic. X
Re lanyards at the airport I'll update you later when I'm a bit more 'with it'. When are you going away? You can either have one posted to you or collect at the airport. You don't need medical evidence.
Susie B xxxx
Well TC is making me absolutely knackered😪😪😪😴😴😴 and aching. Didn't realise how much I was aching until I took some paracetamol. Rosina, I'm not quite at the suit of armour stage but not too far off. Despite the tiredness yesterday I did manage to get outside yesterday afternoon and dead head all the geraniums that had got battered by the wind and rain. No chance of doing it today as it's currently pouring down with rain🌨🌨🌨🌨🌨.
Shame Boardmasters was canelled sonia28. Who'd have thought the weather could be so bad at this time of the year. I hope your skin continues to improve. I'm beginning wonder how mine will react to radiotherapy as I am prone to eczema and not sure how my skin will cope with creams I've never used before. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Implausible, I'm impressed with your craft area☺.
Edinbird, I hope the hotel comes up trumps and let your husband use the facilities instead of you. The risk of lymphodeama is a pain. When I was booking for Iceland I found myself looking to see if the hotels I was looking at had outdoor hot tubs with the romantic idea of being sat in one watching the Northern Lights. Then I remembered☹☹☹😩😩. I may ask and see if a 5 to 10 min dip might be possible. Fortunately I've done the Blue Lagoon a few times so wasn't bothered this time. Hope you continue to recover well from your surgery. Just keep an eye out for any growing tennis balls and ensure you get the area drained if necessary. It doesn't hurt at all.
DiKat, good to hear from you. A meet up within your group sounds lovely. A chance to meet all those that have helped you throughout. And you're quite right, 9 months since diagnosis is a long, hard slog. I'm the same as Marlyn 8 months since diagnosis and finding it particularly hard at the moment. Doing a trial and having 8 rounds of chemo doesn't help.
Noticed some chat about visitors. I'm sure my Mum wants to see me and I'm wondering how I can delay any visits until Christmas. Going through chemo and avoiding relatives I don't particularly want to see, as I can use side effects as a reason is easy, tired, low immune system etc. Between chemo and rads isn't going to be so easy to avoid seeing her or my brother for that matter. I just want to get on and go through my treatment and not be told how well I look, how it's nearly finished, you know what I mean.
Anyway must love you and leave you for now as I am going brain dead. Not sure if what I have posted makes much sense. Forgive me if it doesn't. Only 2 more sessions of chemo brain to look forward to😆😆😆😅. xxxxxx
Morning lovely ladies
Nice to hear hear from you Dikat
Whats this about lanyards at the airport??
I was supposed to be getting assigned support at the airport but they want another letter last one is apparently out of date, so hopefully can pick that up tomorrow.
Happy birthday or belated Sar xx
Sonia, yes...that's the stuff! Flamazine....I only used The hydrogel they gave me until the skin healed over....anything else stung like hell....it's mind boggling isn't it? If rads can do that to the surface, what's it doing/look like inside?? The underneath of my other boob was affected too but not so bad....it must have been in the line of fire! Xxx
i never stopped slapping on the cream, I just made sure I didn't slap it on before I got blasted...my skin took an awful long time to get get better and heal....what you using? Mine only got better when I used the stuff they gave me....xx
I’ve got Flamazine to use on the site area which is almost all of it now, it was doing so well until nearly a week after radio finished and I was still using aveeno and aloe Vera gel. The Flamazine has silver in it to help the healing. The two areas that were a little red have all but cleared up, my scar line and under my arm pit are still red, the good thing as I don’t have a lot of feeling along the scar line that doesn’t hurt, and I think it’s just the movement in my arm that causes the discomfort now. They said not to use moisture when using the cream and area sore, but unsure when to start up
Hi DiKat - let me know the types of things you like to see and do - Bristol has so much, I'd need to narrow it down. It's a great city to take teens to. Bath is also lovely, but in a posher way 🙂
The hycosan are the blue ones, just to put moisture back in the eyes so readily available.
I’ve had 8 Herceptin now so 10 more to go. I have mine with Pertuzumab IV due to latest research saying it ups the odds, only very slightly I think. I’m different to you though because I’m completely Her2, tested neg for Oestrogen and Progesterone, and was stage 3. Fingers crossed 🤞 you get to finish after 9. At least that would be 1 less drug in your system xx
lovely to hear from you. I'm defo putting my styes down to herceptin, I have just got rid of one and now have two coming on on the other eye(!) they get so sore and itchy....I shall enquiry about the hycosan eye drops in the chemist....unless they are POM? I'm hoping I can cease herceptin after number 9, the onco did mention the trial at the very beginning....fingers crossed!
I agree, it's certainly a long hard slog, it's been 8 months since my diagnosis.....xxx
Good morning ladies
Thought I would pop by and say hi to you all. Good to see that most of you are doing well and sending hugs to those of you that are still going through it with treatment and medication side effects.
I’m just coming to the end of my Radiotherapy. Have 2 more left out of 20. Although it’s nowhere near as bad, physically, as chemo I have been surprised by the effect it has had mentally. I think it’s a mixture of the travel, tiredness and being around other people in a far worse state. It’s been 9 months since diagnosis so also feels like a long hard slog! I just wanted to comment on your post re the Herceptin and sty’s Marilyn. I’ve never suffered with them before but have had a couple of small ones and I am on Herceptin so wonder if there is a link?? I do seem to suffer with my eyes now. I went to the opticians last week and she said they were very dry. She recommended that I use hycosan eyedrops indefinitely. Asked her if it was due to chemo and she said medication and hormonal changes are both factors so double whammy there then!! You may have noticed our Dec forum has gone a little quiet. We have set up a Facebook messenger group as we have been arranging our meet up so really excited about that 😁
Sarah, I hope you don’t mind me asking but me, hubby and kids age 17 & 15 are going to Bristol/Bath at the end of the month for a few days. Never been before so wondered if you have any recommendations for ‘must do’s’. Loved all your pics of the street art.
Sending you all love and 🤗🤗🤗 xx
Thanks Rosina I suppose I could... I might need to!
Had a shower and took off the drain dressing that area looks fine. Went for a walk for about 45 mins gentle pace and left hand in my pocket to keep it comfortable but now I’m home I’m tired and cold. Hopefully I can sleep, I’d rather be cold so I can warm myself up with the flushes! My eyelashes look so much better than last week although I have a few mutant really long ones!
Had some good news from the hotel who said husband can come to the spa day too but then they backtracked and said they’d need to check... might have to pay too. Will hear tomorrow. I’m not using stuff so he might as well, don’t mind paying for extra lunch but don’t really want to pay for him to swim. Hoping they’re nice given the situation.
Not got hold of the physio so hopefully I’m doing everything right!
this bit made me grin :
I know it’s my birthday but I’m going to be so fed up of having people around me constantly by then. Can’t exactly say no.”
A friend of mine asked me what I am doing for my birthday and I said I am going off camping to walk in silence with 6 other strangers 🤪
Daisydi , I enjoy my own company and my own space too. Any ‘sane ‘ adult , human being should .
Edinbird you could always excuse yourself for a nap and disappear to your bedroom couldn’t you???
I had a friend/colleague over for lunch today. It was good to catch up , but 3 and 1/2 hours later I wanted to flop. It’s not anti social it is self care 👍
The R1/R2 is working very well. No burning or itching.
Safe journey Seasidesar.
Hugs to everyone,
i never stopped slapping on the cream, I just made sure I didn't slap it on before I got blasted...my skin took an awful long time to get get better and heal....what you using? Mine only got better when I used the stuff they gave me....xx
I'm still here too, just lacking in internet and kids keeping me busy.
Wow 8 hours sleep Marilyn, that sound lovely. I wake several times in the night with hot sweats, and struggling at the moment with my sore arm pit, but hopefully that wont last much longer. I needed to ask you, when your area stopped being sore when did you begin to moisture again, as the all the areas are beginning to dry out where I'm using the cream.
Daisy, its just keeps giving I know you've suffered lots of side effects, hope the eyes settle soon. it must be so hard with all that driving too.
Sarah, I love your craft room, I love a good sort out.
Seaside Sar, enjoy your holiday xx
Susie, I hope the side effect don't last much longer, boy I hated them.
Edinbird, take is easy on yourself, and try and relax as much as you can.
MJB, how did the french toast go?
Better go can here the fisher boys coming back from the beach wonder if I have any tea? 🙂
Take care all xx
Maryln 8 hours wow Im so jealous! I too have been suffering with my eyes. So sore, swollen, red and itchy but no styes yet. I'm putting it down to my eyelashes trying to grow back and the follicles being irritated. My friend who had bc last year kept getting styes and she isnt on Herceptin. She only had 3 rounds of CT and is on Anastrazole. Hard to understand what causes what side effects.
Speak later have got to go out and put petrol in the car. It is costing me a fortune travelling up and down to Norwich every day. x
since the menopause I've struggled enormously with sleep, it's very much hit and miss with me now, the other night I lay awake until 3am.....last night I got off in about an hour, and awake around 7am...so about 8 hrs....result!!! So I can't blame the anastrozole. What I am getting now though are loads of styes, I asked the onco and he said unlikely to be herceptin but the chemo nurse said likely to be herceptin (?) will be interesting to see what happens when it finishes beginning Nov....xx
Edinbird good to hear from you. Its sunny here in Norfolk but I cant go out without a hat and scarf so I'm sort of stuck in too! Know what you mean about visitors. A friend and her daughter want to come to stay at the beginning of September but I would rather they didnt. I'm finding I am a lot less tolerant of people, even if they are nice, but I need a lot of space and the thought of two other people living here fills me with dread. Also I have only just started on a major clean up and this then puts pressure on me to get everything done and I cant cope with pressure at the moment. Its good you are not in too much pain. I think I eventually just took painkillers at bed time so I could get some sleep. On that note I cant sleep again. I am waking up every couple of hours so never feel like I have had a proper sleep. Wondering if it might be the hormone tablets. Did they affect your sleep Maryln. Wouldn't be normal for me not to have any side effects!
Morning lovely ladies,
Didn't think I was going to get a chance to pop in and say hi before I leave for Orlando but since my flight is delayed it gives me a chance for a quick natter.
I have had a busy weekend what with Newmarket on Saturday (didn't win a thing!) and packing yesterday. Then headed to the airport last night as we're flying from Manchester. Got my lanyard, thanks for the tip Susie, and here it's a sunflower one. Has been very helpful as I am struggling with the standing up and walking. So I've got my seat in the priority section and I'm feeling a bit calmer now.
I'm sorry to hear some of you are suffering SEs, Sonia, Daisy and Susie,.hope it all settles soon.
Sarah,.your art stuff looks fab! As a teacher I particularly appreciate that as I love things looking organised. My classrooms always have the tidy look about them.
Edinbird, sounds like your starting to recover. Hope you get your full range of movement back soon. It's depressing not being able to go in saunas and hot tubs isn't it? Hope you have a nice weekend with your parents.
Right, should be boarding soon so better get ready.
Have a great week everyone.
Thank god you're all still here , I get so used to dipping in and out of everyone's lives, I'd wondered where you'd all gone!
Daisy, ouchy...the itching drove me nuts too...hope the rest of it goes off smoothly...
edinbird, good to hear from you love, totally understand about the " too peoply " situation...a week? Oh boy....keep strong and pray for patience..
implausible, very neat arty corner...I do love straight lines and order....
susie, thinking of you getting through the chemo fog, you're well drilled now love, just do what you gotta do to get through it, how many more now? 2?
im hoping everyone else is doing ok....and yes, it is a good sign that we're getting quieter, hopefully it means we cracking on with life...
love you all xxxxx
I'm here☺. Will catch up later. Chemo side effects are making me sooooooo tired😴😴😴😴😴😪😪 at the moment. xxxxx
I’m here! Managed to grab a dressing gown chuck it on run down the stairs and find a key whilst the postman waited so that’s progress! I feel very much like a did last time but just with a smaller range of movement and more numbness. The arm doesn’t hurt really although certain movements (like walking) can bring some discomfort. So I’m back in the why do I need painkillers for no pain position.
The weather here is just on off heavy rain and sometimes some sun (seems bright now) so not sure whether I’d want to be going anywhere. I have emailed the spa for next week telling them I can come but I can’t use most of the facilities (ever!! Seems I’m to avoid hot baths and saunas from now on as it’s a lymphedema risk) and they may have to modify the treatment too (not sure any massage onto my chest would be good and again, nothing on my left arm or hand) - so I’ve asked if maybe my husband can use the facilities instead since he’s got to drive me and then wait about for hours or drive home again. Fingers crossed for some nice compassionate people.
My parents have decided they are coming next weekend. That’s ok but it means because I can’t get myself to the spa that I won’t have a single moment to myself from Friday evening this week right the way through until the following Sunday evening. I know it’s my birthday but I’m going to be so fed up of having people around me constantly by then. Can’t exactly say no.
I know Susie and I are on the drag with our treatment compared with everyone else but it really feels like most people are moving on a little bit. And quite rightly so if you can. I know that actually some of you will be taking things for years and of course it never really goes away but when I still don’t know if the surgery phase is over and I’ve still got so much active treatment to come, it’s pretty depressing.
Anyway the physio I missed on Friday when I was in the shower called and wanted to go over the leaflet with me (which the nurse already did but good that she’s following up) so I’d better give her a call. If there is fun to be had let’s see please! Sar I think you win once you get to America! 🇺🇸
Very impressed Sarah! I'm trying to get my house in a liveable condition but I cleaned the filter on my hoover and now I'm finding it really hard to push and I can only do little bits at a time. It will take about a year at this pace!
I'm here Marlyn. I was thinking the same. I now have a red rash and itchy chest and neck which is driving me nuts. Only 8 more ....
I'm here.... still trying to find time to reply "properly" (and the longer I leave it the longer a mammoth reply is going to take me!)
Back to work tomorrow, so I should be able to do it then.... unless they actually have something for me to do. My work only has two settings, sitting around bored all day with sod all to do, or mental crazy busy and you don't get home till it's dark.... let's see which one I get!
I am taking the fact that this group is getting a teeny bit quieter as a good sign, shows that slowly but surely we are mostly starting to feel a little bit more human again, and are out and about or busy at home and therefore have a little less time for online nattering.... (unless like our Edinbird we are post op and stuck indoors 😞 )
I'm just about to go out for my weekly walk with t'other Sarah. And then this afternoon it's back to the craft room clearout. Yesterday my other half put up some racking for my paints and it is nice after 2 weeks of solid hard work to see it all starting to come together. Still so much work to do though, hence I'm only sharing a photo of this one corner 😄
Catch up with everyone properly tomorrow, hopefully.
Love to all
Where are you all? Have you all gone off on a secret holiday and not told me?? Feel like Billy no mates here....😩
Sonia, yes, mjb is right, the 2 pills in the morning are the faff ones....the clondrate....then I have to take 2 chewable extra strength calcium....but I have the pre cursor to osteoporosis, so am happy to take them plus they have the added bonus of helping to prevent cancer going to the bones, so I really shouldn't moan about everything I have to take, I think myself lucky that I have all these options...
you sound like your reacting to rads like I did....I had the silver cream too....which I could use afterwards...it really did help...my skin bled too....I do hope your managing it ok....I was obsessed about it getting infected....
The film blinded by the light was a joy! Thank for the recommendation Rosina....it really lived my mood....
edinbird...hope your doing ok?
Daisy..glad the anastrozole isn't turning you into a walking side effect....I was absolutely convinced I would be! But as all know by now, I'm never one to over react.....lol!
hope today is kind to everyone.....keep trucking ladies.....( just had to make sure i spelled that right)
I hope your skin will settle down it sounds really horribly painful. I think the bone infusions and the calcium tablets are two different things. Marilyn is having an oral version of the actual bone infusion so it's not the same as us taking the Calcichew.
I am having the same regime as you 6 monthly infusions plus I take a calcium tablet every day. So don't worry about drinking the water or eating as it's not the same medication. I know it's all confusing as we are all having similar treatments but often there are differences too.
Our train day out was really nice and the weather stayed dry in the Shrewsbury flower show until it was almost time to leave. Tired today so have not done much at all. Grandson here staying the night hoping for French toast for his breakfast, but as he is 12 at least it won't be at 6am more like 11am😴.
Nice to hear from you Sonia. I am so sorry about your skin. It must be so sore. I am keeping an eye on everything. Im using a lot of Aveeno and if it feels a bit burny Im putting on the Aloe Vera Gel. Cant do anymore than Im doing. Just hoping it doesnt get any worse. At my review yesterday she said the effects would peak after 1/2 weeks after last dose. Im a lot better when it isnt so hot as my skin goes very red and itchy when Im hot and also I think the Anastrazole may be giving me hot flushes. Oh the joys ....
Take care of yourself xx
everyone has been busy, I’m still up the caravan. I have had to have a trip into the hospital to see the radiotherapy team, as my skin after being great all the way through radiotherapy is
now looking like something out of V, it’s all melting away and is red raw underneath. I have some cream with silver in it to help, the worse place is in my arm pit 😞 no swimming for me.
Both my older two were devastated as they were all ready for boardmasters and it got cancelled due to the bad weather. Good old British weather.
Susie I’m glad your feeling okay after chemo long may it last 😘 I understand totally where your coming from with your umbrella, having a bit of a blue day myself today. X
Edinbird, glad the surgery went well, take care of yourself and take the pain killers as everyone else has said.
Seaside Sar, how exciting off to see your daughter, I’m very jealous.
Sarah, a lovely picture of the pair of you, looks like your enjoying your time off.
Marilyn, I have to take calcium tablets since my bone infusion, mine are chewable, haven’t read about taking them with water, maybe I better read the info it came with.
Rosina, the cake looks very nice, I seem to have adopted a sweet tooth since chemo.
Daisydi, I hope your radiotherapy sessions go quickly without any problems keep an eye on any site bits as I think I left mine a few days too late and then it all seems to have gone sore.
The weather seems to have cheered up here now as long as you don’t want to go in the sea, it’s a little rough. Hopefully it will stay bright, I can live in hope.
Trixielady hope you okay xx
MJB, I hope your enjoying your family being home, your train trip looks lovely.
Hope everyone else is well.
I am keeping up with you all by reading everyday, Xx
Well it's a right mix of weather we're getting down here in Somerset, wind 🌬, rain 🌨🌧 and sunshine ⛅☀️. Not feelng too bad after yesterday's chemo and I managed to sleep quite well despite the steroids. I have been given some meds for indigestion as it was quite bad last time, so fingers crossed🤞they work for me. Lost count if the number of loo visits I've made today. I'm beginning to wonder if they put some diuretics in the mix🚺🚾🚽. My eyebrows look as though they're going on another holiday so I'm glad I've kept up with the eyebrow pencil since the LGFB session. Taking it easy this weekend so hoping I may cope better when side effects kick in. Did a bit too much last time and we had my sister-in-law here.
Lots of talk about hair colour. My new hair is coming through white and grey and looks very fetching with my slowly fading coloured hair that survived FEC - not. It looks as though I'm going through the process of going grey within a number if weeks or months rather than years. I'm with you Implausible, definitely colouring as soon as I can. I intend to get my hair cut to the same length after cold capping as at the moment my longer locks are giving my scalp some protection.
On a somewhat more sombre note leading on from the hair I'm having that umbella conundrum. You know the one 'Do I need a brolly?. If I don't take one it'll rain. If I take one I won't need it'. When I've finished with the PICC line covers, wigs, fringes and bandanna scarves do I chuck them away or pack them away in the loft ready for another rainy day? Or perhaps I won't need them after all. There's one that none if us can answer. Sorry to be a bit gloomy😩☹. I think the TN diagnosis is beginning to affect me a bit. No doubt it'll pass and I'll be more positive again.
Rosina, I don't have much of a sweet tooth but cake does look rather yummy.
Implausible lovely photo of you and your son. Typhoon Lagoon, how could I forget. Much more relaxing than the Blizzard Beach one where you get sneezed in by Father Christmas🎅 from a chimney and get rained on going through a tunnel both with very cold water from what I remember.
Marlyn, what a faff with the clodronate. Infusions of bone meds for me please.
Edinbird, pleased to hear you're back home and have managed to get some decent sleep. Keep going with the paracetamol for any pain. I found if I was pain free the arm exercises where much easier and you can push yourself a bit further. The Snoopy cartoon is brilliant. Shame about the Norwich match but as you say against Man U I don't think many teams newly promoted would beat them.
Daisydi, I've got 2 more chemo sessions to go, one on the 30th Aug then final one on 20th Sept, so long as my body behaves itself🤞🤞🤞🤞, then onto rads. I've seen the helta skelta in Norfolk Cathedral. It looks a bit odd🤔. Glad it wasn't there when I went for a visit many years ago.
Hope the weather improves wherever you are. Love Susie B xxxxxx