Feelthefear, have you checked out the recommended suppliers though? It's a good £2-300 for a wig, so it might be worth a look to save that kind of dosh? X
I'd heard there's a comedown from the steroids and I didn't sleep v well last night even though I was exhausted! I'm feeling a lot better now but have been dizzy. My coldcap was too tight and hurt more than the cold - I could barely speak and I think gave me a beaut headache. We'll try to adjust it better for next time 🙂
Have to go do my tummy injection in the next half hour so hoping to nail that (perhaps not the best word!)
All the best,
just sent a join request which I hope is ok?
I've actually joined Facebook to access the closed groups on the forums so complete newbie!
I'm TNBC, had WLE and clear nodes, and had my first chemo yesterday.
Feelthefear, I'm in the Newcastle Trust and was given a prescription for the full cost of any synthetic wig. Does your Trust not do similar? It's a bit much having to fork out that much with everything else we buy. Have you asked? X
Off for my wig fitting this afternoon! Not sure I will ever wear one as I think I will prefer the caps and hats you can buy which are quite funky! I am very nervous, worried about how I will feel. Tomorrow is pre-chemo consult and then the first of my FEC on Friday morning. I think there may be a break down at some point, I have been fine up until now but think its starting to sink in that this is really happening. I will get through it but not looking forward to the journey. xx
just popping over from the June thread.
Feelthefear, good luck today. We'll be rooting for you. Just try and get through the first 15 minutes of the cold cap. it gets loads easier!
Ive just sent a request to the FB group too. I started EC on June 26th so feel like I'm going through it at roughly the same time as you guys. Hope that's ok x
I ve just sent a join request to the facebook page, hope you got it.
I start chemo on july 14th . I m having 3 cycles of EC and then doxetaxal (probably mis-spelt!) I had surgery on May 31st so am quite glad of the break as I m not fully out of pain from the surgery and not sure I d want to cope with chemo on top of that.
Anyone else having EC? Or already started it?
Anyone at Christies Manchester?
I'm booked on to a 'look good, feel better' session on Tuesday as my breast canncer care nurse really recommended it to me. This is the website: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk
Day 3 of chemo and feeling better than I thought but very lacking in energy and a bit headachey (perhaps not helped by teenage daughter no. 2 arriving home a bit the worse for wear this morning from a party)!
Hope everyone has a good day.
hope this doesn't create more confusion, but as promised I have started a Facebook group called Breast cancer care July 2017 chemo starters. It is a closed group, so only those n the group will be able to see your posts.
Certainly I hope this thread continues, but personally I find it easier to post and reply or add photos to facebook.
please ask if you struggle to join or find the FB group. I'm not that techie so hope I've set it up right. The cover photo is of pink roses!