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July 2018 Chemo Starters

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Hi Lal,

Thanks for the reply , yes I think you are right I should read up a bit and make an informed choice on what to do next. I have buried my head in the sand a bit really, too much info in a short space of time I think.

It’s the worst times waiting for results to come through and adds to the stresses and statins of this. It does just keep on giving Lal🤣

I think we will make a day of it and just get it done and go from there.

Karen
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Hi Willie Just read your post and see you too have had multiple surgeries. It’s interesting they went ahead and did the mastectomy before the chemo. Have I understood that correctly. My surgeon was worried my wounds would never heal if I had further surgery straight after the re-excision. Having said that I had multiple issues with wound healing and they’re still not completely healed even now, although considerably better than they were. Maybe that’s why they’ve delayed my surgery. Also they wanted me to start chemo within 12 weeks of the initial surgery for it to have the best outcome. So much to deal with and think about but it’s encouraging to hear you recovered well after the mastectomy. Im presuming you haven’t gone for an immediatereconstruction which is what my team seem to be expecting me to do although I’m undecided.

Hope you’re having a good day (in the shade!!) It’s a pain isn’t it but I think the sun exacerbated the ulcer I now have on my lip - owwwww! so I’m being more careful now. Take care xxx
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Hi my experience is not exactly the same as yours but I did need MRIs to identify the extent of my bilateral tumours. I did not have an MRI guided biopsy - once I’d had the results of the MRI I had an ultrasound of the tumours and they were biopsied then. I went on to have a therapeutic mammoplasty- a breast preserving surgery which in my case removed about a quarter of the tissue in each beast (including the tumours)and then the remaining breast tissue was redistributed to form a smaller, perter breast shape. Wonderful! However, they were unable to get ‘clear margins’ on the right side and I had a re-excision. The biopsy of which shower further areas of cancer beneath the nipple. This is very, very personal to me bu I do wonder if I should have had my right breast removed from the start. I only opted for the TM because initially my team thought the tumour was 2.2cm. I will have to have a full mastectomy after I finish my chemo in Dec/Jan. I’m not looking forward to the more surgery. The tumour on the right was over 5cm (double the size my team initially thought) which is considered large. I also had very small signs of spread in the sentinel node. I am also considering a mastectomy on the left as, although they removed the tumour, 2.5cm in total and there was no spread to the sentinel node,I have a very high familial risk and I’m worried about recurrence. Do you have any family history? If you can face it I would go for the MRI wire guided biopsy then you have more of an idea of what you are dealing with and it might make decision making easier either way. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but ultimately I cannot regret my breast preserving surgery. I am very happy indeed with the sensation and look/feel/size and if they’d managed to remove all the cancerous cells I would have been so happy with the results.  I will be very, very sad to see them go!!

 

Cxxx
PS I am also facing an MRI scan 5 days after my 2nd cycle of chemo to check out my liver and gall-bladder. Not looking forward to it but I’ll be pleased to get confirmation that my team are right and what they have seen on the CT scan is nothing to worry about.

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Hi Daisy 200, pleased to meet you!

 

I'm in the town, near Darley Park/Five Lamps. I know where Draycott is.  It would be great to meet up sometime.   How are you feeling?  

 

Do you have a dog? (I do)

 

W

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Karen

 

Oh blimey, a lot to think about.   No one can tell you what to do, what choices to make, including your medical team, they wont give you any steer as it has to be your decision but here's my experience:

 

I was told I had a smallish lump and that lumpectomy was sufficient, with node clearance, followed by chemo and radiation.    My first surgeon said 'there's no need to lose a breast for a lump that size'.   Turned out it was 3 times bigger then the scans showed so I then needed more surgery to clear margins.  I was given the option of another lumpectomy or mastectomy.   I had found the first surgery so easy to recover from that I went for the second lumpectomy telling him to take more than the minimum.  My second surgeon said it was a 'very reasonable decision'.   Turned out there was another 2 stealth lumps not showing on scans so then I had no option but to go for a mastectomy.   If I had known how easy it was to recover from the surgery - and if I hadn't been crippled with fear, hindsight is a wonderful thing - I would have / should have gone for the single mastectomy in the first place.   Obviously, it's not pretty but I don't miss it.  However, that's just me.  Not you!

 

I've sailed through the surgeries (with a few hiccups).  Once you get to the operating theatre, it's all in their hands, you go to sleep and you wake up - hopefully - cancer free.  That's got to be good eh?    

 

For me, the worst parts so far have been:

 

1) The fear of the unknown, I've been crying, sobbing, terrified over things that were actually okay

2) Having a drain bottle.  I had one on the first surgery, I caught the tube and it failed.  I had one on the third, big, surgery.  I took more care and it was fine but it does make you feel like a patient and can restrict your movements. Once it's gone, you feel free free free, outside world here I am.

3) The fear of needles - early days I had a few diazepam but learned to live without them.  I'm a big girl now.

4) The fear of the picc line - having it put in while awake, turned out to be fine.   It now means I drive in like an electic car, plug in, charge up, and go. 

5) Not had to address this one yet but it will come soon - the looking like a cancery person.   So far, I've felt and looked the same as I always have.  Now, I'm going to be looking sick but we'll have to cross that bridge when we come to it.  This might just be the hardest bit.

 

Good luck with making your decision,

 

willie xx

 

 

 

 

 

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By the way, back to me, ha ha!!

 

I had my hair cut off, v v v short.  In my mind, I saw Katy Perry or, more age appropriately, Annie Lennox.  In the mirror, I'm seeing Daniel Craig.  

 

The hairdresser I went to, in Derby, is an agent for Trendco the wiggy people.   She's been trained with Trevor Sorbie and cuts the wig to suit you.   I had planned on a long one but in the end went for a shorter, neck-length, one.   It's really nice but so far, I've only been out in my panama hat or with no hat at all as I do still have hair.   In fact, it's grown since Friday but it'll be on its way in the next week, I know that.

 

In other news, this bloody good weather is killing me.   I would normally be lying in the garden near-nekkid every spare minute of the day but I've been told to wear SPF50, keep in, cover up, avoid exposure.   The one bloody decent summer we have for years and I have to stay out of it. 

 

wx

 

 

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Hi there, checking in again!    I've been AWOL because I've been living life and generally gadding about.

 

Right then.  It's six days after my #1 FEC.   I have not, yet, felt ill, tired, anything particularly negative at all.   I did start to get a tiny metallic taste the other day but it seems to have gone again.    I am aware that this could change at any time but for now I do not feel one iota different to the day before they poisoned me.  I know that I'll be tripping towards 'low immunity week' now and that I need to be careful. 

 

My onco nurse has checked on me to see how I feel, and he seemed very surprised to hear how well I feel but it's true.  

 

On the down-side, I've still got all my taste buds and my general feeling of well being is making me want to eat everything (bad) in sight.   Soon there will not be a icelolly or loaf of bread left in Derbyshire. 

 

There doesn't seem to be too many new joiners compared to the previous monthly boards, am I right? 

 

Anyway, lassies, how are you all getting on?

 

Wx

 

 

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Hi Karen

Well this is certainly the gift that keeps on giving! Haven't had same experience but for what it's worth my approach had been that knowledge is power - ie more I know more I feel a litttle bit more in control. Not that it's working for me as I am still waiting for my her2 result!
I had to have a 3rd biopsy on some nodes shown up on mri ( done under us) - radiographer fairly certain not sinister but wanted to test before chemo 'while he had the chance' - and yet another result I am still waiting for I have just realised ....

If you are feeling well enough could you tag a treat on to the trip?

Lal
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Morning,

Well that was exciting last night with England actually winning a shoot out!

I ventured to the local to be with friends and family and had a great few hours out and slept like a baby last night! No alcohol by the way...

Today I had a call which I would like advice on from you lovely lot please.

They have found another area in my breast which is only visible on MRI and want me to go to London for an MRI guided biopsy as they are not available in Southampton where I live. The sole purpose of this is to conserve the breast when surgery comes around after chemo. Nasty lump one is outer left, nasty lump 2 is further inside the boob so if it is cancerous then they would remove the breast after chemo.

My reasoning is that if it is then the chemo will shrink it and they will know it was cancerous so remove the breast when surgery comes around. Should I try and conserve the breast at all costs or just agree now to have it removed after chemo?
Bearing in mind we have to fit the biopsy in between chemo and that the chances are it is another tumour what should I do?
I am so grateful they are going to such lengths to get the best outcome for me but is it just safer to have it removed or get the biopsy done?

Anyone else had this issue?

Hope you are all having a good day 😊

Best wishes

Karen
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Hi Ladies, just wanted to wish you all the best as you start your chemo.  I finished mine last October, 8 rounds of neoadjuvant FEC-T and still here to tell the tale!  Here's my blog which has lots of tips which we learned along the way: http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com/

xxxx

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Hi Willie, I've just finished FECT and I live in Derby too (well Draycott, just outside), if you want to meet up and chat about the chemo etc xxxx

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Hello Ladies, I thought i would join the July thread had my first Chemo 20 June all went smoothly.  Just felt a bit tired.   Had my wig appointment last week, the ladies are so amazing and fun.  I know how a lovely wig that i will wear from time.  This page is so helpful, and it help me a lot.  My second chemo is next week.  all the best to all of you.

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Many happy returns Lai67! No steroids definitely a great birthday present. They’ve been the worst side effect for me too. I can cope with the nausea but not the suicidal feelings!! Honestly that’s how bad they made me feel so I hope I won’t need any after my 2nd cycle on the 10th. Hope you’ve had an enjoyable day today and can have a lazy Tuesday. I was 50 last November but wasn’t up to celebrating. I went away to Malaga in March to celebrate with a group of friends all celebrating their 50ths this year. It was wonderful - I found a change in texture in my right breast four days after we returned. As you say ‘such is life’! Still let’s hope to many more years when we can put all this Bc c***p behind us. Onwards and upwards xx
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Thanks Karen , year ahead of you so did manage the big 50 celebrations - fingers crossed for your plans. Definately need things to look forward to.

Lal

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Happy Birthday my lovely 💐

It’s my 50th in a few weeks and had made lots of lovely plans so know how you feel. Not where we thought we would be....
Think we are ok to to be a bit over emotional at the moment , knocked a cup of tea off the landing all over the wall down the stairs, cried ha ha . It’s only paint and I wouldn’t normally think it was such a huge deal. You are not alone.
Make the most of your special day.
Take Care

Karen
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So today is my birthday - not quite how I had planned for this year but such is life. Best birthday present is no steroids now until next cycle on 18th- definitely worst se for me - mini meltdown yesterday over spilling a drink because I was so tired. Gave in and had afternoon nap and still got 4hrs last night.
Planning to enjoy a couple of lazy days before back to work on Weds- though i'll work from home for a week and planning to do shorter hours so shouldn't be too bad.

Take care all

Lal
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Oh ok I wonder as the girl opposite was being shown how to do them , maybe my white blood cells are ok. I have 7 days antibiotics to take from day 8 onwards so maybe that’s the difference 🤷‍♀️.

Thank you for putting me straight Sue x
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Hi Karen

The gscf injections are usually given in the first week to boost the white blood cells and so help fight infection. The number and availability of these seem to vary from one hospital to another. I had 5, and were very effective. May be worth asking ?

Sue xx

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I am back already , can I just ask what the injections are for which you do yourself ? I don’t have these and just curious as to what they are for ?
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Hello Again,

Special hello to my BC journey twin Reddi and a warm welcome to Lal 😊

Well feeling much more human today after a tough day and night. Finally got up at 5am after a restless sicky feeling night of it. My legs ache a bit still but turned a corner.

Managed some plain yogurt and honey this morning to take tablets and a small bit of pre prepared homemade soup and feeling ok, just had a nap for an hour so getting through the day 😊
Thank you for all your good wishes and support I am sure this is just the first one and it will get better.
Pleased everything is at least on the move and see each treatment as a step to the final goal.
We have been looking at a little holiday for before my next one so hopefully I will be ok.

Tip of the day cheap ginger and camomile tea from Lidl’s worked a treat with the sicky feeling , added a bit of honey to taste 👍🏻
Gentle pot planting in the shade for me now , god I feel old 🤣
Keep on keeping on we will all get there ❤️

Best wishes

Karen

PS . I live in Southampton never mentioned where I am from 🙄
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@Karen942 What a tough introduction!

 

I had a late start (2:30pm appointment, chemo drugs starting around 4pm), and they syringe-pushed my E first, then syringe-pushed my F, then gave me IV bags of the C with saline -- the protocol it  sounds as though they're advising for you for your next round. My experience was tMUCH better. My vein was wide open and free flowing, so I was done with my final saline flush and out the door by 5:30pm.

 

The Friday chemo date is a drag, isn't it? My OH and I used to have "date night" on Friday, then we're usually out for a walk in the country, followed by the pub, one or both days of the weekend. That routine was already rejiggered, of course. I was, though, hoping for a Monday start so that I might have a chance to squeak out 2 old-routine weekends. But after the long wait to start treatment, I took the first date they offered.

 

Hope the hydration regime keeps you feeling more steady. With the heat, it seems even more essential.

 

All best,

r

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@Karen942  I'm also a 2 May diagnosis, first chemo Friday, 29 June. I am delighted to be starting treatment after all the waiting.

 

And hello everyone!

 

I decided I'd join both the June and July chemo threads, as there were a few later folks in the June thread and I found reading that thread from start to finish was enormously helpful in preparing myself for the possible rhythms of the next 3 weeks. 

 

My Tx is 3x FEC, followed by THP -- either 4 or 5 THP, I've was told 5 at consent, but order is for 4, which I'll need to clarify with the oncologist at my next meeting.

 

I've got bilateral, left is grade 2, 15mm mucinous type ER+ (8), PR+ (4), HER2-; right presented as 2 areas of microcalcification only visible on mammogram -- one is grade 2 IDC ER+ (8), PR+ (6), HER2+, the other is DCIS/LCIS, labeled "pre-invasive" rather than non-invasive given the givens. The right side is 63mm, per the MRI, and the oncologist explained that's for both areas (IDC + DCIS/LCIS) combined. (Still nagging to get a copy of the MRI reading for myself.) SLNB was 0/4 left, 0/5 right -- best news in months.

 

In any case, Dx that means chemo, then surgery TBA, then (probably) radiotherapy, continuing Herceptin injections, and hormone therapy.

 

I hope all us July jumpers are doing well today. I feel lucky thus far, just a bit of nausea overnight and hardly any sleep, thanks to the steroids; of course, I'm only 18 or so hours in. I'm glad I start hydrating before cycle 1 -- getting in my 2+ liters of water before and day-of, as well as now -- per advice from the June starters. I think it's helping (though there are a lot of loo trips).

 

Also relieved when my first neupogen injection this morning went off without a hitch. It's one thing to read about giving yourself a subcutaneous injection, but I'd never done it before. (My mother, who was a nurse, assured me it would be easy... but she was a nurse.) Are any of you getting the injection at your shop? I think some folks get a course of antibiotics, but it might also depend on your regime.

 

All best,

r.

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Hi I have decided to nip into July started though I started on Weds (27th) it feels like July!

Bizarrely feeling glad I have actually started treatment- chemo is my first step (8× fec-t ) then hopefully only WLE if tumour shrunk enough ( apparently currently 6cm x 6cm) then rads.
First got the hint i had bc on 23rd April so it's been a long wait to start . Have had mri & snb ( no nodes involved yay!) But couldn't get out of my head that nothing was being done for the bc.

So far not too bad se - had face flush from the red one the following day which is a bit more unusual.
Found a juice receipe to hep with constipation - spinach, pear and prunes - doesn't taste too bad and definitely worked. Worst thing is the 3am wakeup with steriods - cant wait to finish them tomorrow. Just having to learn to pace myself - have a flurry of activity and then need a sit down.

Hope you all enjoy this sunny day - sitting in the shade. ☹
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Hi I am another one saying hello from the June thread.  I had my first dose on 19th June  Next one due on 10th July.  However, I am having 4 AC followed by 4 T whereas many people seem to be doing 3 FEC and 3 T.  I may well be starting T with many of you July ladies.   Do take it easy after your first chemo.  I overdid it in the first few days and thought "Well this isnt so bad".  Hit a brick wall between days 4-6.  Extremely fatigued and what I can only call 'other-worldy'.  I was also very depressed.  My oncologist thinks it was the steroids I had to take for 3 days after the chemo.  They are known to cause severe mood swings in some people and I seem to be one of them - Lucky me!!  Have to say after that and once I got the timing right for my anti-sickness medicine, I have been feeling pretty 'normal'.  It's good to know that the god awful feeling I had didn't last and I'm going to ask for advice on how to manage it after Cycle 2.  The forum is a fantastic place to share the good, the bad and the ugly!  I also find It's also a good place to ask questions.  Good luck everyone and hope you can enjoy the weekend.  xxx

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Hi All,

Thank you for all your best wishes yesterday 😘

First day check in...

Willie I am really pleased you are feeling so well and have been out and about today that’s fab 😀

All seemed to be going well, by 9am I binned off the cold cap after about 15 minutes , was freezing as the description implies 🤣 and also covered my ears so I couldn’t hear a thing. Wigs will do for me thank you ...

The red E stuff went in fine no problems , thought this is great be out for lunch soon enough. Then came the C stuff, instantly felt unwell nearly passed out and BP dropped , more fluid try again in half an hour, same thing. Ended up giving me the F stuff which was fine and putting the rest of the C in a slow drip which was better. Left at 4.00pm!
I can only compare it to coming round from an anaesthetic , that woozy not quite there feeling with jelly legs.

New mix for next time with a drip rather than syringe.

Anyway at home bring waited on a bit and after lots of water feeling more human, still walking a bit weakly , achy legs but hoping to be ok tomorrow. No sickness though 👍🏻

When my Fridays usually consist of a few G&T’s and a meal out 🍸🍽🙄...

Best wishes to you all
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I couldn't do the injections either Willie! I got a friend/nurse to do them for me x

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Karen942, 

 

I hope it went well, it is scary eh?  Be kind to yourself.

 

Wx

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Another check-in.

 

I had a broken sleep, more to do with the heat and a fan as noisy as the large Haddon collider.  Felt as normal when I got up, walked the dog (8000 steps).  I spoke to the oncology nurse because I'd forgotten to put the Pegfilgistram syringe in the fridge yesterday.  He said it was okay.

 

I went to town to buy some stuff - Movicol laxatives recommended by the nurses as its very important to avoid constipation, SPF 50 (ffs), Jungle spray insect repellent as its important to avoid bites or any entry point for infections - and had my hair cut v v short.  My new hairdresser also had a wig for me which she cut to suit me.  I was worried it'd look too 'wiggy' but I walked home in it and I think it's fine.  

 

When I got home, I was supposed to give myself the immunity boosting injection but just couldn't do it.  Gary offered and tried but I couldn't let him do it.  I called my surgery but they had no practice nurses in do I went to the hospital.  Took 3 seconds, didn't feel it.  I really am a Muppet.

 

I told John, the nurse, that I feel amazing today and he warned me not to overdo it or even to behave as normal as this is not a normal time.  It's a false high because of the steroids and when I stop them tomorrow things will change and its important not to go into that time without energy in the bank.  Slow down, basically.  Listen up, ladies!!! 

 

As I have to avoid the sun, I had a little read on the sofa which turned into a 2 hour snooze, again the heat more than anything, I think.  Anyway, despite what I just said above, the dog won't walk himself and that dinner won't make or eat itself!  

 

Take care my lovelies, I look forward to meeting you all over coming days and weeks.  

 

Wx

 

 

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Thanks ladies!

Willie your post has filled me with confidence and so pleased to hear it’s gone well so far 😀

Off to bed as mine starts at 8.30, off work and having to get up earlier than normal 😳 but hopefully be home by lunchtime.

Best wishes you all

Karen
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Good luck Karen, I hope you find it as easy as I have so far.   All the best. 

 

Willie

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Hi everyone, just checking in to let you know how it went.  

 

I got there at around 10.10, had to go through some formalities, double check and sign the consent form again.  I had the pics line checked and some steroids and anti sickness drugs given to me.   We got cracking with the serious drugs around 11.30.  I thought it might be a boring old process for Gary, my OH, to sit through so I sent him off to the gym. 

 

Dr Pollyanna had told me the treatment took 1-1.5 hours but the nurses, again, had rolled their eyes so assumed that was wrong.  Turns out he was right, in theory.   The first drug, the E in FEC, went in first, took 10 mins, very gentle.   Then the other two lots of drugs went in and we were done in about 50 mins in total.  Dr Pollyanna, I apologise for my cynicism.  

 

I had some lunch and was home just after 1.00.  

 

It's now 22.45 and I feel fine so far, been out for a walk with the dog, made the dinner and now I'm social mediating.  I'm assuming the next few days will be interesting.  

 

Night night folks.

 

Wx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Karen and welcome.

I hope all goes ok tomorrow xx

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Hope it all goes well for you tomorrow Karen x

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Hi ladies,

Thought I would jump in this one too as have my first chemo tomorrow 😬

Hi Willie hope all went well with your first one today.

Been quite a wait for me as diagnosed on 2nd May so just want to get things underway and get on the road to kicking this BC into touch 👊
Take care and enjoy this glorious sunshine while we can.

Best wishes

Karen x
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Hi Willie

And welcome to the thread.

I hope everything goes alright for you tomorrow. Drink lots of water, and take it very easy for a few days. Here's hoping for a 4/10!!

Best wishes

Sue xx

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Oh and big congratulations to you Klairee!!

 

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Hi there everyone,

 

My name's Willie (I am a girl! Well, a 56 year old girl, ha ha), I live in Derby and I'm starting my chemo tomorrow (Thurs 28 June) but think I'd rather join the July thread as we'll all be new together.  I'm sure I won't be drummed out for breaching the calendar by 3 days!  

 

My oncologist - or Dr Pollyanna as I call him - told me I had a combined 51mm tumour (removed in 3 operations - 2 x WLE and 1 MX), grade 1 with 1 positive node out of 17 ("good news!!" he cried), ER positive ("more good news!!) and HER-2 negative ("and THAT'S good news!!").   He also told me that, on a scale of 1 to 10, I will not feel any worse than 4/10.   If I'm lucky it will be 3.5/10 and if I'm unlucky it might be 4.5/10.    I said I'll take 4/10.   I didn;t tell him my hangovers are generally 7.5/10 these days, ha ha.

 

When I told the oncology nurses this though, they side-glanced each other and said "oh ... okaaaaaay".   We'll see.

 

I had a PICC line fitted yesterday.  I had been super stressed about it, all the while knowing it will make life so much easier for the next six months, but really it was nothing to fret about.    I'm going to be having 8 x FEC-T (4+4).   I dont know why I'm having 8 and not 6, hopefully if I can catch the oncologist tomorrow, I'll ask him.  The nurses tell me I'll see him fleetingly tomorrow. 

 

I'm trying not to rush out and buy everything I've read about on the earlier monthly threads as not everything will be relevant to us all. 

 

I've had my long hair cut to a short back and sides a few weeks ago and I'm having it cut even shorter, crew cut, on Friday.   I've got an appointment to buy a wig in the same shop; the stylist has been on the Trevor Sorbie course where they learn to cut wigs to suit your face.   I had planned on getting a long one like my previous hair - it's almost identical to my own hair only much better! - but having had short hair for a few weeks now, I'm thinking of getting a short one.   Bloody typical that we're in the middle of a heatwave which shows no sign of ending, just when I'm thinking of wearing a boiling hat made of plastic hair. 

 

Anyway, enough about me, I'm looking forward to meeting you all and we can help each other on our road of discovery.   

 

Willie xxx

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Hi Klairee11,

Congratulations and I hope you have a beautiful day! Enjoy every moment. 🌈🤗🎉

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Congrats Klairee. Just what you need, something fab to look forward to! Just nosing from June! One cycle down, second on 11th July. Good luck 😁
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Hi Klairee

And welcome to the thread. I'm sure there will be others along shortly .....

Congratulations on your wedding! That is a lovely distraction xx

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Hi Sue and everyone, wanted to reach out to say ‘Hi’
I am due to start Chemo on the 10th July for grade 3 BC Her2. Still going through final testing....had bone scan and mri on liver today, wish me luck for these results. Anxious about final results and starting chemo but for the moment I have a pleasant distraction in that after diagnosis me and my partner of 23 years decided to get married....planned a wedding in 3 weeks!! Getting hitched on the 6th July xx
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July 2018 Chemo Starters

Hi Ladies

Welcome to the forum.

This thread is for anyone starting chemo in July and would like to chat, share tips etc. Hopefully you can all help and support each other along the way.

I had chemo in 2016, so please ask if you have any questions and I shall do my best!

Best wishes

Sue xx