Hi @Beckett I still get pins and needles -- like you, more in my hands, with occasional pricks in my feet. Were you on docetaxel? It is a common-ish side effect, and one that can linger for quite some time (and in rare cases, stick around a long time, or never go away). My last chemo infusion was 16 November, so it's been sticking around for me, but getting weaker. Definitely mention it to your oncology team, as they may want to monitor it.
WBC trough = white blood cell trough (days 7-14 of the cycle). I typically can say goodbye to side effects by the end of it.
Congratulations, Beckett! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Celebrate! It's such a nice feeling, right? I'm midway through my last WBC trough right now, counting the days (as ever). At the end of that, I'll really feel it's done and dusted.
@Beckett Well, I ate a kiwi fruit last night. Still had a hot flush overnight, but only once that woke me. Further testing needed!
@Beckett Someone I met at a nutrition workshop at The Breast Cancer Haven in Fulham suggested eating a kiwi fruit before bed to help with night sweats, possibly for the boost of vitamin C. I haven't done this yet, so I don't know how well it works, but it might be worth a try.
Hi all -- I started chemo 29 June, so mostly post on the June 2018 chemo starters thread. However, as I had a 2-week delay between FEC cycle 3 and starting 1st of 4 TPH, I'll be ending my chemo journey with the July crowd (that is, if no more delays). ETA cycle 7 on 16 Nov, with day 21 landing 6 Dec. So I thought I might start posting here, too, where my cycles line up, especially as some of you July starters are ahead of me now!
I can't recall if I shared Dx details on this thread, but I'm having neoadjuvant chemo for bilateral breast cancer -- one side IDC/DCIS/LCIS HER2+, the other mucinous HER2-, both ER 8/8; no lymph nodes involved. Surgery to be decided after post-TPH MRI in November. Then hormone therapy (most likely Zoladex and aromatase inhibitor) and possibly/probably radiotherapy. Would love to hear from others about post-chemo treatment planning meetings -- and will share what I learn in case it's helpful.
Hi Ladies, I hope you are all doing well. x
Right now the government has extra funding to allocate and we need to make sure breast cancer gets the priority it deserves. I've shared my story, please share yours:
@Beckett On earlier chemo threads (pre June 2018), I saw people recommending using setting 1 on the clippers for the first buzz. I assumed dry shave, as that's how barbers do men's hair.