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June 2018 Chemo Starters

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Maybe that’s it Kip.. just thought that I’ve just updated system on iPad maybe it’s made things glitchy but still no surgery threads.. looks as though it might be me that been archived πŸ˜‚ 

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Positive and fast mending thoughts for you Kip, and I too hope you are at the top of the list for the day.

Wishing you all the best, and we'll see you after your visit to the twilight zone . . . . x

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I can Still see them,,. Perhaps you have sugar rush... Beter have another biscuit
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Sorry for jumping into your thread ...Kip, I was going to reply on May surgery but all the monthly surgery threads have disappeared ... we’ve been archived !!!?... can’t even reply on there ... had my cuppa and biscuits, need to finish fence painting then get back on here and investigate 😈 

Hugs to all

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@Kip I wish they had a Ha! option in addition to the Hug one.

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Thanks RedRose… unfortunately the thing I like doing is eating!!
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To right google is addictive I have been reading lots on my diagnosis, it’s my nature to try and understand all I can about it too. It’s all very scary and I think it’s the fear of the unknown that’s the worse. Although I must remember that everyone’s journey on the road is different although we are all traveling the road together, to the destination of being as far away from this as possible. Glad you have all twigged on the new name, yeah it’s my preferred tattoo Reddi. My thoughts will be will you tomorrow Kip and hopefully you won’t have to wait too long in the day. Like you say if traces were get them out, even though chemo should have nuked them away. Try to relax a little (easier said than done, I know) do something you enjoy and pamper yourself my lovely. You deserve it!xx
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Thansk Reddi, yes I am stepping away from Google... its never a good idea but always ends up totally addictive, must has spend good part of Sunday scaring myself silly!  

Kip

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Hi Red Rose (very nice new name... took me a minute to work out who you used to be!!)... the pink custard gave it away as saw the photos on Facebook!  

Having level 1 clearance tomorrow, nurse said thats what they can get to easily.   I had SNB + 2 more taken at MX and the SNB + 1 had cancer and the third one had micromets.   So they have to go...

Sorry to hear your foot/leg is still a problem but sounds like you have been busy nonetheless.   You seem to have done much more than me, I have been at home mostly and panickign about surgery, wish it was today so didn't have to wait another night...

Fingers crossed you get that chemo before Halloween... appropriate though hey!  Nothing more scary than chemo!

Kip

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@RedRose It was when I got to "wedding ASAP" that I knew for sure who you are! And then I remembered your preferred rads tattoo! (I was going to say  "if I had my druthers tattoo," but I think "druthers" isn't known in the UK? It's a 19c Western US contraction -- for "I'd rather.")

 

Happy anniversary -- and hopefully a very happy Halloween, too.

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Morning ladies, have had to have a change of name! The forum admin email me to say I’m not supposed to use me real name. Ooophs πŸ˜¨πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. Kip, I’m glad you got trough to your breast care nurse and put yourself at ease on some things, pre surgery wobbles are bound to happen, it a big thing and you have been through so much already. Is it complete node clearing your in for tomorrow? I only had sentinel nodes out when had my WLE as it was confirmed I was stage 1 ie localised to left breast. I understand the worries about all twinges, I am the same thinking everything is cancer being triple neg and BRCA 1. This is why I am determined to do the wedding ASAP as god knows if and when it will return and what surgery will be involved in the future . Hands and arms are ok, lots of tingling but it left leg and ankle that’s swelling and sore the most. Managed to get to watch the step sons football game at the weekend though and was a cracking game and he scored 2 goals! For a defender that’s brilliant. Also it was my anniversary so baked cornflake tart and very pink custard for the o/h with the step daughter. Radiation appointment Thursday for CT scan and tattoos then Friday oncology to see if last chemo gets the go ahead for Halloween πŸŽƒ xx
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It's good you got hold of your BCN straight away and managed to get some answers and reassurance. Good luck tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Aw, @Kip, pre-surgery wobbles are the norm! Let yourself wobble today, then lots of deep, long breaths to help calm you for tomorrow, even if you end up having to wait to go into the theatre. They'll pull you in when they are good and ready (never when you want them to).

 

From what I've read, there's lots of debate about staging in breast cancer, and a totally new system has been adopted in the US that takes into account receptors and grade (not just size of tumors, location of tumors, and location of cancer cells). It's pretty complicated, though it seems to mostly come down to receptors, grade, and whether cells have travelled far in the body. So don't google it. You have the information you need -- and the rationale for giving you chemo before this additional node clearance makes good sense to me, too. Healing takes time.

 

Really nice that your BCN was there when you needed her.  πŸ’•

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Hi Ladies, hope you all managed good weekends, CDC hope those feet are behaving, hows Numble today? Lisa Marie - how are you hands/arms?  Hope they are improving and the last chemo can take place soon.  KTK how are you feeling now, are the SEs fading?

Physically I'm feeling almost back to normal regarding the chemo bits and bobs, Tingle is still tingling but I think not quite so much, chemo fog has lifted, taste buds properly back now, just left with achy knees and joints etc, but even thats not quite so bad I think.  Although every twinge I freak out and think "its spread".  Mentally I'm finding it hard at the moment, constantly thinking of the "what ifs".. I know this is becuase I have surgery tomorrow.  I have spent the weekend worrying and wondering what the next set of results will bring...Have had big melt down this morning, those waterfalll tears again, which hadn't really happened so badly since diagnosis and chemo began.   OH gave me a talking to but in the end I rang my BCN to talk over some worries.  So glad I did, I got straight through to her (a minor miracle at Ipswich) and we talked over the issues I had.  I have been wondering why they never took the next lot of nodes out before chemo and she said they decided I would be better off having the chemo sooner as I am young and it would do a clean up job throughout my body and then have the nodes removed afterwards.  They didn't want to leave the chemo for another 4-5 weeks for me to heal from further surgery as this had the potential for rogue cells to move around.   So that makes sense I guess.   She also assured me that they are almost certain nothing will be left in the nodes as the chemo will have killed them off.  If I was over 70 they would just use RADS as the effects of chemo are hard, especially on someone of that age so as I am young and have lots of years to to go they use the hardest treatment they can to ensure they give me the best chance.  I also asked what Stage I am, as I have never been told and she said iin Ipswich they don't tell you the stage, they don't really use them, just Grades but I could find out if I want to.. not sure if it will help me to know to be honest, another thing to worry about.   She was very assuring and very kind and said "just remember you had a bone scan and a CT scan and they showed no problems" so I think that's helped relieve some of the wobbles, I know the worries will return again and again, but nice to hear some positives.   I think as the chemo fog lifts I am starting to realise how much I didn't really take in from the Docs etc during that time so good to get some clarity.   Now just got to remain calm for the operation tomorrow, hadn't realised I would be so nervous again, nurse also confirmed I will have the dreaded drain again... eek!   but that they will just reopen the end of my old scar and go in there, so at least I won't have another scar to deal with.  Just want tomorrow over with, am hoping I'm first on the list as hate sitting there waiting, just want to get home again and start the old exercises again.  

Anyway ladies, thats my wobbles down in black and white (again!).. thanks for being there, just getting it out in the open really helps.

Take care all...

I'll let you know how tomorrow goes...

Kip

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@Loolarch The US Knitted Knockers site has patterns, both knitted and crocheted: https://www.knittedknockers.org/make-a-knocker.

 

I went with the "Knitted Knockers on DPN (Our original pattern," but there are several options. There is also a sizing chart on that page; plus, links to videos if it's easier for you pick up a pattern by seeing it being made. One thing to note on the KK on DPN pattern: if you want the option nipple, instructions for that are at the very end, though you need to start with it.

 

I suspect you'll be able to do the Imperial to metric conversions, if need be. But if not, let me know, and I'll send you info on the needle sizes. (Sport yarn in US = DK yarn in UK.)

 

On the pattern is a list of approved yarns -- meaning they've been tested to be suitable for sensitive skin, are breathable, and hold their shape after handwashing. Some of the yarns are hard to source in the UK. I was able to find Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (cheapest and my ultimate choice), Cascade Ultra Pima, and Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme online and in some bricks-and-mortar shops.

 

For everyone else: If you decide you'd like to order KKs rather than make them, the place to go is the UK site, https://www.knittedknockersuk.com. (I haven't managed to find patterns on this website.)

 

Edited to add: Just got an email -- LoveKnitting is having a "knit for charity" promotion for breast cancer awareness month: 10% off when you spend Β£30 (Code: GET10OFF), 20% off when you spend Β£40 (GET20OFF), 25% when you spend Β£60 (GET25OFF).

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Thanks girls, big gold pants being pulled up as we speak!

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Kip 😘😘😘please remember darling all our treatment journeys are specifically tailed to us as individuals, it’s easy to be 😳😳😳🀯🀯🀯it’s part of the journey and I know for us oct17 girls our new normal, because the slightest thing and we are all back at the doctors/hospital, ladies further along the journey have reassured us we will not go 😳🀯as the years go by which is lovely to know. Step away from the google, we’ve all done it and it send our brains πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€our teams have seen this all before and will be chucking everything within their allowance at it and doing their very best for you and for all of us as they can ❀️❀️❀️Now pull those spare Oct 17 gold hot pants up girl, you are πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺand are πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈKicking it’s ass πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Kip,

I don't know what level my nodes were from the to but there were only 11 of them so unless I have very few of them it can't have been all levels. My clinical letters don't say though . I would imagine that where they take them from may depend on the position of the lump and theres no point taking them from an area where there's no route from the cancer to thenodes. That thru just take ones connected to the lump area makes sense to me. I would also assume theres less chance of lymphodema if they only clear one level.

My cancer was spread over 110mm with 11cms in 6 lymph nodes but hadon't spread outside the nodes so I'd not be overly concerned on that.
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Cdc, sorry hear more delays witn the chemo but good that they are taking your foot issues seriously.  You dont want to have permanent damage.  Hope yoh get the gold standard treatment next!  

I have been having a panic over my surgery and made the grave mistake of googljng about node involvement.. wish j hadnt as i just scare myself.  Has/is anyone else had or heard of anyone having just level 1 nodes removed?  I know i i should be thankful they are just taking 1 level but i keep panicking about the rest.  Also im worried by the fact that i had chemo inbetween my surgeries, is that normal, most ladies i found either had neoadjuvant chemo then surgery and clearance or clearance and surgery and then chemo... Im doing surgery chemo surgery rads?  Im just gettjng myself worked up pre op j think but my head is in a whirl! I keep telling myself that they know what they are doing but im adding 2 and 2 and coming up with 5!!  Im aIm also now stressing sb8ut the size of my lump which was 55mm..  thats big!  I think mh chemo fug is clearing sna suddenly my brain is in gear and scared! 

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@Loolarch Will post pattern links in the morning when I am on my computer rather than phone.
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@cdc Ah, just saw that you are meeting with the surgeon at the Marsden. Given her position, I am sure she will have good counsel on surgical options should chemo be truncated.

@Sally Congratulations on your last dose!

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@cdc Abraxane is a form of paclitaxel. You'd have to check with your oncologist about whether it is different / different enough to the paclitaxel you've been receiving to try it. It may not be.

So sorry to hear that neuropathy has become a grave issue. The quality of life trade-off is huge if it becomes permanent. I know you are already thinking double mastectomy -- is that a firmish plan? If chemo gets truncated, surgery is sooner, and you've already had 3xAC and half of the taxane regime -- which is a lot of cytotoxins. I say go for the surgery sooner , and happily, if neuropathy might be a longterm complication. xoxo
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georgie gee, visceral tears will help eyes while on t, a tip passed to us from may17 ladies when we started the t. CDC, the other one is abraxane, mishy18 went in that when she had reaction to t, I wimped out and took another fec for my last one after the reaction on my second t. Hope that helps. Lisa Marie, I was tattoo virgin too till the dots, hope you get good artist, I ended up with a dot like a current on the front they had a oppps moment, good job I like currents 😁it’ll sound strange but further on when I see mine now, I look at it and all I see is the beautiful amazing friendships from all the amazing great ladies who are in my life now from these threads and Hope the same for you my darling πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Hi Cdc,

Bummer about the chemo . I have also had the feet thing, though not hands, but that's partly chemo and partly diabetes. I find its bad for a day or 4 after chemo then settles by the time I have the next one...which I won't cos I had my last one today πŸ™‚

Typically I slept through a significant portion of it. Now have a week and a bit off work to chill before I start hormones and drug trial.
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Aaaagh! Just lost a long post to you all. Having such a bad day. I had a 4 hour wait at the hospital as there was a problem in the pharmacy and there were not enough chairs. Eventually I was put in the room where they take bloods only to be told that I would need to see the dr before they could proceed with my chemo. Had another wait and ended up in a ward with actual beds. Eventually the oncologist told me the chemo would need,to be delayed for at least a week and I may need to have a reduced dose or come off Paclitaxel altogether They have confirmed I have neuropathy and because the reduced sensation in my toes and balls of my feet is there all the time and not intermittent, the oncologist is worried the nerve damage will become permanent and affect my ability to walk. I will be reviewed next week in the hope that sensation has returned. If not they may try me on another drug as I seem to be highly sensitive to the taxol part of treatment. Shi, I’m wondering if the alternative is the expensive one you mentioned?

Feeling so fed up! Anyway moan over. Nothing I can do about it at the moment.

Georgie Gee I was given Piriton to help with the facial flushing. You can also try loratadine too but you can only have one of those a day.

Kip I’m so glad you and your son made up. Thanks for the useful links.

Lisa do you know when you can go ahead with your final dose of T? Hope your hands and feet are less sore.

Friday ladies I hope chemo went smoothly for you today.

On a positive note I will be seeing the lead surgeon, Fiona McNeill, at the Marsden on Monday. I’ve been doing some research and reading reviews about her. What an amazing woman! Came from a very humble background to become one of the country’s top Breast surgeons, She even advises the government. It may be one of her team that does my actual surgery but I’ll be very interested to hear her view on the treatment and surgery I’ve had so far and whether she agrees that a mastectomy and reconstruction is the way forward.

Have a good weekend everyone, I know we’ve all got a lot to think about, especially those with surgeries and radiotherapy coming up, but hope we can all manage to relax at some point. Take care and big hugs xxx
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@Kip My pace is *much* slower than 1 per night, but I won't be having surgery til late December / early January, so I have time. However, that's why I delegated crocheting beanies to my mom!

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Yes please, a link to the patterns would be great. I got two pairs which arrived just after my surgery and was really pleased with them, it's so touching that a complete stranger goes to all that trouble! Mind you, I am pretty happy being flat, so far only wear my KKs for work!

 

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Wow you are clever Reddi, I have to get my Mum to knit them, she can do 1 a night!   I want a swimming one next so will get her on the job!  Not that I can swim yet!

Kip

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Knitted Knockers definitely come in cup sizes -- the pattern I'm knitting from specifies how many rows based on your full bra size, since cup volume changes with band size. If anyone is interested in knitting for themselves, happy to point you to patterns. It's pretty easy. I only started knitting last February, and I'm managing. (One nice thing: since it will be inside a bra, my stitches don't have to be perfect.)

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Cheers Kip, that's so helpful!!

 

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Hi Georgie Gee - I LOVE MY KNITTED KNOCKERS!  I now have a selection of them, my Mum knits them for me now but originally I got it from the Knitted Knockers website.   My natural breasts were 36A, so I just opted for that size, the great thing about knitted knockers is they have a hole in the back with a draw string and come with some extra filling, so you can adjust them, put some more in, take some out to match your normal boob!   I can't remember if they just come in A cup, B cup etc, or whether you put 36, 34, 28 or whatever, bu tI know I just used my normal sizing and that works fine for me.   Good luck with that, I have never had any problem being flat, just concentrate on getting better thats my motto! 

Kip

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Kip and Sally, 

 

Thanks for your replies. 

 

I called the bcc nurses and they said that itchy eyes (no eyelash loss yet....) and face flushing could be helped by piriton, so suggested I take one now (no driving) and one at bedtime, and then see whether it makes a difference.  I did mention too that I was only on a half dose of steroids, so she said it sounded like a good idea because of that as well.  

 

Also, Kip, when you had your knitted knocker (such a clever name aye?.....) how did you size it?  My bra cup size one side is what I would want for the flat side.  Mastectomy not yet planned but like you, I don't want all of the surgery for reconstruction etc. 

 

Thanks 

 

Georgie xx

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Hi Georgie Gee, well done with the T.   Can't help with the flushed face bit, but CDC has had that with Paxitaxel, and hers seems to go after a couple of days, keep an eye on it though, and call that hotline if you are worried.  Have you lost your eyelashes yet?   I lost mine during T No. 2 and although my eyes didn't sting, they have watered constantly since, it could be that?   Watery eyes is a side effect of T.  Again, ring that hotline if you are concerned.

Kip

 

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HI Georgie,

The piriton is to stop allergic reactions.
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Hi everyone

 

I had my first T yesterday.... yay! I had it at last.  Only 75%, with only 50% steroids.... 

 

They gave me chlorphenamine, also known as piriton, to take up to 3 times a day.  I called to ask them which symptoms it helped with... nurse I spoke to didn't know, but will get back to me. 

 

So so far no achey legs or fatigue as it is only day 2, but my eyes are hurting a bit and I have a flushed face which is getting a bit hot and itchy..... 

 

any clues Ladies? 

Thank you so much xxx 

 

Georgie xx 

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Thanks for all your advice regarding hormonal son!   We've sorted it now, he was very sympathetic in the end, I think he just trys to carry on as normal and forget whats happening, which I can understand I guess.

 

On another note... A friend of mine emailed me these links for 2 courses for cancer patients which may help with the issues of movning on and living with this bloody thing.. thought I would post the links on here , you may have already heard of them and hopefully they are offered in your areas.  I am thinking of doing the Moving On one (which I have seen mentioned on here before).  But anythign to help...  Also another friend sent me a link to a swimming session for children who have parents with cancer, it is based in Ipswich, but it may be that your areas do a similar thing, I'll post the picture too, might be something useful for someone.  Not sure my children would want to, perhaps a bit too old, don't know?

 

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/in-your-area?distance%5Bpostal_code%5D=&distance%5Bsearch_distan...

 

http://a-a-s-c.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/MAC12940_HOPE_Leaflet-pdf-FINAL-30-07-12.pdf

 

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Kip

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Hi Kip

 

 I totally get why you were angry with your son today.... you must have felt as if your own home would be totally overtaken and invaded whilst you go to the hospital for a very scary operation!! 

 

Having had a teenage boy with this hormonal and macho behaviour, a few years ago now (and mostly grown out of the attitude, I relate completely... I hope you have been firm and said that whilst you are going through this ordeal, your home is to be completely respected and out of bounds for his friends..... I am pleased that when he came home you have talked it through; there is no way that I would allow that.  Makes me cross! 

 

I hope your your hubby can also stand with you on this one and explain to your son that this is way out of order!  I guess there could be all sorts of psychological reasons for him wanting to suddenly be an adult male, doing what he thinks is empowering and justifiable, and entertaining his friends in 'his' space, but I hope he can see your side too; honestly....... but I will stop now or I will get more angry for you..... 

 

Georgie Gee

 

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Lisa ❀️❀️❀️Beautiful post πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺlady. Was told to watch soft cheese, wash all fruit, veg throughly, watch what spices were eaten in case of interaction, no green tea, match powder, black cumin seed oil, it looks like it differs from trust to trust about guidance on foods. πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨Shi xx
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Thanks Lisa. Hes home now and weve talked it through..  still feeljng scared, more worried that every node will be affected even after chemo!  Oh well at least they will be out!

As for what not to eat, i i w told that 4 weeks after cheno finished i csn eat anything agian and go back to doing ehat i like, ie not havjng tto avoid germs.  Unfortunately 4 weeks post chemo ill be having op!! 

Kip

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Hi all, cupcakes sound like a great idea πŸ’‘ although I ask my lot when I was in for my last chemo and they have said fruit πŸ‰ 🍎 🍌, appears some are dieting and others gluten free and diabetic, so got a hamper thing from Wilko’s and going fill it with fruit and biscuits/sweets so they can take their pick. Not avoiding any foods here either and wasn’t given any list, having had quite a few off it it a good job I’m fine 😊. Kip sorry to be blunt but it may just be and operation to your son as he isn’t going through it and it’s not his body. You have every right to feel nervous and scared about it (I would) he may be trying to carry on as though nothing is happening and using his mates to comfort him while your there but it could appear insensitive to you especially with the comment. Your feeling are valid and it’s a major thing. With all the med and this rollercoaster our nerves can be shot on days, one day we are positive and ready for it all the next the slightest thing can send us running, and you know what that’s ok. You know what if I sat here and thought about everything we have all gone through if we read the story elsewhere we would say wow what brave/strong women. Well it is us and we are! We may not feel it all the time but we are strong πŸ’ͺ🏻 and we have each other 😘 xx
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I've not seen that list before. I don't eat anything that swims so shellfish is always out for me anyway and I don't like grapefruit (which you can't have if you are on stating so even if I liked it I can't eat it.) I've pretty much eaten everything else on the list though. Oh well. I've been fine.
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@Sally P.S. Also -- no grapefruit with docetaxel, as it can exacerbate side effects. I've seen this in various places, including Cancer Research UK.

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@Sally Mostly, they are foods with higher chance of being a bacterial infection vector. My chemo nurses gave me a printout of the "Avoiding Infection" information from the Macmillan website; the "Eating and Drinking" section listed foods to avoid during chemotherapy, including shellfish (thus, no prawns), and they told me to follow the bulleted list, even though it didn't technically apply to my diagnosis/treatment. My breast cancer nurse told me to use my common sense in following the list -- so, for instance, I still order some takeaway, but only from places I know and trust and which deliver soon after preparation.

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What forbidden foods?

I didn't know there were any?
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I had a call from the Churchill in Oxford today inviting me along for my rads planning meeting on 1 November at 9am. And to allow myself 45mins to find a parking space 😳 Given at that time of day it'll take 1.5 hours approx to get to Oxford I'll be leaving before 7!!!!

 

Ive come out in the sneeziest, runniest cold ever - just as well I've not got chemo next week. 

 

Cant remember if anyone's asked/answered this recently - when can we start eating the 'forbidden' foods again?!  I'm craving prawns something terrible!!!!

 

LJ

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They do a brilliant job. I can honestly say they're the only department I've had to deal with at both hospitals I've been treated at that I can't fault.
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SallyG - good luck with the chemo tomorrow.. yayyy last one.  I'm sure the ladies will love the cupcakes, I took some chocolates to my ladies, they do such a grand job don't they.

Kip

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Re: June 2018 Chemo Starters

Hi,

Lisa Marie - oh it must be in the air.  I'm having a bad day today too, am getting very nervous about my operation next week, have fallen out with my son this morning already, big barny before he left as he has invited 5 mates round on Tuesday for xbox day and takeaway and thats when I am in hospital and he can't see the issue, just said "its only an operation" and left the house with a big slam of the door.  I burst into tears.  I am suffering with mega aches and pains since finishing chemo, almost think I felt better on T!!  I feel I will never get to a point where I don't think of bloody cancer every 5 minutes, I feel out of control too.    Its horrible isn't it.  I was quite positive last week but this week.. ooh I am so scared of everything.   I don't know when my rads will start or how many or what hormones I'll be on, but Im suffering hot sweats too at the moment so don't know what that means.   This is the worst roller coaster ever!

I'll pull up my big girls pants too and take a deep breath and carry on... and try to avoid those bloody Stand Up To Cancer stories which are freaking me out.. and my daughter how is terrified about it returning since seeing those stories.  Don't think I will watch tv for the next week!

Rant over.. come on girls we can do this...

Kip

xx

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Re: June 2018 Chemo Starters

Morning,

Last proper week of 4 day weeks at work ahead of last chemo tomorrow. I'd got to work at 7.30 two days on the trot and slept from 9pm to 4am. 7 hours altogether, unheard of! Youngest is picking me up from station later and taking me to sainsburys to get a load of cupcakes to take into the chemo unit for the ladies tomorrow. I may try and convince them I got my Bake Off on πŸ™‚
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Re: June 2018 Chemo Starters

Hi Karen. Ring the helpline. Probably nothing to worry about but better safe than sorry!!! Kxx