I think you're right, we've hit the half way wall, the half way hump. It's like Wednesday! I've run a half marathon before so it's a similar feeling. Let's get reenergised for the next half up to the finish line.
Treehouse, cows need love too! 🐮 Have you tried listening to some 'guided imagary meditation' I've found that to be really good for putting you in a relaxation bubble. If you put those three words into Spotify, or whatever you use, there will be plenty to choose from.
Katie, I guess that was a Freudian slip! I have room in solitary confinement to protect me from germs but it's very comfortable. I have to stay again tonight as my neutrophils were tested at 0.46 so very slightly lower than before. My diarrhoea is getting slightly better though so hopefully my neutraphils will bounce back tomorrow. I'm day 9 today so lowest immune period anyway.
Oh dear WolfEE, that sounds unpleasant. Hope it all heals up soon. Sending you a hug. Xx
im still in the hospital and waiting for results of today's blood test. I've been told I have to have 2 more doses of antibiotics today and still have to wait for neutrophil results. Don't know if I'll be released today or morning depending on result, I guess. I've enjoyed reading and am half way through the book "beat cancer" by Mustafa Djamgoz and Jane Plant. It's a really thorough read from a patient perspective and goes through all of the myths to avoid and what is proven to work in diet control. Basically, everyone seems to suggest avoiding dairy and refined foods is the best favour you can do yourself.
Hope the hand is feeling better now WolfEE, you'd think the bugs would keep away from our toxic blood
treehouse- we are BRCA1 sisters now. I have a follow up appt next Friday with genetics and my niece & daughter are having their blood tests
I have had no real side effects from the treatment (yet!!) - how have you found it Katie? No nausea and no tablets to space me out. It's just annoying to feel so lacking in energy from the low rbc so like the rest of you I'm having a chill out day. Just had a fishfinger sandwich with half a bag of spinach - Popeye's got nothing on me!
MJK, bwaaaaahh! That pretty much guarantees a score of one, I reckon. 😂 Aww, special time with your son is good, I wish mine could still fall asleep on me - might be a bit heavy now though!
Treehouse, I'm doing the rbc one handed jive double-quick-time with my non-cannula hand! 👈🏼👉🏼👆🏼👇🏼🤘🏼🖐🏼🖖🏽
Rosie, I think you're right, I should have kept working. The break in routine has made me go all out of balance!
busybees, yes, glad I rang as my chakras have clearly dis aligned!
Oh ok mine was 91 but they went ahead - it really was borderline then. The chemo nurse did say they're more reluctant to do blood transfusions now unless they really have to
Oh how frustrating treehouse. I think my red blood cells were borderline and blood transfusion was mentioned. It seems that the cumulative effect of treatment is starting to take its toll on us all
Can't believe you're back in hospital Mai, here's hoping your diarrhoea clears up and neutrophils rise. I think you need to get back to work!
Treehouse so frustating when you fail blood test really hope it improves for Monday. Sorry to hear news about BRCA1, best to know now and do as much preventative as possible.
Big hug treehouse xx. It's a shock to get confirmation but at least it gives you some control over reducing future risks. How do you feel about the result?
Mai, could you manage eggs - boiled / scrambled. Plus a bit of toast? The eggs act as a natural binding agent, and the carbs may help to reduce wind as it packs the tummy out. Spelt bread would be best if you have it. X
MJK, have some feroglobin and was going to ask Oncolgist whether to take it regularly when I start the taxol drug rounds as the taxols reduce the red and white blood cell count. Did your oncologist agree for you to take it?
MUK, thanks, I may have to buy some Imodium then if the chemo-diarrhoea requires intervention! I've had the lemon, manuka and ginger drink (also added a spoon of apple cider vinegar) so I'll see how that pans out! (pardon the unintended yet hilarious pun!) 😂😂😂
Rosie, I also find family history very interesting although it's a bit like going on the Internet - you can go off in all directions! I'm assuming that I'll need radiotherapy and I think the delayed reconstruction makes to harder to have the flap technique as the tissue will have shrunk back and tightened more. So the decision may be right there due to lack of choices available.