Misyangel - it's very strange isn't it the nails thing - I thought by now it would have happened - my last chemo was 24 August!!!
Sounds about right with the herceptin - runny nose and itchy eyes and general flu like symptoms (achey joints - particularly knees and hips with me).
Wish I could have mine at home - I go to the chemo unit where I've had to wait over an hour at least past my appointment time - so frustrating.
Treehouse sorry you are back in hospital again.
Jay my nails have got worse as the weeks go on, they are really sore and have to be careful not to catch them on anything. Also as regards herceptin, I have only had one injection without chemo and had really aches in neck and shoulders, runny nose and my eyes were very itchy and runny. I am due second one on Tuesday which supposed to be at home but not had appointment through as yet.
Trish great news about your results but agree don't rush back to work.
Oh treehouse, I bet you’re really fed up. Hope they get you sorted and you get back home pdq!
Great news Trisha that surgery was successful. Good luck with rads. Don’t rush back to work, you need to look after yourself after all of this.
I’m not sure about rads yet, not supposed to be having them but won’t know for certain until mastectomies result in about two weeks.
Hope everyone has a good day whatever you’re doing.
Going to have shower and “garment free” hour. Highlight of the day😂
Fantastic news Trisha - you must feel so relieved. I know what you mean about travelling to and from rads - mine is a 45 mile round trip and on a good day takes about 45 minutes each way (but as part involves M23 around Gatwick Airport) it can take a lot longer....! The appointment slot I have choosen (11-2) although not ideal, is the best time for travelling in the area!
Luckily I will get the three weeks of Christmas holidays to get over the rads which hopefully means not having to take more sick leave and meaning I can go back in the New Year just like everyone else (fingers and toes crossed).
Just out of interest, how are you coping with the Herceptin?
Hope your temperature 🔥 is ok and undercontrol Treehouse, I'm also not having rads so feeling a bit left out!
Yes I was told the same - as I had complete response to chemo and targetted therapy I shouldn't have needed rads but because there was very small possibility that it had been in 4/17 (definately 1) lymph nodes it was belt and braces to avoid reoccurrence. I'm having 15 sessions to chest wall and collarbone area. (Basically to target lymph nodes above and below the area where they've been removed from).
I guess, once again, rads planning proves we're all different!!
So sorry you have another high temperature, Treehouse.
I am having 15 rads, starting on Monday next week, so a few of us are going to be in the same boat.
Mishy, glad you have rads appts through, I have my rads consultation this Thursday. How many are you having? I've certainly done more wobbling than usual the last few days!
Treehouse, you can't say yes all of the time so don't feel bad. You demonstrate good parenting in opting for the greater good rather than quick people pleasing.
WolfEE, yes, if I think rationally about it, the chemo was given to me so that they could operate on an otherwise inoperable tumour so despite a partial response it was enough for surgery. I have read an article that suggests ovary suppression with Tamoxifen increases succes rate so will definitely be asking for ablation when I see Oncologist. Glad you have rads appt and hope all goes well.
Jay, my nail beds are quite purple and the nails seem to be coming away near the tips on a couple of fingers so I've cut the nail really short. The surface also appears to have some sort of faint layer break down. Shi recommended using a crystal nail file to keep the structural integrity in tact better than emery board style files.