Reaching out to you Trisha with a big hug. 💗
Treehouse, rest it out lovey and I hope tomorrow you will feel better. Fingers crossed for your results. 💗
WolfEE, hope rads went well. Xx
Well I thought today was going to be a peaceful day at home.......wrong! The hospital called this morning and asked if I could come in this afternoon fr a radiotherapy consultation. So, 2 bus rides each way and I'm now back home. Got to go back on Thursday for CT and measuring. Whilst I was in the waiting room my Son rang to let me know he was crashed into yesterday morning. He's fine but the car isn't. He'd popped home last Saturday and I'd spent over £200 on a new battery, two new tyres and a full tank of petrol only for it to potentially be written off the next day. Life sucks! You work hard and do all of the right things and life repeatedly screws you over.
2 hours!?!? - oh Treehouse sleep peacefully my sweet knowing that's now behind you. Let's now all send positive vibes that the scan showed no bad news - you've really had more than your fair share of that. x
Tatyana - yes I feel quite fortunate having a year off work, sometimes you just have to say “sod it!” 😂 it’s good to hear you’ve made it out the house. The foggy head thing is weird - I too get it in the supermarket! I don’t like it, I feel like I’m out and drugged up, partly removed from my immediate environment. I know chemo has affected my hearing and my eyesight. Can wait to get checked out properly after my op.
Katie - it’s funny going to a Spa is something that me and my sister do when she comes back into the country (she lives in South Africa) What treatments did you have? How nice to be out with hubby to celebrate your birthday. I hope you both had a fabulous night.
Misyangel - I’m so chuffed you’ve managed to get a year off work too!! Your right, having to tell an employer you’ve got to go off for jabs every 3 weeks would be a pain. All the very best with jab number 2! I hope the hospital have now confirmed that they’re coming tomorrow - if not I’m sure you’ll chase them 🙂
Rosie - glad to hear everything’s healing well 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Enjoy your lunch with your friends!!
Ruth - I never had cold cap, but did have a sore/sensitive head on FEC and had my hair cut very short (skinhead) It made my head less sensitive, once off FEC my head was ok. Hair fell out, had less than 10% left, switched to PTH and hair started to regrow. I took a photo at the end of FEC then one after PTH to see how much hair regrowth I was getting - surprisingly by Christmas I’ll have double this length 👍🏻
Trisha - like everyone on here, I’m sending you love and hugs 🤗I’m so sorry to hear about your mum. Life’s cruel. I hope you’ve plenty of support at your end too xx
Treehouse - so glad to hear your off that noisy ward and got your own room... with a window 👍🏻 You have undoubtedly perked up since the move with is great!!!! Good luck with your ultrasound and I have everything crossed for your valve being in a lot better shape than you expect. Great news about your pic line being in too - such a relief I bet. I didnt have one so no hot tips from me I’m afraid, I had a portacath put in after my first treatment. I need to check in a bit more regularly, there’s so much going on with you at the minute bless you 🤒😴😷👨⚕️🌳🏥🚿🛌
Mai - Yes I had vertigo 2 years ago. Apparently I’m either susceptible to it, or it’s one of the ‘rare side effects’ of Taxol. Well done on pushing through on you Physio exercises! 💪🏼
Oh Trisha, my heart aches for you. I know nothing I can say will make you feel any better but be assured that we are all here for you anytime you need to offload.
Treehouse - well done on the picc line, they didn’t manage to get mine in so can’t offer any advice, but I’m sure there’s plenty of people who can. Got everything crossed for your ultrasound today.
You’re getting through them WolfEE, every day taking you closer to the end of rads. Well done.
Been to have my dressings changed today and all is healing well, friends are due any minute on their lunch hour and bringing a take away Costa😋
Sounds like you’re recovering well from your op Tatyana, make the most of not being able to do much, at least we have a very good excuse.
Trish sending big hugs, but you know you tried with your mum and what else could you have done. You have been through an awful time yourself this year
Treehouse you really are a warrior
Good morning Katie, my 15 sessions of rads start this Wednesday at 13.22 - very precise time!!
Indeed Wolfee, how are they going? Are you using any moisturising lotions?
Katie, did you use any moisturing lotions at all? As you can guess, I'm doing preliminary research! x
Oh Trisha I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. You have had such a hard time with chemo and everything else going on in your life and now this. Sending you love and hugs lovely lady, we are all here for you.
❤ Heather x
Have spent the last 18 hours, either howling or being angry. My mum died yesterday and Ive not seen her for 3 years. Lived in South of France. We used to exchange emails every day and then she stopped. Right about the time I started chemo (May) Her husband has called me every day (my step father) dont know what more I can say, she is in a better place, just wish I could have heard her voice one more time, I tried and tried xx
Mishy, sorry to hear about your Nana, Alzheimer's is a very cruel disease. 💗 yes most of us suffered with dry and/or sore eyes during Docetaxol. I think it's a combination of the cell death on the skin and loss of lashes which causes a lot of irritation. I used the following product: (a cold damp flannel also helps reduce inflammation)
Shi, it was great and yes, they explain how to cook the rice and they demo different rolls and you make your own then they show you how to cut it up and they cut it all up for you and you take home what you made.
Hope you had a good weekend. Xx
Best wishes to everyone with treatments and appointments for the week ahead. 💗✨
Ruth, I cold capped for FEC 1 but still lost quite a bit of hair so didn't bother with it again. Same as Heather, I got a buzz cut to stop the pain. I had 4 FEC and still didn't lose all of my hair. It went very thin with a bald patch on top and started to grow back once I switched to Docetaxol but then I lost my brows and lashes! You can't have it all!
Treehouse, glad to hear things are a bit quieter and calmer and you managed 3 hrs uninterrupted sleep. Here is a particularly nasty shoal of fish to swim right in the heart of the infection and chomp it away 🐠🐟🐡🐠🐟🐡🐠🐟🐡🐡🐠🐟🐡🐠🐟 and then they pass it to the very nasty scorpions so it never comes back 🦂🦂🦂🦂🦂🦂🦂
We just had an awesome morning out at Yo Sushi school. It was such a lot of fun making and eating it. Definitely recommend it to anyone who likes sushi. 🍣🍣🍣