Well done Andi, excellent news. Treehouse, hope the ❤ is behaving?
Had my PIP home assessment, happy to share info privately if anyone wants info, report will go to DWP to make decision.
Andi - all the best today with results, will be thinking of you. Hope you got a good night’s sleep.
Thanks for the tip about the DIEP Facebook page, I’ll take a look.
My sister is booked in to have it done in May, think she’s a bit worried, must be strange to make that decision when you don’t have bc but will be worth it. My niece has her consultation in Feb for preventative mastectomies. My other niece is waiting for her results and my son has appointment for tests as well. It’s overwhelming at times to think we have this gene in the family.
You all sound as if you are doing well with the steps, very impressive. Am off to the gym now, I had a session with a PT yesterday and have a programme of exercises to help get my strength back. Making the most of this week before I go back to work.
Rosie - Thought you may be interested in a Facebook site for women who’ve had DIEP reconstruction. It’s a closed group called DIEP Reconstruction UK. It started a year ago and plenty of ladies on it, just in case you’ve any questions etc 😃 I’m amazed at how many women have had this op and so blooming young too.
Hope your well xx
Heather - not surprised you feel shattered doing full hours today. You’ll have to crawl into bed earlier tonight so you don’t burn yourself out this week. I was tempted to try Benadryl but thought I’d try whole hog as I don’t need to be up early. Will take the zopiclone 30 mins before bed and see how I get on. xx
Jay - pretty nervous about tomorrow, but like a lot that’s happened so far, it’s out of my hands. Taking a sleeping tablet tonight 😃 xx
Treehouse - 💕💕💕 thanks for the reassurance on the heart scan. It’s still so blooming sore where the breast is trying to settle. The tissue used is sitting quite high up and gravity is trying to do its thing 😬
Feling worn out tonight. Longest time at work today, back up to 100% of hours less 1 hr annual leave. Had to take a 30 min lunch break, that is the rule if you work x amount hrs a day. Could have done with skipping lunch break and coming home earlier. Having to go in late on Weds as have to stay late to attend department meeting. Had staff survey at end of year and results were poor re moral, pay and worth etc so got to discuss it. Will have to sit through 1.5 hrs of being talked at, beats doing work I suppose!!
Sleeping meds - I was prescribed Zopiclone during chemo, only had a few, didnt notice too much difference. Except when I took it too early before bed and felt weird, spaced out! Have been told to try hay fever meds like Benadryl if it says drowsy on it. Also I have only taken meds on Fri or Sat nights as I have to get up at 6.30am weekdays so I just wait until the weekend.
Fairydusty my nails we very sore and I struggled to file them I literally had to hold the nail whilst I filed it and they looked like I had a fungus infection then 2 months after finishing chemo they all broke off to where the fungus looking nail stopped which was right down the bed. I painted mine black and put oil on very night but nothing could save them. I had no new nail underneath so am still wating for them to grow up as I am desperate to paint them again.
Andi good luck for tomorrow
Daffoldil great to hear that you are getting fit and have lots planned and moving on after treatment.
Andi, hope all good tomorrow.
Jay, I am not back at work, officially on leave for another 3weeks. Then, resigned due to move. I am waiting to hear about part time work locally. Busy trying to get fit by going to gym, Pilates and yoga classes. Feeling good.
It is good to move on and away from treatments!
We have a few trips booked too after having to cancel last year. And lots of visitors in the summer!
Have a good day everyone.
Well done Daffodil - that's another step further along and pleased to hear all is going well.
I have app with Onc on 13 February. Herceptin update and post rads check up.
Are you back to work yet?
I had my 6 week post rad appointment. All good and no need to go back until a reconstruction consultation in 6 months time and annual mammogram.
I forgot to ask about insomnia and night leg cramps.
But relieved that all seems to be okay.
Fairy Dust, I am sorry to say that I lost all my nails, but as they lifted due to newer growth underneath, they are slowly growing and hardening. Good luck.
Finally conceded and have a prescription for sleeping tablets 😴 I’ve never used them before but I’m looking forward to getting some sleep!!! Is anyone else on them?
Thanks for replies Raitchr, Jay68, Treehouse. Much appreciated. Yea, my nails are past saving. I'm going to give it time, massage with nail oil and use gloves for the dishes. They're so sensitive right now I can't even file them to make them even and am dreading putting nail polish remover to remove the bits of nail polish still on them. I would get a friend to do my nails during chemo tomorrow, but don't want to infiltrate the chemo bay at hospital with the smell of nail polish remover. However, you've been a great help. Sorry your nails are only getting better 4 months after treatments ended Tree house! I suffer with losing my nails and have terrible looking hands more than I cared about losing all my hair...
My goodness I'm sure if I'd had been wearing a fit bit for the past two days it would have blown up! - Up and down stairs - miles of pavements and museums!
My epsom salt bath was deinitely needed tonight!! I've realised (and so have hubby and son) that my fitness levels are no-where near as good as they once were! It could be turning 50 alongside everything else now!!
Hi Fairydust. Not sure I can offer much help with nails. Mine were ok except had lines on them. I used Nail serum several times a day to protect them. Didnt loose any nails. I was a bit obsessed, wore woolly gloves outside in the middle of summer only when sat in the garden. You could try wearing gloves to protect them I have seen white moisturizing gloves in Savers. Maybe your nails are past saving and just leave them as this is your last chemo. I would just keep them short and see what happens.
Hope others can offer advise.
On Tuesday it’ll be 3 weeks since my operation. Still sore Breast and tummy. But can wriggle about a bit easier in bed 😃 the tummy is the worst. Can’t wait to feel healthy again, gosh it’s such a marathon to get to the end 😅
The bit about the Fitbit made me chuckle xx
Shi - thanks lovey 💕 I managed to drift off to sleep for 4 hours 😃 had breakfast etc, swallowing is painful. Roll on the next few days. At least my throat infection is making me stop thinking about everything else.
you and the October ladies are very busy with everything going on. Sending you all best wishes! xx