Sarah I hope you're feeling much better now 😊. It certainly is a roller coaster of emotions. I find I cry every time someone is kind and sends me a gift or texts me to say they're thinking of me.
Ok weekend for me. Even managed a lovely walk in the woods today and lunch in a pub garden. Bit more energy now in week 2 and should hopefully improve as the week goes on. Mouth less sore than last time so far which is good..fingers crossed. Not looking forward to even more fatigue next time though in cycle 3. Don't even want to think about cycle 4 and the change of drug with Herceptin thrown in!
Hope you all have a good week this week and good luck to those whose next cycle is this week xx
Derisina Headware is good for headbands/headscarves/bandanas & other headwear that is good value & they have a wide range of styles. I am thinking of getting a wide blue bandana plus it is free delivery to try. (https://deresinaheadwear.com/).
sory I've been away a few days. Yesterday day 6 I felt like someone had planted weights on my shoulders and head..felt so heavy. Trying to remember that this is temporary and hopefully today will be a better day. Up early as can't get comfortable in bed but at least it is less humid. I'm in the south east and they're saying it may be 30 degrees next week..yuk..usually I'd love that!
i hope you're all feeling a bit better..there's quite a group of us now and many similar symptoms..thought it might just be me swimming round in a fog. Some of you have definitely been through the wars this time. We've got to remember how far we've come. I now have the Little book of Mindfulness from a friend to try to help with anxiety..not going so well as haven't opened it yet..maybe today! 😂
Hope the LGFB courses have been a success or I agree go elsewhere. I'm generally useless at make up so any tips helped and some of the products I now have are great..will definitely treat myself to better products in future.
Jem- the hair...I find it all a bit depressing. I had very thick hair, now thin and very sad and fragile with definite bald areas. I am wearing bandanas and deciding what to do over the next couple of weeks. I think shedding has slowed a bit but getting difficult to look at myself and see me sometimes 😒. The breast nurse yesterday thought I looked quite well..hmm..she thought I should carry on with cold cap for now. I've made an appointment to try to get a decent wig but judging how hot it is it could end up just thrown at the side. I may also look at the Seasalt headbands and buy a couple of nice scarves that I can wear in other ways too.
For those who are a bit ahead and are moving into cycle 3..good luck this week..half way!
It really is lovely to have this support as you can feel so isolated even with good friends who are off enjoying a great summer. Today I plan to try and have a positive day..even going to try to do a bit of work and gardening.
Take care of yourselves everyone,
i definitely feel more tired on this second cycle but trying for a longer walk today to clear the head. Also have to face washing my hair and know that lots more will come out..eek.
I agree that honey seemed to work for me on the last cycle so I put a spoon of Manuka honey in a smoothie or juice every day.
Sorry to hear about some of the infection issues...I hope you're doing much better now. I take my temperature way too much!😳
Stay strong ladies..we can do this!
Sorry for being so quiet. It was a busy week with a port fitted, LGFB and chemo. Now on day 2 of cycle 2. For those going to LGFB I really enjoyed it..2 hours of fun and mainly light hearted chat for a change at hospital with a free goodie bag of the lotions and cosmetics donated. It definitely helped me as pretty rubbish with make up..hope anyone going has a good time. Friday was chemo day..took three attempts to get the needle in to the new port as bruised and swollen still so not entirely great. Ended up panicking in the evening as for some reason I couldn't swallow well and my heart rate was up so went to A&E at 11 till 2am..I was perfectly ok so felt like a fraud. Now going to concentrate on mindfulness and breathing techniques as sure it is all anxiety.
Today tired from the late night so relaxed,cooked and feel pretty good considering.
im doing cold cap but my hair is curly, thick and a big frizzy so has been clumping and coming out lots of the last week..decision time by next chemo really. As it is just a bit thin on top I've been wearing a bandana as a sort of wide headband..looks ok but we'll see how much stays.
Hope you're all having a good weekend and feeling ok.