Thanks Sue, you were lucky to keep some hair 😊
I was unsure what the best way forward was once my hair had gone, whichnI guess is to shampoo & then moisturise my scalp
JC I wasn't brave enough for the shave either! However, without cold capping, I did keep some of my hair and found that quite useful when I finished chemo and it started to grow back. I was able to go without the scarf after only 4 months.
Oh the shame of it.... just had another delivery, and this was one that I thought I might have gone slightly more over the top than normal. the driver said are you going to be ok with all this, its rather a lot and quite heavy???
And it's Black Friday tomorrow ............. what's a girl to do!!
Love the photo Lesley, as only day 8 still waiting for any hair movement to happen.
Pleased to hear that treatment 2 was kind to you Bythesea.
Must start my internet shopping too as I have time on my hands but must not over do it 😄
Lovely sunny day here so been out for some well needed fresh air.
Have a good day everyone x
The Daily Mail is obviously the font of all knowledge and has never given me a bum steer.........
so to all those ladies like me taking Vit D supplements .............. brace yourselves guys!!!!
3 days for me too!!!! Must be the chemo brain making me go online - otherwise I get withdrawal symptoms. I tell my family it's Christmas shopping, but for whom 😄😉😉
Now to check out Liz Earle ...
Ha ha ladies so funny.
New anti sickness worked a treat. Only up last night for pee's :0) so no real hangover phew!!! Hope everyone else has been let off lightly xxx.
good luck otter x
my eyes have been streaming with any whisper of air in them. Asked onc yesterday and she said normal as I'll be losing eyelashes :0( although haven't noticed!
im tempting fate and using wash and go in shower ha! Onc wasn't sure if I was wearing a wig yesterday so cold cap so far so good. Strands coming out but will shower later after cold cap two and see what happens?????
Good luck tomorrow JC xx
any sign of fmb????
lesley I think you need to post wigs in bath every now and again to make us smile
love and hugs to all xxx.
oh and don't forget to drink loads ladies flush flush flush xxx
Oh anadan you made me laugh out loud again!!!
You were saying about 'irritation down below', then preparing for a shave ..... I was still thinking 'down below' .... and then hairs falling into your plate.........
I had a mental picture of your plate on the floor etc etc...... sorry my train of thought went all over the place!!!
What day are you? I am day 15 and so far I've not had a lot fall out but my hair really hurts, the base of the hair/follicles/roots so there is definitely something going on.....
I'm not looking forward to shaving it off, but for me it's a control thing, I want it go on on my terms and timing, not just when it feels like it!!
Lesley I had bloodshot eyes last week, all cleared up now though.
Milliemoo, thanks for your advice - would the drops work on watery eyes?
I don't know if anyone can help, but I am almost like a tree in winter. Once my hair has gone, what's the best way of looking after my scalp? Do I still shampoo, should I use a moisturiser? Would appreciate any tips
I had to take a photo of the box and blow it up cos the writing is so bloody small on the box!
No sodium chromoglycate in the one I got but contains Boric Acid, Sodium Borate and Benzalkonium Chloride???
you've opened the flood gates admitting you are a GP, we will all come to you with our aches and pains!!
Not concerned so much as irritated at the moment. But rest assured I wont be taking any chances with my eyesight! If it changes at all I will go and see someone!
thanks for the advice
Good luck today to everyone having their cocktail 2 - thinking of you all.
I have to admit to having a bit of a naff evening last night. Felt really down in the mouth, which isn't like me.... and to make matters worse I had run out of Guinness - schoolboy error!!
I gave myself a bit of a talking to and have woken feeling a lot brighter than the weather!!
I have a little question...... for the last 4/5 days my right eye lid has been twitching from time to time, not for long, but it keeps happening. Last night, my right eye started to feel quite gritty, almost as if I had an eye lash in it. It went quite red but I think that was more to do with me sticking my fingers in it! I went to bed expecting to wake up to a real gunky mess this morning, but no, nothing. It still feels gritty and it's still twitching. I have put in some hayfever relief eye drops.
Am I just trying to link this to the chemo?? I'm not overly worried, my vision is not affected, no discharge, no sign of infection etc. I will mention when I go for my pre-check on Tuesday but thought I would run past the gang to see if anyone else has experienced/heard of it???
have a happy Thursday!
Hope todays cocktail ladies have a good night and hangover not too bad 🙄
I will be an early morning cocktail 🍸so will see you all the other side
My surgeon also seemed to think it was better to reduce the size of the other one I would have thought it was better to fix the affected boob 😯
Surgically I think I have got away scot free - 2 lesions, one 5cm and one 2cm but both close and at the side of the boob. Other than the scar you wouldn't know I had had any surgery at all. No dents or anything.
But then I'm told I could be BRCA positive which would mean a double mastectomy!! So what was the point of tissue conserving surgery?????
I was up at Guys at the end of October and they took the bloods etc to do all the tests, for 5 different mutations, all breast/ovary/prostate related. I wont hear until January what the results are.
I'm just putting it out of my mind at the moment but I don't think I will be jumping straight into surgery without weighing up all the options .... something my Oncologist appeared to be supportive of ..... but then she ruined it and said 'Oh if you don't want surgery you can go into a trial for the non-surgical approach, we are struggling to get recruits!' Don't get me started!!
But very early on before all of this when we were first kicking about options and likely outcomes, the CNS spoke about reconstructive surgery and most of it seems to be get the other one to match, rather than sort the problem one out??? It did all feel quite counter intuitive!
Yeah would be nice to get some good news for a change😊
I'm a bit loopsided as well after they took 5cm lump out of smaller boob so a very noticeable difference but not sure if I want to put myself through another operation to just reduce the other
dont joke shi, I have been looking at the antibacterial face masks for when I have to go on the train etc .... but then I stop myself with a bit of a reality check - I can't live in a bubble, I just have to be careful!
But I think in a few ways I am lucky living on my own, I can really control who and what I come into contact with