Lesley, I don't want to be the bringer of bad news but a lot of us chemo 3 girls are now complaining of wind💨💨💨 this cycle so no sprouts needed for us! 😂🤣😂🤣😂
We all sound as if we have started out as wooly mammoths!
No no moustache, a nicely trimmed lady garden and a full head of hair ........ at the moment!
Now I have gone to all this bloody effort the bugger had better fall out now!
Shi, I also still have some lady tuft and armpit hair left after fecx3 so maybe we did have that much to start with 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂ladies please stop! I'm crying and I'm also now all snotty as nose has decided to suddenly run due to reduced nose hair!
It will give us something different to talk about over Christmas dinner....... why the hell is mother wearing melting cat sick on her head??? More sprouts anyone???
The Wig lady told me that they don't like being washed very much and not to use a hair dryer also to be careful when cooking as they can melt say if you open the oven door🤕
😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂you ladies are really making me chuckle tonight, thanks it has been a very good feeling! Cheeks are hurting now from laughing!
I'm glad I made you smile/laugh/cry ....... that was my intention! And I'm not at all offended!!
Although I don't think I will be able to put them on without thinking of cat sick!!
And shi ........... if this resembles what came off your lady garden we need to have serious words!!
I'm going to have to delay dinner now ..... my tummy is aching from laughing too much!!
have a good night!
Lesley, your picture made me 😂 I couldn't work out what it was until I read the post, I thought they looked like something my cat would sick up! Sorry, I'm not being mean it's just what they looked like at first glance 😂🤣😂
I was just visiting for the day - I live on the outskirts of London 🏙
My husband wanted to take me out for the day as this is my good week and we wanted a change of scenery. I think he feels bad about my hair loss and wanted to do something different. We had lunch in the White Lion - I would really recommend there & bought a few little gifts along the way.
You really made me laugh with your wigs - after I washed mine, whilst it was damp I combed it with a wide toothed comb and it looks just fine. Have just been told by my daughters that little or no hair is on trend - go us!!!
oh JC - lunch in Tenterden - one of my fave spots ..... you can't be that far away from me?? I'm near Hythe.
I decided to get the wigs out and give them an airing - they smelt a bit funny to me, sort of of that oil you get with your sewing machine.... so I gave them a wash thru and condition and they are now drip drying over the bath.
They looked like something out of a bush tucker trial half way thru but it did make me giggle! Hopefully they will dry ok and all will be well in the world! Like most things that we have to go thru ..... fingers crossed.
Ha modern technology!!! I've had a lovely day out at Hastings & lunch at Tenterden & tried to add post. Massive failure!! 😄
I think I could be a female monk at the moment - have lost lots of hair from the top so have small baldy patches but I'may not too bad at the front & sides. Hats & wig at the ready 😊
Great news Otter, hope all goes well for you & you have a better time with this cycle👍
Bythesea I hope you hear good news tomorrow - I'm having bloods done & seeing onc tomorrow , hopefully for a Friday cocktail 🍹
Hi Kathleen and welcome to our November group. I had nausea for about a week and was fine in 2nd week, I'm on 6 cycles of FEC-T and due my 2nd dose on Friday. I have ginger everything standing by & as soon as they had given me my 1st course I wore the anti sickness travel sickbands for a few days. I took all the anti sickness meds as advised . I agree with Chaffinch, it was a bit like morning sickness, only lasting all day but only for a few days. Hope you begin to feel yourself again soon 💕
Hi Kathleen, sorry to hear you've had a rubbish time of things. Have you called your team to let them know you've been suffering? They may be able give you some other meds to help relieve some of the SE's I was told to call them as they said you shouldn't have to suffer unnecessarily. Like Chaffinch I am also 3 fecs through 6 cycles. Have you tried meditation or mindfulness? I have been doing this along with yoga each day and I do think it really helps. I did read that yoga can help combat the fatigue from chemo and it does seem to be helping me. Some days I only do 15-20 mins of yoga and also sometimes just do very gentle poses so you don't have to go mad, even just the yoga breathing exercises may help if you don't feel up to anything else.
Bythesea, I hope your chemotherapy can go ahead but it's better to wait a week and be fully fit if necessary, although it know everyone wants to just get it all over with as quick as possible!
your experience sounds very like mine, home at 3, nausea at 5, vomiting at 7.
The anti-emetics that they sent me home with sort of took the edge of for days 2-4 but then without anything it was just awful.
I spoke to the unit and they pointed me toward my GP who gave me another anti-emetic to try.
It worked within an hour. I continued with that until day 8 and then gradually reduced the tablets rather than just stopping them.
I have got to admit, there was a point when I thought to myself, I just cant do this again.
But having come out the other side I know I can now. With the right meds!
The unit know that I have had additional meds and they said they will review my sickness meds for the next sessions.
From phoning my GP to getting new tablets was 45 mins - they were fantastic.
I had my first chemo last Thursday 7/11/17 as I am prone to a jippy tummy I was provided with a belt and braces supply of anti emetics which I am pleased to say has prevented me from being physicaly sick.Within 3 hours of the treatment I was overhelmed with feelings of nausea that persisted for about 3 days a bit like motion sickness noise and light also made things worse the only thing that seemed to help was sitting or lying still with my eyes shut.I am up and about but tire very easily is all this to be expected?I was also warned about a potential 7-10 day dip in energy I was hopeful yesterday I was starting to turn the corner but cant bear the thought of feeling like this for the next 4 months or so.
Oh no .... I could hear that foot stomp from here!!
It's so frustrating isn't it. But there is no point in making yourself really poorly for the sake of a week.
You can come and play with us next week Bythesea ..... we will let you!!
Seriously though, hope it all comes back ok!
Big hugs to everyone
I did also ask about the injection and they only give them when on the T part as they say the SE. Outweigh the benefits unless you are at risk of infection so I guess it is down to which hospital you are with put looks like I will have joy of them after Xmas 🙃🐶
Good news Otter! Good to also hear they've reviewed the pain meds too hopefully you'll get an easier time this cycle. Good luck for Thursday 🍀🍀🍀hope the chemo treats you kindly 💫⭐️✨💫⭐️🌟🌟🌟✨🦄🌈🦄🌈🦄🦄💫⭐️🦄🌈
After waiting two hours finally got to see oncologist bloods are ok so all go for Thursday🎉
They are just going to alter some of the drugs I get do hopefully I want get the headaches but extra meds for pain relief
So shopping cleaning and making sure all is in place for a 7 day hangover but hoping it want be that long this time
Hair is still hanging in there did loose quite a bit when I washed it but still looks ok
Hope all goes to plan for all this week's rollercoaster riders🎢🎢🎢
Don't get me started wtih Skype Meesh ..... I have just spent an hour resetting my parents skype remotely!! No mean feat!!
They are desperate to see me but are 250 miles away and both have colds, so they are banned!!
Got there in the end though!
Modern technology that lets us work is great! Although where I work we use calling via Skype and all laptops are fitted with cameras so I have to be really careful to turn the video function off otherwise everyone would see me in my pjs with bedhead! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣
For those cold capping I have been just washing once a week using a jug in the shower. I'm lucky as a curly girl I can get away with minimal styling using just my fingers and it seems to be hanging in there! Hair usually looks grim by the end of the week though 😣
that's a great idea Bythesea!! can we all come???
My hair is holding on, but I have got my wigs out this morning and given them an airing.
I did go slightly mad buying wigs .... but variety is the spice of life!!
I am lucky, I mainly work from home so I have been able to crack on with stuff and no one is any the wiser it was all done in wincyette!!
Sending big hugs to tomorrow's ladies and hoping that tomorrow is kind to you, thinking of you all.
As only day 6 I have only washed my hair once since first treatment and rocking my surfer bedhead look but am dreading the washes to come, you are all doing so well. I too am cold capping but have a wig at a local wig shop with my name on should I or when I need it.
Have a lovely day x
Bythesea.....once you start losing your hair, it does happen rapidly unfortunately. Do you have a scarf that you can put on temporarily? I'm concerned that you may not last til Monday xx
Yeah I only get steroids and anti sickness on arrival before chemo given then a party bag of different drugs to go home with🎉🙃
Also meant to say I think the hot flushes are an SE and not temp related. I am 44 and pre-menopausal but have not had a period since before chemo 1 and have experienced hot flushes. So not sure if chemo has induced an early menopause or not but the tamoxifen I'll go on after chemo will probably do that anyway so doesn't make much difference!😕