Cassie, strangely my taste buds havent gone awry yet, surprised with all the vomiting, nausea and heartburn I have had...keeping it very plain and simple, dry toast, nibble on a rich tea biscuit, dry cracker and they all tasted as normal. Cant drink anything with milk in, none of my usual cups of tea and warm drinks the thought makes my nausea worse so its plain water and some heavily diluted ginger squash. I do Fancy trying a spoonful of stewed apple later as someone suggested. Hope you can find something to eat that tastes pretty normal soon x
Ali49, thats strange how we come home with different medications, are you on FEC full strength x 3 like me plus doxetaxal after x 3. Fish & chips that did made me smile, aw hope you feel better soon. I am on plain toast, and a cracker at moment and still nauseous with heartburn
So thoughtful thank you SueW, hug gratefully received..Day 3 for me and the violent sickness of Day 1 for me has subsided, still left nauseous, legs hurt and ache, thick headache wont go, and heartburn probably as unable to eat much but to be honest now the sickness has subsided I can put up with the rest. I came home with anti sickness injections to store in the fridge only to be given by a nurse and they saved the day in my case or I would have ended up back to the asessment unit, as they give you a sheet with green, amber and red symptoms at the appointment talking over your chemo as I was just one sick off the red. The Emend anti sickness tablets seem to be the best tablets to come home with but in my case they didnt stop my vomiting. I guess I was just unlucky as I am reading so many arent sick at all so we are all different. Good luck for next week, will follow your progress and support where I can....oh and my hair started to shed a little after Day one!
Aw no Ali49, glad the extra anti sickness helped a little in the early hours. Did you come home with anti sickness injections to store in the fridge as they are only to be injected by a nurse? My sickness was so bad on the afternoon of my chemo that I was sicking back the anti sickness tablets so I had to ring the out of hours district nurses who came at 10 pm to inject me with one. I had been violently sick since 4.30 pm and one more time of sickness I was in the red zone on the paper they give you of symptoms to go back to the emergency assessment unit. Yesterday I felt extremely nauseous but not sick. I still have bad heartburn, not eating much at all, just want a nibble of plain things at the moment. Hope you feel better as the day wears on, and you arent actually sick, but the injections do seem stronger anti sickness meds. I am Day 3.
I have got some epsom salts in so yes will use them, the aches in my legs were so bad last night I slept in my anti thrombotic stockings which helped. Wasnt expecting leg aches with FEC. Oh right, just normal symptoms then, what a learning curve it all is, thanks so much CK
Hi CK, welcome...thank you for the help you can give us....can I ask did you get heartburn at all? had such severe sickness yesterday ended up having the out of hours district nurse out after 5 bouts in 5 hours, sicking tablets back up and had an injection in my thigh...today I feel really nauseous but wasnt sick, but managed to eat a tiny bit, Emend doesnt even seem to be working...I am getting heartburn now, severe aching legs, flushed face and skin is like it has been in stinging nettles, lets hope day 3 is better lol.
Good luck for Thursday Sam34. Hope your cold clears up. Day 2 of my chemo and after a severe day of sickness yesterday, not been sick today, felt very nauseous with heartburn and leg aches but still cant eat much. I seem to have felt a lot sicker than many so my advice is to try and get some good anti sickness in place just in case you are unlucky.
Good luck with everything Runnerbean. I was dreading thr picc line as they can never find a vein usually but this is different. First you have an ultrasound to see if it can be done, after that you are given a local aneasthetic and I just felt a bit of discomfort, a pushing sensation, you then have an heart scan to check it is away from your heart, all done whilst lying on the bed, I didnt look and it was done very quickly. It is not a problem once in it doesn't restrict your arm movements. I just have to have blood thinners as I have a clotting condition. Mine is going to be flushed every week at the hospital. Easy to get the chemo through it.
Thank you Rosie for posting here your news about having come through the chemo gives us all such a lift : thank you xxxx
I am so sorry that you find yourself on this thread when recently recovering from having a baby!
The chemo treatment will pass and being here on this thread will help you through the journey as you share the ups and down side with the other ladies going through the same experiences. I am from the April 14 thread. Five of us still post regularly on the thread and we have had 3 meet ups! We share so much more than cancer now and have become very much a part of each other's lives.
Our chemo started in April 14 and 3 years later we have all made a good recovery our hair has grown and we are getting on with our lives. Some of the ladies worked through their chemo.
I hope that you have family and friends to help out with the children when you are feeling tired!
Look after yourself!
Ps thanks for other info have passed it all on to my daughter she is going to look into it before she makes any decisions I told her I have your friends email address if she wants to contact her too xx
To be honest Chaffinch17 I was expecting the opposite too, havent got anything in for diarrhoea so must get it in, will have to see which way I go. I have been given Emend a good anti sickness from reading on here, one tablet to take before my treatment and one for the 2 days after, along with mouthwash.