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.
Hi SueW, I havent felt ill at all, my injection site has been aching but I had it in my derrière as had the PICC line in one arm, and surgery under the other arm. Good luck with it x
Hi Cassie, snap my first session of chemo is tomorrow too, I go at 9.30 am. Sending all best wishes for your first session.
Just wanted to welcome Marg to the group. Marg try to take one day at a time, and then one treatment at a time, otherwise it can feel overwhelming.
Ali hope it goes OK today. Take it easy over the next few days.
Hi Reboot, glad your first chemo went okay. Your mum on board will be a brilliant help for you. Hope today the effects aren't too bad for you. I can understand them telling you to get the flu jab as early as you can, my injection site (the derrière) is so sore at the moment and my first chemo is tomorrow morning.
Hi SueW. We may have the same bc, it is highly oestrogen and progesterone positive but my HER status is under review, it initially was tested as negative but on retest came back borderline so was sent for a FISH test, they tried 3 times but the sample wasn't good enough so another sample has been sent off, if positive I will need herceptin alongside the last 3 chemo sessions.
I havent looked for an outfit yet, I have lost over 2 stone since diagnosis (I needed to) and would like to lose some more if facing more operations but the steroids during chemo may not help.