Thanks Ali x Hope your next chemo goes ok. I've been drinking lots, but hadn't thought of writing things down, thank you for that tip. I do like sweets, but do they help prevent something, can I eat them without feeling guilty? xx
Blimey I've missed out on a lot tonite....think I've managed to just about catch up!
I still haven't embraced my wig yet and find it a bit on the scary side but had a look at the bright wig site and thinking maybe I shld have some fun ones too...I'm not good at being serious!!
Really enjoyed Mountain Lion....thank you!!
Now gonna try get some sleep...been a busy eve for me, although I had staff in I'm still needed to make sandwiches for darts team and oversee things hence such a late nite......come back hubby!!
sleep tight ladies xxx
ha ha not seen a leopard skin coat recently but did see leopard print dressing gowns in asda would that do ?
everyone of us has up days and down days but we are here kicking @ss so go us
sometimes we are brave some times we are not but we are here and here for each other so big hugs to each and everyone of you xx
Meesh practice in the house first
I do need to change my make up slightly depending which wig i am wearing as they are different tones/colours
I have stopped wearing mascara though now as dont want to weigh down eyelashes and encourage them to fall out
You will get there I am sure in time but if you dont and feel more comfortable in turbans/wraps/hats so be it what ever gets us through is great x
Thanks everyone I know need to get comfortable with my wig, just not there yet! You ladies are all so amazing and brave, I'm just not that confident. Those Coloured wigs look great Ruth!
ruth they look lovely and i am tempted but i only have 1 head and 3 wigs already lol
I did say to my hubby i was going to put 1 wig clad polysterene head on each of the front window ledges to freak out the neighbours lol x
Meesh, I'm not sure I'll ever feel comfortable with a wig. Luckily we'll be able to hide it under hats and things in the Winter xx
i got medical wig tape from ebay but not sticking tape on at the moment as i have got my shaved bonce and dont want to pull my hair as i remove the wig/tape will wait til i am bald to apply tape
But i have have been going out with no wig day times and just taking my knitted hat my mom did in case my head gets cold
Sorry SueW and all of you who have embraced your wigs! Didn't mean to cause offence. I'm just not comfortable with my wig yet 🙄
Hi Reboot good to hear it all went well for you and you're bearing up ok. I took lorazepam for the first few nights after my first cycle as I figured one more drug isn't going to hurt and if it helps me to sleep that can only be a good thing!
excuse me meesh i rock my wigs lol xx
thank you for ice cube trip my fridge makes them so will put in a bag then numb the spot
as i cant go to work i make sure i go out every day even if its just for a walk and my mom bless her comes over every day 'to make sure i am not lonely'
However i am comfortable in my own company with my kindle and the book people and of course my keyboard friends help too x
however i think i will have all my xmas shopping done by halloween and i am a domestic goddess n the mornings then nap in the afternoon xxx
Ruth, re. introspection - today was really the very first day since my diagnosis that I allowed myself to feel a wee bit sorry for myself (for five minutes...😜👍🏼) I think keeping myself busy and in the routine of going to work has been a major and very positive distraction xx
SueW, when you started talking about lining up powder I thought they'd prescribed you with cocaine to snort! Still amazes me the different treatments everyone gets.
Meesh, I think I've reconciled myself to looking a total lunatic for the first few weeks of wig wearing. I'm sure after a while my own hair will mash down and after this morning's experience I'm expecting to lose more hair. As I said earlier fellow cold cappers, if you've kept your hair to say shoulder length, I urge you to trim it slightly shorter now to save yourselves the matted tangled trauma!!
Oh right, that sounds a tad more complicated then,Sue. I'm sure they'll still use a very fine needle so you'll have no problems at all x
Ha ha Cherry that would be hilarious (although probably not for you)! I'm just wondering how the hell you're going to manage your hair underneath!
Shi, you think I'm joking - my office is actually on the banks of the Mersey. Think I need to investigate wig insurance!!! X
was told mine dont have to be in fridge it is a powder and I have to draw that up with one syringe and put into the liquid then shake it to dissolve and then swap needle head for the fine one and inject - 5 days worth
I got them to write on every box which needle is for drawing and which for injecting lol x
Ruth, I also felt like just getting signed off for the whole thing but I was a bit worried about getting back to work afterwards. I may still need to get signed off later on in treatment but decided to take it one cycle at a time. My OH and my family were trying to encourage me to work more but I know what's right for me and sticking to my guns, my regime seemed a happy balance. For me it hasn't been the physical effects so much as the mental/ emotional ones. I think maybe have a plan of what you want to do and then play it by ear to see if it's achievable! Hope it goes well for you!🙂
Meesh, just imagine the drama once I've got the wig on the go!! Need to get a forum sweepstake organised - betting how long it'll be before it blows off and sails away down the Mersey to the tune of You'll Never Walk Alone 😂 xx
I pick the wobbliest part of my tum, Sue, and job's a good 'un. I seriously thought I'd have to swing by the GP's surgery seven days on the trot to get a nurse to do it for me but it really is the easiest thing of the whole treatment. They also say to take the syringe out of the fridge 30 mins to an hour before. I didn't find this out till cycle 2 though, so don't worry if that's not convenient for you...
Cherry, almost meant to say you keep us all entertained with your tales of hair woe so you shouldn't underestimate that!