Meesh glad your hair has survived the wash great news. Lost a bit more with the wash today think it'll be full on bald by this time next week. It'll be interesting to see what colours and if we end up curly when it all grows back wont it ladies. Karana, agree buttering duties for oh for him then and also a bit of cleaning you need to avoid germs. Mrs Meow, you have a good water company very very good service. I am a woossy needle phobe no more and have just done my 1st injection on my own, funny how 6 days of being a pin cushion in casa nhs toughens you up isnt it. Dizzy thats a relief for you that your daughter has gone off the sparkles this year for halloween bet her cosume is amazing. For those of us with cats, is it just my cats that have forgotten how to use the cat flap because you are in they see you as their own personal back door opener? or am I just too soft with them. They've had me up and down like a yo-yo today and its only 10.15. I've let them out, they then use the cat flap to come back in and then they want me to let them out the back door again.... I didnt expect at the start of 2017, I'd be playing door games with the cats by end of Oct. Ladies have we agreed a destination yet where we are going to meet up? We need to find a food place for us to book, unless we are all still craving the Maccy D's by then. Speaking of Maccy D's I'm having one tonight, been craving one since Jencat had one the other day and can resist the craving no longer. Has anyone risked a wig off amazon? I've been having a look and see one thats under £20 that I might take a chance on. Im not going posh wig shopping till the chemo's done. Has anyone got a lgfb course this week? Is anyone leaving it till after chemo before they go on it? Cassie, hope you re ok sweety. sending lots of love and sparkles and get better dancing Shi xx
Hi Dizzie, i think that's the thing with curly hair it falls out then gets trapped in with the rest of your hair so when you wash it quite a bit comes out. I always had the same problem, plus I didn't brush it very often either! Sounds really manky I know but as you'll know curly hair doesn't deal well with being brushed! 😊
Chaffinch, perhaps you can persuade the cat to sit on your head to keep it warm 😹 My cat is not happy with me thus morning as she wants to snuggle up on my lap on the sofa and I've got to work so am at the kitchen table! I'm glad my supply wasn't cut off this morning, I couldn't have gone another day without washing my hair!
Speaking of which, hair wash is done, loads of hair came out (probably end up with a blocked toilet and OH will go nuts, but didn't know what to do with it). I think I'm going to get a friar tuck look as the top is looking very thin, but elsewhere it isn't so bad, I'll see how it looks once it's dried, maybe I can do something with a wide headband 🤔, will definitely gave to get wig trimmed though. Glad to have nice clean head though and to be rid of the matting!
Karen, I'd be gleeful too about OH not getting to golf! They do sulk though don't they and sometimes dealing with that us worse than them going in the first place!
Cassie, sending some more 🦄🌟🦄🦄✨✨💃🏻🕺🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🏻💫⚡️🕺🏻💃🏻🕺🏻🌈🌈💃🏻
Buddyfan, good luck today with chemo 2 I'll send the chemo 🚂👨🏻✈️
My T2 today
Just waiting for the porridge. Hubby stayed in bed all day, partly to keep away from me. My temp is v.good and uti that put me in nhs and delayed chemo is clear, so all systems go.
Meesh, sorry to hear you're in hosp but best place if you have infection. Do you other ladies have a specific oncology suite of rooms? We have a MacMillan unit which is where they admit you for initial investigations and antibiotic hit, during thw working week. outside hours it's A&E but I have a card to say they must see and give antibiotics within hour. From either of those, fingers crossed it's the oncology ward with individual, en-suite rooms and excellent service and oncology doctors. Otherwise, it's the general wards where they aren't so specialised. eg. they take blood from arm rather than line.
Karama, I've started Corsodyl, fesh mint mouthwash, on advice. Tried the plain and it left a foul taste in my mouth in the night and morning. First few tries it was a real blast and I didn't like it, but used to it now.
Good luck any others on chemo today.
Cassie, sorry to hear you're in hospital, hope they get you better soon and you can go home! Sending you some magical 🦄🦄🦄🦄hugs and ⭐️💫💫✨✨🌟🦄🌈💃🏻⚡️💃🏻🕺🏻💃🏻for a speedy recovery
Karen, the sore throats could be an effect of the chemo as I got a slight one both cycles and went cleaned my teeth and gargled with mouthwash, seems to have done the trick both times and got rid of it. So you could try that 🙂
Does anyone know if we will also get the dry skin on fec?
Welcome Mrs Meow, feel free to pop along here whenever you like, we all need to help each other through this as best we can and I've benefitted a lot from both this thread and the September one!
Have had my porridge stewed apple and cinnamon and am now psyching myself up for the dreaded hair wash! Wish me luck ladies! 😕
Oh no poor you Cassie..let’s hope they get you sorted and you get out quick!!
I went to sleep at 930 last nite and now only awake so have managed a great sleep, have got a bit of a sore throat so need to keep eye on that I think!
Would love one to give OH a sick note, but hey ho he’s off to play golf this morning!! On a plus note my sister is coming to stay for weekend so really looking forward to that and I shld be feeling quite well by then, fingers crossed!
Hope you’re all feeling well this morning ✨✨🌟✨✨🌟
Am trespassing here from the September thread hope that's ok - am so grateful for the T tips as am dreading the first one in 10 days so thank you to all who are sharing tips. I've finished 3 fec and the final docetaxel will be just as Santa's sleigh is overhead - thanks again for sharing how it goes - the hospital painted such a black picture to me and my husband it freaked us out! Hope everyone has a good week especially those who have chemo this week, MrsMeow xx
Thanks Mishy, good luck for your last treatment, you must be so pleased that this phase of your treatment is nearly over.
Karen, sandwiches for 50, that's a lot of bread buttering! It'll be nice to have your dad come and help you. I'm considering taking next week off work (need to take 9 days before end of December) and going and seeing my folks as it's my dads birthday. Would also like to see my Nan as she's 95 and has just gone in a home, I haven't seen her since my op in August. I'm thinking it'll be nice to have some time off during my good week, think work would rather I have the days off when I'm having chemo, but I'm definitely not going to do that, who takes holiday when they feel like cr*p!
This week shld be a bit quieter although we’ve got a wake tomorrow and have got to cater for 50...got my lovely dad coming to help with preparation, he’s made sausage rolls today and he’s great at making everything look presentable! Making sandwiches for 50 is quite a daunting task!!
Hope ur all having a chilled out Sunday eve ✨✨😘✨✨
Karen, I think you've done amazingly well this week, will the pub be quieter over the next few days so you can get a bit more rest? It's definitely turned nippy this weekend, I've put my bigger coat on when I've been out to make sure I wrap up warm! I hate the cold, been lucky that the cat has been playing nurse this week and so has been acting as a lap warmer! She did that last round of chemo too, barely left my lap for the first few days!