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!
Hi buddyfan, hopefully your sea legs will stand you in good stead when you get to the fec part of the treatment! Hopefully you'll get some answers on the t part of your treatment, the ladies on the September thread have started theirs now I think so could probably help.
Are you located on the east anglia coast? I'm just outside Lowestoft, wondered if you were anywhere near me? Not sure about surfing but there's lots of kite surfing!
Dizzy, I loved the sailing trip. I'm less conservative than hubby. We were supposed to fly home from Silly Isles but as we didnt get there, I decided to stay the extra day but hubby opted to get the train back to the airport to drive home. It was torrential rain for him, took twice as long to get home. Meanwhile, I had a rocking and rolling trip back and luckily two of the other guests were from Cambridge so I went back with tem, then hubby picked me up. For te next week I was waking up thinking of the trip, not the impending lumpectomy the next week.
Ah, just heard the boy's car, I can stop worrying now!
Husband has been in bed all day and hasn’t eaten much, a banana I think. He hasn’t been sick again so I’m hoping I dodged that one. My temp is ok . I bravely donned penny gloves and mask to clear his sick bucket. I’d hate to feel ill and have that in the room. The boy still isn’t back from surfing. Who’d have thought there were decent surfing waves on the East Anglia coast? Since he’s eating out, I’m treating myself to ratatouille, rice and peas. That would be divorce if I tried to serve it to the boys.
Shi, thanks about getting May T tips. I had thought about jumping back to a month where they’re on the same T regime but isn’t May too far?
Dizzy, if lymph were clear, why do you have to have chemo?
Sickness, if it’s any consolation, I’m on T and had no sickness at all yet. Mind you, I’ve only had one so far. Next T is tomorrow. I managed to fit in a proper sailing trip before my lumpectomy. I mean bow sprit in the waves, water on deck, lots of up and down swell, too bad to sail to Scilly Isles rough. On the roughest days they served porridge for breakfast. As it happens we always have porridge. Tesco organic flakes, no dust and really big flakes. In the microwave, with frozen raspberries. On the trip I was the only guest (of 9) who wasn’t sick.
Bad back, not sure who that is. When I had my excessive back cramping before my chemo I had diazepam for 4 days. I think it was that which stopped the cycle of cramping.
Karen, I agree I was definitely worse evening of chemo 2 with nausea. You have had a busy few days so no wonder you feel tired! I'm amazed you can find the will to socialise and work as I really haven't felt like mixing with people. Chemo isn't easy but working and living in a pub, I really don't know how you do it, you truly are wonder woman ⚡️💫🌟🌟🌟
Chaffinch, I think you're right with the working. I worked weeks 2&3 last time (although dud gave the day before chemo off). It's difficult to know whether not resting enough now will have an effect later on in treatment or not too.
Who is on the chemo 🚂 this week? Sue I know you're up on Friday, who else is on this week?
Hope everyone's had good days! ✨⚡️✨🌟🌟⭐️🌈
Hi ladies...sorry for lack of posts today, was a bit zapped from yesterday and struggled to concentrate on much today, have been sitting in the bar chatting to a few customers this afternoon but now upstairs chilling for the evening! Hasn’t helped that member of staff phoned in sick (do these people really know what sick is??!!) so OH has had to work when we had planned a relaxing day!!
Meesh, hold on to that hair if you can, it wld be a shame if it went after the hard work you’ve put in!
I seem to be struggling more with tiredness this time round but cld be just the circumstances! Definitely felt worse the evening of chemo 2 than I did first time round, thru feeling dizzy nauseous an unable to sleep! Acid reflux been manageable with medication, def more constipated so have resigned to taking medication for that today and didn’t need to last time! I feel a bit fed up with it all today, but again putting that down to being tired!!
Hugs to you all 🌟🌟💖🌟🌟
I didn't really suffer that much last time I did have some slight nausea, dizziness and a delicate tummy feeling but the worst was acid days 3-4 and the anxiety days 6-7. The nausea this time again wasn't unmanageable (have still been able to cook and eat) but was worse and I've still had a few waves of feeling slightly sick & acidey today and yesterday which didn't seem to hang around as long last time. The dizziness I think has been about the same but I don't seem to have the delicate tummy feeling and the anxiety today didn't seem as bad (hopefully, it will stay that way).