Thank you Sue, Shi and Meesh for your good wishes
Bit of a mixed day today! I discovered at rads today that I've got 2 more weeks of radiotherapy than I thought! I was told I was having 25 sessions and as today was number 15, I thought I'd be starting boosters tomorrow. However, when the radiologists checked, we found that I'm having 25 normal sessions and then 10 boosters! I had a treatment review today as well, so I discussed it then and was told not to worry, I'm told having more radiotherapy than I thought, but because the dose I'm having is high, it's being done over a longer period so I don't get so sore. I'm a bit gutted though as I thought I'd be finishing on 5th June, but now it's not until the 19th. I thought I was 2/3rds of the way through, now I've not done even half. I know in the big scheme of things it''s only an extra of couple of weeks and as my daughter said, it should put my mind at rest that I'm having enough.
Not sure if I'll make it back to school by end of the term, the person who gave me my treatment review seemed doubtful! I think I'll have to see how it goes, but I want to try and stagger back before the end of term if I can!
On a positive note, I arrived back from hospital to find the post had come and a letter about the genetics test I took in March-I've been waiting 9 1/2 weeks for the results! The results were negative, which means I haven't passed anything onto my two daughters and not at anymore risk of ovarian cancer than anyone else-I'm so relieved! I've shed a few tears this afternoon! xx
Hello ladies! I've been a bit quiet as my folks have been here the last few days. I wouldn't let them visit until the kitchen was completely finished! They both loved it and we had a great time. We went to Holkham Hall yesterday and then had fish & chips 😋They went home this evening ☹️ I've got this week off and the weather looks like it'll be lovely 😊😊
Shi, Didnt realise you could buy stick on toe nails 😂🤣😂I hope they're ok and not sore!
Buddyfan, sorry to hear about the allergic reaction. You need to definitely stay away from those 🐛 🐛 Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!
Jencat, well done on the rads nearly half way there, you just keep slapping that cream on and airing it as much as you can and you'll be fine!
Kitchen is finally finished now, hoorah! I'm now off work for a week and my folks are coming to stay for a few days tomorrow 😊
Thanks Shi 13 down, 12 more to go! Feel a bit like I'm taking an exam in breathing, yesterday my breathes during rads were too deep, they neeeded to be more shallow!
Sorry to hear about your nails, hope it's not painful xx
Yes, more than half way tomorrow Sue I found the breathing a bit tiring today, I didn't know there were so many ways to breathe! I suppose once you've been told the number of rads you're having they're not increased?
Are you missing work yet?! xx
Thanks for the advice Shi, I'll try and go to my H&B asap and buy some-I like the range you suggested. I use Dr O deodrant as it's paraben and alliminium free. It's more expensive, but it lasts for a long time xx
Hi Sue, 11 down, 14 to go! The radiographer said I was starting to look a bit red today-not my boob, but by my collar bone. She suggested I put Aloe Vera on it-ED has given me a large leaf from the plant, so I'm going to put some of the sap from it on me and hopefully that will help. Think I must be easily pleased, I'm getting quite chuffed if the radiographer's tell me my breathing is perfect!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday xx
Oh that's a disappointment Meesh! Hope they manage to finish it on Thursday, I'm sure it will look lovely once it's done xx
Evening ladies! Well I thought today would be the day our kitchen gets finished, but alas no! They came and fitted one splashback but had forgotten to take all the measurements for the other one so hopefully they'll be coming back on Thursday to finish it ☹️
Buddyfan, haven't heard from you in a while hope you're doing ok? I've got 3 more days at work and then I'm off for a week 😊
Karen, the break sounds lovely. Hope you're embracing your curly hair 😊
Ali, what colour was your hair prior to chemo, platinum sounds cool!
Shi/ Sue good luck with those chalks, let us know how you get on with them 😊
Thanks ladies 😘😘
Look at us being able to talk about hair....not long ago we didn’t have any!!! I’m liking the idea of being platinum too 😊 at the minute tho mine seems to be growing round in circles....can’t really do anything with it and it seems curly 😱
Weve booked a mini break and off to Majorca for 5 days.... come out of pub on Tues and then off on Wed...think I will be exhausted by then so will be well needed!!