Happy Christmas lovely Oct '17 ladies, hope you all have a great time xx
Thank you Meesh x Can start enjoying Christmas a bit more now as although I have been,the CT scan has been at the back of my mind.
Have a lovely time with Karana and give her a hug from me x
Thank you Jill x Tbh, I still can't take it in really. I should stop worrying a bit now, but I've spent the last 18mths worrying about bc.
We met the mother of my daughter's friend at the chemo unit yesterday and she's got terminal lung cancer, so I found getting my good results rather bitter sweet. I was thrilled for myself, but felt so sad for this lady.
YD and I went and celebrated in a tearoom afterwards and had cream scones (they were huge and I enjoyed every mouthful! ) and when the lovely lady on the till heard our good news she didn't charge us! How kind was that! (ED said typical,YD offers to pay for once and then doesn't have to! ) x
Thank you Jelly tot x Good news, I was told yesterday that I'm in remission! I still can't really take it in that I haven't got cancer anymore having been diagnosed 18mths ago. The best Christmas present!
My chemo onc has now discharged me, which I wasn't expecting as I'm TN. I'd had the impression before that I would still see her for the first few years. I know that's a good sign, but I liked the reassurance of seeing her!
How are you? xx
Thank you Mishy and Jill x Off to the hospital now! x
Thank you Shi for your lovely message x I'm feeling quite anxious about seeing the onc this afternoon. I've had this scan hanging over me for the past 6mths, but hopefully they wouldn't have left it for so long if they were worried that rads hadn't zapped the last bit of cancer?! x
The foot massage was very relaxing Jill and I'm wondering if it might help a bit with the neurpathy I've still got in my toes x
Thank you Mishy x sorry to read about all the pain you're in, thinking of you x
Thanks Shi x I was also speaking to a lady this week (not on the forum) who has just had bc and she said she'd thought hers had been brought on by stress and I remember reading other ladies mentioning it on the forum.
I've now cut my hours at work to help alleviate some stress. Money is quite tight now, but it's worth it!
As well as my counselling, I've been having some free therapies from a local charity that Macmillan sorted out for me, which have been relaxing.The lovely lady comes to my house. I had a foot massage last week and having another one next week xx
Glad you haven't got mets Jill, but sorry you've got a rare bone disorder, it sounds painful.
I think my rads onc, with the agreement of my chemo onc, wanted to wait for the scan because if it was done too soon it could give a false reading with scar tissue. I'm hoping they wouldn't leave me that long if they weren't pretty confident that everything was ok! xx
Thank you Jill x It's been hanging over me a bit since I finished rads in June and makes it harder to move forward not knowing if I'm actually cancer free.
Hope you're ok x
Hi Shi, I was interested to read on another thread that you felt stress had contributed to your bc as I've always felt that it was a factor for me getting it and I'm TN too xx
Hi Chaffinch, thanks for your good wishes. I'm waiting for the results of a CT scan and will get them on Monday when I see my onc. I had it to check the few mm's of cancer that was behind my lump had gone. My onc said she'd be surprised if there was still anything there and I keep thinking surely they wouldn't have left me 6mths after rads finished before the scan if they were worried?! Even so,I'm anxious about the results xx
Buddy, so pleased to hear your good scan results xx
Thank you all for your good wishes x I get my results when I see my onc on the 17th. She said she would be surprised if there was anything still there, but I was told my lump wasn't cancer, so I can't really relax until I get the results xx
Hi angelblue, sorry you've got to join us and it must be especially hard when you were thinking you were only having rads.
I didn't fast during chemo and my appetite wasn't affected! (Only when my taste buds were altered and I couldn't taste much) I didn't have any sickness, but I did wear sea sickness bands during chemo and for about three days afterwards, so I don't if that's what helped.
I was on FEC (I had 3 FEC and 3 T) and cold capped, but unfortunately after using it for three sessions, I had lost too much hair on top for me to continue. I don't regret having a try though as I found it easier to lose my hair then than I would have done at the start of chemo.
I had a PICC line and glad I did. It didn't hurt having it fitted and it made having chemo a lot easier. (A bit of a pain in the shower, but you can buy waterproof covers so your line doesn't get wet) It was a bit of a nuisance sometimes having to go back to the hospital weekly to have it flushed, but on the other hand I found it quite reassuring to see the nurses on a regular basis and that I was being monitored.
I hope you manage to celebrate your birthday as well as having your wig fitting! xx
sorry..I meant Shi not Shri!! xx
Thanks for posting in the December 2018 starters shri and whytefawn, and thanks for inviting us to ask any questions in the Oct 17 thread.
My chemo starts on Tuesday 11th Dec. Only found out last friday after 8 weeks of thinking only rads - so still getting my head around things. I'm having 6 lots of FEC. (Makes me think of Father Ted...I want to tell them all to FEC off!!) I have a few questions ...any insights/advice really appreciated...
Did anyone try fasting before and after chemo day and what was the result on side effects..were they better?
Did anyone have FEC and cold cap and how did it go?
Also I've read that some women on FEC-T have found that they lost their hair on the FEC and it started growing again on the T...does this mean FEC is worse for hair loss?? (as i already have thin, fine hair I'm panicking)
Did anyone try Manuka honey for mouth sores?
I'm very phobic of canulas. I'm having one for 1st chemo due to lack of time and I'm considering PICC for 2nd. Did anyone have a PICC fitted and have positive expereinces to share?
Aaargh...so scared!! Trying to be positive though. Its my birthday on 10th (now have a wig trying session booked ...whoopee!!). I have decided that on my next birthday I will be in New Zealand and I will raise a glass to the me in December 2018. I'm also going to do as Shri, Wytefawn and others have done and post in a new starters thread to offer support and advice. I can't wait to be that post chemo me!! xx