67335members
354804posts
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

October 2017 Chemo Starters

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Evening lovely ladies XXX Sue and Karen hope your meds work well ♥️♥️
Runnerbean 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 fantastic news that you are going home and finally got the specialists you needed. Really look after yourself and have as many treats as you can possibly manage now that you are home 😘😘😘 my god you have earned them 💕💕
Yep lets pull that man behind the train 🚂 Karen don't feel you have to reply to him - he has just put the responsibility to say something back on you - you don't have to tell him "that's ok", which is what his text expects, because it wasn't and he knows it. Let him stew it out in silence.
I have been out and about the past couple of days on outings we booked when Chemo was a week earlier and this was expected to be my better week. Panto yesterday was great fun. On no it wasn't! Oh yes it was!
But I decided what the hell I am not following all the rules this time. I did that last cycle and all it got me was a blood clot, more meds and delayed chemo anyway so what the hell.
In fact DD has a chesty cough now so worst danger seems to be I at home 😧
Reboot I hope your chemo went ok and you are all safe and sound.
Mishy really good to hear you are chipping away and forging the path for us to follow 💕💕
Much love to everyone this evening - think it high time I start my present wrapping 😁😁 🎁🎁🎁
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Mishy, glad rads are going ok for you. I'm not looking forward to the 50 min drive to and from the hospital every day 😕

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karen, good to hear you've got something to sort those cold sores. Interesting that neutrophils were high when you're supposed to be at lowest that week and that he said they'd be lower now. Wonder why that is? I think mine were 3 something last week too.

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

It’s great to hear how you’re getting on with the rads Mishy, I was hoping that it was easier than chemo, it is the chore of going everyday for 20 days that I’m dreading!! Will have to ask about the Q.V. cream too!!
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karana i had shingles a couple of years ago and had that its good stuff so hopefully they'll start to go away i was Dreading getting coldsores on chemo as i get them but luckily one never appeared till last week and the compeed took care of them, yeah chipping away at the rads,daily appointments are annoying but it is a walk in the park compared to chemo so you ladies don't have to worry about them just getting enough sleep fluids and food is all thats required i might get a sore titty as time goes on they said
Can't believe it is nearly Christmas already I've got nothing done but i always wrap presents last minute anyway
Runner bean hope you're out soon, let ec5run around when you come out!
Reboot rest up anf hope SE are extra kind to you
Everyone else hope yoy are all well Shi ask about the QV cream x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Evening ladies....just took me a while to get thru the posts!  Def think the idea of tying said man to the back of the train is a good one!  Had a few moments today where I wondered if I overreacted but then dismissed it! The fact he really upset me is what angers me the most...he has text to say he’s sorry but I’ve not replied as I’m too angry 😡!  On a plus note I got a prescription for Aviclor tablets from doctors for cold sores, have to take 5 a day for 5 days and he gave me strong dose as I have no immune system!  He did let me see that my neutrophils were 3.45 last thurs while I was in hospital but said they were prob lower than that now....let’s hope they work and I stop looking like elephant 🐘 man!

 

Well done a runnerbean for managing to get home!

 

Sue glad u got sorted quickly....hopefully antibiotics will kick in soon.....we all want to be well for xmas!!

 

Mishy...another one ticked off!!!

 

🦄🦄

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I guess you'll be having 🐟 and 🍟 a lot for tea then 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣sounds sounds good to me!

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Meesh I may milk it lol xx
Get out of cooking 🤣🤣🤣
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Sue, it's bad enough to be going through chemo or to have a nasty cough but having both together is going to knock you off your feet! Rest up and you'll be back to cooking tea in no time 😘😘🤗🤗🤗

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Runnerbean, yay! You're home! Thank goodness 🌟🌟🌈🦄🌈🦄🌈🦄🌈💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻👯👯👯👯

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

One day at a time Sue x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Runner thank bloody goodness 👍
Hope everyone has managed a good day
I feel fit for nothing so really admire those of you plodding on and working too
Hubby gone chip shop for tea good job he is so accommodating I am sure tomorrow I will be able to do more than be a sloth x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Thanks Mishy x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Evening ladies had fay 7 of rads today feeling a bit tired but ok too im using QV cream hospital give us it use it twice daily starting to get a bkt pink like mild sunburn sick of the back and forward but uts doable everyone x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Evening ladies!

 

reboot, I hope your treatment went ok and that you are safely back home.

 

Shi, I like your idea about tying that bloke to the train tracks but I'm voting for Buddy's idea as the best. I reckon we should definitely drag him behind every 🚂we send out 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂it'll also act as a deterrent for any bandits that want to hijack our 🚂 

 

Chaffnch, hair wash yesterday was ok, still a handful of hair, just wondering if I have enough handfuls left for it to last til the end of treatment 😕

 

Work was ok today, no one mentioned my baldy top head that just shows what nice polite people I work with 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂. I went Into a meeting and my friend came in but said she wouldn't sit next to me as she had a cold, then someone else who obviously didn't hear was asking who was ill me or this other girl. I didn't really know what to say as she obviously doesn't know about my treatment.

 

I also woke up with a sore throat feeling but just assumed I'd been snoring 🤣😂🤣😂as it went after I got up. 

 

Sue, hope the antibiotics get that cough sorted the green phlegm sounds 😖

 

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Tying him to 🚂 tracks is too quick. I vote we drag him behind the 🚂 for every journey, so he gets a taste of what your going through.
Highlighted
Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Thanks sue, i’ll See if I can get it on prescription too. Runnerbean very good news you are getting home, enjoy being at home and rest up and spoil yourself, up the carbs. I only had 80%dose of the t and so far touch wood manageable, but my fluconzole runs out today so we’ll see how my mouth does without, why they don’t just give me enough to last the entire cycle is nuts, i’ll Be pushing for 21days of it next time if I have to go back for more this week. A one size bag of tablets does not fit all. Karana hope you have got your cold sores sorted darling, rest up and put yourself and your health first lovely. Imagine we’ve got that muppet tied to train tracks like in the black and white movies, should help if you end up having to make nice with it again before you are through treatment. 😘😘love to all 💕💕shi xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I can go home, just waiting for some potassium tablets which taste like dirty sea water and I can leave 🙂🙂🙂🙂this is because my breast nurse sent an oncologist and oncology nurse up this morning as she couldn’t get here and they have explained everything to the doctor on the ward and recommended I be released back into their care. There are still a couple of issues but nothing that can’t be managed at home. I have a feeling they will be reducing my dose for the next one but I see my own oncologist before then anyway. Thanks for your good thoughts and sparkly dancing it worked! xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Thanks for your good wishes ladies

Shi I have been told just e45 my doctor gave me a prescription for a big pump bottle x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Chaffinch, I can’t remember if you’re T or FEC but on T I had a ‘prickly’ throat every cycle. As you said, feels like about to start sore throat.
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I can’t believe how ignorant that man was Karen. Everyone knows Chemo is 💩.
🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟😡
Don’t let him get to you. It is easy to push ourselves too far as you found last week. Was a chest infection a real enough illness for him?
I woke up with an odd feeling throat, like a cough starting. Temperature normal and feel ok and throat has eased so 🤞nothing more than an effect of a busy weekend followed by a pub quiz and a couple of glasses of wine. Naughty but nice. Just told my colleague at work that I probably won’t be in the office now until the end of February because there is flu doing the rounds at the moment and I expect last couple of treatments to be tough so will do bits from home but that’s it! We also intend to book a week away for hubby’s birthday. He’s a valentine baby so will have to book it soon and hopefully 3 weeks after last Chemo should be able to fit it in before rads. Only a quiet cottage somewhere but we need something to look forward to after Christmas.
Going to be selfish for a while.
My son is back from Scotland tomorrow, he finally got around to having flu jab last week otherwise it was a tent on the lawn for him 🙄 can’t wait to see him 😊
Gradually working my way through all of the ironing with some good music. Got the house to myself so belting out the tunes and having a little dance along the way. As soon as it’s dark though my bum will be sofa bound 😊
Hope you get home today Runnerbean x
Look after yourself Sue, hopefully cough will sort itself quickly x
Don’t work too hard Meesh and I hope that hair wash went ok x
Karen take it easy x
Hope all of you have a good rest of the day x
Highlighted
Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Hi sue, hope those tablets clear that up quickly for you, that was very good that they sorted that so quickly 😘😘😘 having a read on other threads sounds like E45 is being used during rads, has anyone been advised of any other creams yet? Just so we can get our stocks in. Ladies who have surgery still after chemo if there are any tips you want off us who have already had surgery please let us know so we can share tips 💕💕shi xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Got the Fitbit off my niece/sister will go on laptop later and try and work out his to restore and set up account etc as she lost the instructions 🤣🤣🤣
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Oh Karen, coldsores are not what you need, you work so hard. Maybe your body is saying rest now and relax and do nice things just for you.

Hope they disappear soon and doesn't impact on your enjoyment of the run up to Christmas.

Runnerbean, are you home now?? I do hope so and never have to go through that again. You've handled it with such class so good on you! 

 

Fairydust x

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Aren’t some people insensitive and thick

Do they not see all the adverts that are in at the moment to make people aware (though I must admit I am struggling with some of the ads st the moment and I am a tad fed up of seeing them) xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karana, I told my OH about the stupid man last night and he is furious. I think it’s a good job we don’t live close to you.
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I am impressed with how quick they responded said they would rather do something immediately with Xmas fast approaching x
Can’t believe it’s next Monday still not ready

Karen have you got anything for cold sores ?
X
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Runnerbean and Karana I think you should start wearing dungaree sparkly pants to keep them from slipping off. 🎇🎇
K, even if someone feels like that, how could they say it. Trouble is, I bet he’s said it to your OH as well. You’ve actually managed more than a lot of us, to the point where I think, you became more ill. Obviously a man, does he have his head in the sand. Everyone in the world knows chemo makes you feel like 💩 even if they’ve never had anyone close deal with it.🐟🥊🐟🥊🐟🥊

Meesh, good luck with work. Don’t exhaust yourself. Your primary work is 🚂 boss.

Sue, take care with that cough. Antibiotics won’t help if it’s a viral infection but at least they’re covering all bases.

🎇🤗🦄🐧🐱🏍🎄🎇
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Sue, that doesn’t sound good but at least the medication got sorted quickly x. Stay rested lovely x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Morning all
Karen hugs to you and to everyone else too

I have woke up to s hacking cough and green flem oh the joy but spoke to onco unit and then got a call from my doctors to day a prescription was at my local chemist so 👍 x my sister just fetched antibiotics for me so have took one immediately x

Wishing you all a fab day xxx
Highlighted
Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Good morning ladies 😘😘Karana hope you get the cold sores sorted lovely, and just remember you are beautiful and strong and amazing 😘😘runnerbean hope you get home today, sounds 😳😳😳all that mucking about with your pic, you need to be asking questions of your team because that’s not good enough care at all. Meesh have a great day at work, you too dizzy 😘😘😘hope treatments go well and hope se’s ease for 🚂meesh has 🔫🔫cassie got her 🏹🏹I’ve a bit of 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️But I’m handier with the glitter cans 😁😁😁💕💕shi xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Morning everyone,

Runnerbean, I hope you get out today, it sounds like you been through the mill of incompetence!

Reboot, I hope everything goes ok today.

Meesh, I know what you mean about chemo and cancer free. I have to keep reminding myself I’m not ill, it’s ‘just’ the chemo.

I’m going to try a little work today, the joys of being able to work from home. I might then even try a coffee with my newly un-estranged sister-in-law. What joys the day holds.

Love and sparkles everyone 💖🦄
Rach x
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karen i hope you are feeling a little better this morning what a 💩💩 thing to say to you i have had a taste of that at the beginning of chemo i got called a wimp for getting upset that i needed to pull myself together!! It wasn't meant to hurt but to make me tough it out but it bloody hurt some people haven't got a clue what it feels like how it effects you mentally and physically just because you paint your face on to face them every night in the bar doesn't mean you are not going through 💩 inside 😠😠😠
Anyway ladies rant over!!!! Hoping you are all doing ok remember you are all doing really really well there is light at the end of the tunnel look st me going into day 7 of rads today chipping away at them you eill all be there soon, in thr meantime rest, taje care of yourselves don't worry about the little things let friends and families look aftrr Christmas just enjoy it and Karen bar that man!!!!!
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

These are horrible....all around my top lip and under my nose, really sore and I’ve got a good trout pout going on!! Will see what drs say, they must be able to give me something??!! Xxx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karen i have jadlpts of cold sores too. I havebeen using blistex extreme moiisturiser and havebeen putting oit on at the slightest hint of o e appearing
It has really helped.
Hope you feelbetter today xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Morning ladies....thank you for your messages of support...knew I cld count on you all to understand!  I think the trouble is because I have been lucky enough to be able to get on with things and seem fairly normal people think I’m fine!  They don’t see that even rubbing body lotion into your chemo arm hurts like a barstool!!

anyway I’m still quite upset about it this morning but I will get over it.....and to top it all the crying seems to have nicely spread the cold sores so I’ve made an appoint at the docs for this morning....I def feel like the advert with the girl with cold sores wearing a crash helmet to hide away!!

 

Runnerbean I really hope u manage to escape this morning....you’ve had a rotten weekend....big love to you 💖💖💖

 

Whats everyone got planned this morning....I wanted to go do some more Xmas shopping but don’t think I dare go anywhere looking like this 👹

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Morning ladies.
Hope all goes well today Reboot. Meesh has got the 🚂 all ready for you.
Flipping cold this Morning! Oh well my commute upstairs shouldn't be too bad. We have a radiator on the landing.
Hope everyone has a good day with minimal SE.

Have a 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄 day!
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

morning lovely ladies!

 

Karen, what a nob Head! I think I might have 🤛 him in his ignorant face! I can understand you getting upset as I sometimes feel that maybe I'm putting myself through this unnecessarily. It's also hard to believe that apparently Im cancer free when I'm having chemo. 😘😘🤗🤗

 

Runnerbean, what a nightmare for you! I hope you can make an escape today. Keep twirling and they'll let you go eventually 🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻🌟🌟

 

Reboot I've sent the 🚂 out for you it's super warm and 🌟🌟🌟🦄🌈🦄🌈🌟🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎊🎉🎊I've got my 🔫🔫on the 👨🏻‍✈️ and Cassie will be there with her 🏹🏹to look out for any bandits trying to derail the train, Shi will be there to go all tai chi wherever necessary! Hope it goes good I for you we're all thinking of you! 

 

Im off to work soon so need to get butt in gear for a shower. I seem to run a bit later each cycle! Oh well nevermind as I work flexible hours it doesn't really matter. Have a lovely day ladies and I'll catch you later! 🌟🌟🦄🌈🦄🌈🌟🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃👯💃🕺🏻🌟🌈❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

 

 

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Runnerbean you poor thing. It is an absolute pain being in at the weekend when all we need is someone from 9nc who knows what they are doi g and what they are talking about!!! I am surprised you didnt scream, never mind cry. Sending you a hug and all goid wishes for getting out tomorrow xxx

Karen - i honestly dont know how you didnt throw a pint over that idiot in the bar!! T
Honestly they havent got s sodding clue!! The sooner you are away from that pub the better! But for now remember you are having chemo, it is hard and you need to take it easy and avoid all d***heads!!!

Reboot good luck for tomorrow - i will be having 2nd T on Wednesday!

I am day 19 and have had first full day without any diaorreah!! Hurray! I have had a good few days though - just in time for treatment on Wednesday. Bloods tomorrow!

SueW.keep those painkillers topped up.

Love to everyone xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karen and Runnerbean ♥️♥️♥️💕💕💕💕 to both of you for the 💩iness of it all.
🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊 to that man is he FECing serious!!!! Do you think they put massive cyctotoxic warnings on our chemo bags for the fun of it?!!!! Please do send him in our direction so that we can set him straight and many many 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 to you for putting up with such ignorance
Runnerbean I sincerely hope you get home soon - as you say the sheer incompetence of it all could almost be funny if it wasn't happening to you on top of everything. Hope you get some rest and a thousand sparkles to get you home safely
Goodnight lovely ladies much love and strength to you all ♥️♥️♥️💕💕💕💕
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karana I don’t even know what to say about some people. You wouldn’t wish this on your worst enemy. I will join the party to sort him out he sounds like he needs it 🥊🥊🥊 thanks for the sparkles girls, docs can’t fail to spot me twirling down the ward towards the exit in the morning now! I have just emailed my breast care nurse as she works from here on a Monday morning and maybe she can pop up to the ward and help. I’m worried about my PICC line as I don’t think they flushed it properly and I have no dressing to cover it as they don’t stock them here!!!! Also they took the clamp off today when they didn’t need to and me the bed and my notes you have to carry with you got covered in blood. Didn’t know if I should laugh or cry but actually ended up crying in the end. Think I needed to get all the frustration of the last few days out of my system. Sparkly pants are hitched back up now though ready for the morning xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Oops I should have used a 💩 instead of the bleep!
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

He needs a bloody good slap! I have never ever felt so **bleep**e as I a have on chemo. When we’re all well we’ll come and kick his arse!!

You’re doing bloomin amazing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise 💖
Highlighted
Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Karana 🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊for that prat who has upset you. Tell you what, I wouldn’t wish chemo on anyone and I’m sure none of us would. It’s not nice, it’s not pretty and we are being brave and strong together and getting each other safely through, luckily we are very blessed to have each other and the best 🚂 getting us there. You have worked your arse off Karana during treatment you are amazing, we ❤️❤️❤️You and anyone upsetting one of our girls will have the rest of us to deal with. Big hug 💕💕shi xx
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Evening ladies....I’ve had a mash sandwich before...they are lush!!

 

Managed a bit more Xmas shopping today....go me!!  Had a strange evening tho...had one of our customers who is also a good friend of ours tell me that I need to remember I’m not Ill and that I’m just having chemo as precaution so shld be able to just get on with things as normal! Trying to explain to him that chemo makes me ill was impossible and resulted in me getting upset and coming upstairs which then turned into a total meltdown!  OH was useless and left me to it and I eventually managed to pull myself together and I’m fine now but didn’t really need that and my cold sores didn’t like it much either!  

 

Hate that I can’t just be my normal self that everyone is used to and expects me to be!!!

 

Xxxx

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

I love a chip butty but not really sure about a mash one. Is mash not a bit squishy for a butty? I'm going to have to give it a go at some point. I'm craving a chip butty now though! I'll add it to the pizza one I still have 🤣😂🤣😂😂

Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Can't be a mash and pea butty. Not had one for years but it's delish x
Highlighted
Community Champion
Community Champion

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

🤣😂🤣😂it was a good carbs meal 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂like a chip roll, but mash instead 😁😁😁i’ll Be filling out momma hot pants too so just have to twirl more to work the cals off 🤪🤪🤪🤪😘💕💕💕shi
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Yeah, don’t think I could get away with those hotpants’
Highlighted
Member

Re: October 2017 Chemo Starters

Buddy, no worries will send out 🚂 For you for tests, good luck 🍀🍀🍀with them hope they go ok.

 

Shi, saw the hot pants Lesley posted a pic of, think they'd be a lot tighter on me!! I'm thinking I look a bit more like the picture Jellytot posted the other day! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂