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October 2017 Chemo Starters

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Jencat, sending you ❤️❤️❤️We are thinking of you 😘😘we are always here 👭👭💕💕✨✨Shi xx

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Thanks Ali, hope things are getting better with you too. I’ve been surprised by the strength of my elation and relief at the end of treatment. I got very drunk on Friday night which although I like my wine, I’m normally a bit more cautious than that but hey sometimes you just have to let your hair down. Love to all xx
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Hi Karebear. I was her2+ but had fec then docetaxel with herceptin and pertuzemab.  Then mastectomy and continued herceptin til December.  Our plans are all individual I think.

 

Chaffinch, WELL DONE on finishing and getting through it all xxx

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Hello Karebear I’m an October 17 lady who had FEC75 and 18 Herceptin just finished on Wednesday. Sorry pretty inebriated right now but want to help if I can. It’s doable but I know people who’ve found it tough too so hopefully can represent both sides. I’ve found it all ok but have been surprised by my reaction to the end of treatment. The good weather over the last few days has helped but I’ve been dizzy with gratitude at finishing my treatments. If you need to chat I’m here xx
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Hi karebear, please try posting on dec18 chemo thread, our thread is not very active anymore and the ladies currently on chemo will be able to share their knowledge with you better 😘hope you get the answers that will help you 😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx

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Hi karebear

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Hi ladies 

I was wondering if any of you ladies that are HER2+ have had 6 FEC100 chemo not the 3 fec + 3 T 

I didn't get the T part of the chemo 

 

 

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Jencat 😘😘we are here for you 😘😘👭👭we are all sending you much ❤️❤️❤️💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx

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Thank you all for your support and kind wishes xx

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I will try to come in here mire often, you are still very much in our thoughts and part of the October 17 madness xx
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Sorry to hear about your dad Jencat. Hope that they can keep him comfortable without him losing out on quality time with the family. Hopefully he can come to you and you can cherish him xx
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Hi Jencat,

 

Sorry to hear your sad news about your dad ☹️ Just to let you know we're still here if you need us. Hope he can get some treatment and that you can spend some time together. I'll be thinking of you, sending hugs and 😘😘

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Jencat 😘😘😘I’m so sorry to hear the news about your dad. Super advice and words of wisdom as always from Jill. Cherish every moment you now have my darling and make them count 💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx

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Jencat - very sorry to hear about your Dad.Can you ask to get him moved onto a ward at least there he will have some social interaction ? Is it the pain meds causing him to be " drugged up "  if so you could ask to see the pain nurse to see if his meds can be adjusted .Morphine based painkillers just make me like a zombie unless I have slow release - it's worth exploring the options to give him the best quality of life he can in the circumstances .Im not sure what cancer support services you have where you live but where I live they have " hospice at home " services so you can be supported to look after your Dad at home .You may need to be quite proactive to get things moving.

 

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Hope you're all doing well and I often think of you  x

Myself and my family are going through a tough time-my elderly father had a fall 12 days ago and was admitted to hospital. We were told on Wednesday that he has got cancer and it is terminal. He has agreed to have a biopsy so that he might be able to have some treatment, even at his age, Dad would still like to have a bit longer with us. The onc nurse agreed that he's not your normal 91 year old-still alert and active and until recently, still driving down to me every week for Sunday tea! However,we found it particularly hard yesterday as he seemed so drugged up that it was difficult to have a conversation with him. Also he's sat in a chair in a room on his own, so there's so stimuli for him and I'm worried he's just going to give up. I want him to be able to come home and live with me. My family and myself are devastated, we are so close to my dad and having gone through bc myself we were all so looking forward to having a few more lovely times together-I know how fortunate I've been to have had my dad around for so long, but I especially wanted him to be able to celebrate my 60th birthday with me in August xx

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Hi buddyfan and jencat just wanted so send some ❤️❤️❤️And ✨✨✨✨to you, hope you’ve not had too much ❄️❄️❄️This week 💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx

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I had Herceptin Jencat. I had it with docetaxol and pertuzemab. If it is her first one, she will have had a l9ading dose so it's double dose and it knocks you for 6. I went into hospital a week after the first one. She needs to let her team know xx
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Thanks for asking Shi x Sue W text me today to ask if my phone can get Whatsapp, I told her I can barely receive texts let alone that! Smiley Happy I think I'm the only one of our group not on it, so when I've got some time and a bit of spare money I'll invest in a new one so I can join you all over there! I miss you all  Smiley Sad xx

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Hi jencat, glad your assessment went well. I’m not sure if any of Oct girls experienced any problems, I’ve asked so if any of them have I’m sure they will post. 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Shi, I think you're on our groups Whatsapp? Could you ask if anyone on there was sick whilst having T+herceptin please. Elliesmum from Oct'18 is having a bad time with it. Thanks xx

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Only problem is Shi, I can't ride a bike! Smiley LOL Observation went well thanks and the children were all well behaved. One thing I was picked up on though was that I let one child use a rubber, apparently we don't now. I thought of all we've been through and thought I'm not going to get stressed out over a rubber! Smiley Happy xx

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Hi jencat, that’s great you feel you are making steady progress 💪💪💪and hope the observation went well for you yesterday, it’s a bit overwhelming when you first go back to work but within weeks you’ll be flying 👍👍👍bit like riding a bike you just seem to chuck off the stabilisers without even realising you’ve done it, keep 💪💪💪💪you are doing great 💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Thank you Shi, that's a lovely thing to say xx I'm ok thanks, I think steady progress is the correct terminology! I don't feel as if I've got the same amount of stamina that I had before I started chemo yet, but when I look back just a couple of months I can see I'm improving. Smiley Happy Had my first lesson observation yesterday since going back to work! xx

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Hi jencat keeping as 🤪🤪🤪💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻As ever thanks lovely. Hope you are making steady progress and you’ve been helping so many others on the threads ❤️❤️❤️You amazing lady 😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Thanks Shi, I've found them Smiley Happy I don't know what the bell means though?! It looked like I'd hugged 90+ people and I don't remember doing that! I only worked out how to give one a few weeks ago! Smiley Happy

You're always helping other people xx but how are you? xx

 

 

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Hi jencat, if you go up to the top on the right you should see a bell an envelope and your icon, click on the envelope and you can do pm’s from there, this is using your phone though as I don’t use anything else, hope this helps 😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Hi Chaffinch, I hope you're doing well. That picture of us all brings back some happy memories Smiley Happy Wish I'd thought about sitting elegantly like the others in the front row are though!  :/  xx

Does anyone know how to find pm's on this new format?! I can't find mine! Can't say I'm keen on it! Went to look at Chaffinch's comment on our thread and I found I was on page 364! Smiley Sad  xx

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Rubbish that didn’t work! I found it by searching on google pink ribbon Chatsworth Kirsten and Michelle x
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Hi buddyfan how are you doing, hope your arm is on the mend 😘 the photo is on the bcc website you’ll have to search a bit, hope you find it 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Ooh, where's the picture you're talking about?
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Hi mishy, that’s lovely ❤️❤️❤️Toddling 👍😁😁👍it only seems 2 minutes since she was born 😁😁😁 she’ll be Ella Bella snow baby 👍👍👍hi buddyfan how is your recovery going? Well I hope 😘😘when cherry b popped on you reminded me too about Mrs rims, if you do ever read the thread still wishing you ✨❤️❤️✨and hope you are ok, 💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🤪🤪🤪🤪to everyone as always 😁😁💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hi shi yes had snow today Ella was mesmerized by it had a little toddle in it haha I forgot to say she is walking just but toddling around so eyes in back of head!!! Amazing pictures you all look amazing I've figured out meesh and karana I think but I've been guessing whos who haha trying to match person with to pic if that makes sense absolutely fabulous darlings!!!!!!!!!

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Lovely pictures you all look fantastic it's funny putting faces to the forum xxxx

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Hi mishy 😁😁😁yes some of the 🤪🤪🤪gang 👍👍 have you had any snow yet? It’ll be great for you to see Ella Bellas reaction to the snow this year 😁😁another beautiful grandma moment for you 😘😘💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Yes it's us ! The first pic was a meet up in.London , me and dizzy weren't there and the second was a party night in Milton Keynes, Dizzy and I were at that one. It's fab isn't it? X
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Hey Oct ladies is it you lovely girls in the BCC website for the pink ribbon walk just saw it there and was wondering if it was you girls on your meet up fab photos I'm just trying to figure out who was who!!!!!!
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Cherry B, how lovely to hear from you! So glad you're doing well xx

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Thanks Meesh, the course was ok thanks, it was about reading and it was interesting, but the young teachers made me feel old! xx

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Hi cherry B, good to hear you kept most of your hair and that you're doing well. I managed to keep a fair amount of hair too, although was sporting a bit of a friar tuck look by the end 😂 But nothing could make me wear my wig (Shirley). Did you ever go and collect that wig? 😂 I had cut my hair short prior to treatment and it grew back and blended in really quickly so no ken Dodd look for me 😊I just look like I have a 🎤 head! 😱

 

Jencat, hope your course went ok! Buddyfan, hope you're doing ok and that your arm is healing.

 

Shi, hope you've had a good weekend 😊

 

 

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So nice to hear from you 🍒 glad you are doing ok xx
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Hi cherry b so lovely to hear from you ❤️❤️❤️And you are doing well 😁😁I’ve been passing on my best wishes via Ali49 to you. Well done on hanging onto your hair with cold cap, meesh and dizzy managed it too 👍👍 and here’s to all our Ken Dodd hair 👍👍👍it’s blooming marvellous 😁😁it’s so fantastic to hear from you, and so pl asked you are doing well. thanks for update ❤️❤️ Jencat hope your course went well today 🤞🤞and that’s great news your work is ensuring you are going to be ok going back more hours by the sound of it and looking after you properly 😘😘💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Good evening Ladies. Very long time no speak. Just wanted to put in a brief appearance to wish everyone the happiest and healthiest of New Years!! Hope everyone’s doing really really well. I’m great/knackered. For those of you who remember me and my hair obsession I managed to hang on to almost all of it with the evil cold cap but what I didn’t reckon with was the hair that I did lose is now back and doing its finest Ken Dodd impression. As you can see, still focusing on the priorities... Ha.

Love and best wishes to everyone

Cherry Bakewell 🍒 xxx
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Hi Shi, Happy New Year! Can't remember if I've already wished you it, but it won't hurt to wish you it again! I hope it's a healthy and happy one for you x

Work is going ok thanks and I'm enjoying it, my class are lovely. I still tire easily, but my stamina is gradually improving-I can now work a whole day and do something afterwards! I've been on a course this morning and was told yesterday that I'm being observed teaching in a couple of weeks time,so back to normality! (I escaped it last term!) I panicked a bit at first, but then thought if I can survive chemo,what's an hour of being watched! (A bit of a dramatic comparison I know!) How are you and all the gang? I miss them all not being on here! Smiley Sad Say hello from me! xx

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Just has to do a post to get out number up to 10,667 ladies ❤️❤️❤️Didn’t like the number before this one. Happy new year everyone and where is January going? Jencat hope works going ok and buddyfan hope you are being looked after and progress with your arm 😘😘💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Buddyfan have you tried Insurancewith for your travel insurance ? A friend with secondaries got a reasonsable quote from them - was Europe though and a friend with multiple health issues got a decent one for Canada with them .
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Hi all, I can't blame the builders for my fall as I walked backwards into them!

My hair has a tight curl at the end of it but then it looks just wavy. I'm still waiting for it to flop and wearing hairbands from SeaSalt. Now hunting for travel insurance for caribbean. Saga said £3000 😣😣😣Whaaaaaaaaat! 😣😣😣 Looks like we'll never be going to Americas again. 😥
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Happy new year everyone! I've given up making New Years resolutions as I never stick to them 🙄 Buddyfan, hope that arm is better soon. What a difference a year makes, I was just happy to be able to celebrate and see the new year in. What has everyone else got planned for this year?

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Thank you Mishy for your lovely post x  (I've also sent you a hug, I've just learnt to do them! A new year and a new skill already! Smiley Happy )  xx