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October 2017 Chemo Starters

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Jencat and buddyfan you are on my pink ribbon too, sorry last post didn’t read right 💕💕Shi xx

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Jencat and buddyfan ❤️❤️Sending ❤️❤️ And mishy 18 I’ve put you on my pink ribbon for the bcc walk at chatsworth on Saturday ❤️❤️ 👭👭and don’t know what weather has been like in your areas, but I wish the rain would clear off to Spain on the plane 💃🏻💃🏻🕺💃🏻💃🏻To quote Eliza Doolittle 😁💕💕Shi xx

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Lovely to hear from you Mishy 😊. Glad that things with your family are going well. I’m not surprised that you have your narky moments. I find that I’m far less tolerant than I used to be. I’ve always needed time alone but I get really peopled out these days and can’t stand stand bickering about little things, I just want to tell people to get real 😂. Enjoy your summer activities and hopefully the weather will improve again soon too xx
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Mishy ❤️❤️You are not a narky git ❤️❤️You are 😁😘wonderful, so good to hear that ella’s Taking after her nana 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️Nowt wrong with a bit of fistey 🥊🥊😁😁as you’ve shown us 💪💪terrific lady 😘😘💕💕Shi xx

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Hello lovely ladies been a while hope you are all welj Shi has passed on your messages Jencat thanks😊

Buddy hope yov are getting along ok too Im chugging alng ok atm apart frm the odd meltdown 😨 I def have noticed how bad tempered i can be these days 😠😂 my OH thinks im a narky git 

Apart from the bc stuff everything is great son graduating july daughter doing well at work and my grandaughter is amazing a proper little headstrong girl 🖒 im also doing loads of lovely stuff i have a jam packed summer packed 😊 

Thanks for all the 👭 enjoy summer ladies 😙

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Hi jencat, Drummerswidow on anyone-starting chemo in Dec 18 thread could do with 👭in Kent if you could reach out beautiful 😘thank you 💕💕Shi xx

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Hi jencat hope your doing ok Hun 

i have text xxx 

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So glad that you were able to give your dad a good send off Jencat xx Sounds like a good plan to spend some quality family time with your daughters 😊thinking of you x
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Jencat ❤️❤️❤️Glad it was a beautiful send off for your dad ❤️❤️❤️Take each day a day at a time and have some ❤️❤️❤️Time with your girls. Big hugs and love Shi xx

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Buddyfan, thank you so much for your kind wishes and hugs and so pleased to hear that your CT scan was stable xx

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Thank you all for your kind wishes for Dad's funeral last week. It went off very well and lots of people commented what a beautiful service it was, so hopefully Dad would have been pleased with what we did. YD and myself are now staying with ED for a while in Oxford-we couldn't face staying at home for Easter this year as it would have been too painful without Dad as he always took us out for lunch on Easter Sunday and have tea with us afterwards and again on Bank Holiday Monday xx

 

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Hi Buddyfan,

 

Good to hear from you! The scar round my nipple has been quite sore the last few weeks and I did wonder if it was due to all the painting I’ve been doing or if it’s where I’ve put a bit of weight on and the scar tissue finds it difficult to expand. Not sure if that helps you at all. Never thought about stress affecting it but I suppose it could be that too 😊

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Hi buddyfan 

nice to see you here in answer to your question I get some itching around scar tissue and what occasionally feels like electric shocks I had lumpectomy and full axillary clearance BC nurse said it’s nerve endings x 

not sure about it being stress related though x 

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Hi buddyfan 😘 good to hear last cr scan stable 👍 I find the weather seems to impact a bit on how my scar area feels, don’t know why it just does. I find stress can make things feel tight, but used to get tightness with stress well before the bc, so personally think that’s what stress did to me anyway. Glad your meds are working and you are not in any pain. I must ask you to please send that photo into country file that you took, it is one of the best wildlife photos I have ever seen, I think it would make the calendar for sure 😘😘💕💕Shi xx

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Good to hear from you buddyfan, I suspect stress could cause inflammation. Hope you get it sorted and glad to hear that you are stable xx How was yesterday Jencat, hope all went well and you were able to celebrate your dad’s life and remember the good times xx
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Oh Jencat, so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending hugs 🤗🤗Xx I know I haven't been on for a while, I find denial is my best way of dealing with this crap. I'm still having reviews every 4 months because of the bone mets I think. But last ct scan was still stable so ticking along. Generally I don't get too much bone mets pain because of the shed load of meds I take for my paralysed arm pain. I just wanted to ask if any if you have sore feeling around your scar tissue? I didn't have rads but occassionally it feels really sore under my arm where my incision for lumpectomy was made and presumably where my lymph were taken. It doesn't look sore, nor sore to touch really. I have had it before, occasionally after my Zometa shot. I had a ballistic row with a relative a couple of days ago and since then this sore feeling has flared up. Can stress affect lymph?
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Jencat ❤️❤️❤️Shi xx

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Thinking of you Jencat xxx
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Will be thinking of you on Tuesday Jencat and will pray that all goes well. Lots of love xx

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Thank you all very much for your kind wishes, I really appreciate them. My Dad's funeral is on Tuesday 16th, which still seems unreal and I'm dreading, but hopefully Dad would have been pleased with what we've arranged xx

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Jencat, sending big ❤️❤️❤️From all of us 👭👭👭👭we are thinking of you and here for you ❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕Shi xx

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Jencat sorry to hear that you lost your dad, sending you my thoughts,  you have lots of lovely memories to hold onto xxxx

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Jencat I'm so sorry!  Deep love leaves a deep hole but I hope that hole is filled with many happy and lovely memories! Xxx

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Jencat

 

So sorry to hear about your dad passing and wanted to send you lots of love and hugs, thinking about you xxxx

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Jencat so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending lots of hugs your way xxx
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Jencat 😘😘sending you and all the family big ❤️❤️❤️ The love and memories are yours always and they will bring great comfort as the days pass jencat ❤️❤️Chaffinch, can’t believe it’s a year already since you lost you dad sending ❤️❤️😘😘to you too 💕💕Shi xx

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Hi Jencat, so sorry to hear your sad news about your dad. Sending 💖 💗 and hugs. We are here for you 😘

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Hi Jencat, so sorry to hear about your dad. You did him proud and he died surrounded by love. Hang onto the happy memories no one can take those away, take comfort in them now. It’s the anniversary of my dad’s death tomorrow so I feel for you all xx
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Jencat, sending hugs. So sorry xxx

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Thank you Shi, Ali and the Oct '17 girls for your kind words x Sadly my dad died on Sunday morning, we're heartbroken xx

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Jencat ❤️❤️❤️From rest of oct17 girls too 💕💕Shi xx

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Jencat, so sorry to hear that your dad is so poorly.  Thinking of you all xxx

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Hi jencat ❤️❤️Don’t apologise for anything darling, you cherish every second you have with your dad. He will feel your touch and don’t stop speaking to him, he will still hear how much you love him and he will still hear when you speak about happy times and remembering things like holidays or Christmas or anything really you shared as a family. We are here for you jencat 👭👭always 😘😘💕💕Shi xx

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Thank you Shi and all the lovely Oct '17 ladies, your kind thoughts are much appreciated. Sorry I'm only just acknowledging your post Shi, but I'm spending so much time with Dad and not getting home until late. We've managed to get Dad into a lovely care home, initially for respite care, but I think he'll probably stay there now. We're finding it hard that until recently Dad was very independent and in such a short space of time he is so poorly. He knows that we're with him and holds our hands, but sleeps alot now and we can't have a proper conversation with him anymore xx 

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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