Even better news, I've just had a phone call wanting to bring chemo forward to 9am tomorrow instead of 11am 😃 I much prefer as early as possible so that I'm not hanging around too much, just waiting to pass the time of day until we go in 😜
So fingers crossed T1 will be as good to me as FEC has been.
Thinking of you all and sending you all big hugs 🤗🤗
I'm off to put my war paint on before we go off to hubby's brother's for the afternoon.
Take care 💪💪💐💐
So pleased you are home Aneeebel, and I understand how you feel now your daughters have taken over looking after you. I think we are so used to being the ones who ‘do the family’ if you know what I mean, it’s hard when something like this blinking cancer jumps up and destroys your whole equilibrium. I am finding it increasingly hard to stay positive. But, the important thing is to let them help you now and you will soon be feeling more like your old self again.
Sar_ah, it sounds like Docetaxel, I have just had my 4th and last dose and certainly my skin is really really sensitive, the skin is bright red between all my figures and I know that eventually this will break and peal. I will get little spots on my chest,back and arms that will bleed plus I have blisters on my toes and the tops of my fingers. Additionally my nails are very sore and I am finding it hard to open things with my fingers. My oncologist just said, yes it’s the docetaxel! All my creams make my skin nip, so I have just put up with it.
Finally, have a lovely Christmas everyone, I hope you all keep well over the festive period, my only positive is that my appetite is so poor, I know I won’t be struggling to do my Jeans up on Boxing Day! 😂
Festive hugs to all. x
Good Morning Ladies... Hope you're all well! I actually feel a lot better this morning... Is it too early to be discharged do you think???? We need to get the show on the road...
Shi, Thankyou for your thinking about me 😘
I'm not on FEC, I'm on TCH and Pertuzumab... I've still actually got some very fine hair left on my head although, it does seem to be getting finer! I'm quite impressed it's lasted this long!
ElliesMum...hope you're feeling a bit better this morning 🎀🎀
💜Fiona, Thankyou for thinking of me, hope you have a fab time in Scotland! And yes, I agree, kids are very resilient! 🎀🎀
Badboob... You're allowed to rant! 🎀🎀
Reddi and Sa_rah..i...Thankyou to you too for thinking of me 🎀🎀
Have a fabulous day everyone... Stay strong!
Ahhh! There you are Aneeebel! Sorry you too are at Hotel NHS, I hope you get sorted soon. I suppose we should all be thankful we aren’t at Gatwick!!
Oh goodness Elliesmum, I feel really guilty about my rant! At least I am well enough to have a meltdown if you see what I mean.... You poor thing being in Hotel NHS. What a nightmare so close to Christmas! I do hope you get better and can join the in laws! At least you have a jolly good excuse to get out of the washing up,
And Anneebel, you are very quiet, I hope everything is ok........I think we are all just a little concerned about you.
We are off off to my sisters in the New Forest. I haven’t seen her since September so it will nice to be looked after for a few days.
Hugs to all
Hello everyone, hope everyone is ok and trying to get though this poopy poop. Had my 4th Docetaxel, Herceptin and Perjeta on Tuesday and it only took 4 hours!
Thank you reddi for your words, very encouraging for us all as we struggle along this chemo road. I can see a little chunk of light now I am more than half way, but a change to EC in the new year will bring new worries and fears.
i am amazed but how low my emotional state is, I am normally more strong and stable, but I am definitely now in the weak and wobbly camp. Had a complete meltdown yesterday, I had been called to the hospital (again) to get the results of my dna/gemone trial I’m on. It’s the one that been in the press a lot recently. So for a 9.45 appointment, I battle though the commuter traffic and arrive at the hospital at 9.30. At 10.30 I ask were I am in the queue. Told to wait another 10 minutes and they will let me know. At 10.45 I ask again, I’ m next! At 11.00 I get called to see the scientist. No apology for delay. She says various things which are rather obvious, such as, I have breast cancer and it’s HER2+!!! Then says I’m not BRAC1 or 2. But as I am the only person in the family with BC this is hardly a surprise. She then said that I might be CHEC2 which is a new gene they have identified and want to study but my bloods were inconclusive so would I do another blood test and then come back and see the genetic team who are looking for people to study with this gene. So at 11.15 I am out and take a ticket for a blood test and realise that there are 13 people in front of me. After another half an hour, I start to lose it and go and complain to the poor receptionists. At this point I have a full blown meltdown, mainly because I had a lunch date booked with friends at 12.00 but this is in a town over an hour away and it’s now 11.45! they manage to bump me up the line for bloods and get me to fill in a complaint form. I was surprised how emotional I was about this. It’s so unlike the real me, but this stuff does really mess you up in many ways.
Needless to say I didn’t make lunch and was wasted for the rest of the day so still have loads to do today and still feel rubbish! Ahhhhhhhh!!!
The good old news is that there is an improvement in the bottom department and my oncologist cancelled my colonoscopy, thank goodness as I don’t think I would have coped!
Hugs to all