Yea Meesh, I have to start being better with my appointments, oncologists time is precious and I must stop missing my time with them. I will ask my date to remind me in future!
Or I will set the dates in my Amazon Echo so Alexa can mind me in future..I adore Alexa as she can play any music I want from any era, takes me right back down memory lane with my 80s classics including Banarama songs. Robert Dr Niros Waiting is one of my fave Banarama songs.
😂😂🤣🤣Fairydustyou really are taking this no stressing, relaxing without working thing to a new level missing your appointments! Perhaps you should programme reminders on your phone. Haven't been to IKEA in ages, we are having a new kitchen fitted in the new year, ordered it before finding out I had bc and needed chemo! Anyway they were really good delaying the date til the end of Feb when most of my treatment should be finished.
Ali, good to hear you're feeling better today hope you're turning a corner now, although shame you have a cold!
Shi, do you spend your time looking for song names! 😂🤣😂🤣😂love your suggestions, Good luck tomorrow 🍀🍀🍀🍀 will be thinking of you! 🌟⭐️🌟✨🌈🌟🦄🌟🌟✨🌈🌟⭐️💫
So. Am back from Ikea, feet aching (that place is huge!), and bought lots of stuff I didn't know I needed till I saw it..including lovely pink champagne glasses and some new cutlery! Am impressed with some of their kitchen designs..can see a new kitchen for me in a year or so..
Jow, how you walked 3 miles I will never know, well done you but so sorry you missed your little boys first nativity..did someone perhaps record it for you..if that's allowed at all..I know there have been issues recording or taking pictures of such children's events in the recent past.
But as they say on Strictly..keep on dancing..!
Having said that, still have to think of serious matters, I seem to have missed my oncologist appointment AGAIN, and I know I didn't have a date confirmed to me this time, but it's still my fault for not having requested one..rules are changing all the time it seems..but it's ok. I will be sure to book one next month. They also want me to meet the radiotherapy team next time so I must be sure to arrange it!
Ahh Meesh, you sound so cute, I can imagine your little face sticking out of your blankets, so brave to coldcap, hope FEC 4 side effects are not too bad for you. And Chaffinch, hope your FEC 4 goes well too.
Both your other halfs sound lovely and caring, really special. We do need to cherish the people around us don't we? They must know that we would look after them if the tables were turned.
Today, my brother, mum and I are venturing to Ikea. I haven't been to a large store in months, so am feeling very cautious, but am wrapping up well, scarf over mouth, gloves, wig and hat on! May try to avoid too much steroid spending, if I can!
Morning ladies! Had fec 4 yesterday, wasn't as bad as last two rounds re nausea on chemo day. They didn't change my meds as they said some of things was anticipatory and they find that difficult to treat. They did tell me to take the lorazepam the night before and domperidone x2 first thing in the morning as well as steroids and ordansetron. This did seem to work. They said they could change meds but as it is just chemo day weren't keen to do so especially as I hadn't physically been sick, but they would see how I went this time.
Fairydust, good to hear you're ok and that man of yours sounds lovely to take time off work to come and look after you. My OH comes with me to treatment but I'm not sure I'd want anyone else there as I usually look as white as a sheet and with the cold cap as well my OH says all you can see is a little tiny pale face peering out of a bundle of blankets! Good luck for bloods tomorrow.
mrs Meow love the sound of you floating past windows in your nightie with your cat, could give some people a shock!
Hope you're all recovering from your latest rounds of t
Hi CK! Thanks for T advice. You do seem to be coping on T, notwithstanding the aches and pains, but if there is no sickness, then bring it on. I disliked FEC so much, that T sounds like it will be much more doable for me. I have painkillers and new soft bedsheets and will order some Epsom salts. I don't know how my date will cope being with me as my temp goes up and down considerably lately, so window open for me! I hope myself and my date can choose a cat together and name him or her.
My date is lovely. I agree, but I take nothing for granted. I hope I can keep him but am aware that anything can happen. I am hard work and I fail to understand men and still read all the self help books I can . Whereas he's calm, cool and composed and self assured and always surprises me. He isn't much of a talker so I never know what he is thinking or will do next. Not good for me as a control freak who needs order in her life but we get on somehow. Friends first and foremost.
I am so sorry for the lady whose husband left her ... You really never can tell what people are thinking and feeling, no matter what they say. I have learned that nothing is certain in this world ..even marriage vows which to me are sacrosanct if taken in good faith, trust and mutual adoration and love, although I remain a hopeless romantic and want the happy ever after promised in fairy tales of my childhood.. It's so desperately sad for her and my heart breaks for her. There are no words that can console her, especially with Christmas and the embryo..I send my prayers to her and to her husband that they may talk and reconcile one day..if that's what each agrees is best and can work.
Hi all. Sorry been away for so long. A couple of reasons..I had real tummy issues and struggled with going to the loo, really painful movements and sickness.temperature rises and sweats. I .twice thought of calling the emergency line, but stopped myself...and prayed for the best while lying on the bathroom floor. Thankfully prayers were answered and I got over it. So pleased no more FEC for me..it was killing me not the cancer!!
Second, I finally told my family about my diagnosis, and so was reassuring them I'm fine, while not really being fine..but I could not let them worry about me any more than they already are..but they are supportive and caring and that's welcomed..
My date who.lives in Manchester says he wants to stay with me while he takes a break from work for a while ..which means I.can't hide things from him then as to how I feel and my emotions etc....Hope he will understand that I won't be the life and soul of Christmas all the time, but I do look forward to seeing him.
And in the meanwhile, have rearranged my house furniture wise, and am getting new carpets and blinds fitted for Christmas I hope..if they can fit me in in time..which is exciting..and much needed.
I am preparing for my first T on Friday if bloods on Thursday are ok. My family want to come to chemo with me but after going on my own for all the 3 previous FECs I think it may overwhelm me to have them there..
I have tried to keep up with your updates in my absence, you're all amazing to me..
Hi CK I already wear the sea bands (although kept forgetting to put the back on after showering last cycle) but thanks fir the emend tip. I'm going to see if they can change meds if just for chemo day.
Mrs Meow, I understand how distressing being made redundant is. I moved to live with OH nearly 10 years ago and part of that involved getting a good job here (there aren't many for what I do). They paid for my move and house sale etc. but 8 months after I started there they made me redundant. I was so upset (I actually hated the job and the people) as I've always worked since I was 15 and felt all at sea by the thought of having no job or income. Really feel for you going through this and worrying about work too but You will find something else though and hopefully it'll be better than your old job!
Thanks everyone! Haven't actually been sick yet on chemo day but was very close last time. I was just prescribed my steroids and ordansetron for chemo day and tthen steroids, ordansetron with domperidone top up for 3 days after chemo but last time they said I could take donperidone on chemo day too. I felt sick before they even started last time! I'm trying not to get worked up about the thought of the nausea tomorrow as I suspect that'll make it worse but it's hard ☹️
Morning ladies! I've just been for 💉for chemo 4 tomorrow 🤞🏻I'm staying on fec til the bitter end not sure if that's a good thing or not 🤔at least I know what the SEs are but not looking forward to the nausea which seems to increase on chemo Day with each treatment for me ☹️So not looking forward to tomorrow. I'm going to call chemo team later and ask what I can do about it. There are a lot of us oct girls on the chemo 🚂This week all with our 🌟⭐️✨💫✨⭐️🌟⭐️✨💫gold hot pants on! We're getting the big guns out to help us stay on track and try and avoid any scheduled stops!
Hope your SEs ease soon ladies, hang on in there the end must be in sight for some of you? 😘😘