No worries Fairydust I think we've all proved we're a little crazy, whether that's from m the chemo or not who knows! I'm really forgetful and can never remember who was in the final for these things either, but to be honest does it matter?
Ahh I see Meesh! I was imagining it like a fancy dress pair of pants! I'm the nutcase I think not you!! Lol.
And Shi, yes I will definitely be watching The Strictly and Apprentice finals this weekend..I suspect Joe will win Strictly and Sarah will win the Apprentice. But I have no preferences about any of the Finalists. They've all done well to get to where they are, and all will do amazing afterwards. This time next year, I won't remember who was in the finals! The way my memory is, this time next week, I will have forgotten lol!
😂🤣😂🤣Fairydust, I guess you could wear them over the top if you really wanted to and were that crazy 😜 😜 But as think I'll wear mine like normal knickers. Wouldn't want anyone to think I'm a nutcase!
Wow!! Wonder woman pants! Ace. Do they fit over your clothes ala Superman..trying to picture the look. I hope they give You extra powerful superpowers to kick cancers butt! At least your rash seems to be scared of it and it's fading away..Hope it continues. Congratulations for avoiding the antibiotics, I'm not sure I could have..You are indeed Wonder Woman!
Fairydust, glad the dancing worked and your neutrophils were good enough! Nevermind about forgetting stuff it's easily done. My rash looked a bit better this morning 😊 My mum and sister came to see me today and are staying overnight. Sister has bought me some actual Wonder Woman knickers! So I can twirl my way to next chemo 😊
Thanks Shi..very kind of you. I just can't manage my chemo needs...I think I may be subconsciously in denial.
Just spent the afternoon putting all my dates for appointments and meds in my phone with reminders set, see if that helps. Everything I do to manage my time and diary at work seems to have gone out of my brain. It's a new me I need to get used to and adapt to...:-(
Post it notes might be a good reminder to remind me to check my phone remainders.. Lol...if I don't try to laugh about it I'll cry.
Oh ladies, I am such a silly thing but I think my chemo brain is definitely to blame!!! My neutrophils were 1.5 this morning so I got my 0.1 uptake. Thanks ladies for your dancing!!
For T I am required to take a load of steroid tablets the day prior to chemo and the day of chemo..Well I forgot to take any.... 😞
I actually got in the chair with my heat pads on the back of my hand before the cannula went in, and my nurse asked me the question about steroids, and it was a hand on head "DOH" moment for me.
The nurse was so lovely, and checked to see what they could do, but I have to return on Monday and take my steroids on Sunday and Monday morning.
I had no memory of steroids at all this week, although the previous week, when I couldn't do my chemo because my neutrophils were low, I had taken the steroids...only me lol.
Hope you are all having a lovely day and not spending it in the loo Cathysid and Ali..not looking forward to that side effect..
i was so excited about finishing chemo I forget I have to carry on the herceptin for a full 12 month course! Bit of a shock! Oh well, less side effects I hope.
Ali, after T I get diarrhoea once or twice a day from a few days after to about day 18 then it seems to improve just before my next dose. For me eating less fruit helps, though some days I really crave it and can't resist!
Cathysid, 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃👯♂️👯👯♂️👯Last chemo for you yay! Hope you managed to get to the nativity on time!
Fairydust, a dance for you too 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻👯♂️👯👯♂️👯⭐️🌟🌈🌟⭐️⭐️✨to help get those neutrophils up so you can gave chemo tomorrow!
Rash is still there using the antibiotic cream and antihistamine then will see how it us tomorrow before taking antibiotics 🙁
My neutrophils are just too low at 1.4 today, so will be tested again first thing tomorrow morning to see if up to or above 1.5 by then. Doctor says 1.4 not good enough, must be 1.5 (or higher of course!).
Should be doable I hope.
Well done Cathysid...You have every right to feel emotional...when the need takes you..I don't think I would ring a bell either but we don't have one anyway.
Enjoy the nativity. I went to my 7 year old nieces school Carol Singing this afternoon..So sweet!! So well rehearsed and they knew all the songs by heart..really beautiful in their Christmas jumpers and Santa hats, elves ears, tinsel and reindeer antlers..as you do when you're 7!
Wow, sunny day here, cold but sparkling!
Off to get my blood test done this morning pre chemo tomorrow.
Hoping my neutrophils are high enough this time from the 0.6 it was last week. Otherwise chemo next week which is not good just before Christmas..but needs must if so. It will be my first T! I am so pleased no more FEC, hated it so much by the 3rd cycle of FEC.
Thinking of you all as you go through your day..Good luck Cathysid if your last chemo..Hope all goes well and it isn't too sad a day emotionally, you've been through a lot and must be thinking back to when it all started..but still more to do. You can do it.
sorry to hear re rash Meesh- I’ve had rash on face hands and feet this round of T and have used everything- aveno, canested, fucidin etc. They are all a fair bit better and my ‘aunt sally’ look not as prominent now thankfully. Sometimes it is a bit of trial and error
Cathy is it your last chemo today?? Hope it goes ok. Realise not really the end as you need to get thru the side effects but still a bit of a landmark.
have a good day all
CK, that bloke should really get some advice as it is against the law to sack someone because of cancer that is discrimination. Macmillan do a free advice booklet on it as I picked one up at my local centre. However, in saying that when I read it I did think that if they wanted to get rid of me or not promote me they could probably think up a different excuse.
I woke up yesterday with a rash across my boobs, went into onc unit to get it checked. Bloods were ok, doctor had no idea what it was but prescribed antiobiotics, fungal cream and antihistamines. I haven't taken the antibiotics yet as I'm reluctant to take them just for the sake of it especially as bloods were all ok and I reckon it's most likely heat rash from all the hot flushes or an allergic reaction to something. I used the cream and took an antihistamine last night and it is marginally better today so I'm going to continue with that today and see how it is tomorrow before taking the antiobitics if it's still there.
I hope everyone's SEs are now easing and that you've got good days planned!🌟🦄✨🌈🌈✨🦄🌟✨💫✨🦄🌟🌟
Hello All...glad you're all coping in this brrr weather we are having...keeping the house warm is making me too hot, yet too cold if I turn it down..can't win. Is it worse going through treatment in the winter or the summer I wonder? Although wish no one had to go through it at all.
MrsMeow, you are a chemo moon traveller, it's actually really heartening to know you are still enjoying getting out and relaxing with your OH. You are a marvel.
Hi Mishy, welcome, good to know how you are doing...welcome your advice 're Rads, you have all our support as you go through it. Talk to us anytime.
Hello ladies! I hope you t-ers are starting to feel less achey. Like Chaffinch I hate fec but don't like the sound of t at all, you're all so brave and doing really well.
CK that's amazing fund raising especially during treatment too you really are an inspiration. I managed to work from home today, mainly catching up on emails and chatting through what I've missed over the last week but felt worse today than I have since chemo last Tuesday!
MrsMeow, glad the injections are finished for you!
Hope everyone is managing to stay warm and cosy! 😊
Ah yes Mrs Meow, I can identify with that. I’m quite a bit better time with my reduced dose of T (although nowhere near CK stamina levels!), so husband asked me to walk boys to school today. It was so cold and my eyes stream night and day anyway, so combined with the freezing wind and carrying scooters uphill, it was an ordeal. Maybe I should say I feel terrible then I can hide in bed!
My my feet are pretty painful, red and cracked heels and a couple of blisters on toes- guessing a mild version of hand foot syndrome. I’m using Flexitol which has 25% urea but seems pretty resistant. Cheeks are very rosy and now sore too- not sure the steroids or odensatron can be blamed at day 12 . People keep telling me I look well..... One more enlightened person said to me, “you look well Jo but how do you feel”.
Re bras- I had my mastectomy before chemo (which means I have no way of knowing if the chemo is working). I wore Asda crop top type bras for a few weeks post op. It wasn’t a problem getting them on after the first few days- and you do need to keep you arm exercised. I then moved to Asda front fastening ones- these were very good value and comfortable. For me the surgery wasn’t nearly as hard as this chemo. Drain wasn’t pleasant though.
I’ve paid a lovely gardener today to sort out the front garden and plant bulbs- I’ve not managed to do anything since July. There is no way I could manage that right now and husband is not keen. I guess one of the many hidden costs of cancer........
I have however ever managed to make bread sauce, red cabbage and gravy for Christmas, anticipating that I will spend a lot of that day in bed. My sense of taste has only really now at round 5 started to be affected so who knows if they taste ok. Wouldn’t matter if it was just my family but I have made it for a friend too. She’ll be too polite to complain!
Glad you had fun at the wedding Cathy- yes the no eyelash/eyebrow look does give a more distinctive chemo patient appearance. I can’t be bothered to do all the make up thing and eyes too teary . I have a work do on Thursday so perhaps should make the effort then .
Sorry to Hera you’ve been in hospital Ali, but great you had your own room and enforced rest.
No snow has settled here, much to my children’s disappointment. We are planning a chemo moon down in Rock- a place in Cornwall full of rich people but think even less likelihood of snow there. Staying in a friend’s holiday home (not posh) . I’m so desperate to see the sea!