However, found some codeine, hoping for the best. Might help pains to stop and sleep to start.
Oh to sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream..
Sleep well if you can ladies
This T plus injections is painful on my bones. Had such a hectic last few days, my body has finally had enough
I wish you a Merry Christmas
I wish you a Merry Christmas
I wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
To all my special friends, thanks so much for your unwavering support, sparkling wit and glittering humour.
You're the best.
Happy Christmas all you lovely September Chemo Starters and October drop ins
Thank you for all your wonderful support- and of course, for understanding.....
My 5 and 7 year old have been awake since 4.30 am. Despite the unsociable hour, it does bring me joy to hear their singing and excitement. They are not allowed to open their presents until official wake up at 6-30 am.
Have a great day everyone. I’m going to try a bit of mind over matter today and am determined have fun (in my pyjamas of course)
Hi Jow, so pleased you're home safe. Look after yourself and rest as much as you can. Yes, I did suggest Victoria Derbyshire s book. She does live a rather full on life doesn't she, not like me anyway. And no, you seriously ought not to feel pathetic..deary me. I'm sure that was not her intention for her readers or audio listeners to feel such a way! She does view her life differently now as do I. I am prepared for whatever. No reason to be fearful. That's a good thing.
MrsMeow, I'm in terrible pain today but letting it go as much as poss. I have neurofen for breast pain, surgery scar pain and hope it works on injection bone pain. I have frankincense oil and rose petal dead sea salts for the bath too. Very easing. I have no taste buds but have a taste for cold things. Ice cream might be ok. Tried a banana and had to throw it out.
Ice cold prosecco might be an idea...
Oh that is grim to be in pain- I’d take all the painkillers available Mrs Meow. I’ve had very little bone/joint pain thankfully., unusually .
ive just spent the morning on the acute oncology unit as temp went up to 38.9 yesterday, after paracetamol (was so wiped out I forgot to take it before). I’m better today but was still over 38 so went in for blood tests which were ok. Now have antibiotics but am very pleased not to be staying in. I’m now home and in bed.
ive just finished listening to Victoria Derbyshire’s audiobook Dear Cancer (think Fairydust recommended it a while ago). It was good , although left me feeling a bit pathetic compared to her.
This is a very surreal Christmas!
Sorry ur not on top form today- Mrs M, CK. I’m in bed too feeling v aimless, eating but not enjoying eating. I can’t even be bothered to have a shower but no doubt feel better if I do get up and out.
Thats not ideal re your family bugs Cathy- are you still planning on cooking for 26 on Christmas Day???
Yes maybe I’ve had too many visitors- usually at least 10 in bad chemo weeks. I like seeing people but I do get tired and find it hard To decline visits because people have been so generous
I've thrown a (plastic) plate of toast on the floor today in frustration- hope that’s the chemo not the real me.....
Im very wiped and heady at mo but no localised side effects yet other than tingling fingertips and long standing watering eyes.
I think we need some sunshine!
Love your Christmas lights Geordie! Very proud looking penguin showing off the igloo too. So cute! I may put some lights outside my own house now, but just one string of net lights..better than nothing lol.
Beautiful Christmas lights- I love them, what a great effort Geordie
Ive also had to escape my delightful but sometimes moody teen student daughter, CK. Have in laws staying here too - first time We’ve seen them since diagnosis 6m ago, but find the cooking and hosting a bit much (boys loving it tho) so have been retreating to the chemo den a lot. I guess hard for anyone to understand what this is like. Have visitors at 9am and more at 10-30 tomorrow but may just stay in pjs and hat - (agree better than a nightie when flying)
half a cup of tea Cathy- sounds grim, ( but on a positive note at least you may escape the weight gain !)
forgot lunchtime steroids, and 7pm dose doesn’t bode well for sleep.
Still feel cheery about finishing and great to have PICC out but aware s/e from this round not really hit me properly yet...
Geordie, the lights look fab!
Mrs meow, we also have one of those toilet seat covers!
CK, my cat is called Lexi littlelegs and is always meowing at me for no reason. I think it's because OH feeds her if she meows at him, no wonder she's a little splatterpuss 🤣😂🤣😂
Cathysid, hope you're feeling better today.
Jow well done on last chemo 🎉🎊🔔🔔🔔🎉🎊🎉yay for you! You lucky lady!
Its so nice to hear that you're finishing your chemo, it makes my end to treatment seem closer, even though I still have 2 to go.
Here it is ladies... my Christmas lights with light up penguin igloo (and last minute snow projector too!). The photo doesn't quite capture it but I'm happy with the result!
Well done Jow! I'm pleased for you. Good timing for Christmas I guess, but please still let others look after you and don't assume you're all "fixed". You still need to be made a fuss off I feel.
I know what you mean about steroid high. I've never experienced anything like it..and its weird. My every last nerve is heightened and I don't want to talk to anyone verbally in case I say the wrong thing. Being tired/exhausted makes it so much worse. I don't want to be a grump on Christmas day but can see it coming. I will need some Kalms or something if I'm allowed.
Cathysid, I hope you feel better but easier said than done I know. Thinking of you. Classic FM May help to chill.
Yippee, I have had my last dose this afternoon and it does feel like a psychological milestone even tho I’ve got to get through the side effects and will be rubbish for Christmas. I took my own ‘end of chemo’ bell in and everyone cheered and the. Came back home for champagne. Didn’t taste that great but needed to mark the day, I had a huge dose of steroids oral plus iv and was conscious of my verbal diarrhoea but couldnt stop yabbering on in the until the iv piriton zonked me out and then everyone got a bit of rest. The steroid mania is making me buzz a bit more again now so like you Mrs M I’m on a bit of a high and even sent a card to oncologist thank8ng her for curing me. We shall see!!
Loving the loo. And who bought the inflatable igloos or was it penguins.? Are they up? I’m so loving everyone’s Christmas lights this year and have resolved to buy more for 2018. Ours are very tasteful but bordering on dull.
Sorry you are feeling so rough Cathy. I was like that on first lot of T- could only really cope with my head backi on pillow, lying down as felt so dizzy and heady. Very unpleasant. And too late for a dose reduction for you. I just had to keep telling myself that it will pass and I will feel better, it not easy at the time tho...
I think I will take a sleeping tablet now as unlikely to get any zzz in at this rate. Hope you are all snoozing peacefully.