Have got a bit behind with what everyone's up to, what with the whole root canal thing. Felt pretty rough yesterday, but today am up early feeling ok, and ready for FEC5 later this morning. with all the bad publicity i've given them on the blog, the hospital is VERY concerned to see that I don't have anything to complain about for my last 2 chemos, so hopefully all will go smoohly this time...
Cressida - words fail me - a red mist of anger descended on me when I read your words. I know about cellulitis, it's horrific even without chemo; the fact that they took so long to diagnose it while you were in such agony is just appalling. Don't even think about stopping posting on here, or I will be forced to hunt you down and drag you back into our company, and you wouldn't want to be stalked by someone as demented as me, now would you? Anyway, WE NEED YOU, you are the backbone of our December group which, as Maire has pointed out, is now bonded together above and beyond the piffling matter of chemo. We're all lost in the woods together, and we need to stay together to stay sane (ish) End of..
Coyotegi, Lisalouw, the thing about working and chemo sucks. Anyone who doubts what the poison does t oyu should be forced to take a dose of it themselves. When I was talking to the Chemo Matron, she said they really don't recommend that people should work doing chemo - apart from the risk of infection, it is such nasty stuff that they want people to rest and recuperate as much as possible while they're on the receiving end of it.
Wendy - am so sorry about your news BIG HUG xxx
QD, Coyotegi - it's a pain about the chemo being delayed, but when mine was it did end up feeling like a bit of a holiday from the horribleness, and by the end of that fourth week I was remembering what it was like o feel normal again, which was very cheering.
QD (belatedly) sorry I didn't acknowledge your brilliant remark about the perfect murder - I couldn't remeber who had said it - I thought it was either you or AlPal, but wasn't sure. Talking of whom, what has happened to AlPal - I remember she was meant to be going skiing in February, which sounded ambitious, but she doesn't seem to have posted for ages. Hope she's OK.
QD - hope your PICC line holds out - that's exactly how I'm feeling about mine - 'just STAY QUIET for the last 2 chemos, and don't cause me any more problems!'
Lolly - v.glad to hear FEC4 went well and is going OK - it's cheering to have some good news!
Border Collies - YAY! you've finished! We'll all be joining you soon on the sunlit uplands of the post-chemo world...
btw your post sounded as if you were saying goodbye, which I hope you're not - we can keep this thread going while we all go through rads etc, can't we? I don't want to have to move to a new one... THIS IS OUR PLACE
Also - your thing about the hair fear made me laugh - am exactly the same, terrified that's it's all going to fall out at once after FEC5 or 6. The Matron and the BC nurse assure me it won't..
Hamley - hope FEC5 went OK for you yesterday xxx
Maire - you continue to make me laugh with your Tamoxifen comments. I KNOW I will be putting it off in exactly the same way.
Sand - glad t ohear that Tax now being a bit kinder. Tax sounds GRIM
Right, off to get my Chemo Bag ready to go.
Am feeling much more upbeat about FEC5 - a combination of knowing the Matron is in charge now, the after effects of the Reiki (presumably - really have been calmer this week) and also knowing that after I come home today i will only have to go back there one more time. That is HUGE. Now really starting t ofeel therewill be life after chemo, which was difficult to imagine 14 weeks ago..
Love to you all xxxx we will get through this xxx and in the summer we wil have The Poison Free Party!!!