Well, Another night in hospital!! Had bloods done Thursday just to make sure things were still going the right way. ( only had them done Tue before chemo) but registrar must have been being cautious.. Well got phone call at 5_30pm Fri to say I needed admitting to local hospital as calcium was rising again. I thought I was drinking plenty but not enough obviously. I had bloods done again twice! Will have to get a line put in! Calcium now down again and consultant said that my bones showed to be improving significantly! 😀
Home sat morning and drank and drank till I couldn't drink anymore! Water mostly. Gone off wine anyway.
Feel much better and everyone says I sound more like my old self. Still a lot of back pain though. I started on zometa last Tue when I had chemo. Will that have anything to do with it?
My see the onc on Tue after his holiday so I will get a good update, not that his registrar hasn't been great.
Chocolates, can't wait to hear which car you choose! Get something that makes you smile every time you look at it!
Helen, good luck with the cap. I think you will do well on it. Remember we all have to just keep going as there will be other new treatments out soon.
Bev, I have not read all the posts as not well enough until today and this thread is so busy but hope you find a little hideaway where you can toddle off to whenever you want.
Good wishes to everybody. Take care. Love Sheila. Xx
I started a phased return to work this last week. The aim is to get back to 37 hour week - that will be less than I was doing before. I am not very good at sticking to the programme - I did 6 hours on Wednesday and 7 and a half on Friday instead of the 4 hours I was supposed to do. I have a board in March who will decide if I can stay in the navy but I can tell them what I want. I have until the end of January to fill in the forms. I have a new boss starting next week and that may influence my decision. There are opportunities opening up potentially in the NHS that I could switch into.
My joints are really sore but no worse than when I wasn't at work. I have also gone back to the gym although I took a sleeping pill last night and stayed in bed instead of the gym this morning. I will get out in the garden this afternoon as my exercise - some lawn mowing, digging and planting. My garden is better than it has ever been and I really pleased with my vegetables even if I don't like eating them much. We had potatoes and leek from the garden last night.
Anyway I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Thanks for your replies everyone. I've another blood test next week. The good news is I have my second round of radiotherapy booked for next week now - I feel I have been waiting ages. Fingers crossed the low platelets don't delay this... Have a good weekend everyone. Anna.
Hi you lovely ladies. Hope everyone is doing well with their treatments.
I have been very tired etc and had a long day at clinic on Tuesday. Bloods, doctor and then chemo.
More bloods yesterday. Nice not to have anywhere to go today. Hoping to feel better after this cycle! Just lazing around.
Feeling rubbish but Dr on Tuesday seemed happy with bloods so remaining positive. Rest week next week.
Hope your rads have gone OK Helen. Chocolates, I hope school has gone well.
Natalie, it was christie I was in and can't fault them one bit! The food was good as well.
Take care all of you. Lots of love Sheila. Xxx
Bundyrum...I think there are a lot of potential reasons for low platelet counts...some of which are simple like viral infections, drug side effects etc..........other is a sampling error and so well worth simply getting it re checked...It partly depends on how low it is...tends not to cause problems unless very low so may just keep an eye on it...also whether other things in your blood are low as well ...like red and white blood cells.....sometimes it can indicate a problem with your bone marrow and with the production of platelets.....and this is sometimes caused by cancer in the bone marrow.....but a lot of simple things to look at before jumping to that conclusion!!...
Hi ladies. Has anyone had problems with a low platelet count? Symptoms? Causes? My GP rang through my blood results today, and it seems my platelets have dropped further. I will be tested again next week but I was wondering about the above questions???? I am learning way too much, and still needing to learn more.
Hi ladies not been on for a while so I hope every one is as well as can be. I need to pick brains. Two weeks ago I got a massive infection in my mastectomy site I won't go into details but it was disgusting!! I was put on high dose antibiotics which touch wood has cleared everything up but now I have totally lost my appitite. I have hardly eaten a thing for ten days everything just makes me gag! I had my second dose of chemo on Monday and nurses gave me some special drinks but they are awful. I wondered if any of you ladies out there have experienced the same thing and what you did to get over it. I know I need to lose alot of weight but 1.1/2 stone since the end of July is probably not the best way to go about it!! So if any of you ladies have any ideas they would be gratefully received!
Goodness you have been through so much in the last few weeks.....hoping you feel better later so you can celebrate the endof this part of the journey......and the journey to disney just around the corner!!xx
Not been on here for a while. Just catching up with what has been going on. Sorry to hear yours has spread to lungs and liver. That must have been a shock when they told you that.
As you know went on holiday to Corfu with hubby, daughter her hubby and grand kids. Throughly enjoyed it all. Stopped at one of the Louis hotels fully inclusive.
Went back to work on 19 August which at this moment in time throughly enjoying after being off for 7 weeks with operation and 2 weeks holiday.
Hope you are feeling alot better.
Just going downstairs to watch Hollyoaks.
Take care. Linda
Hello my Dear Friends, all going well with Everolimus and Aromasin, some Diarhoea but nothing as bad as with Taxol, intense overwhelming sleepiness, so guess what, I am having to to give in to the desire to sleep.
I am following this thread on a daily basis and gaining great comfort from your words, so glad I plucked up courage to join you.Love and Light xx Mavis.