yeah I lost all fingernails and toenails last time. It’s normally the taxol that does it and it’s normally towards end of chemo. I used to put plasters on which made me look like Michael Jackson 😂 but take off in evening so air can get to them. The new nail should be coming through and it doesn’t take to long xx
I've just popped in to give some loving sympathy and to wish you some strength through your treatments. Sounds bl**dy awful for you's. Shall I ask them to add some voddie to your chemo in line, Warcol? or should I say Colista - Wow, what a gorgeous name!!
Snoozy - Hope you're all healed from your op now? Yeh, I know what you mean on "enjoying" your hospital stay. Living on my own, I actually thrive on the company whenever I've had to go in. Sad innit! So you're waiting on your implant inflations? I'm sure that'll make you feel a bit better. Hope so.
Unicorngirlmummy - What news on you? How are you doing?? That's all a bit bo**ox on your where your surgery is/was to be. Hope you're okay, as it's a while since you posted here. Lets us know when you're up to it.
Wishing you lots more PIPS and sending loadsa love
Glad the op went well Snoozysuz! I’m having a pip interview Thursday which should fall in line with my chemo side effects so fingers crossed
had a blow out with food and drink today as starting chemo tomorrow so made sure I tasted everything today 🤣
have a good week everyone Colista xxx
Thanks for asking. Apologies, haven't checked in on yers for a while, but am still here.
Snoozy - that's such brill news on your tumour shrinkage. You, my dear, are such a "Queen". I love Unicorns praise of you, so justified. Oooo-errr Unicorn, on shared images of your bum and flapping gown!!!
What's the latest on you all??
Much love to you all xxxxxx
Hi Warcol, So sorry to see you back here on the wrong side of the fence , what rotten luck.
ER + is mostly less aggressive than TN and doesn't always involve quite so aggressive treatment plus as Jill says you have the extra protection of taking Tamoxifen for 10 years after to help prevent reacurrance.
I can imagine how devastated you must be feeling, once is more than enough for anyone to deal with but as you know only too well that you have to face it and deal with what needs to be done , that doesn't mean you can't feel bloody well furious at having to do it again though!
Hello and welcome to the forum, sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed in the other breast.
ER+ is oestrogen receptor positive, so part of your treatment will be a hormone blocking tablet which you will take daily for up to 10 years.
I am post menopausal but take tamoxifen which is usually given to ladies who are pre menopausal, however I have osteoporosis in the spine so my oncologist advised that I take that as it is easier on the bones.
You will probably have a dexa bone scan before you start on them, this is to check your bone density. It is a very very simple xray of the hips and spine, takes about 10 mins to do and does not hurt at all. It then gives the benchmark of your bone density and will be checked every 2 years.
There is a very good leaflet on here which will probably explain it better, here is the link
You will get loads of help and support on here from the wonderful ladies, come on here whenever you need us and there will always be someone here to help.
Sending you hugs