Hi Jen. Thank you for posting. It is so good to hear positive stories of chemo. Putting one foot in front of the other is my mantra at the moment. I'm keeping myself busy and making sure I here are things to look forward to in the diary.
I'm mostly looking forward to being in your position!
Thank you so much for your reply. It is so good to hear from someone who isn't having awful side effects. Generally, I'm a tough old bird, so I'm hopeful that I'll find it ok. Interesting that you had your EC three weeks apart whilst mine is 2 weeks apart though. I wonder what they throw into the mix before they make their decisions.
I've just finished 4 x EC (every three weeks) and am one in of 4 x Taxol (every two weeks). I did not find the chemo too bad. I just felt tired for the week after for most of the ECs (but didn't even feel that for all) and I had no nausea or any other side effects other than the hair loss. My first lot of taxol has also been fine, just a couple of days of aching bones but nothing too bad. I have been fasting during chemo so that may have helped (though hard to say obviously).
Everyone finds chemo different but I wouldn't worry too much about it. You just need to take it as it comes really and keep your fingers crossed!
i have triple negative BC, thankfully caught early, but one node affected. Had WLE & full auxiliary clearance. Unfortunately my situation is complicated by the fact that this was picked up on the first annual check up following WLE for hormone positive BC in the other breast. That one was also caught early and I did not need chemo on that occasion.
My chemo plan is for an accelerated procedure - 4 lots of EC at two week intervals followed by 4 lots of paclitaxel (Taxol ) again at two week intervals. I'm usually quite an upbeat sort of person, but I have been reading up on side effects and am feeling quite low.
Has anyone followed this regime? I should be very grateful to hear of your experiences.