my next herceptin is sept. 10th, have you got to hang around with your first dose, I did, Charmaine would not let me go until 4.30. Its better now they can put it through over 30 mins. instead of 90mins. Anyway catch up with you later, probably on tomorrow night. Good night,
bye the way im 55 and definitely feel it some days!
feel better now chemo is over.i am an area manager for a cleaning company have been with them for 15 years
not looking forward to monday start a new contract in beaconsfield at 5am,
im also having my grandaughters for the weekend think that will take my mind off monday am and the dreaded herceptin
Just a quick outline, I first had bc in 1999, tried twice to remove cancer, DCIS, but ended having mastectomy in Dec. 1999 with no other treatment. Discharged after 5 years then about 6 months later had recurrence along scar line, scans showed no secondaries, had more surgery then 4 x fec and 4 x tax, 15 rads followed by Herceptin. I have 2 sons, 34 & 24 (nearly) but no grandchildren yet. I work at Eton College in 'tuck shop' almost full time but get all school holidays off, due back to work next week.
I found chemo a trial especially tax., didn't lose my hair used cold cap all through. Herceptin has been very easy for me, have been able to work all through so far! How are you coping?
hi jan ,
i have only been to the eden unit a couple of times charmaine is the nurse i normally see she is lovely
how have you coped during tour treatment,have you chuildren/grandchildren,
I live in Eton Wick. Sorry I meant to say I have Herceptin every third Wednesday, I had my chemo at King Edward in 2005/6, I quite like the Eden unit at WPH, nurses (Anita, Rebecca etc.) are really great. Coffee would be nice.
yes im going to wexham would like to go to king edward windsor thats were i had chemo and its a nicer unit
i live grenville close burnham is that near you maybe we could meet for a coffee,im having herceptin for a year once every
Hi, Im not far from you, Sandra. Will you have your Herceptin at WPH? I go every Wednesday (since Aug. 06) and have not had any major problems with Herceptin, nothing like chemo.
thats great im on again after 6pm
im 45 have 4 grown up children emma 26,john 24 who has 3 beautifull daughters emilia 5 lauren 3 amy 18months
and a lovely partner jenny,my other son is craig 22 and my daughter kerry 17.
i joined the bc rollercoaster last aug having noticed my nipple had turned in saw my doc on 4 aug and was then sent to the parapet for what they called a one stop app had mammagram.core biopsy snd a scan,they told me there and then that it didnt look good.then two weeks later i had my nipple removed and some nodes,went back for results to be told they needed to do node clearance and take a further lump,again went back for results to be told i needed a masectomy(that i had said do after the first op)but first they wanted to do chemo 4fec 4 tax.which i found awful had a pick line put in due to bad veins,chemo started oct and ended march,i had ct scan and organ scan all showed clear then on 6may i had masectomy at heatherwood it wasnt to bad,then 15 rounds of radiotherapy at mount vernon hosp that was very tiring and underarm area got very sore due to skin being burnt almost like sunburn,i had a port line put in ten days ago again due to bad veins shold have started herceptin today thursday but i have a chest infection so its delayed until monday cant say im looking forward to it.well thats me how about you hope your doing well
Hi Westie and Ann, thank you for the Bump. and Hi Sandra how lovely to hear from you I was beginning to despair of ever having a reply. I have to get ready to go out shortly but would you like to start chat when convenience to you and I will log in later, thank you again.
Hi, after reading another thread Melody would like to hear from people in this area,
I'm just helping her out a bit on this site