Richelle glad rads going ok - I'm also on antibiotics what a pain. Hope to finish them by Christmas so I can at least have a drink! Tania good luck with your rads on the 23rd and hope everyone else is ok xxx
Hi ladies thanks for the advice re flushes, I have sourced some acupuncture in the new year, rads going ok but an hour delay for all three days last week so it is taking a lot longer than expected. Also on antibiotics as not been feeling well the last week so a bit fed up.
Brave I hope the op went well and they are taking good care of you, can't believe Christmas is nearly here! I hope you all have a healthy one as possible and the New Year is kinder to everyone xxx
Thanks Bibi - yes all going ok. Boob looks like it's been fried in the sun but not really sore and I'm putting loads of E45 cream on. Hope you're ok - how was your hair after your last session - hope they gave you a better fitting cold cap. Lisalou sorry to hear you've been in hospital and hope that is the last of your chemo. Hope everyone else is ok - and brave hope your op went well xxx
Carole How're things after week two? Hoping you're still find it ok. Richelle hope your rads went ok too. X
Lisalou sorry to hear you have been in hospital. Hope you continue to feel more like yourself in time for Christmas. Sarah so pleased you seem to be through the worst of T3. Thanks LisaJ. Hope you're ok too. xxxx
Sure was Carole!! I certainly don't need any more aggro at this stage of treatment. You know the people who make onicolife nail drops? Well they do rads cream too. Given how good the nail drops are, I've ordered a bottle in preparation. Good tip about the E45 too. xx
Bibi what a relief for you - so glad all ok and good that you found it yourself and had it checked out quickly.
Richelle I'm 2 years post menopausal so had the night sweats a couple of years ago and now they have come back again, but they don't keep me awake at night. I was offered some complimentary therapy with the Penny Brohn charity and one of the things they recommend for night sweats/hot flushes is acupuncture. They also recommend it for the peripheral neuropathy which I still suffer from a bit so going to try it once I finish my rads.
Re rads - I was given a tip yesterday and that is if they are concentrating on one particular area, to slap a large dollap of E45 cream on and cover with a piece of gauze and that way it penetrates that area and also protects the skin from rubbing against your bra.
Hope everyone is ok xxx
Oh Bibi that's fantastic news I am so happy for you! Brave wishing you the very best of luck for your op x
Can I ask the ladies who have finished chemo about night sweats, I am 43 and was pre menopausal before treatment and had the usual chemo sweats, then hot sweats then freezing from 4-6th T.
Since I finished chemo they have stopped during day but got much worse at night, they are happening every 30-60 minutes and keeping me awake all night. I have tried paracetomol before bed but didn't help has anyone else got the same thing and any tips, I am not taking any hormones and hate not sleeping!
Thanks for your kind words ladies . . It's a cyst so cue BIG sigh of relief! He did say they have known a new one to grow on chemo, so always worth checking.
Brave all the very best for your surgery. Hope you recover quickly & escape in time for a Christmas at home xx
Gosh, Bibi, fingers crossed everything's ok. I'm still losing eyebrows too, three weeks after my last chemo. That really doesn't seem fair, does it?!
A couple of you have been through the mill with chemo and SEs. Debs, your allergic reaction sounds like a nightmare. You must have been scared. Hope things settle/have settled down for everyone who's been suffering.
Richelle, you sound in good spirits. Good for you! Good luck with rads today.
I'm psyching myself up for my op on Saturday. Compression bras and knickers at the ready. Christmas shopping three quarters done and I think that's the way it'll have to stay!
Hugs to all xxxx
Thanks Richelle. All the best for rads . . Come back & let us know how it goes. I have been encouraged by what Carole has said so far. I found another lump in the other side last week, so off for an urgent ultrasound this morning. I know it should be fine . . What could grow on chemo after all, but I thought it would all be fine last time too. BBx
Bibi - sorry to hear about your hair loss and fingers crossed the cap helps it grow back quickly!
Lisajane- so pleased that your second T was easier and that it has done it's job on your lump 😊
Carolec- pleased to hear your rads are going well with all that breath holding you can take up free diving in the new year!
Debs - so sorry to hear about your reaction hope your feeling better
Tania - hope the cold is better
Sarah and Lisalou -hope your both ok
I start my rads tomorrow must admit I have enjoyed not going to the hospital but hey ho needs must! Also put my Xmas decorations up today and made a honey roast gammon so trying to get in the festive spirit
Hi LisaJane Glad you are doing better on T2 & that your lump seems to have gone. My consultant asked me about the cold cap yesterday, so told her. She said, in her experience, it only works for 20% of people, which is way less than the stats show. If it had been really uncomfortable I think I woukd gave given up by now, but it is supposed to speed it hair growth, so I feel as if I should carry on now. x
Sorry to hear about your hair Bibi - what a pain after using that cold cap every week, but luckily it's on top so you can cover it with a scarf or large hair band. Hope your taxol went ok and then you're over half way there! Once you get going time just flies by! Yes it's week 2 for me and doing ok on the breath hold, well kind of - rads will finish on 30 December with a few days off over Christmas. Bit of a pain travelling there every day, especially as not done all my Christmas shopping yet so trying to fit that in! Hope everyone else is ok xxx
Hi Carole Sorry to hear about your leg. I haven't had that with my Herceptin (yet), but I have read about it on another thread somewhere. Glad rads not too bad yet. Did u manage the holding your breath thing ok? One week down . . Is it 2 more to go? Hope it continues to be ok for you this week. Just off for my 6th Paclitaxel at this end . . halfway through the T for me now. Sorry to hear about the eyebrows. I have a bald patch now on top after the nurse messed up the cold cap 2 weeks ago grrrr. She decided we should try a larger cap with a smaller exterior, which unfortunately wasn't a great combo. Was a bit sad, because was doing ok until that point, but it's gone now, so no point worrying about it I suppose. I look like a corpse bride now anyway . . Pale, dark rings round eyes . . What's the odd bald patch amongst friends xx
OMG Debs! The T just isn't suiting you at all is it? So sorry to hear you had all that drama. I really hope u r feeling OK this weekend.
Congrats Shelley & hope the SE aren't too bad. Really green with envy xx
Not at all plain sailing. I had a severe allergic reaction to the T within the first 2 minutes. Surrounded by doctor and 3 nurses struggling to breathe with swollen face and severe pain in my back and stomach and stars infront of my eyes.
Seemed like forever before I felt ok , had to have an injection of piriton mixed with something which I can't remember. Had to wait 45 minutes before they allowed me to try again and it went through slow but I was ok . If I had reacted again I would not have been able to have any more T.
feel ok today but still dosed up with steroids so tomorrow will tell.
Hope you are all ok and having a good weekend xxxxxxx
Debs that it great news & I hope it reduces the awful SEs you have experienced. Fingers crossed you should be starting to feel ok by Christmas. Big hugs to you & all the best xx
Congratulations to all you ladies who have completed the chemotherapy journey ..well done , so proud of you all .
My 2nd T is being reduced today so hoping I will find it a bit easier with the se. Would like to feel ok for Christmas if possible.
Love to you all xxxxxxx
Congratulations Sarah 🍾! So pleased you are done, must be lovely to get rid of the PICC. Wishing you manageable SE this round. Just think, by the time it's Christmas you should hopefully be feeling more like yourself. Sorry you've been low, you come across as such a positive person on this blog. Fingers crossed for this round. xx
Lovely post Richelle and good luck with your first rads - noticed they have added a "hugs" button and often wanted to like a post as on another popular site - hugs is better xxx
Ah what a lovely positive post to wake up to Richelle. Glad you're starting to feel more like yourself & all the best for rads. xx
Just catching up on all your progress...... Sarah good luck with your last chemo tomorrow hope it goes well and with the house move something positive to look forward to......Carol hope the rads are going ok........Debs sorry to hear you've been poorly hope your feeling better soon.......Lisalou congratulations on having your last chemo 🎉........Tania I hope the rads planning went ok........ Bibi hope your still feeling ok after dose 5....
All good here, 23 days since last chemo, heavy achy legs much better, hot sweats also much improved just at night now yeah ! Still getting some chest pain but again only notice it when in bed and hair is growing all over head although still very downy.
I am actually starting to believe life can get back to some sort of normality after chemo ☺️ Just the rads to get through next starting on the 16th December.
Although moving can be stressful/hard work, your new house will give you something nice to focus on when this is all over. Respect, Sarah, for buying a house as well as finishing your chemo. All the best m'dear. xx
Hi Ladies How are you all. I havent been on here much I have had loads of appointments and we are buying a house at the moment so we have had a lot going on there too. Yes last Chemo on Thursday 🙂 I cant wait to get it over and done with. I have read all your posts and my brain cant remember all of them. I hope my brain function comes back after this. Debs it will be over before you know it. Tania, richelle lisas carol and not forgetting Bibi of course I hope you are all ok the one thing I have found this time is the back of legs feel so weak and if I am going up a lot of stairs I have to stop half way. apparently this is a common side effect but very frustrating for someone who likes to walk fast. big hugs to all of you and I hope I havent missed anyone out xxxxxxxxxxx