Day 14 after first FEC and I am still feeling pants. My hair started falling out in handfuls this morning, which is quite hard even though I was expecting it. Have an appointment with the lymphedema nurse on Friday as my nodeless arm keeps swelling. Second flush yesterday and picc was completely blocked. They kept pushing saline to clear it and eventually they managed to draw some blood but now it feels very battered.
The only side effect I was looking forward to was the fact my periods would stop and instead of that I am having the period from hell!
All in all, I am pleased this year is over and hoping for much better things in 2015.
Happy New Year everyone!
Thank you Dawn. Originally dx in 2009 with lobular bc and had lumpectomy, chemo, radiotherapy and tamoxifen, then letrozol. In September noticed changes in breast and by November was referred back to surgeon. Letrozol had stopped working and recurrence had was again ER+ plus it is now HER+ as well as inflammatory. They are giving me this regimen to shrink it and give a better chance of success for immediate reconstruction after mastectomy.
Feeling a bit better today but do feel as if kicked in stomach by a horse. Tomcat - have a good journey home. xx
riverside dawn the seroma is just above my mastectomy wound and under my lt arm also have cording in my lt arm which doesn`t help seeing the physio but she says it will take time to get better
should have started my first chemo tomorrow but it has been postponed for 2 weeks as I had to have my seroma drained again today for the 4th time so l`m disappointed as the sooner l start the sooner it will be finished.New date 14th january so keep everything crossed four me
Hello ladies - wondering if I can join you. Having read the thread you seem a friendly and informative bunch. Had my first session in 2 parts on 23rd December (Herceptin and peruzumab, 9 hour marathon session) and 24th December Docetaxel so am following your journeys with interest. Steroids were fab for getting me through Christmas Day and Boxing Day and as family now gone home am indulging myself with sleep!! Can't seem to stay awake. Am having the cold cap and hope it works as yours is doing.
Hope everyone is keeping well. Marli x
scrumpy no gardening, no hanging washing out,no moving furniture,no carrying shopping bags in arm thats had lymph nodes removed.She showed me how to apply aqueous cream once a day to that arm.then she measured both arms in case I got lymphoedema hope that helps sandra
i`ve seen the lymphoedema nurse today and she has explained the things I should not be doing it would have been good to have seen her before my operation and not 4 weeks after.also had a physio sesson as l`ve developed cording in my arm.then l had fluid removed for the 3rd time from a sercoma that has developed so tomorrow hopfully will be better
Scrumpy, keep moving, do lots of back mobility and stretching exercises. I've had low back trouble for years and years - sitting around does not help!
I did it - I just had all my hair cut off and now have a very funky short back and sides with less than an inch on top! Really liberating!
Ha Ha ...... think will get a green one just for the fun of it! But seriously Im hoping to find something similar to my usual style as hoping to blend especially when back at work and treatment finished.
With any luck we wont need our wigs girls. Finger crossed that the cold cap works for us all xx
Of course you can carry it off. If they are going to stare give them something to stare about. Red purple and ginger all ordered.
Riversidedawn, hair or wig which ever most comfy .. enjoy your lunch. How is your taste? I'm finding everything tastes very different at the moment. On the plus side I'm relieved that some taste has returned as had bird cage mouth until recently.
Emm, I love the sound of your pink wig I would never be able to carry that off except on a pink Friday of course! So sorry to hear that you've got an infection, it's strange how these things manage to find us. I hope you are feeling better soon.
Love Caroline xx
I have ordered a pink wig - if I have to go bald then I will take the opportunity to look like Frenchie from Grease
I have an infection in my lymph node-less arm now, started last night, so antibiotics at home over Christmas. No idea how it started - I haven't cut myself or anything
I've got my wig - it's only had a couple of outings on bad hair days (it's great just to pop it on and not worry)! My hair is thin but a bit of a comb over and a pony tail does the trick usually. Got to decide whether it's real hair or wig tomorrow for in-laws Christmas lunch...... just not sure!