shennar hopefully I`m starting my chemo on the 14th of january been posponed for 2 weeks due to seroma but they should drain it the day before and then Ihave to wait 3 weeks if it needs doing again.
susan I`m suppost to be having my first chemo on 14th jan the day before my birthday
Hi waterbaby, taken me 3 goes to get this here.., crazy internet ..
I totally get that need to swim. I had a masectomy on dec12th and its summer time here. Im sure swimming would help my arm stretches more than anything else. Ive had to send the kiddlets swimming with their dad as it drives me bonkers not being allowed in.
I have an appointment with my oncologist probably mid january, his nurse rang and said the normal regime is AC x4 tyen paclitaxel and herceptin. Which when I googled it seems a similar set of drugs to the fec-t that lots of ladies here talk about.
The more I think about the more i look around my house at all the unfinished stuff. Need to streamline everything, ,
Sad that you're here, but also good that you're here... its a double edged sword thats for sure.
Stretchy hugs xxx
Anyone wanting to join our top secret and private FB page PM me here with your email address and I'll send you an invitation. No-one else will know you've joined and no notifications or anything will appear on your wall for friends to see. it is SECRET!
Please come! it'll be brilliant!
Oh sounds just the ticket Annie! Sea is the best thing. Are you going to join our Facebook page?
This topic has been merged with the Post Xmas chemo starters thread
I too posted on both threads a day or so ago, suggesting you /admin could merge them.
I think it would help so ok by me if ok with everyone else.
Hi yes, I have posted there too, Thanks janet.
Let's see what everyone thinks.
It is technically possible to merge 2 threads. It might be best to post on the "post Xmas starters" thread to check they would like this to happen as well.
Very best wishes
Just a thought.....
what do we all think about starting a private Facebook page for us all. Obviously we'll still rely heavily on this forum, but i noticed a lot of other 'monthly Thread' women have done this?
I'll duplicate this message in the other thread 'Post Christmas starters'... someone mentioned the moderators might be able to merge the two threads, which would be good if they could.
It SO will... people keep saying we'll have a wild crazy Christmas next year to make up, but wthout sounding trite I would just be so happy with a peaceful and untroubled Christmas 2015. That would be perfect for me.
Elaine..... and this time next year we'll be the ones offering that kind of cheer and encouragement to other women who will be where we are now. It is a unifying thing, isn't it?
i`m to have 6 cycles of chemo then 15 treatments of radiotherapy.Going to have a consulation about a wig on friday as they tell me that I will lose my hair.had my theeth checked and passed didn`t need anyhthing doing before chemo
i start my first chemo on 31st december so it will be good to talk to others going through the same thing
I have seen that post.
Bit of duplication. Post Xmas / January.
Admin may merge the 2 threads. I have noticed that done before.
Thanks Jane x
Pippa - re the sad faces, I just flash my biggest and brightest smile (no matter how I am really feeling inside) and that zaps the pitying looks - all my close friends and dance students were told from day one not to feel sorry for me!!! I hope you find your smile within you... Good luck with the lymph clearance and try not to worry, like Jane says, you are not alone xxx
Oh Pippa, if only people knew how much we DON'T need the sad faces and pity looks. They are the worst thing.... bring you crashing down even if you're feeling okay. I know they mean to be kind but we are still just the same person, not a walking disease.
Try not to worry about the lymph node thing..........whatever the results, you will not be alone and the post Christmas thread is going to very busy with loads and loads of support.
we'll all get the treatment we need to zap everything and then we'll be fine.
I think you have had similar to me but the difference is I am having chemo first then lymph node removal.
I had WLE in November with SNB. Mine was grade 2 ductal invasive.
They found a tiny trace in the one node they removed so recommended chemo.
I have recovered well from the Nov surgery.
Chemo starts Jan 2nd for 4 months.
once recovered then having lymph node surgery - axilliary clearance.
I am going to try cold cap as its been offered.
I have to be positive.
Making the most of my time at home. Done most of my Xmas shop online.
I was at home to receive it.
I try to get out and about daily even if its just for short time.
Try to keep busy, cook, read, eat.
Looking forward to the Spring.
Good luck with you op.
The time will pass quicker over Xmas.I am sure your 8 year old will keep you busy.