I think the salted water was to be used as a mouthwash before the sore. She said 3 spoonful of salt to a cup of water I think but will check when I go back on 3rd feb. For sores she says to make a paste with bicarbonate of soda and a putting it on a couple of times and the sore should go away. She said that people who had the sore mouth before she saw them came back and told her how much better their mouthes were after they tried her old fashiohed remidies.
Glad you are not feeling so sick now. Thats what I am dreading for my next set of chemo
Love Jacquelyn xx
hi Bella the new tablets for nausea are working and I`ve had a full day of not feeling sick.slept for 7 hours last night the longest since chemo a week ago.just need to get my mouth better I really miss my hot cups of tea hugs Sandra
pixxy do you mean before the soreness starts?and how much salt to water?it perhaps help me on the second fec on 4th feb thanks hugs Sandra
You get great advice and ideas on this site. I mainly just read the pamphlets the hospital gave me and when I went to get y first set of fec the nurse said I sounded as if I waswell clued up. I used the idea of sucking ice poles during chemo from this site and so far I haven't lost my taste yay. Good luck for you first set of chemo. Love Jacquelyn xx
Good luck with your first Chemo. My second one on the 3rd of feb. My daughter is 9 years old. Theone blessing is that the cancer isn't hereditory so your girls will fine. I am sure your bone results will come back fine aswell and that will be another weight off your mind. Love Jacquelyn xx
My cancer nurse swears by salt water to help keep you mouth healthy xx
Hey judi, ive got an AC regime, 4 cycles then packlitaxol weekly for 12, alongside the start of herceptin..which goes for a year! They want bone/ct/heart scans. Bone to check it really isnt out there already. Eek, despite clear nodes. That was disturbing to say the least.
Anyway should start round the 5th feb i think... got a tree load of info, my fast pass for a&e, 2 pages of scripts.
Off to buy a decent thermometer today, dont think our geriatric one is up to this challenge 😉
Got a hideous over the top text from my mother saying she hoped I never had to watch my daughters go through this. ?..like I didnt have enough nightmares galloping round in my head at 2am. Made me dry retch, my girls are 10 and 11. My cancer isnt genetic, its just bad luck my surgeon said, so didnt need her crazy in my brain.
Anyway lovely, lets get cracking I say. Xx
Love to you all
can anyone tell me were you get cocconut oil from I`ll try anything to get my mouth better hugs Sandra
Hi Sandie lovely to hear from you going for muga scan tomorrow hope the tickers ok if so will be able to crack on with the chemo im having 4 cycles apparently the T/C regime so should be finished end April fingers crossed speak soon Love Judi xxxxx
hi bella still no better today with nausea so rang chemo nurse and she has changed my tablets to cyclizine just taken the first one and I`m keeping my fingers crossed.mouth still sore but the mouthwash does seem to numb it for a time hugs Sandra
Hope everyone is coping with the sa of the chemo. I was wondering if anyone has had any rashes due to the chemo. I have a heat rash across both of my breasts that are itchy and stingy when you scratch them (yes I know I shouldn't scratch lol) I just keep telling myself that it means that where the chemo is working at the moment.
Hope everyone has had a good restful weekend
Hugs and Kisses
Hi San 1952
My nurse has told me to use salted water to wash my mouth out with instead of mouth wash and to use bicarbonate of soda to put on mouth ulscers. I am lucky so far my mouth has been ok except for the horrible taste in it. I sucked on ice poles while I was getting my chemo (a tip from this site) which is ment to work like the cold cap. I also still have my taste aswell at the moment but we will see Maybe just a fluke this time.
I never got off the couch until day 4 after chemo. I slept most of day 2 but was at A&E until 3am so that might have helped lol. I managed to tidy the kitchen and do the dishes today but felt light headed and queezy afterwards so have rested for the rest of the day
Hope you are feeling better soon
Love Jacquelyn xx
Thanks Bella 84. I have learned to make sure I take my anti sickness tablets in time this time and I will make sure I check with my nurse when exactly the meds they give me are going to run out then I will take them before them lol. My main problem is that I have a phobia to taking medicine. I can't take tablets at all and when I am taking liquid medication I have to work up to taking it.
My next set of Chemo is Feb 3rd so we are not very far apart. I am feeling ok at the moment. I managed to tidy the kitchen and do the dishes today but after that I felt quite light headed and queezy so have rested the rest of the day. Hope you do as good for your next set of Chemo
Hi Ladies i would love anyones advice i am due to start chemo in a couple of weeks time but the regime i have been put on with being Her2 pos is Taxotere and cyclophosphamide i wondered if anyone else has had this and how they felt i have really wound myself up by reading all sorts of things which i know i shouldnt this forum has bee invaluable to me so should have come on here first Thanks Judi
hi bella today not so good still feeling nauseous and my mouth now sore.I`m using the mouthwash ,taking the maxalon and drinking gallons of water.manage to take our dog for her walk this morning but now think I`ll just lay on couch and watch some dvds it`s now my third day after chemo hugs to all Sandra
Hi Jane. I would love to join the fb page. My email address is************** Hope to hear from you soon. Jacquelyn xx
Hi Bella. I started my chemo on Tues 13th. I am on fec for the first 3. I was sent home with anti sickness meds and the steroids. I ended back in a&e by 11pm because I didn't take my anti sickness drugs quick enough (silly me) so I had been sick 5 times in 5 hours. Since then I have been fine. The only thing I seem to have is the acid reflux and the horrible taste in my mouth. I have just read to take naps during the day sitting up and not to lie down after eating so I am going to try these as I hate taking any meds. Just think you only have 5 more to go. That is what I am concentrating on. I hope you get on OK during your treatment xx
hi bella one of the tips that has helped me is to drink pleanty of water.it is my second day after chemo and got 6 hours sleep last night which has helped me feel better.my mouth not very nice today feels yucky so using a mouth wash which helps.hope your day goes well hugs Sandra
hi emma I have had nausea since chemo but haven`t been sick I`m just taking all the tablets prescribed my worst problem has been headaches taking painkillers which help hugs Sandra
Welcome to the BCC Forum. I've attached a link to the thread which Emu11 mentions:
I think there are about 34 pages now but if you go to the first page you should find the list of "Top Tips". Hope this helps.
Very best wishes
emma I`ve got through the first night following chemo.felt nauseous last evening so took my ondansetron and that relieved it,slept until 3am as my stomach didn`t feel right I took meterclopropermide with fair result but haven`t slept anymore drinking loads of water which I feel helps hugs Sandra
well had my first chemo this afternoon and it wasn`t bad.they gave me steroids and anti sickness tab as my chemo went in and up to now no nausea.Told me that I won`t sleep well tonight due to late steroids.Had a bad headache but I think it was due to worry and it was very noisy in the chemo clinic.thanks for all your good wishes talk to you tomorrow hugs Sandra
Sheenar how did it go today?I`m having my first one this wednesday 14th.seroma to be drained at 2pm then physio to help my cording at 2.30pm then finally chemo at 3pm.got loads of water ,ginger biscuits and tins of pineapple if you find anything else helpfull please let me know.Hope you sleep well tonight hugs Sandra