Thank you Flower, Geraldine and Tina,
I had a much better night. I woke up for an hour which actually gave me a chance to keep my meds topped up. The steroids are causing a slightly bloated face but other than that I'm feeling ok 🙂
Thinking of you all,
love Isabelle x
I have no nausea at moment, but have been drinking pukka ginger and tumeric tea. Yummy and 50% ginger in it which is more than lots of other brands. X
Hi Tina, Yes it's FEC, I spoke to the hospital and they suggested next time I'll get something else if it doesn't get better with the meds I have, Isabelle xxx
Oh Isabelle, I hope you have a good nights sleep and feel a littel better tomorrow
Yes Tina, you're injected first with the radio active substance and return 3hrs later to have the photos taken. The photos take 20mins and it's all fine.
Today went well although a very long day. Had the line fitted first which was horrible and it's so uncomfortable around my neck & throat area. The cold cap was fine ... very cold to start but you very quickly get used to it.
I feel OK at the moment, just knackered.
Hope all goes OK for you. Be strong & determined and you'll be absolutely fine.
I was awake most of the night with aches, headache and nausea. They have continued today with vomiting too earlier. Hopefully I'm in for a better night tonight.
Love to you all, Isabelle
Hi, Geraldine im booked for 16th, why do we need them? How long does it take? You have to have it done and then go away and come back again later dont you? Its 4 days after chemo so i said ill have to let her know if im up to it! Hope you're ok Geraldine xx
I am still fine. Bit tired but nothing of note. Had a few minor heart palpitations with the anti sickness tablets, so just going to leave last one and try other type as per hospital. No nausea at all though. Gave myself neulasta injection earlier so wondering if will be ok with that. So far so good generally. X
I had an afternoon appointment and only got home a couple of hours ago. Early days but so far better than expected and pink pee to boot! We can do this!!!
Lots of love to you all,
Wow Tracey, what a relief for you. Well it is evening and still fine. Am tired but been awake since 5.30 am so just normal tired I think. Just vegging on the bed. Happy new puppy. That will keep your mind off it all quite well I think x
Hello I was in at 11.45 and out about 2.30pm. Have drank over the 2 litres but that is my normal drinking habit anyway. So far.....feel fine.....not a thing. Happy to have got started as better than worrying about it. I guess time will tell, but off to a good start. X
Hi, isabelle and flower
Been thinking of you today, hope it went ok for you both
Im off to look at wigs tomorrow, dyed my hair today and geg a trim wednesday (chemo eve).
Need to buy a thermometer still! ...been distracted by a new addition to our family, puppy called fraser! Nice to think about something else other than cancer! Hes gonna be my little companion.
Just nipping over from April 16 to wish to send hugs and wish everyone starting treatment good luck. I have 3rd fec next week and it is surprising how quick treatment seems to go when you start the waiting to start is awful.
Tina, In my unit fec is given via a pump so you can just unplug and go if needed, I also go on my own to the sessions my lovely sil takes/collects me as we live near my oncology centre and my hubby bless him has struggled with my diagnosis and it would be a bit much for him (he comes to the other important appointments where I need a second ear to listen).xxx
Thanks to all those who've wished those of us starting tomorrow well! Is it just Flower and me now?
Tina, I was also wondering if I'd be able to pee half way through, I've drank loads today!! My hubby is driving me to hospital but I don't think he will be allowed in the chemo room from what I remember ...
I had a lovely Chemo Eve, very relaxing!
All the best Flower and the rest of you later this week if I am not on here before you start. We can do this!
Love Isabelle xx
FLower, what a star you are, such a strong attitude and I salute you for it ! I am in awe of the bravery of people on this site. WIshing you and all other Monday starters the VERY VERY BEST XXX