I too had a headache like the one you describe. When I called my chemo/oncology 24 hour helpline they asked me to come in to the hospital as it could be a sign of infection.
Take care, Isabelle xx
sorry to hear you have had a stinking headache. Did you manage to get to CT scan? Hope they didn't keep you waiting too long. I have a few bone aches this eve following injection yesterday. just thinking about taking some pain killers but body not copying with all the drugs and thus taking movicol for constipation. just tried natural liquorice too!! Cal😎
hope all goes well with you. Your question with T...I don't know more about that. x
thank you for the long list of suggestions, that helps. Some of them I have read before, I have been to the dentist, but the antibacterial mouthwash, ginger biscuits are on my shopping list.
I had a look at your fotos, you look great, your wig looks very natural.
I have Invasive lobular breast cancer and had my surgery mid April.
Have a good day x
Thats good to hear it's not too bad, I hope the next days will be fine for you
Thursday, thats not far, I will think of you and send some positive powerful thoughts.
Why you have to drink 2 litres of water...every day? well maybe its manageable...its summer.
I started my preparations, got a wig, but not sure if I wear it, looks funny... maybe Beanies are fine too. What else I have to think about?
Good luck x
Welcome. I am on TAC rather than FEC but it looks like all of us who started are doing more than ok. I can only say 2 days were bad, and that was due to feeling exhausted only. You will find some ideas is you look through the thread x
I am new here, starting my 6 x FEC on may 24th, I am a bit nervous but ready to go...would be great to be a part of the chemo buddy group 🙂
Hi Rosie, cheese and biscuits sounds like a good idea not too heavy. It's good to hear that any possible side effects don't usually kick in straight away. I'm sure you are right and once I've got the first one over my anxiety should ease, hope so anyway! I will definitely be drinking the water. Thanks for replying xx
Hi Tina, just a quick question what did you eat prior to first chemotherapy. I'm at the hospital for 10.30 for bloods then oncologist for consent at 11.20 but my actual treatment is 2pm. I'm going to drink the 2 litres as advised by the others but as hoping not to be sick I wondered what to have beforehand xx
Hi Lynnn, just wondered how today went. Hope it wasn't too bad for you, was thinking about you and Cal today. Xx
Hi Cal, glad you have the first one over and are ok. Keep us posted I just want Thursday to come now to get started but like you I will be surprised if I don't have a moment! Hope you get a good nights rest xx
Hi everyone home from treatment. Hospital team were brill, very supportive and understanding when i had a moment ( tissues at the ready). sorry about previous post!! Feel ok have a fuzzy head (is that what people describe as a hangover?) never had one of those! Trying to drink lots, including 'ginger' tea. How is everyone else? Isabelle how are you following your exciting day yesterday? Nurse today spend ke about painting nails but more importantly keeping ng the cuticles moisturised. varnish needs to be water based ( whatever that means, another new concept to me!) Thanks for all messages. 😎Cal
Hi Cal, just wondered how it went today? I think you have posted but it's only showing a part sentence. I will check other threads to see if you are on them. Hope you are ok xx
thank you 😎 I have to say that having this forum and advice, support and wise words is really really helpful.
Im having fec x 3 then fect x 3 too.
Agree...its the unknown, i had a 2 hour wait for my 1st too which didn't help nerves. Its surreal walking into the room and being shown to your seat but the atmosphere was strangely upbeat and really friendly which certainly helped. Theres no discomfort during the actual process, the canula didnt hurt either. And youre constantly checked on and reassured....you will be out quickly too seeing as no cap. Then go home and listen to your body and take all meds given. Xxx
Yes Fec-T like you I think. Have decided not to cold cap. I think it is the unknown side effects that are causing me to be worried. 😎 Cal
Thanks for update Tina - Pleased too hear things seem to be going ok - I have stocked up on 'ginger' products today and also a few things from pharmacy. Have put some very expensive nail stregthener on and will paint them blcack in the morning. First treatment tomorrow so feeling apprehensive to say the least but your message has given me a boost! 😎 Cal
Well my pretty ponio only went and won her class! It was only an in-hand but I was so proud of her and it gave me confidence that we can continue doing the stuff we love despite what we are going through 🙂 Can't lie - am feeling it now but we had a lovely day.
Am so thankful to have found this forum - the tips and other peoples stories make it invaluable at a scary time.....xxx
Hi Lynn - welcome - like you I start treatment tomorrow ! I think I have all the practicalities sorted and trying to drink at leat 2L of water today (another tip given to us!). I am having FEC-T and dreading it but it has to be done. Just thinking this time tomorrow session 1 will be done. Had a lovely roast at lunchtime and just debating what to have in the morning before treatment, maybe best to just have a light breaky. I will let you know how things go. 😎 Cal
Pleased to hear it's not too bad! Popcorn? I think it's just you!!! Enjoy your day x