Hi Paprika, I have had my hair cut short ready for losing it, I also have my wig which was ordered in a similar colour to my own and then thinned out and cut to my style. It's not too bad actually but am leaving it as long as possible before I wear it because I think it will be warm to wear. I've been so reassured by everyone on this forum as I was very nervous pre treatment last Thursday, it's just nice to know we are not alone with going through this. Now the first treatment is over I feel better I think it's fear of the Unknown and I'm sure you will too. Good luck for Tuesday, let us know how it goes, take care xxxxx
Hi Bottyboo, glad everything went well for you. Are you by any chance having treatment at The Christie only you are the first person I've seen that seems to be on same regime as me. I haven't been nauseous only had heartburn but gaviscon seems to work. Hope you get a good nights rest xxxx
Hi Bottyboo, glad everything went well, are you by any chance having your treatment at The Christie only you are the first person who seems to be on exactly the same regime as me. I have had no nausea, just heartburn but gaviscon seems to work with that. Hope you get a good nights rest xxxx
As I've been so ill I haven't been able to read or post so haven't kept up with who is where but noticed a few new names, Tanyette, Chelsea and Paprika, a warm weclome to May starters 😊
Well done Bottyboo, you did it!!
And Tina your story made me smile too 😊 Honesty is always the best policy, I'm sure they'll understand!
Cheesy chips and wine Sue, my goodness! I wouldn't get away with that combination at the best of times!
Hope you all continue to do so well.
Hi, you very brave girls!!!
Sue, its so great to hear you got the treatment and have no side effects...fantastic...hope the next days/weeks will be the same easy peasy xxx
Hi Chelsa...all the best for you xxx
Hi Tina....H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y (belated)xxx
Hi all to all xxx
Its good to hear your experience, I lost my fear, thanks. I have my first treatment on the 24th, at lunch time, in the morning I get a hair cut, I thought very very short all over apart the top a bit longer (a different hair style until I loose my hair)
By the way, apologize mistakes in writing, better in talking...english is my second language. x
Hi Sue I migh ask for lanzoprazole as heartburn is quite troublesome. Great that you can carry on working I think the more normality the better. My husband is off today and wouldn't even let me go to town with him! Says I need the rest!! But haven't stopped since he left got all my jobs done which he won't let me do!! With your temp being lower maybe chemo does lower no concerns anyway as long as we feel ok! I don't know how I will do with injection tonight but hopefully ok have to get my husband to do it if not! I have got he burping problem every I eat or drink at the moment! Anyway Sue keep posting speak soon xxxx
Sue, the injections really don't hurt and are so quick it's point and press, maybe get your practice nurse to go through with you it will save so much faffing around? Xxx
Hi Chelsea, I had a similar feeling to you last night! Very little sleep but hoping to grab a sleep today. Have took morning dose of steroids so waiting if they have same effect! Welcome to the forum, it has been a great help to me to talk to other people going through the same experience and sharing tips, hope it is for you too xxx
Hi Tina, hope you are feeling better today sounds like you have had a rough few days. Happy belated birthday, hope your day wasn't too bad and glad you weren't admitted. Speak soon xxx
Good luck Bottyboo, i was given injection to give myself from tonight which is 24hrs after first chemo I finished at five yesterday then I have them for 7 days. I've been a lot better than I expected and hope you will be too.xxx
Hi Sue, great news that you have side effects at all! I've been a lot better than I expected. I had a lovely nurse who was so calm and reassuring that it made the experience so much easier! Felt like body was racing last night probably the steroids have just took the morning dose of them so waiting to see how it goes. Got heartburn duri g the night but have gaviscon at the ready if I need it but seems to have gone this morning. I took my temp last night and it was 35.5 so thought that was low but didn't feel unwell and as was told to ring hotline if it was below 36 and felt unwell. Anyway just think I must have a low baseline temp as its 35.6 this morning. Been given injections for 7 days have to have my first one at 5 tonight 24hrs after my first chemo, not injected myself before so will see how I go. Anyway Sue one down!! Onwards and upwards speak soon xxx
Hello all new to me this I'm Chelsa and I've just started chemo today so far I feel like I've been raving for two days with no rest lol X