Hi all, glad to hear that you're all doing okish! I've hd 3 lots of Taxotere and Cyclophosphamide and I've definitily felt alot more tired and low this time. Its day 11 for me now and I really hope that my energy levels start to increase soon. I shaved my head completely afyer my last treatment and wierdly my hair has strated ti grow back already! So I now have a very short and uneven covering of stubble. I really didn't expect that. I've also got my wig out but haven't worn it yet.
Helly, I hope Tax is kind to you and you cope well with the side effects.
Awh, glad your doing ok, must say I find the fatigue increases with each cycle (but that maybe just me), 3rd knocked me for 6! Due to start taxotere next week so bricking it a bit! I think the wigs are fab mine looks better than my own hair lol, take care c
Woo hoo loolyboo, hope Mr T is kind to you :).
Lou, glad you had an uneventful time, I had to take the other anti sickness tabs as well as the emend but found the emend fabulous, only thing I would say is it really made going to the loo far more challenging than the first cycle (which was bad enough! ) !!!!! X
Lou, good luck for today :). This round seems to have floored me a bit not sure if it's cos it's the halfway mark but seem to be picking up a bit x
Hi Jane and welcome :). I had 3rd fec last Wednesday and seem to have taken longer to get over this one but everyone is different, start docetal next. Good luck for your next treatment xxx
Hi Jane i have only had the one round of FEC but due round 2 on Wednesday then a final FEC before i start on the T with Herceptin because I am HER 2 positive. I didnt find round 1 too bad i was tired and headachy but mangeable and i did work from home. Lets see what the remainder of sesssion 2 brings. I did get one sygrine of E last week before the issue with the cannula and having to have an antidote. All is well now thought so back on the chemo track. I suspect it is a culumative affect so the drugs are still in your system as your go through the next session and your body will get tired. Hope all goes well this week. Lou x
thanks Helly saw Consultant today and good to go for Chemo 2 part 2 on Wednesday. Have heart ultra sound first thing then over to Chemo Unit. Fingers crossed no hiccups this time. How are you doing. Lou x
I am joining this very late - having had two doses of chemotherapy already and due the third one this week.
Does anyone know - will each one feel worse? I thought the first was bad but the second hit me much harder.
I am on Docetaxel, Carboplatin and also Herceptin injections.
Don't know whether it's cumulative Sarah, but I had a crap night, normally have late morning session so steroids before 12 didn't get them till 3.30 so awake most of the night, feeling nauseous which was awful but God knows what it would have been like without the emend.
Hope everyone feels a bit more improved today.
Anyway big milestone reached and onto docetal next time xxc
Oh lou, how awful. I can't remember if it's fec t your having but it us so much easier with a picc. I had 1st fec through cannula and have got a damaged vein from that which is so painful , something to consider? Hope you get back on track soon xx
Lou, hope you doing ok? I can't believe it's nearly time for another treatment cycle, the weeks do seem to go quick. Take care xxx
Happy belated birthday loolyboo sounds a fab day. The filigrastrim seems to give me aching shoulders but not had restless legs (yet!) X