Woohoo just back fro hull 15/15 done I think the radiographer thought I was barmy I burst in to tears I felt so emotional she was so sweet though she said many many ladies getting near the end of treatment feels the same so chemo tick radio tick herceptin until January but that's only every 3weeks onwards and upwards now love Judi xxx
Thanks Cheryl, hope your Mum is doing OK? Must be hard for both of you to have such massive traumas going on at the same time.
SueBee so sorry to hear about your beloved cat. I lost one of mine this time last year at 15 yrs old and was heartbroken but I still have his brother Dollop to cuddle and adore.
Francine I hope you got some sleep last night and today is better for you. I've looked at all the horrible things you and everyone else are having to deal with and decided that I really have no right to be snivelling so have decided to get over myself and keep my snivels confined to wiping my snotty nose (3rd cold in 4 months, harumph!)
Hi Chief Sniveller, can I come to the extraordinary meeting too please as I could do with a good weep?
- I have a severe case of manflu, runny nose and all
- monthly hormonal blues have set in
- my radiated boob is shedding skin and my armpit now has little blisters which are sore
- I went on a training course this morning and HATED it. Course itself was good but I absolutely loathed one of the attendees and it spoiled the course for me
- having just looked at my finances, it seems I'm going to have to find myself a job rather more quickly than I had planned. Which is a problem as I don't feel nearly well enough to jobhunt yet 😞
But (and just call me Pollyanna here :)) at least I'm not in hospital or suffering any serious physical distress and have no friends called Cathy Catheter or Simon Syringe. Poor you, hope you feel better soon
Francine so sorry to hear you have been so ill. Hope you start to feel better very soon. OH sounds like a good support to you. They really are amazing wouldn't have coped without mine.
Nebsminty, Sparkle, Eileen, Judi and Sunflower glad all going well for you. Hawkeye hope your wound is holding up.
Had 6/15 last night. Swelling hasn't got any worse which is good. So far I have either been in on time or gone in early which is a bonus.
Next session is this evening and then can enjoy the weekend. Hope the weather stays good for us all. The sunshine makes such a difference.
4/20 completed. Moisturing with the aqueous cream the hospital gave me. So far so good.
Hi ladies 14/15 it has gone quicker than anticipated apart from feeling tired I'm ok feel achy today but I had my herceptin yesterday and I always feel under the weather for a few days after that but another lovely sunny day in Scarborough so will be a pleasant ride to hull love judi xx
welcome Lorraine hope you are finding the forum helpful. You know you are not alone when you come on here.
The oncologist isn't concerned about the swelling from a side effect point of view but there was concern that my breast would be changing shape etc with the swelling so obviously there could be a problem with me getting correct coverage. The radiographers had checked with planning and all ok so good news.
6/15 this evening so almost at the halfway mark.
Well done Lorraine, I am sure the looks you were getting were not bad, hold your head high, and just remind yourself how special you are. The ladies on here are phenomenal and the help and advice is fantastic. Let us know how you getting on and sending millions of hugs xxxxxxx
4/15 done. Radiographer has got to discuss with my oncologist about the amount of swelling I have. My measurements have changed already. Is anyone else suffering from swelling?
Nebsminty I can agree with you it is weird laying there whilst they take measurements and draw on you!
Can't believe after today I will be a third of the way through treatment.
Hope everyone is ok
I'm a left-sider too but I asked the radiotherapy planners to show me my scans/plans and they explained that some of it comes down to individual anatomy - luckily my heart is small and quite central so wasn't hard to avoid and no breath holding required.
I'm left side and wle was for deep against my chest wall but no-one mentioned holding my breath.
Maybe I'll phone and ask... or wait till 1st session next Wednesday.
Hope you get started soon, every bit of this seems to involve waiting.
Broken machine now repaired and I finally had my first session today, after it was meant to start last Thursday. It was a bit weird. I thought they were just taking more x-rays but when they came back in they said that was it done. They didn't actually say "You're treatment is away to start". I was in for longer today as they had to reposition some of the stickers which had moved (due to me getting sweaty while walking).
I have been given a gown to wear during treatment so only one boob exposed while lying on slab. I have to get changed into gown before going into treatment room. Happier now that treatment has started.
E-mail argument... do you ever feel the urge to add something about not having time for this... I've a radiotherapy appointment to go to??
First time round I really felt like I needed to play that 'joker' or 'trump card's when ever someone was being the jobs worth or not providing reasonable levels of service.
So far this time I've not felt like that... maybe I've matured, mellowed, got more worldly wise in all those years 😉
I'm offically April showers.
I had my planning today. The planning ladies seemed to appreciate my sense of humour but maybe they have heard it all before and were just being polite??
Anyone else asked if the nurse had been to art college before she started drawing on you?
And I got new tattoos. They didn't seem to like the ones from years ago so with those 2, 3 new ones and my 'real' one I've now got 6.. Rock chick.. that's me.
Reasonably regular times. 12 sessions at 4pm, 1 a little earlier and 2 after 5pm. Oh the joys of the traffic.. I can't wait.
thanks for the tip. Will be taking a bottle of water with me tomorrow. I have been putting cream on for the last 4 weeks so will see how it goes.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Blimey Katie, I think that comment might need to go on the 'things not to say to a cancer patient' thread! Hope you referred him/her to the local charm school for a few lessons in tact & diplomacy!