It's the sneakiness of this disease that gets one, isn't it? The silent invisibilty of it all. Treatment, side effects, more treatment for side effects... Hang in there Rosie. I'll be hanging in there with you, protesting all the way!
Due to start on Anastrozole shortly. Slightly dreading it, having read a lot about side effects and stuff. Oncologist is also talking about putting me on a three year curse of zoledronic acid (think that is what it's called) to strengthen my bones. Seeing breast cancer specialist on Tuesday so hopefully this will all be firmed up then.
I am aiming to hit the ground running in January - surgery behind me and living in the moment!
Bug hugs sound fine Rosie!
I'm eating a little healthier now I feel a bit more normal, but I think the main thing is as long as I'm eating it doesn't matter too much what it is at the moment!
Sorry to hear you've had an infection Rosie, sounds really painful. Hope you didn't have to stay in hospital. Glad you're responding well to the antibiotics and hopefully it won't be long be you're feeling much better.
What bc treatment have you still got to have? Sorry to ask, but I can't remeember what everyone's having-poor memory due ot old age! xx
Stick with the 'eat what you fancy' approach Jencat - it's working for me! 😉
Healing well after the op but went down with a bladder and kidney infection last week and ended up back at the hospital on Thursday. In a word - ouch. Seems to be responding to antibiotics and I am starting to feel more normal, thank goodness. This op has definitely been harder than the lumpectomy, which I wasn't expecting at all, but I am learning to pace myself. Not my usual approach!
Bug hugs to all.
She was ok thanks CK, but moaned the injection hurt and then her arm ached! YD isn't good with needles though, that's why I went with her. I didn't feel my flu jab when I had it, but then perhaps it's cause I've had quite a few injections recently!
Yes, I'm eating well and tastebuds seem to be more or less ok now. Just a few little things not quite right-mints that I normally eat seem very hot now and likewise, Wethers Originals! xx
I had some muslei for breakfast today Rosie, so a bit healthier! The chemo nurse told me yesterday to eat what I fancy too, so I'm doing what I'm told! Lol xxx
A little of what you fancy etc. Jencat - my cake consumption has gone through the roof over the past week or so, but my appetite is all over the place, so I am eating what I fancy.
Of course, radiotherapy! Duh! I'll blame it on the fact that my brain was mush yesterday!
How much gap will you have from finishing chemo until you start RT Xena? xx
Thanks Xena x Not back to normal yet Been really tired today, didn't get up until after 4! I never usually stay in bed even when I'm poorly! How are you? Is it 2 more to go for you? xx
Thanks, Xena. Yes, it does seem never ending. Waiting now for another appointment with the oncologist.
Finally just the Pico dressing, no more packing in the wound. Next step - naked breast! Yay.
Rosietd, glad the stitches coming out has helped a little. I'm sure again this must feel like its never ending, but as you say, its all for a very good reason and you need to do whatever it takes too keep the cancer away.
I am having genetics done next month as I am young with tnbc, so I'm trying to mentally prep myself in case I have the brca1 gene. This would mean double MX and ovaries removed I believe. But, for me I have to do whatever it takes to be here for as long as I can for my children (6&4) Take care.
Hello lovely ladies - yes, stitches out which has definitely taken the edge off the soreness. Had a thorough talking-to from the nurse, telling me to take it very easy, have afternoon naps, etc. etc. Easier said than done when you live alone isn't it? She also stated the blindingly obvious, which is that I have had two lots of fairly major surgery in the space of 10 weeks, so my body has had a bit of a shock. But I am looking at this through the cancer lens - if all this treatment helps to keep Mr Cancer at bay, then that is a very good reason for doing it. Seems more manageable when you look at it that way.
I have had daily visits this week from friends with cake, so there is an upside! And I am still ticking over on work (laptop on lap) because my way of getting through all this is to keep working as much as I can.
Jencat - how are you?
I woke at 3.30 and wish I could have milk, cookies, and Maltesers. Sigh. Freaking diabetes, obesity, and breast cellulitis, mean nothing sweet allowed. Not to mention another round of antibiotics which mean no eating from 3am to 6am so I can take the tablets at 5am.
On a positive note, it looks as if the hole is getting smaller.
Sorry to hijack the post, CK and Rosie. I was surprised to see a post this early.
Sorry you're feeling so sore though Rosie, hopefully you'll feel better once you have the stitches removed. Sending you a hug xxx
Hi Rosie, not too bad thanks, managed to go out with ED for a couple of hours this afternoon and did some shopping! Feeling a bit tired now,so just had a dose! xxx
Have to admit I am really sore at the moment. This op is proving harder than the lumpectomy, due to where it is I guess. Stitches are coming out Thursday afternoon, so hopefully that will help.
In the meantime, I await the menopause any day now 😉
Hugs to all.
Thank you Helena x It was a long day at the hospital-over 8 hours, so tired (but not very sleepy yet!) and I feel a bit queasy, but otherwise ok xxx
Had my op on Saturday. Came home yesterday and am now attempting to take it easy at home. Have to admit this op has affected me day to day much more than the lumpectomy, probably due to the fact it is abdominal surgery.
Conscious I have been offline for a few days, so hoping you are all ok.
Jencat - I think chemo starts this week? - will be thinking of you.
Pre op assessment all done, so full steam ahead to op at end of this week. Extremely apprehensive, so I have planned a ridiculously busy work week, in an effort to distract myself.
Lovely ladies - I have been really busy over the past couple of weeks and have probably missed heaps of threads and comments - so I just wanted to send hugs to all as you work your way through your various cancer journeys.
Apols in advance then if I am a tad elusive this week, but rest assured I will be keeping an eye on the forum.
Yes, it's horrible when you can't sleep properly pecan and are uncomfy.
My appetite is a bit up and down, but I am trying to eat healthier. My daughter is very much into healthy food and as she rightly said, it's one thing we can control when we can't with treatment plans.
Thanks for asking about me, I'm a bit up and down at the moment, not helped after my onc meeting last Wednesday when she presented me with statistics which weren't great and I hadn't asked for!
Sue W saw oncologist today and starts chemo in 3-4 weeks time xx
Thanks Jencat, I'm not feeling bad at all. Just limited by my wound, and unable to sleep properly as a result.
I have lost a stone in weight, and my blood sugar is under control, so I'm doing very well. I now have heaps more energy. Still in limbo, though, regarding treatment. I know WHAT they want, I just don't know WHEN.
How are you doing? I have lurked now and then, but not really caught up with how everyone is. How is SueW Doing, too?