12 down, 13 to go. Had to wait an hour and a half for my appointment today
I am supposed to go back to work on the 1st but my treatment doesn't finish until the 7th and all my appointments are in the middle of the day (at various times). I could really do with a few days after the treatment ends to recover from it all. I am anxious about asking for any time off as I have already had 2 weeks off after the second op. Is it better to ask to be signed off? I have a review meeting next Wednesday but only with the Snr. Radiologist, not sure he would be able to help.
Good luck Maggie! I don't go til lunchtime today - messed the day up a bit but only two more left now 😃 Had a rubbish night again, Nytol and hot chocolate didn't help. I tried out a sleep app last night which monitors your movements and how well you sleep - quite interesting, not sure how accurate it is though! Have a good day fellow zappers, it's miserable here - been raining all night and hasn't stopped yet!
Hi Maggie, good luck today. I'm sure you will find it much better than you anticipated. I'm 21 down, 4 to go and the tiredness didn't hit me until 14 sessions in. The first couple of weeks I was bursting with energy. This was the easiest bit for me, possibly because the stress had lifted post surgery, knowing I had clear margins, knowing I didn't have another op in the immediate future. The staff at Leicester Royal have been really lovely. I will quite miss them. Good luck xx enjoy party xx
Hi Maggie. Good luck for your first rads today - you'll be fine. I've had 4 sessions so far and haven't had any problems. Have a lovely time at your Grandson's party xx
Morning to all, hope all your days are good ones. I am just waiting,waiting, to get going for my first Rads today.
I have been up since 5.20am my stomach is churning, I have had breakfast but feel a bit sickly, its just like when I was waiting for the results and appointments to come, just want to get on with it, but theres no turning back now then
My appointment is 11.30 and then when I get back I am off to my Grandsons Birthday party (2) at 2.30pm. I am sure Rads wont effect me on first one??? will let you know how I got on. take care all Maggie XX
I think people just deal with things in different ways. My husband does have a tendency to minimise things when they get a bit heavy, or just assume everything will be okay. That's his way. It drives me nuts because it feels insensitive. However my way drives him nuts too. My jokes on the way to his endoscopic bowel examination really upset him. I was just trying to lighten the mood!
Or loan him out at least...........my rads session took ages today because one of the machines had broken down. Left home at 11 am and got home at 4pm completely ruined the day. Not as bad as spending it at care homes tho'. Sorry you've had to do that whilst trying to steel yourself for rads.
That's the spirit! My BC nurse said that it will recover but unfortunately not to its former glory. I guess you can't have everything! Have a well deserved celebration. X
Well nap didn't happen! My cat decided to go to sleep underneath me and my son came and sat on the bed playing games on his I pad! Oh well probably for the best - might help me sleep tonight. Jill hope you have a nicer day tomorrow! Sheena hope you get on ok Thursday. Fingers crossed it's nothing untoward. I have been getting pains in boob for the last few days but they don't seem concerned just told me to take painkillers! Now going to watch the rest of a movie I started on Saturday night. Hope I can keep awake for the ending! Still getting hot flushes so Tamoxifen still having effects!
Thanks for all the support ladies, means a lot x
Marcella, bloody fantastic, well done and a bit of a celebration for you tonight if you can stay awake, love real housewives, makes me feel normal lol x
Sharnie, nearly done!,,
I've got my appointment for ultra sound before rads om Thursday morning to check out the lump on my collar bone, fingers crossed it's nothing sinister
Just as long as you are still able to get the groceries and cook the meals it seems that all is well in a mans world ( apologies to those of you with more emotionally well developed partners) . My second week and I want to moan today................
Jill - I couldn't agree more! I wrote a week ago that my husband got a shock when he came to the first rad session with me last Tuesday and he acknowledged that having daily radiotheraphy was " a big thing" but he's pretty much back to the "what's all the fuss about?" Attitude this week. Like you I don't want to talk about cancer all the time but I wouldn't mind a bit of concern - so far, I'm not having much in the way of physical side effects but every day I wake up and think "s**t " how did I get here? Each time I lie under the giant machine and watch the green laser cut through my left breast I think about my shrinking bap and worry that it is a) working and b) not hurting any of my other vitals! Can you get someone to give him a wake up call? My daughter dies her best but basically he is just not facing up to reality. Are your side effects from the letrozole improving?
Hi Sheena, just noticed your post 're: side effects of of radiotherapy. Sorry to hear you're having a tough time. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and sending you my very best wishes along with birthday wishes for your son. Take care x
Sorry you are suffering Sheena. Hope you feel well enough for your son's birthday meal tomorrow. How far through rads are you? Did you start to get SEs straight away? Xx
Marcella, lucky you last rads, I am looking forward to that day. Sounds like there are a good few men are going to be fired into your machine. It made me laugh so much x Thanks x
Jill make sure you do some nice things too - I know how depressing looking at care homes is - my nan was in one and I went round with my mum to look at them. I will send Poldark over on his horse to whisk you away for lunch!
Timing is not good, I had my daughter taking her GCSEs when I was diagnosed and she was stressed over that and me telling her I had bc didn't help. She gets her results this week so fingers crossed she gets what she needs to go to sixth form.
Last week of rads - hooray! Roll on Wednesday! Really must start organising my packing for holiday - just can't get in the right frame of mind - hopefully after last session I will. Aching a bit from my bike ride yesterday but need to try and keep up the exercise - beach body ready ha,ha! Have a good day all x
Ah Ladies I will have to lend you my hubby! 😉 he's a gem! We don't talk about it all the time but hes brilliant when we do, he is just so happy to see me back to normal and will openly admit this has all shaken him to the core, it's the only time apart from our boys being born he's cried, he's not a wimp by any means he's a burly builder and my absolute rock! And of course now after all ive been through he can't deny me a thing so it has its advantages!!!!! 😜😜