Had my first session today (20 minutes late). Lasted for 35 minutes which I was surprised about, had several xrays taken and then the radiotherapy. The machine gets really close which I didn't anticipate! It was ok though. From leaving home to arriving back was almost 3 hours. I have been tired ever since the operations so nothing new there. Hardly slept a wink last night so that didn't help. Hope everyone has survived the day x
Hi Kim and all
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They seem to still be messing about with website,the layout and log on has changed this afternoon.Try logging off and logging back on again.It also seems to differ re promlems depending on what you are using to log on eg i phone,tablet etc.Hopefully all with be running more smoothly soon.
I had trouble signing in over the weekend as well. I just burst into tears when I couldn't post anything. Funny how something like posting on this site can have such a huge effect on us. Where as if we were OK we probably wouldn't take any notice of it at all. My emotions are all over the place at the moment. Oh well tomorrow's another day. Joyce X
Hi Jill1998 thank goodness someone else is going through the same as me. It seems I'm in for another day of it. As long as the husband does't ask what's the matter or are you OK (stupid man of course I'm not OK). I'm gonna try and not explode. Think I'll go and potter in the garden and take it out on the plants. Should be safe out there. Have a good day. Joyce X
Morning ladies its took me forever to get back on here since the site has changed uve missed catching up woth you all nice to be back and see how your all doing x
Well nearly the end of my first day of the weekend off and what a day it's been. Think I'll cancel it and start again. Started off great and I've gone down hill fast, husband can't do anything right, I'm on a very short fuse so came to bed about 7:30 out of the way as I was about to explode. Got the sweats and now can't sleep. Oh joy. Rant over. Enjoy the rest of your weekend all. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. X Joyce
I am about 5 miles away at clayton le woods so not far at all though it can take ages if app is at rush hour. There was an old woman there from Barrow in furness bless her. I think it serves a huge area. Been nice to have a day off today 🙂 x
Oh that's awful.. wonder why you were left waiting so long? Like it's not bad enough, you just want to be in and out dont you!
Hope that's the last time you are left waiting x
I am at Preston too! had my 6th rad today.. I have to say they have been great! no delay's etc. Free parking and free drinks is a nice touch. I do get tired, it's draining but not sure that's the rads or the whole drama of having BC catching up with me. I can't believe how busy the place is! 8 machines and 50+ people a day on each one.. this damn C is of epidemic proportions! It's an eye opener for sure x
Gosh you all seem to be going through it in your neck of the woods, I've been very lucky compared to you all up till now I've been seen on time. 3down another 12 to go. My boob is starting to get a little sore and my shoulder is aching, I'm very weepy and tired (which could be down to me not sleeping very well). Doctor has given me another note he doesn't want me going back to work until I've finished treatment. Have a good weekend all. X
Note to oneself after reading what you said Jill I will take a spare bra incase they do the same to me . my boobs do not look a pretty site with out support . Hope it was not a new bra they put the holes in . I'd of been raving to , but I must admit I did see the funny side of it I bet u was horrified when they said they had to keep your bra x
Don't get free cups of tea at my hospital! Mind you they are really good at keeping to time, so far I haven't had to wait long at all and they usually call me through earlier than my appointment time - wouldn't have time for a cuppa! I was advised to make sure I drink plenty and eat well to help with the tiredness. We have to remember that are bodies need time to repair the damage done by the radiation!
Bad luck having to wait so long...I can't believe they lost your notes, that hardly inspires confidence. 2 and a half hours is ridiculous, no wonder you are seriously annoyed. Don't let it put you off though as I'm sure your next appointment will go smoothly. You were just unlucky.
Sharnie I also finish on 19th August though I'm only having 15 sessions so only had 3 so far. Interesting that you say the tiredness kicks in after 10. I am trying to get stuff done now in the expectation that I'll be flaked out in a week or so. I've been religiously applying cream twice a day and doing arm exercises so my arm does not stiffen up with the rads. I had cording after surgery and have been seeing the physio who gave me a rope pulley to exercise with at home so I'm using that.
You have done well working part time but I would give up if it gets too much.
Hi ladies can I join this thread as am part way through my rads - I finish mine on 19th August. I am having 15 sessions followed by 8 boosters. I am struggling with tiredness now - felt awful yesterday, had to go to bed after work. I'm working part time at the moment. I'm having my appointments in the mornings and find the tiredness kicks in middle of the afternoon. Boob is a little tender and slightly pink but ok. Session number 10 tomorrow so almost halfway - it does go surprisingly quickly. Wishing you all well with your zapping and have a lovely weekend x