Morning all, yet another early morning! I can't seem to sleep past 5 am have to get up. 5 days after my second chemo sore mouth , throte and so tired. I was very weepy yesterday need cheering up ladies. I know I don't come on here much but like reading your threads. I keep asking myself is all this chemo worth it. I want to feel normal again. Not this old tired wreak I seem to have turned into. 😢😢😢😢😢
Well here I go again......off to hospital for bloods and see consultant the 3rd FEC tomorrow, and Jan we'll be half way through😄👍.
I have found this one has made me more tired but every afternoon I have a sleep for an hour after lunch then ok for the rest of the day. I have cold capped twice and although hair thinned by about 50%, I still have eyebrows and eyelashes. I wear a hair band which looks ok. I am defiantly going to persevere as my stepson gets married in October so want to try and have a decent hairstyle for then.
Jan, so glad you had a lovely break, bet you feel better for it and good luck for tomorrow. Hopefully they'll give you something for your eyes.
Wow, we are busy on here..it's frightening the amount of us that are having treatment for bc, is it because we can get early diagnosis nowadays or is it on the rise.
Thinking of you all and hope you can enjoy the sunshine, anyone else get hay fever? I was sneezing away yesterday but can't face taking anymore tablets.......👎🏻
Big Hugs to you all. Carol XXXX 💐
I think it all depends on your veins. Although mine look good they seem to have quite a lot of valves in them and are quite fragile (I bruise quite easily as confirmed by the large bruise from blood taking yesterday). At least having a PIC line will mean they can take blood through that too.
Second FEC done! Hopefully the SE will be no worse this time. My consultant assured me that the only thing that gets worse is the tiredness so I can cope with that. Had a bit of trouble with my veins today so they have suggested a PIC line would be a good idea, just waiting for an appointment. Anyone else have a PIC line? Had some very good news while they were fiddling about with my cannula (our son passed the last part of his exam to become a surgeon!) that definitely took my mind off what they were doing! He wants to specialise in hips and knees so not much use to me now but who knows what they future holds? Going to try a little Champagne to toast him this evening (in between water+++) and hope it goes down ok. Luckily I didn't feel rubbish until Sunday last time.
Have as good a weekend as possible. Hugs to all xxx
Hi ladies, had my second dose yesterday must say i don't feel quite as bad as the first one. i am tired and feel a bit dizzy but i do think its the steroids.
my daughter is giving me the 5 day course of injections even though she has a needle phobia. i have another one at the end of march.
As for my hair not much left, i got so fed up with the bits coming out i now use a sticky roller i just run it over my hair and collect the hair thats loose. works well. lol lol
Hope you ladies who had there second dose are ok.
I am 'cold capping' and you can tell if it's not fitting right as you'll notice parts of your head which aren't cold as others. You can pull it down yourself when you are wearing it and/or tell the nurses and they'll also adjust it for you. You'll get the idea when you go for the fitting.
Hi Everyone, computer issues over the last few days (don't you just hate technology when its not working properly) so haven't been able to get on-line 😞 hope you are all as well as you can be and that the side effects have been few
Re: headwear, I went for a couple of these:
They are very soft and lightweight and you can double them up to make a nice snug hat in various configurations. Take a look at the 'how to wear' demo - they really are very soft. I got one slim fit one and one 'original fit' one which is just slightly bigger for conveniance.
They are also really comfy and you can still use them once your treatment is over!