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February 2016 starters

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Hi all
Hope it goes ok today for you Carol. Think we are both having second round tomorrow.
Well hair now gone so decided to take the wig for an outing 😃. Went surprisingly well. I went for a walk along the beach thinking if it stayed on in that wind I can wear it anywhere. It stayed on no problem but it looked like a poor rod Stuart imitation 😊.
Hoping you are all doing ok and SEs are not too bad

Sending hugs

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Sal I'm having FEC-T - 3 cycles of FEC and 3 of T. X

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Hiya ladies, popping in fron the Nov thread, pleased to see you are all coping X regarding the nails, I was told better to wear dark nail varnish on the Tax as it can make them discolour - something to do with the reaction to light. I've had 5 sessions and always worn dark and my nails have stayed the same colour, a little more brittle but still ok - touch wood xxxx 

 

take care all

 

lesley xx

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Hello Ladies,

 

What do you all think about the painting your nails dark?? I know that the nails can suffer after chemo ends but does the nail varnish trick really work?? And do you really need to paint your toenails too?? 

 

BBFN

 

Ali xx

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Thanks Kim
All good to hear and makes me feel a little more normal again Thankyou! Yes I think a number 2 will help as it feels kind of heavy what's left of it! I think your right and once I've got it done will feel easier and find with. I have packed a lot in and also going to cook food etc bdfore Friday. Are you having tac chemo?
It's really thiughtful when someone who's from last forum gives us an email and encouragement. Xxxx

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Hi Sal, I am about to go into week 3 from my secong dose of chemicals (Jan starter) and again I'm feeling completely normal, fit and well.  So I'll be spending this week going out and about and also filling the freezer with meals to get us through the following week when I will be floored again. It was this time after my first dose that I walke into a hairdressers and asked them to shave off my hair! She didn't, she scissored it to a number 3 equivalent.   I could pull it out quite easily! 3 weeks later and although I am pretty much bald, I still have hair which I can't easily pull out although I am expecting it to be gone completely in the next few weeks.  It amuses me as I wash it daily in the shower using as much shampoo as I always did!!!  I hasn't bothered me as much as I thought it would, but having to hoover it up off the bed everyday was beginning to be a pain!

Hope everyone else is doing well, and good luck to any of you having your first or next dose next week.

Take care, Kim xxx

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Hello everyone
Hope it goes ok Ali. I think the steroids are to help stop allergic reactions to the chemo is that right? Not 100 percent sure. Well I'm staying in a hotel this weekend a last treat before next week and MRI scan and Friday's chemo. Think a lot of you have second one earlier next week. My hair is falling out like crazy today and I'm afraid it going to get shaved off either tonight or early next week rather a shocker! I'm sure some blew off in the wind today! It's awful but there are a few laughter moments to be had! I find laughing through some of this is the best remedy!! Sue sounds like hard work shifting that furniture I'd ask your hubby for a hand at the mo.
I have sore puffy eyes today not sure if it's because of hair falling has anyone else had this? Can I also ask does everyone feel completely back to normal on third week or still a little tired and not up to par? I'm sat here with a big pile of hair on my knee and wondering which emotion to put to what!! I hope everyone is as ok as can be. My partners kids are the most amazing at making it all seem possible and make me smile. I wish we were all at same chemo place we could have a good gas!! Xxx sal

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Hello Ladies,

 

Thank you for the words of support. I know that the thinking about it is probably worse than actually doing it. I will be 'cold capping' which will add time to the treatment but I want to at least give it go. 

 

What are the steroids which they give you? Are they part of the anti sickness regime?

 

Ali xx

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Morning Ali
I am about to have my second round of EC on Tuesday. I can honestly say that the thought of it before was worse than the reality. The actual treatment took about an hour and I had a nurse with me administering the drugs. It was all painless, apart from the cannula but you don't need that so it might even be quicker for you. Are you going to cold cap?
I wasn't sick at all. Felt ok that day then developed the hangover the next day. Like Sue I found sleeping an issue but apparently that's the steroids. I also ate loads of carbs for the first few days. Try to take the anti sickness medication regularly to start with it really helps.
I know ladies on here will tell you to try to take it one step at a time sometimes that really helps. The way I am getting through it is to plan something I really want to do in my third week. So I have a trip to Amsterdam with my two daughters planned for this next cycle.
Sending hugs, keep talking to us Ali
Jan x

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Hi Ali, try not to worry. I haven't felt sick at all after taking all the anti sickness medicine. A bit 'hungover' but otherwise ok. I gave my own injection yesterday and it was fine, it didn't even hurt (no sense no feeling?) but you can always arrange for someone to come and it for you. Just try and 'go with it' it's a means to an end! Xxx

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Hi Ali-b don't be worried, I felt a bit sick for a couple of days but I am ok now. My problem is sleeping I was up this morning at 3-30 wide awake. As for the injections I can't do it my self so got a nurse to do it. I know exactly how you feel I was in the same place as you. I worked myself up for nothing. 

 

 

You our will be fine let me know how it goes. 

 

Love

sue x X 😍

 

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Hello Ladies,

Feeling all over the place this morning. Sick and scared about whats to come this week. I hope I am not physically sick with chemo. I also hope to be able to give myself the injections. Oh God how much to have to go through. I am struggling to see through it all at the moment.

Ali xx

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Hi I have had to house work today and move furniture.. The old man went out didn't come home until late then had to cook dinner. Not much time for relaxing in this house. X X X

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Hi all 😃

Had a good day today apart from the hair loss. Looks like my ED has been brushing her German shepherd in my lounge. 😞 I have come to terms with it but am a bit apprehensive about my OH reaction when he gets home on Monday. I had lost very little when he went.
I'm feeling apprehensive about my 2nd cycle on Tuesday to Carol but just work on it being one more off my list.
I am having EC too Ali. 6 cycles. Hope it goes well on Wednesday. I know what you mean about veins the nurse put a canular in which was very painful she offered to take it out and try a different one. Knowing I need to have it done 6 times I didn't want to try another and perhaps limit my choices later on.
Sue the hangover will go try to drink lots of water. Be careful not to over do it in the first few days. You really need to listen to your body and rest when you are tired.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend and doing at least one thing fun.
Sending hugs to you all
Jan. X

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Hi LelIie think this head thing is because of the steroids, my head was ok when I got up this morning took them and I was drunk lol. Felt tired to day though. Had to do house work and move some furniture. More then lightly pay for it tomorrow. I have got to have 12 of the bloody things. A whole year with an op in the middle. 

 

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Hello Girls!

 

Have been having an emotional day today but wanted to report on the PICC. Yesterday it was pigging awful, sore painful etc, it got me really really down. Today it has settled and I hope that's the worst of it. Not looking forward to having to have it covered for showers and flushed weekly as once again I am at the mercy of everything else out there but I know that my little veins often struggle with canulars and the pain sometimes when liquid is forced it has been unbearable in the past so PICC it is.

 

If all is good, first EC this Wednesday, feels unreal.

 

Ali xx

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Hi all, 

this is getting to be a busy thread !!! What amazes me is the amount of ladies that have the dreaded 'c', everyone knows somebody. My hair is coming out a bit today, I was knitting and noticed my hairs on the black wool !!!!! I cold capped and will do again on Tuesday in the hope that I can keep some of my hair. Getting a bit anxious for the 2nd cycle, I am going to drink loads of water on Monday in preparation. I hope you are all as OK as you can be. I have done a list of appointments and cross them off as I go along. 

Just off to tea at my sons, belated birthday celebration, 

Big Hugs to you all Xxxxx

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Hi girls, well not feeling to bad. Nurse has been round for my injections. The only thing I am finding is the tablets are making my stomach sore like heartburn. Done house work as the old man went out. Keep feeling hungry. I can't keep the water up as I keep on peeing me self 😜😜😜😜😜. Had a hour nap at 12 o'clock. Still got me funny head. 😳😳😳😳

My next chemo is in 3 weeks. 

 

Hope everyone one who is having there's this week gets on ok. 

Love Sue X X X 

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Morning All. Well, 1st FEC done yesterday. Feel surprisingly well (so far!). Gave my injection with no problems this morning. Decided not to go down the cold cap route so on the look out for places to order some nice turbans/ headscarves if anyone has any suggestions? Hoping that this 'hungover' feeling is not going to get worse but not holding my breath as its early days! Our son and his new girlfriend are coming round this evening which is something to look forward to.

hope you aren't feeling to bad Sue? We have started together so it will be good to hear how you are getting on. One down only 5 to go!

Have a good/ restful weekend xx

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Hi all x nice to read your mess daisy , I'm on my third day of 1st Fec-t feel very queasiness , and can't seem to get warm , I also have the head thing going x so all doable so far , I'm rubbish when I'm ill live on my own x and not good on my own when I'm ill but girlfriend stayed over nite just for reassurance x no need though x I just hope for me you and others it stays like this x fingers crossed but not expecting it x love and big big hugs to all xxx love Jill 

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Hi Em in for the long haul then! My Oncologist said that he is so glad he can give Herceptin to all who need it now as it is a big of a wonder drug.   It may take us a bit longer but it will be worth it in the end x 


Jan/Carol hope week three is treating you well and you are feeling rejuvinated, its just a shame it has to start all over again - Carol you are right - a real roller coaster, hope the hair situation hasn't got you down too much Jan, I know we are all expecting it but when it actually happens must be a shocker x

Sal I think you are right about the medals, I'm older than you (47) and experienced what I think was my first flush on Wednesday night - thought my head was going to pop was a good girl and took my temperature though - just in case lol x

 

Sue/Lellie rest and keep drinking the water for as long as you can, not sure if it has made any difference but I've been chugging down at least 3L per day - my side effects have been virtually unnoticeable, hope you both have the same x 

 

Ali - thats the needle bit done now, you wont have any hassle - much quicker than being cannula'd every time (I wasn't brave enough to do the PICC)

 

Mmey - haven't seen you pop up for a while, hope you've been doing ok.

 

Sorry if I've missed anyone - if I have - hope you are doing OK.

 

Not sure if you all have something similar but I've had a leaflet from my local Cancer Support Centre today, I can join for £10 and get some fabulous sounding complementary therapies to assist with relaxation etc - might take a look next week.  

In the meantime, hope you all have the best weekend you can.

Hugs, Sarah xx

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Hi ladies sorry can't remember your names lol had my 1st chemo yesterday got worked up so bad had to take Valium. But it was nothing like I imagined. They did have trouble finding the vine in my hand, they had my hand in and out of buckets of hot water. She found it in the end. Then off we go. Red liquid 4 of these. The something else. Oh yes before this 4 tablets. By now wanted a wee so goes for a wee and me wee is bright red now I panic told the nurse she said it was the red stuff they were putting in my veins what ninny lol lol.

today I am tired, do feel sick but it the feeling in my head that horrible. Oh yes got 5 injections to have over the next 5 days.

 

Now to any of you girls who are having this done please please don't worry there is not one on this earth worse then me. 

if I can do it you can to.

 

wishing you all good luck. And remember may the force be with you.😜

 

x X X X  

 

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Ali
I'm sure There turning us all into human tea bags
Xxxxxx !

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Ouch that PICC area is tender! Putting it in was OK though!!

Now both arms are impacted!!

Arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhh

Ali xx

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Morning sue and Jan
Aww sue never feel silly for getting worked up. Your just saying how you feel. I felt the same and I'm already working myself up for my next one on the 26th! It's all pretty unknown. as Jan said its like having a hangover without the booze ( damn). It's normal and feels pretty naff. I felt like that for around seven days but it does get better after that. I was a bit rubbish taking my anti sickness pills so take those three times s day. I hate been in bed too but when you need to sleep of if you feel exhausted you may need to just let go and go back to bed. I also found i got a need for some carby food so if you fancy it eat it.
Not sure about email notifications I do get them but I'm pretty pants with knowing how tech stuff works! I could draw you a picture instead far easier hehe!
Jan i hope your ok today both of your daughters sound fabulous and you both sound very loved. I'm seeing my partner today and her son so I'm looking foward to that I've been baking which I never do as normally don't have time with work. However maybe that's a good thing as my baking skills leave a lot to be desired haha poor things!!!
Keep warm and any symptoms or side effects sue just say on here most of the ladies will help and have orobably had them. Xxxx sal

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Morning Sue
Glad it went well. The head feeling is definitely normal bit like a hangover without having the fun. 😃. Keep drinking plenty of water it will help. Take it easy today. You obviously have a lovely caring daughter. I definitely have one of those too. My youngest daughter lives in London, miles away as she couldn't get home she sent me some carefully chosen DVDs and a big box of chocolates through the post!
The thing with the email, as far as I can workout you only get notifications if you started the thread so I knew someone had posted. I don't know about and other threads that I contribute to.
Be kind to yourself to and listen to your body.
First one ticked off the list 😊
Hugs
Jan x

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Morning sal, had chemo yesterday, was not as bad as I thought feel silly now getting myself so worked up. Feel sick have done all night I got up at 4 this morning can't stand laying in bed. The only thing I don't like is the feeling in my head it's like I have had a few drinks. Is this normal? The nurses where so nice nothing was to much trouble I even had a lady do some reflexology on me while having the treatment. Then came home to find my daughter had been in doors and brought me some roses and a lovely card. 

So must say to all the girls no is a worse worrier then me, it was fine.

 

love Sue X X 

just one more thing I don't know if I am using this sight properly I don't get any notification e mails when one of you ladies reply is that right. 

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Hello all
There's a few names to remember now so hope I get you all. Hope your doing ok sue and like Jan said all tucked up on the sofa. Hello em. Hope your ok Sarah I too seem to have gone off wine much to my shock!! Have managed a small Guinness which tasted ok!
Seem to have gone off tomatoes and coffee!!
Lellie hope your ok too and you daisy.
Jan I started loosing first bit of hair today ( day 13) just a few bits but it's started! Does it go quick? Started eatin a bit healthier instead of pies today haha if not I may look like a bald budda! Xxxxx hope everyone's ok. Hugs and love

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Slou296 yes I am having herceptin 17 months worth! X

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Hi ladies
How are we all doing.
Sue I hope you are home and snuggled up on the sofa. Take it easy, eat what and when you fancy and try to keep drinking the water. Let us all know how you are when you feel ready. Sending you hugs.
Carol I'm doing ok today though I reckon I will be bald by the end of the weekend. Like you I get emotional and have a wobble at random times.
Lellie all very quick but you won't have to long to worry about it all. I know for me the anxiety of waiting for it all to start was the worse part.
Sarah, Sal how are you?
Em glad you found us we can all support you through the challenges. Check out the top tips to get you through chemo on the chemo thread, lots of useful stuff on there.
Ali hope it goes well tomorrow.
Hope I have caught up with everyone.
Sending hugs to you all.
Jan x

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Hello Ladies,

 

Having my PICC line put in tomorrow and feeling nervous 😕 I have annoyingly small veins, I hope they manage.

 

:-S

 

Ali xx

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Hi Em, are you having Herceptin too?

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Hi Sue, hope it went ok today and wasn't as bad as you feared. Rest now and drink lots of water.

 

Sarah x

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Hi all. I just got my chemo dates through and am joining your club next Friday! (The club no-one wants to join) 6 lots of fec-t. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2 with some dcis no node involvement but her2+ so chemo and 20 radiotherapy sessions. A bit more at ease with it all after talking to my fabulous oncologist!

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Hi All, 

Sue, I've been thinking about you today and wondering how you are getting on. Xx

 

Lellie, it never rains but it pours, kitchen refit.....woh, still it'll be worth it. You'll have to get a bell and ring for hubbie when you need something ! Remember the sooner you start the sooner the sessions will be over. Will be thinking of you. Xx

 

Lesley, thank you that was a big boost from you. X I agree the forum is such a valued support for all of us, you never feel alone Xx

 

Sal, anxiety is a horrible thing, I can be fine and then something triggers me and my heart races and I feel out of control. I have a brilliant support network, but they can't really understand like the ladies on here can. Xx

 

Jan, how are you today ?

 

i had a trip to the doctors to get cream for itchy skin and my eyes are sore, might as well make use of the free prescriptions. I have Aveena and Celluvisc eye solution. 

 

Big Hugs to you all 💐Xxxx

 

 

 

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Morning Sue
Good luck today 😊
Sending lots of hugs
Jan x

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Hi All, it's been a busy day today! Had my appointment with the oncologist to hear about the treatment plan - FEC -TH. She couldn't find out the start date for the chemo but about 4pm this afternoon I had a call to say that I had already been booked in! Appointment with the nurse to go through things tomorrow morning and then chemo starts on Friday!!! A bit of a surprise but I suppose it's good to start on the journey. Feeling a bit emotional tonight and also apprehensive about Friday. A friend is coming with me as my husband has to stay at home as we will have the builders in replacing the kitchen! Why does everything always happen at once?

good wishes to all. Xxx 

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Hi sue. You are just the same as us and will get through tomorrow. We are all the same and your strong too. It's scary because it's unknown but once your there and the first ones done you'll do ok. Just rest when you get home and get looked after if you can. We're all rooting for you and all in this together! Xxxx sal

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Hi Sue, 

you will be fine, we were all like that the first time. Fear of the Unknown but it doesn't take long. You will be given all the meds to help with side effects. I agree with Jan just drink plent tonight tomorrow and the day after. Eat whatever you fancy, I loved jelly babies the first night and ginger biscuits, just like being pregnant!!!!

sending you BIG HUGS XXX

Carol 

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Daisy
Try not to worry you are strong too. We have all been where you are now. What time are you there tomorrow? Have you got someone to go with you?
If you really can't eat anything do try to drink plenty of water it will help. Don't worry if you can only eat small amounts however unsuitable or different from your normal diet. I found after chemo I only ate fresh bread and ginger cookies for 4 days. So I have decided to go with it for first week and trying to eat more healthily for the next two.
Keep talking to us we are all here to support you.
Sending hugs
Jan x

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Good evening ladies, I am of for my first chemo tomorrow. Can't eat tonight so worried about the side effects. 

You all seem so strong Smiley Sad

sue smith X X X 

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Morning 😃
What a difference a day makes! Feeling very up today even though darling OH has just cut my hair on a number 4.
The cold has not materialised thank goodness. Chills obviously a side effect.
I have got my next cycle on 23rd as well. I am having blood tests at 12.30 followed by Drs appointment at 2 followed by chemo at 3.30 . Long day but as hospital is 60mile round trip have insisted on everything on same day. Not sure how I will fill the time in between! Definitely not hospital coffee place.
Sal I am no where near as active as I was. I used to go to a couple of gym classes but couldn't face it or people knowing what was happening. I really struggle with the sympathy. I'm fine with friends and family it is casual people telling me how sorry they are and with wanting all the details or not so secretly thinking glad its you not me. I have ventured to a local pub twice now but not to eat. I find things that taste ok to start with soon taste metallic, so eat little and very often at home.
Off to daughters now , baby talk abounds.
Thanks for letting me rant.
Hope everyone has a good day today.
Sending hugs
Jan x

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Hi ladies just popping in from the November thread, I know and remember how dufficult it is when you first start, the fear of the Unknown , how will I feel , the raging emotions, well try to be kind to yourselves, listen to your bodies and rest up as much as you can in the early days after each session. I've just completed round 5 of tax on Monday and each round has brought the same side effects which for me last about 7-8 days then I have had a good two weeks before next session, although the tiredness has built. Speak with your oncologist about side effects , feelings, there seems to be masses of stuff out there to help.
Everyone is different and we all respond in different ways but I try to think every time I have a session it gets closer to the end , next time you'll be two thirds of the way through! It's not easy but you will support each other in this marvellous forum where I have connected with so many lovely people. Take care all xxxx
Lesley

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Hello ladies. Looks like we're all in that emotional place! Carol I do have some anxiety mainly on a night time though and then can't sleep everything mills around forever!! . I hope yours is maneagable and that you have plenty of friends who will listen. I guess it's quite a personal internal experience though and it feels isolating sometimes. I keep worrying I'm going to change but then I guess why would we? Maybe stronger. Jan I'm sorry about the hair loss. I'm waiting for it to happen and check it every morning. Are you on your second soon as well? I love that you are so active. I'm feeling rather slobby as was a regular gym goer. I may try to go on the third weeks but then there's the full hat/hair loss situ to endevour!!! I've only been seeing my new partner for 5 months so they certainly have s lot to manage! I didn't think I'd be going bald and crying here and there! I'm a school therapist normally now I need it haha good god!!! Well we can all get through next week. Jan I hope your cold feels better? It's all confusing with temperatures and feeling ill as what is what and if it's chemo, drugs, colds or anything else that effects us! I'm now having a menopause at 45 and feeling sweaty and bonkers haha! Let's arrange some medals for the end!! We deserve them!! Xxxx

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Hi Sal and Jan

my next treatment is 23rd, blood tests and meet with oncologist on 22nd. I am having 3 X FEC then 3 X T followed by operation. You poor love on Valentine's Day, I actually don't even feel like eating out as I don't have a huge appetite!! I'd rather go to friends and families homes to eat as don't feel up to crowds of people. Mind you I have always been a bit like that anyway, but now I'm just more anxious !!!!!!

Jan, I hope you are feeling better, enjoy your day planning baby stuff.....so exciting. The North Sea, you're brave....I get sea sick going to the Isle of Wight !!!!!!!

going to take dog for a walk and visit mum today. 

Big Hugs Xxx

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Hi all.
Had a really mixed day. Started ok went for a walk by a local canal to suss out kayak launching sites. Not sure I will be fit enough to cope with north sea this year.
Had really sore head today and yep the hair is falling fast. Was expecting it but still got very weepy. Every time I think ok I am ok I get really emotional. To cap a yuk afternoon I spent this evening wrapped in blankets shivering. More SEs or a cold?
Sorry for the moan needed to let it out tonight.

How is everyone else doing? Like Carol says it is such a roller coaster sure I will be ok tomorrow.
Planning on going to visit ED to plan baby stuff 😃. Baby due early July

Be kind to yourselves ladies, sending hugs
Jan x

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Hi carol and ladies
Sue, Sarah, Jan and sissy. I hope everyone is ok are your appointments this week? Mines next Friday. Sounds like everyone has been trying to manage and fit things into this new strange life were all in at the moment. I'm sorry you've been upset today carol. Are you ok now? I had a good cry on Valentine's night as had to cancel meal as felt so pants! Felt like a useless lump and everything just felt rubbish! Some days it's the emotions that seem to creep in and the next day it feels ok! I joined the 'well' today a fan place in Barnsley were you get free holistic massages etc. Really fab ladies there and easy to talk too. But like been on the forum but with a massage too! Great tips on chemo and how to help etc. Are any of you having TAC or most of you having FEC. Not really sure what the difference is?
Anyway I'm sending lots of love if you all are having second rounds this week. I have booked in a few nights away just to get out these four walls!! Big hugs sal Xxxxx

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Hi 

Thanks Sissy, glad you've come through the chemo ok. 

Jan, Amsterdam sounds wonderful, it really is something to look forward to, think I will plan a break. 

Sue-good luck for Thursday, you will be fine...always the fear of the unknown. 

Sarah-I'm glad you're out and about. You may be fine all the way through, I hope so. X

 

Feeling a bit tearful today, but sure tomorrow I shall be fine, it's like one big roller coaster ride isn't it. Going to cook lots of meals to freeze tomorrow ready for next week. 

 

Big hugs to you all Xxx

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Hi Sue I am on FEC-T and Herceptin but have been told I can't start the Herceptin until the second 'T' as it isn't compatible with the FEC.  So, if the H is Heceptin I'd doubt you would be having it straight away.
I feel really guilty to say this but I'm on day 7 now and I have had a pretty good experience - no sickness, no sore mouth, only a slight bad taste and just a little bit more tired than normal. I'm still drinking so much water I could sink a ship, been walking 3 - 4 miles every day and even managed a 30 mile bike ride on Sunday with hubby and friends - so its true - it doesn't affect everyone the same way - cycle 2 will probably get me !!

Hi Carol and Jan, seems like we've been here for a long time now even though its only a few weeks.

Carol, glad you've been getting out, I'm paranoid about my temperature too, we just need to be sensible.

Jan, I tried a small glass of red wine on Saturday (I have limited myself to a Saturday night for the time being) and yuk, I couldn't believe it, its my favourite - will have to try white next week. It sounds like you have some lovely adventures planned, I think I may try to do the same only problem for me is that I have to work during week three.

MMey, hope you are ok and the sickness has subsided


Auntylady, good luck if you can control the diet - I have found that I am ravenous but am really trying hard to be good.


Sal, After seeing your comment from last week I made a cake too, was really proud of myself - oh the little things


Hugs to you all, and anyone else I've missed, Sarah xx