First normal evening since 'day 1'. The nausea has eased considerably which has made it easier to eat and actually enjoy it (albeit it was mashed potato and broccolli). Can't do hot drinks yuk, but a sweet ice lolly went down a treat earlier.
OMFG the last few days have been f£&@ing awful with 5 more to go? I am just so relieved to feel like myself again. I do have floods of tiredness so just snooze when I need to. If I don't sleep at night it doesn't matter, I can catch some naps later.
Had a bit of a sob when the district nurse came over, she was an angel so kind.
Hi, l too had my hair cropped yesterday. Thought I wouldn't mind but got quite emotional and had a few tears once I got home! I think it looks a little better since I washed it this morning, or perhaps I am getting used to it?
in some ways I am looking forward to wearing my lovely wig - which sounds mad!! Xxx
Mine is at least grade 2 n I'm nodes! Had CT yest n further biopsies they've says most likely chemo first. XXXX thanks for relplying xxxxx
This forum is keeping me sane right now!! That and the book I've started to write... Well I say book at the mo it's just my random thoughts and experiences. 🙊Didn't sleep well staying with a friend n her family for weekend n our kids all up at 6 lol!! I kept waking worrying bout stuff xxx
Are you trying the cold cap? Are you working? I'm starting chemo on next couple of weeks I think then the op after! That surprised me... Still waiting on scan n second round of biopsy results. I teach year 1 and after reading stuff realise I'm open to infection. I can get 6 months full pay but hoped to with to keep me sane... I thought about just doing my management duties as I'm deputy head but you're still within that environment... Soooooo confused! I guess until I've seen the consultant I want really kniw. Ps hope u don't mind me crashing your thread ladies!! Xxxxxxx 💕😀
Morning ladies, up early as perusal 🤓 I was a cleaner for 30 years and been retired for 6 still can't lay in. Looking forward to next week, my daughter booked a table at Southend-on-sea pavilion I am going for a 3 course meal and the jersey boys are playing. That's Thursday. Friday I have the ENT Doctor got something wrong with me right lug hole not cancer related 😊.
the Saturday my granddaughter will be sweet 16 NOT! Lol lol lol we are all off for a Chinese yum yum.
Still got sore throat and cough 😡 But other then that I am not to bad.
I thought of a song that's right down our street ( we are the champions) 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Hope you all had a good night sleep.
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I'm taking my temp regularly as advised by other survivors. I've kept a little diary of what I've taken and when. It's helping loads!
I went out for lunch today. No nausea, and not too tired. I must be lucky as I was expecting to be knocked out for a few days. I hope the second d round isn't worse as I do t think my husband will believe me if I'm actually poorly!!
Hi Coxleonie Good news about the wig, I quite like mine too at the moment my hair hasn't departed sufficiently to need to wear it, funny but I've always cursed my annoyingly thick hair - I'm now counting it as a blessing lol. Like you I'm hoping that it will stop me feeling concious when it does go - not embarrased by the fact but I just don't want to look like a 'cancer patient'. It will be the quickest hair growth in history though - I had my hair cut really short before the chemo started and the wig is a bob!
I'm continuing to work throughout my treatment when I feel ok (which so far has been pretty much all the time) but I will only be in the office during week 3, the rest of the time from home the guys I work with are so supportive and are really looking after me, bless them.
I had a cannula for the first and it was fine, there has been no talk of anything else, I'm on FEC-T + Herceptin but when the Herceptin starts that will be given subcuatenously so I don't think there will be an need for anything else (Hopefully).
Probably a bit late now but I would just check with your GP, if she has been taking antibiotics and has had it for a full week, it could be that she is now not contagious. xx
I too struggled with the water inititally but have now found if I keep a 500ml bottle or a glass with me all the time, I do keep drinking and have managed to continue drinking at least 2L every day.
sorry to those of you who have been sick...ugh. I am given Emend for 3 days. The hospital gave me without asking but I know they're expensive so just ask. I also felt sick still but rang unit and they told me to try another tablet which they'd sent me home with can't remember name, so I take three in all. The tablets make me sleepy so in bed till midday. Went to wig shop with hubby and B.F came away with shorter style to get me used to it, also got a lovely soft hat to wear to take dog for a walk. Feel a bit better about hair loss and more prepared. I did cold cap but it is really thinning and parting getting wider.!!!!
Sorry not replying individually but tired tonight, keep going ladies, proud of you all...this is tough but we are strong.
Big Hugs Carol 💐Xxxx
Hi girlfriends, I know this may sound strange but I have read that chemo takes away your appetite away, well believe it or not I am eating like a hippo, I just can't stop eating at this rate I am going to look like that mauve girl in willy wonker 😂😂😂😂 I am fat now so god help after all my treatment. There's only one saving in grace when they take me toot off at least I would have lost half a stone. 😜😜😜😜😜😜
for all you girls who had had you chemo in the past couple of days hope your not feeling to bad.
Oh yes this will make you laugh, my eye brows where looking shaggy with gray bits, so I got the scissors out thought yes I will give them a trim. Well bugger me I didn't have me glasses on and thought yes I cut the nice. Wait for it! I cut the bloody things right off 🤓 What a wally.
Confusha say don't let Sue loose with scissors while not wearing her bins lol lol
Good luck for tomorrow.
The ladies advice about water really will make a difference. Most of us experience a really bad hangover, without any of the partying! I found it really made a difference, try to drink about 2ltrs day before, day of and day after. In terms of the sickness and nausea, if you get it, it really helps to make sure you take the medication you are given regularly. I made the mistake of waiting till I felt sick before taking anything. I have been much better today, day 2 of my second cycle, taking tablets regularly.
If you are having a cannula try to keep your hand warm I wear a thermal glove, it makes it easier to find a vein.
Try to rest as much as you need for the first few days and look after yourself.
Hi Em, the waiting and worrying is definitely the worst. Keep really hydrated as it does help with the headaches and also keeping your kidneys in tip top condition to filter all those drugs!
Soon be one done. Xxx
Hi em32 I had my first one last Thursday. Was unwell for about 4 days tired, felt sick but tablets stopped it. Very tired. You will be fine I was so scared the first time. Got my other one in about 2,weeks.
the ladies are good on here they will be able to help you more then me as half the time I don't understand what's happening.
Dear All, I do hope everyone is feeling a little better this evening?
Being/feeling sick is the very WORST thing!
I was lucky and didn't feel too bad with my first session but it sounds as if it might be worse on the next one? That's a bit worrying.
Went to the 'wig lady' at the hospital today and have a beautiful wig, looks nicer than my own hair (!) which is due a cut and colour. Going to the hairdresser tomorrow to have a short/pixie cut so it won't be quite such a shock or nuisance as it comes out.
i suppose we must all hold on to the thought that this is a means to an end and we WILL get through this. Knowing that we are not alone does help.
Stay strong xxx