How are you feeling today lovely?
Cant believe the awful agency nurse!I would have told her to stick her needles where the sun dont shine!Glad you found a lovely BCN nurse
When is your next treatment?
How are you feeling today?Glad you found something new to do...wouldnt mind trying some crocheting,or knitting...tried it years ago and failed miserably!You may start with Barbie and Ken outfits,but by session 6 you could be making a beautiful summer cardi!
Im going to try get out today,the sun is out,so making the most of it..wondering when the steroids will kick in and make the most of that!!
Take care lovely
Hope your treatment goes well today,you will be fine,drink plenty and take something to read,unless you have someone to go with?
Take care lovely
Just thought id sign in and give an update on my first chemo session yesterday....wasnt as bad as i thought and apart from the nurse having a bit of trouble getting the needle in my hand(the oncologist told me porkie pies and said I had perfect veins!) well they turned out to be very thin so nurse had trouble getting the needle in,but eventually found one and that was fine!so bit sore and bruised.I had the FECT so had about 5 syringes of the red liquid and a couple of bags of the other..Yes Natilie makes your wee bright red,much to my amusement!The whole process was very relaxing and went quite quick.Did help that my,friend was with me and another lady on her 2nd chemo shared the room,so we spent the whole 90mins yakking!X
got home last night worn out and think the steroids kept me awake a bit and little headache above my eyes..so took some paracetomal which helped a bit.Little sickness this morning,but took the tablets they gave me and driinking plenty of water.
Good luck to the girls having treatment today,you will sail through it..
love and hugs Rachelxxxx
Heart of stone, veins of paper..lol
First chemo check.
Lovely team. Painless really.
Delayed travelling home in traffic and some confusion over drug regimes left me very queasy and not sure where to put myself last night but realatively ok.
Had tinned peaches for breakfast, and rice with peas for lunch. Was offered amazing venison casserole but smelt too rich.
All in all lots of sleep and water.
Hugs ladies, thats my nsp time. Hoping steroids kick in for energy soon. I've had a shocking headache but I think its thd previous tests and resulting dehydration.
Much love, child just appeared with dress project request....yikes
Hi lovelies, today chemicsl warfare begins...the red devil ...release the dogs of war.
After Yesterdays debacle of being stabbed repeatedly in nuclear for my bone scan and the descision in CT that I have fragile veins...today I have round 2 with an ultrasound for the CT people to find a decent vein ..before my chemo appointment at 8.30...
Lying in the bone scanner, humming the Star Trek theme to ward off claustrophobia, with Dr House making witty rude comments in my imagina
tion.. technician ssid ..um..do you have anything in your pocket...on your chest, other than the bra snaps? ?...
Um... my pet rock is tucked in my softee to stop it climbing out of my bra and onto my shoulder, its the adventurous type.
So now theres a note Iin my medical file explaining the hole in my full body scan, where my heart should be, is in fact the patients pet rock.
Hugs ladies, , I'll be thinking of you all today. Xxxxx welcome to the gang fralan
Note to self, gingernuts, seabands. Got an invite to look good feel better later this month,
Time to get out of bed, long drive, what does one wear to chemical warfare?
I'm just popping in from the February 2013 thread to wish you all the very best for your treatment.
It might all feel pretty overwhelming to start with, but together you can get through this.
It's two years since the February Valentines started and lots of us are still in touch, supporting each other through life's ups and downs. Mostly really good news all round and enjoying our friendships. So look after yourselves and each other!
Reassuring strawb xxxx thank you.
We are up to seat backs upright and tray tables stowed away arent we!
Im lying on the couch in the lounge, the champion snorer is in fine form tonight. Feeling very positive reading todays forum. You ladies rock!
Got the ct and bone scan in the morning, chemo thursday. Mike bought the not so staggeringly expensive thermometer, and the chemist gave us a sympathy discount...id been investigating false eye lashes and Im clearly not an eye lashings kinda girl. So no drive by temp readingd, but a 1 second one.... wish Id had that when the kiddlets were Screaming! 😉
Thermos is pure Genius!
Much love, and some giggling. jolly dog is snoring now too . Booooo
Stacking my zzzzs
Good luck and hugs to everyone starting chemo this week, we can do this ladies!
Lots of love
Next one's in 3 weeks yeah, they gave me anti-sickness tablets, two different kinds, along with antacids, anti biotics for my nadir which they say will be from about the 5th day after chemo to the 10th. Oh and I got some difflam mouthwash for if I get a sore mouth. At the moment I feel mildly queasy but not too bad. I think sometimes nausea's worse than actually being sick isn't it?