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Hello, is anyone starting chemo in February 2015?

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Hey BevSmiley Happy

Im not sure about the low neutrophils,but think you have to get it boosted with injections?Have you spoken to the chemo dept?You could also have a chat on other threads on here,if you search for info you need.

its not a silly question that you asked about the cold cap lovely,but think you have to do it from the beginning...but your hair will start growing back very soon,some ladies say it grows back after 3rd/4th chemo?

good luck Thursday,Ive got my 3rd fec thursday too...fingers crossed ours goes okaySmiley Happy

Hugs Rachelxx

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Hey LyndaHeart

sorry youve been feeling so low lovely.....this is normal and at some point all of us feel like this,I know this doesnt help,but so you know your not alone.Some ladies go to their doctors for mild anti depressents,as I think you cannot take some natural products(would have to check with your onc),or my BC nurse referred me to a phycologist that the NHS supply for people going through chemo,its worth asking?Are you getting enough sleep?As that can make a difference.I find gentle exercise and fresh air lifts my mood a bit.

Hope you perk up a bit and you know we are always here for you to chat too.

take care and big hugs Rachel xx

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Hey bevyc I had low neutrophils after first chemo - they went down to 0.3 and I had a temp so I spent a long weekend in hospital but after that my oncologist started me on propholactic gcsf injections days 5-12 after chemo and that kept me neutrophils behaving this time!

Sorry to everyone else being quiet had a manic week moving flat at weekend (actually nearly killed me) and currently in ward getting port in steered and chemo .. Likely to be here until about 9 tonight I'm thinking! Surfing in the lorazepam/pethidine waves right now so sorry if I go off on a tangent... Aren't baby lambs lovely?! lol hope everyone's doing well xxxxxx
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Bevyc, I wore the cold cap for my first two FEC treatments ( third due on Thursday). My understanding is that if you have a treatment without the cap, it's not possible to 'undo' the hair loss effect. But if you have worn the cold cap throughout and lost some hair, it might be worth carrying on to save what you have? If your hair is very very short, there may be issues with the cold on your scalp? I still have most of my hair but have a small sore on the crown of my head from the cap where the hair is very thin and the cap touched the skin.
You may be able to wear a thin skullcap underneath the cold cap?
Lanky lass, thank you for your post. Good luck with your next treatment.
Best wishes to all going under the cosh again this week. Like some of you, whilst the side effects haven't necessarily worsened, I'm feeling more tired and emotional as time goes on. And am constantly hungry! Might be a blubbering (rather large) wreck by the end of it!
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BevyC sorry to hear you got I'll.
Hope your doing well now .
I don't think you can have the cold cap after you've started if this is the question your asking, as I don't think it would do anything now, but you never know as still I my eyelashes/eyebrows , talk to the nurses when you have your next appt .
Take care
Simone x
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Hi All,
Hope your all doing well, it's my 3rd chemo coming up on Friday.
Lynda snap I've been feeling just like you even though I'm past my 11 days my mood is still very low, I wonder if that's mostly due to the chemo and it certainly happens more after the 2nd chemo. Thing is still got 3 to after this.
- Another thing is I've had the injection to close my ovaries down whilst having chemo but I'm still getting a period and it's clotting called oncology dept they said call my Dr surgery found that strange but I see the Onc on Wednesday before chemo I will discuss it.

- Is there anyone still continuing with the 6 x FEC or are a few of you switching to the -T

- Lankylass, that is some commentary of your experience & progress, I'm impressed, but hope your doing well.
- big hugs to you all
Simone x
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HI Rachel and all you lovely 'chemo' ladies!

How are you all today? Hope you are all coping well so far.

Can I just ask  - any tips for low neutrophils? Dreading my next lot of chemo on Thursday incase I get ill again... really wimpy I know!!! Also (now this may sound like a really stupid question - but please bear with me!!) if like me you've shaved your head, after first course of chemo did you still wear cold cap (not sure if cold cap still works on a 'baldish' head!!!!) - thinking it may help hair grow back quicker?

You can all LOL now!!!!!!!Smiley Embarassed

Lots of love to you all and good luck this week! Bev

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Hi Rachel,

 

Sorry havent been on here much lately, second chemo was Thursday and although no sickness this time (change of meds seems to have worked) I have felt really low in mood and the tiredness is just frustrating the life out of me.  I have had 2 melt downs today feeling really sorry for myself.  Maybe I am expecting to feel so much better than I thought isnt helping.  My hair is all but gone and my scalp is fine now thank goodness, no soreness.  I just need to pick myself up from this low mood as I hate feeling like this Smiley Frustrated  How are you doing?

 

Love Lynda xxx

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Well week three after 1st FEC was ok, managed to drive for the first time post op (6 weeks ago) which was brilliant as I was getting cabin fever. Day 14, my hair started coming out so my daughter gave me a number 2 buzz cut and a couple of turbans for Mothers Day.

Had my boob pumped up again as well but I think it was overinflated with saline as the internal tubing from the port is coiled underneath and pressing on the ribs. Can hardly breathe with stabbing pains in my ribs and shoulder! Thought at first I was having a heart attack or pneumonia but will see if surgeon can see me tomorrow and 'let some air out of the tyre' LOL.

So it is FEC 2 next week and have written up my diary to plan the good days and bad days which I experienced last time. This is what I wrote: Day before chemo stocked up on essentials for the anticipated siege. Day of chemo 8pm stomach and head feeling fluttery, woke every 2 hrs, baseline temp 36.78C. Day 1-2 can't do neulasta jab myself for white blood cells - nurse neighbour does it, drinking loads of water, bright pink urine! (from epirubicin), temp dropping to 35.5C, shivery despite several layers, feel like I'm in a coma, waking every 2 hrs cos of steroids but no sickness with emend and ondansetrin. Day3-5 absolutely paralysed with fatigue, taste buds shot at, everything foul, feeling very sorry for myself. Taking propolis capsule, fizzy echinacea tablet, manuka honey. Dates for constip. Mouth and throat sore, salt rinses and plenty water. Mistake going to M and S day 3, nearly passed out. Feel about 92. Forcing self to eat and walk round garden. Day 6 nausea took metclopramide, used trekking pole to hobble to hospital 10 min walk taking 45 mins. Physio for cording, PICC line flush, skin broken down on back, 2" blister dressed. Told to ignore low temp reading. Day 7-9 Gums really pale, hair and teeth tingling, feel faint, anaemia? Brain completely zapped.Taking floradix iron supp. Day 10-11 Hurray! feeling better, appetite ok, did some washing and shopping.Short lived as fell into bed at 8pm as usual. Lots of gingery and spicy foods.Day12-16. brain working again, scalp fizzing, hair loosening on head, all 'down below' hair fallen out! Arghh. PICC line flush, saw onc, MUGA scan result 79%, is that good? Persephone trial for herceptin, randomly selected for 6 mths of jabs, hurray, should be done by October then can have permanent implant in. FEC/Taxotere and Herceptin regime should all be over by Christmas! Cut fingernails growing like mad, had head shaved, friend says I look like Lady Voldemort, charming...Went for a drive in countryside, saw lambs, did some gardening. Day 19 get prepared for FEC 2 - do at least a week's shopping to avoid collapsing in shops, make soup, start drinking lots of water and take iron supp and propolis starting now.

With hindsight I think I got off lightly as I was given a bucketload of anti-sickness meds. But I was really scared wondering what was happening. I took supplements despite being advised not to - found the propolis helped me cope with the chemo, manuka honey soothed throat and iron supp helped the anaemia. Loads of water helped flush me through and avoided headaches and constipation. Meditation and a relaxation cd. A daily Sudoku helped my brain to work. Getting dressed and forcing myself to walk and eat each day apart from 2 days when I literally couldn't move. As I live alone, a network of friends and neighbours texting or visiting me, taking out the bins and doing shopping, fetching meals, helped keep my spirits up, a sign on my back door saying 'come in' and one on the front door saying 'knock loudly and give me chance to get to the door'. 

So it is the cr@@pest thing I've ever experienced but it is doable, just hoping  the next lot isn't as bad as the onc makes out 'you will feel worse with the cumulative effects' - oh well just get my head down and get on with it, ticking them off the calendar and planning nice things for the good weeks.

 

 

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Hi Alison I have to have injections on day five of chemo for five days. They are a GCSF injection to boost my immune system. Are thes similar to what you have? Hugs from Tina
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Hi Alison😊
Glad you had a lovely day with your daughterX
When my sister used clippers on my hair,it left it a bit fuzzy,but got a rash and was sore,so been using tea tree cream to heal it,so I can properley shave it smooth.ive got a little tuft of hair at the top,that didn't fall out!😆
Isn't it great to be half way through by the end of next week.
Take care,Xx Rachel
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Hi Alison - I just had my head shaved today. A friend did it with clippers, you know the type they have at barbers/hairdressers. My scalp is so itchy and sore that there wouldn't have been any to use razor so now I have a number 2 cut and I couldn't be happier. although I'm feeling the cold more 🙂 x
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Evening ladies
A happy Mother's Day to everyone, I've had a good day shopping with my daughter to update my make up.
Question to all those who have shaved their hair, did you use a razor? I've had a close crop but falling out rapidly and looking patchy.
Wishing all you lovely ladies a good week & lots of good wishes if you have chemo this week, I have 3rd FEC Friday. Good thing is I'll be half way through treatment.
Welcome to lanky lass and any new ladies I've missed.
It's interesting how everyone's treatment is different, I automatically have injections after chemo and was given EMEND from first session.
Thinking of you all, the end is in sight ladies!! Keep strong & well & hugs to all xxx
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Afternoon lovely ladies😊X
Hoping you are all okay and having a good Mother's Day 💜Xxx
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Hey Simone😊
You've done well to keep your brows and lashes...I'm on my 3rd FEC Thursday and still got mine too,but brows patchy.Have been practising with the makeup!
Hope your having a good weekend lovely.
Hugs Rachel xx
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Hey Becky😊
I see now why you wouldn't be getting sick pay...at least it keeps your mind off the treatment,I wanted to carry on working,but with my job and hours,it's just not viable ...
Hope your having a good weekend ,hugs,Rachel xx
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Hey Bev😊
Hope your feeling lots better,you must have been pretty poorly to be in hospital for 4 days😕xx
I shaved my hair too,feels great doesn't it,especially when it keeps falling out and itchy scalp.It will grow back😊
Hope your having a good day lovely,take care,Rachel xx
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Hi everyone, quick line to wish everyone a happy Mother's Day tomorrow. Hope you all have a lovely day with loved ones xx
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Becky...hope you dont mind me dropping in from august..i read about you still working. I did the same and whilst its tough if its and consolation i do think ig helped me cope with radiotherapy as i had no tiredness being used to getting up and in a routine.

I didn't loose my eyebrows so you ladies may be lucky.

Keep strong there is an end. X
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Hey,
I started my new job at the beginning of December when I was diagnosed at the end of the year so don't get company sick pay until I have worked for them for 12 months. Xx
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Thanks Simone ..... Hope I keep my eyebrows/lashes too!!!!
You keep well - lots of love xxxxx
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Hi Bev,
So pleased to know your well, it's horrible when this happens as it delays treatment and this is the part of the treatment we want finished.
Funny enough I still have my eyebrows & eyelashes & I go for FEC 3 on Friday so I'm hoping to keep hold of them.
You also have a good weekend & same goes out to all the rest of you ladies.
Love Simone xx
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Hi ladies!!
Just catching up with you all - had a bad infection so spent 4 days in hospital. Felt really awful a couple of days before my admission but didn't have a temperature so just thought it was the dreaded 14 day chemo illness. Anyway I am well now but they have had to put back this weeks chemo (should've been yesterday) to next Thursday - hope I don't get ill again.
Hair started to thin a lot - so took the plunge and shaved it off yesterday - bit sore so will take all your great treatment advice over the weekend. I feel strangely empowered now!!!!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and you will all be well.
Much love to you all - Bev xx
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Hey BeckySmiley Happy

glad you are still feeling okay.Are you not entitled to sick pay?I thought by law every employer has to give their employees so much sick pay?

Rachel xx

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Hi TinaSmiley Happy

No I dont have the injections,my blood count has been good so far,touch wood.

Im  going to ask the nurses when my next blood test is due next Tuesday,as im concerned how they are going to do my next one with my veins the way they are.

take care,

hugs Rachel xx

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Good morning ladies,
Hope that you are all feeling better.
I am currently still feeling ok, I sometimes wish I would be signed off, if I don't go to work I don't get paid😢. However as long as I feel ok I will still remain going in. It all starts again next week 😭😭. Had my appointment for what I would of thought would be a ct scan, it's an ultrasound, has this happened to someone else. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Xx
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Hi Rachel, I had my picc line fitted before I started treatment as my veins are terrible. I am also triple Negative are you having 3 x Fec and 3 x T ? do you also have to have the GCSF injections on day 5 for five days to help your immune system recover ? The only down side to the picc is literally the Inconvenience of having to have it flushed once a week, but i would say yes have it done. it's totally painless. love Tina
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Hey Simone😊
Think your the same as me.,yes 1 more FEC then 3 x Docetaxel....I think with that one they make you more achy and tired,great eh?!Thats what other ladies say,so shall wait and see.
I'm signed off until June too...my boss wants me better so would rather me be off than struggle to go into work on my good days...but drives me crazy too!Im so used to keeping busy and more time at home,the more I eat!Do you have any hobbies?
I do alot of walking,gentle exercise and been having a good clear out in the house...guess can call it Spring cleaning 😊
Take care?hugs Rachel xx
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Hi Rachel,
Yes it's my 3rd next Friday, but then I go on to have 3 more.
How many doxetaxel are you having? Is that easier than the FEC
And would it be every 21 days,
- Hello to the rest of you ladies, hope your all coping well....
I'm just on count down now, I was signed off work until June as chemo finishes on 22nd May and then to allow the 21 days.
But I'm going out if my mind at home, day time TV terrible, I guess on my good days I might as well go around the house and have a clear out. I've been meaning to sort out my wardrobe for months I guess it's that time, spring is upon us, when you can see the dust. I guess I'm going to be busy after all.... Lol
Best wishes to you all
Simone x
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Thankyou JuneSmiley Happy

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HeySmiley Happy

Glad shes much better,kids are amzing how they just bounce back!

Good your feeling okay and anti biotics working...im on them too for my sore arm,after my 2nd chemo the veins in my arm got very sore and swollen,but apart from the soreness,the swelling has gone thank goodness!

Enjoy the rest of your eveing Annie Xx

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hi Rachel I'm much better now, almost back to 'normal'. Just hoping the antibiotics will keep the 2nd week bugs away and no more excitement in this chemo cycle.
Thanks for asking the little one is back to her old self in every way including lifting her arms way over her head - if you don't know about her broken collarbone you couldn't tell anything was amiss 🙂
Hope you keep well and lots of hugs xx
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Hi TinaSmiley Happy

Is the PICC line much better then?Thats what I think I need,as my veins are so sore and running out of which ones to use!Did they decide at your last chemo?My third is due next Thursday and Im dreading them doing the blood test and putting canula inSmiley Sad

Hugs Rachel xx

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Hello Lankylass,welcome to our lovely group of ladiesSmiley Happy

You sound like youve been through it a bit already...its all so much isnt it,feels like your life is taken over by it!I had a masectomy too,but not skin sparing,so hoping to get reconstruction at the end of the year,depending how my treatment goes.You have the same chemo plan as me,except for the Herceptin,as Im triple neg.Glad the first wasnt too much of a nightmare for you,its usually days 3-7 I feel the worst,but yes fatigue is constant I think.

Hope the rest of your week is good lovely.

Rachel xx

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Hey SimoneSmiley Happy

Glad your starting to feel a bit better...Im on day 14 and feel actually normal,apart from sore arm too and tiredness..oh and chemo brain.Feel like its going to be like this for so long,but know once weve all finished our bodies should start getting back to our old selves again(minus the crappy cancer)!

Have you got one more FEC on your 3rd next week?

Hugs Rachel xx

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Hiya AnnieSmiley Happy

Im so sorry your having a rubbish time after your 2nd chemo...your poor thing and spending two days in hospital with an infecionSmiley Sad...hope your feeling a bit better now?Hows your daughter too?

hugs lovely..Rachel xx

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Evening LadiesSmiley Happy

Just catching up with you all...havevnt been on here for a couple of days as my computer been offline,all sorted now,so back to the internet world!

Hey Lynda,how did your 2nd chemo go?Hope it went okay and you dont get many side effects...Ive got my 3rd next Thursday,then doxetaxel after that.Hows  your scalp?Ive been using tea tree cream and its soothed it alot,so hoping the spots clear up so I can shave it.

RachelXx

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Thanks Tina I'll bear that in mind
Have a good day.
Love Simone x
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Hi simone I have a picc line and find it so much better than the worry of finding a vein. The only down side is having to have it flushed every 7 days. love Tina
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Hi lanky, cheerful atittude 🙂

I had to get my nurse to do my tummy jabs,  seems daft but as he said its just not normal to he doing that! 

I agree, take everything and say thanks.. 

Chemo brain and lots of naps, thought I could work but decided that I was dellusional, so pottering around the house it is

Xxx

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Hello everyone. I started my first FEC on 25th February so I am now on day 13. Well I survived! Having said I wasn't having a mastectomy, no way...well I had a skin sparing one with expander implant a month before my first chemo. Home after two days then carrying my drain bottles around in a shoulder bag for ten days.

Then I was told I was Her2+ and one positive node so chemo was advised....no I wasn't having that! Of course it was a no-brainer, daft if I didn't. Then PICC line inserted. Blimey what the body can put up with, but easier for the chemo to be administered. And a MUGA scan...heck no I am NOT having a radioactive isotope injection....oh go on then.

The day of the first chemo - what a lovely team of staff who put me at my ease. Sent home with a very expensive injection to give myself the next day to increase white blood cells, plus a bucket load of steroids and antisickness meds. No way was I giving myself a jab in the stomach however many hundreds of pounds it cost, so a nurse friend kindly did the honours.

I went to bed and waited for the worst of side effects but to be quite honest only Days 3-7 were really really awful and on a couple of days I was practically comatose with fatigue. One down two to go.

After three FECs I start three taxotere via PICC line and herceptin jabs for three courses the herceptin jabs for 6 months. I have been randomly selected for 6 mths rather than 12 with the Persephone herceptin trial (to see whether 6 mths is as effective as 12). 

I've had my boob inflated with saline twice now so I look a bit more balanced! Somewhere along the way, my expander implant will be exchanged for a permanent one so that's something to look forward too! I'm not fit to drive after the first surgery yet and with 2 weeks out of three on chemo seemingly giving me fluffy bunny brain, I will have to time my activities round the chemo diary. Holiday? Work? Er.....pass.

Still smiling though!

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Hello Ladies,
It's my day 11 and I feel a bit better, but found chemo 2 worse than 1, not in terms of sickness as that's now been managed but being tired, no energy, pain in arms and that chemo brain I feel so out of it.
So sorry to hear you had to go back into hospital Herewego you are really going through it. Can't believe we are so near to having are 2nd , 3rd dose it just comes round so quickly don't know if it's a good/ bad thing!!
I've been given appt next week to have a PICC line put in, but I'm not sure now, is there anyone with one?
It's nice to hear from you Alison and the rest of you all (few names to mention)
Enjoy the rest of the day all
Simone xx
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Good luck with gazzlyn and everyone else with their chemos this week.
Hope others are recovering as best as they can from the last lot you had.
I just spent 2 nights in hospital with infection and missed all the lovely weather over the weekend. Got home last night to lost of cuddles from my girls although the younger one managed to fall off a sofa on Sunday and broke her collarbone. But she's already bouncing about - oh I wish I had the same energy levels and recoverability than 1yr old 🙂
My 2nd chemo has been rough but at least I now have been promised even more super duper anti sickness meds and antacids for next round so here's hoping this has been one off.
Take care all and make most of the sun xx
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Good Morning Everyone, Beautiful sunny day here today makes you feel a bit better with the sunshining doesnt it?  Hope those that have just had chemo are feeling a little better today, feeling sick drains you.  I have my second chemo on Thursday, beginning to feel anxious about it again!  Seeing the Oncologist tomorrow and hoping he will adjust the anti sickness tablets.  Hope you all manage to enjoy some of the sunshine today xxx Lynda xxx

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P.S. I'm making progress with my crotchet, aiming for a blanket now. Am going to try jewellery making now!
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Evening ladies,
Have been much the same as many of you, felt pretty rough after 2nd chemo but back up & running now.
My friend came and cropped my hair as I was getting very distressed about it coming out, it was everywhere!
In the end it felt god to take control and have felt much better since, I'm rocking the anna bandanas (blinged up with a Primark pearly scrunchie) and hoop earrings, wig hasn't arrived so I wore my bandana to my Nieces hen night 👯
Had my Look good Feel good today and had a lovely time, lots of laughter, and saw a lovely reconstructed boob complete with tatood nipple which was encouraging for the future. Fantastic bag of free goodies 💄🍰

I would like to add to what others have said that I love reading all you lovely ladies posts, it's good to know others are feeling and experiencing the same things. Thank you all😘
Becky- I only stayed in overnight for my mastectomy and had my drain removed before I left hospital. I totally agree with Rachel that it won't be half as bad as you think it's going to be. The key is do the exercises! X
Thinking of you all
Xx
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Hi Rachel scalp is a little better thanks. Still have some hair but can't shave it as too sore. I have been using itchy skin oil my daughter bought me from Jennifer young online. Fantastic and instant relief. Lots of hair (what's left) driving me mad all over my clothes so wearing my sleep hat I got from Anna bandana which helps. How are you feeling today? Second chemo Thursday 😕. Going out for a meal tonight with work colleagues which will be lovely xx
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Hey becky....just caught up with all your messagesSmiley Happy

What Sandie says is spot on....I did my exercises and just went careful and was driving after 4 weeks and feeling fine....book that holiday because thats my plan if I can,take my daughter away in October somewhere warm and a nice break away...we all deserve it after all our treatmentSmiley Happy...you will get a prothesis from your BC nurse like I did and can get swimming costumes for them to fit in and you wouldnt even know the difference....hugs lovely and you have a great Sunday too xxx Rachel

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Hey KeepmumsaneSmiley Happy

great idea lovely with the brown sugar and olive oil...going to try that when my scalp feeling better.

Im like you..brought crusty rolls,pickles and got chunky cheese...just really fancied it!

hugs rachelxxx