Good luck for tomorrow Alison. Do let us know how you get on with "T". That's my next session and I have no idea what to expect or how anyone's side effect has differed from "FEC"
Well FEC3 has been scrapped as I had such a bad do with my heart and breathing, not to mention the neutropenia, and will be starting on paclitaxel every week for three weeks instead of a three weekly docetaxel regime. And hereptin if the heart echo comes back ok. Phew, was worried my treatment plan would be compromised by missing a FEC. Uderstand paclitaxel has its own set of problems though, but glad the onc is keeping an eye on me.
Hi Rachel lovely to hear from you hope you had a lovely easter i start my Radiotherapy tomorrow for 3 weeks still on Herceptin for a year so had my 4th last Thursday after that i have a muga scan and apparently a bone densisty scan as i have started Letrozole and it can cause osteoporosis it has also started my hot flushes again wonder if i could take a supplement for that any one have any ideas love to all the other ladies Judi xxxxxxx
Hello lovely ladies and the new ladies Ive not met yet
Thought Id catch up with you all,as Ive been off here for weeks it feels like....my mum has been here since chemo number 3 fec,so not had chance to chat to you all.have read some of your threads and I hope you are all okay and coping.Was so happy to hear your results of the MRI were good Sandie,bet you were so worried,bless you.X Natalie,can understand how you feel with the panic/heart racing,as I get that normally before I started chemo and had it again my last blood test,as they couldnt get a vein and I got very panicky...did my breathing exercises though and it helped a bit.Im learning Meditation,it may help?X
Becky,hows your breast?have you found out why it was swollen?X
So glad youve done so well with the cold cap Dennymac..good on you for keeping it going X
I may have missed some of you ladies out and I apologise,Ive got a little bit behind on how you are all doing.
Im on chemo number 4 Thursday,first T,so hoping that goes okay.I had a picc line put in 2 weeks ago as had so many probs with my veins and they got so hard and sore,so the doc said I need to have a line put in.Its been okay up until this morning,when I had a swollen hand and arm,so called chemo line and they told me to go in....had a blood test and no infection,so now got to inject myself in my tummy with blood thinners just in case I have a small clot,will have a scan on Tuesday,as no radiologists in today,being a bank holiday.All fun and games eh?!...Will be so glad when all of this is over and get back to some sort of normality again
Hugs lovelies,take care and love to you all.xxxx
Morning all and happy Easter 🙂
Just nipped in to see how some old friends are doing. Sandie, that is just wonderful news, can't tell you how pleasing it is to hear that lovely word 'benign' from you, keep leaping those tall buildings!
Hi lovelies, ,
I had my MRI on Monday, today I got good news my liver lumps are benign.
I feel a foot taller and floaty. Chemo seems so doable now, I could leap small buildings.m
Thank you all for letting me lean.
Hope s/e are not bad .
Just checking in, hoping everyone is doing okay and wishing those that have scans coming up really positive results
Chemo number 3 for me on Thursday, already getting anxious thinking about it but have to keep reminding myself that week 2 and 3 are so much better. If I dont get on over Easter, hope you all enjoy it with your families xx
Hi Ladies sorry i havent been on for a while with all the treatment and side effects i seem to have encountered,have just come back from Northumberland after having 4 lovely days in a cottage really enjoyed it before i start Radiotherapy on April 7th for 3 weeks i seemed to have a melt down last night and seemed to have an anxiety attack which really frightened me every thing seemed to get on top of me all of a sudden and my heart was racing i feel ok today i a lot more relaxed could be the Letrozole they have started me on will have a word when i have my Herceptin next week. Anyway lots of love to everyone Judi xxxxxxxxxxx
Hi, mine still pulls and I have that wierd thing where you're itchy and numb.... cos thats how Awesome this thing is xxxx 🙂
~Second chemo for me also wiped me out, I am finding I can cope for short times and if I overdo it I start feeling sicky. Yesterday I went into town and did a few bits, spent about 2 hours and that was more than enough. Shops were hot, I was hot with my hat on and started to feel sick. I guess we just have to accept the fact that we cant do all the things our head tells us to do! Frustrates me so much, especially after a week of feeling absoloutely rubbish, once you get over that you just want to feel "normal" again, guess it doesnt work like that huh!
Like all you ladies, I admire those that have children to look after at home and those that go to work! I cant imagine how difficult that must be.
Today I am going to see my gorgeous grandson for a few hours, he is my mood changer 🙂 Hope you all have a good day xx