Thanks for the tips about the regular creaming of the area with rads. Yes got 15 regular rads then 4 boosters so 4 weeks worth in total and yes on the right side. Surgery, chemo, herceptin and heart echoes in Winchester and rads in Southampton, both about 10 miles from home. Chemo ok had E Mend from the start just feel generally tired and yuk 1st couple of days and then gradually better over next 4 or 5 days, then almost normal, just get more tired than usual. Know I have been really lucky though. Oh yes and 1st few days my sleep pattern is a bit of a mess, like now, I think its the steroids they give you for the 3 days after. You sound as if you have done brilliantly, and at least now you can get back on with your life, every 3 weeks for the herceptin isn't too bad by the sounds of it?
Haven't looked at travel insurance yet, but its great your getting out to Dublin, have a super time, I do hope the weather is good.
Where is your hospital? Hair, eyelashes, eyebrows growing back ok?
And most important did you have a good trip to Dublin?
Hi Rollercoaster. Had my 5th FEC on Wednesday so only 1 more to go on 26th March yipee!! Have my tattoo's done for the rads earlier that day then start rads 7th April daily till 1st May. Your so ahead of me, how did your rads go? So my loading dose of herceptin is on the same day as my rads 17th April, 2 different hospitals, so should be fun. Herceptin at 8.30am then rads at 3pm, going straight from one to the other. My herceptin is by injection so my picc line is coming out on the 26th March. The oncologist assures me the herceptin is a walk in the park after all the other treatment, I hope he's right, guess Im lucky they can do the echoes the same day apparently.
To be honest since I was diagnosed early November I have been wishing for time to just hurry away till end of chemo, so feel I can get on with my life and make plans while on herceptin its not so invasive (I hope). And yes we are lucky a few years back it was not available and it really gives us the best chance. I will be starting Tamoxifen about the same time too. Have to hope that goes OK too!!
You must have had your 2nd herceptin now, was that better? Any side effects? Can you transfer to injections if you want? Hope all is going well?
Thanks Lol for the reassurance
Just thought I would drop in and wish you all well as you start your journey with Herceptin. I have just finished my 18th and must say compared to everything else we have all been thru Herceptin is sooo much easier. Just a little bit daunting as it seems to take so long but actually time does fly. I only seemed to get a bit tired on the day and as time went on a bit of a drippy nose like you get with hayfever. Good luck to you all and I will try to pop by every now and then to see how your doing.