I'm just getting over some truly awful mouth ulcers but apart from that I am not too bad. I had my first fec last thursday (7/5) and I am feeling almost back to normal now, the only difference is that I find that I get tired a lot quicker than before.
How are you doing now Hannah?
Hi ladies. Well done Hannah, I'm contemplating whether to have my hair cut short before starting chemo but def plan to have it shaved off once it starts to come out. Had a talk with OH and youngest daughter about how they felt about me only using hats and scarves rather than a wig. OH as usual didn't want to talk about it and daughter thinks she may prefer to see me with hair of some description especially when we go out so I guess we will have to go with the flow!
Wow La-La your house sounds a hive if activity 🙂 not surprised you need a nap! I've been out this afternoon
for the first time this week. Although feeling a little better def not right so off to see GP in am to get checked out as don't want any reason for chemo to be delayed. Nights are the worst, can't sleep, all I can think of is chemo this in turns gets me stressed, hot and bothered and nauseous. Hoping once it actually starts and the fear of the unknown is over I will relax a bit more.
Take care and love to all. Jules xxx
I'm also Grade 3 IDC both HR+ and HER2+ but had masectomy and SNR as first line of treatment. No node involement but now about to start 6 x FEC chemo but no rads. Herceptin for 1 year and tamoxifen for 10 years both to start once chemo finished. Each hospital seem to work in a different way, mine favours surgery first but know many others start with chemo/rads. xxx
The cold cap had to go on for 30 mins before the chemo started but that was fine because they gave me anti-sickness tablets that I had to take an hour before the chemo so while they were waiting for them to work they did the cold cap.
The chemo went in as three different parts so they did the "hairlosing" part of the chemo first so and let the cap stay on my head to "defrost" (this took about 90 mins) while they did the last part of the chemo really slowly. She did tell me which one was wich but I am afraid I can't remember, the last part is the one that makes you feel that you are being punched in the nose but because she was running it through realy slowly (to let the cold cap defrost at the same time) I didn't feel anything bad when it was going in. She also sorted out my medicines after while the cold cap was defrosting so I wasn't just sitting around waiting at any point.
I hope this made some sense, my brain seems to be working very slowly at the moment.
My breast cancer nurse has been the complete opposite, she has been very encouraging about the cold cap and really recommended that I try it.
My main concern if I didn't do the cold cap is that I wouldn't get a wig in time because I still haven't been to the "wig clinic".
I am all set for my first FEC in the morning. I have decided to give the cold cap a try but to be honest I am not too bothered, if it proves to be too much hassle then forget it. It is funny how much priorities change.