That's it - I've finished! Skin OK, very itchy neck and a bit blotchy, boob and back are red..... Good luck everyone with your continued treatment.
Morning All, have had a lovely weekend with my friend staying over. Went to Cardiff Saturday just bought a cardi, it was lovely just going out. Also went for a lovely walk and then finished off on Sunday by going to church followed by going out to lunch. Friend and hubbie went to pictures to see Ant-Man. They are both into comic hero films while I am not.
Both boys are recovering after their mishaps, although can't say the same for wife/mother who is threatening to leave, I told her to hide their crutches and go out for couple of hours.
I've never heard of Hunting the Sheep either.
Best wishes to all going through rads this week.
Am thinking of going back to work when my sick note runs out on August 2nd. My employer is willing for me to go back for a couple of hours a day. Feeling so well in myself that I want to but not to sure what to do with rads starting on the 29th July. XX
Had a busy day yesterday. Started off by visiting the invalids, then son and daughter-in-law came and sorted the garden (which had become a jungle). Looks lovely now. Then my friend came over to spend the weekend with us, sent husband of to work today while we contemplate hitting the shops. Hope you enjoy your bike-ride Sharnie. Have a great weekend all. X
Hooray, had letter today rads start 29th July. Had a message of my oldest son yesterday evening he's in plaster up to his knee with a broken foot. Then this evening had another call off him, his son has torn the ligaments in his knee so they're both on crutches.
Riversidedawn not on antibiotics just have to keep it dry and covered, hopefully should be OK. Think some of my weight gain may be down to a bit of over indulgence of chocolate.
Pinkbaglady Glad to hear your feeling so well (you can have my share of prawns I don't like the blooming things). Enjoy your celebration
Tussie Hope your session goes well on Monday.
Think I'm in for a sleepless night, can't seem to settle. Night All. X
Hi Whitejasmine, sorry your scar is weeping. Mine started last week too, I've kept a dressing on all week changing it every other day and it's looking much better despite daily rads. I'm also on antibiotics just to make sure it heals!
Sharnie, I've been exercising throughout chemo and since. I used to do yoga / Body Balance 3 times a week plus BodyCombat twice. I went back to yoga 3 weeks after masectomy and carried on 5 times a week throughout my treatment. After chemo I went back to BodyCombat as well. I was told if you are used to exercising then carry on, but be careful if you are doing something new.
Unfortunately I haven't done any exercise since the beginning of July because I can't fit my classes in with my rads timetable. My good intentions of walking and exercising at home every day just fell by the wayside, so I too have a belly which I never usually have. I thnk it's a combination of tamoxifen, lack of exercise and chocolate!!!
Hi All just come back from doctors, left side of my scar (where I had a scab) has started to weep a bit. Thank goodness everything ok. Gotta go back next week for them to keep a check but if I get worried inbetween give them a ring. Hope your holiday goes well Sarni have a great time. Thanks to everyone for your encouragement really appreciate it. Starting to get a few things back to "normal" (well as "normal" as one can get). Off to choir practice tonight it'll be lovely to see all the girls again.
Evening well everything went well this afternoon. Had CT scan and tattoo's in place. Will have my appointments sent through in the next 3-4 wks. All over and done with in about 20mins. Came from there feeling absolutly deflated and cried all the way home (couldn't tell you why). Just a waiting game now.
Morning All have my planning meeting this afternoon for radiotherapy. Feeling really nervous about it. Didn't feel like this at diagnosis or op. Husband taking me so at least I don't have to drive. Hope you've all had a good weekend.
Glad it's going well Pinklady. I thought mine was too, until lunchtime when my scar began weeping. I called my BCN who said the surgeon was at the hospital for another 45 mins so get there straight away! Mad dash, saw her an hour later, she drained off some of my implant to relieve the scar, cleaned and dressed it, now have antibiotics and need to check the wound over the weekend, otherwise see surgeon again on Tuesday evening.
When I had my original mx with implant recon it got infected after chemo started so after 2 lots of chemo the implant was removed in December. I had an expander implant put in in May about 6 weeks after chemo and started rads a couple of weeks later when the wound looked healed.
Unfortunately the boob has tightened with the rads and put pressure on the wound. Fingers and toes crossed that the antibiotics do the trick. In the meantime I am busy growing my Tamoxifen belly in case I need a DIEP recon!!
Hi Pinkbaglady & Riversidedawn good to hear from you. Pinkbaglady yes it's at Cardiff I'm further up the valleys. Not to sure where Velindre is so we're (my husband and myself) going down for a run on Sunday to do a recky.
Riversidedawn have heard that Bodyshop do a deoderant as well but not sure of that, does anyone else know of another one? I have the same one as you.
Hi Tussie and Whitejasmine, I'm off for number 7 out of 15 today. Can't believe I'm half way there! I finish on 21st July. So far so good. Slapping on E45 cream supplied by hospital. Have to use only Smple products, shampoo etc with no colours or perfumes, deodorant without aluminium (Pitrock crystal), keep covered up from the sun and not allowed to shave my armpit........... very attractive!
It really is much easier to endure than surgery and chemotherapy, but traveling is tiring.
Keep doing your exercises everyone so that you can keep your arm above your head for 10/15 mins.
Morning All, had my op on 15th May for lump and lymph node. Am due to have my planning meeting at Velindre on Monday for 15 sessions of Radiotherapy followed by tablets. Suffering disturbed sleep pattern and mood swings. Feeling really good in myself. Quite new to all this technical malarkey.
I may be joining you this month, haven't decided whether or not to have chemo yet, have to decide by Tuesday! eeekk!
I was told that it was 15 sessions and maybe a booster at the end, not sure what that means yet? 25 sounds gruelling, any info from the helpline here or macmillan site which is very good too
Hi Koshlake, I think every hospital is different. I have been told not to use normal deodorant as it contains aluminium but there's a crystal deodorant called Pitrock which you can get in Boots and I've been using that - not too bad despite the heat this week! Also Simple products for washing, E45 cream on the boob, up the neck and shoulder blade.
I've also been told no suncream, wear a collared shirt which covers neck and tops of arms, or a scarf! I've bought a big floppy hat to try and give me shade!