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June 2017 starters

rosie14
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Re: June 2017 starters

June ladies I am so sorry that you are having to make this journey with such small children! The chemo journey is relatively a short block of time it's not for ever it is temporary. Take each day as it comes and continue to enlist the support of family and friends!
You will find the forum a great sense of comfort and support as you go though the ups and downs together.
I am from the April 14 thread and 5 of us still keep in regular contact and are meeting up for the third time next month!
Good luck ladies stay positive! 🌸

Wandestrong
Member

Re: June 2017 starters

Hi Skells,

Sorry to hear about your husband, that must have been so hard.

I was diagnosed when I was 31 weeks pregnant, I was fortunate my GP agreed to refer me and not fob it off as 'lactational changes'. I was diagnosed with Grade 3 25mm invasive dc and had a lumpectomy when I was 34 weeks pregnant. My mother had breast cancer 3 years ago and went though Chemo, 2 surgeries and is now on hormonal treatment so she has been a great support to me. I made the decision to breast feed until I had a start date for chemo, so I was able to breast feed for a month (which was important for me) and only stopped the morning of my Chemo. So im trying to cope with the pain of engorgement at the same time, I'm hoping things settle down within the next few days.

My mother in law is coming to stay with us from 1st July as my husband needs to start work again in a few weeks, until the end of my chemo. It's tough juggling the sleepness nights and an energetic 4 year old son. Suffered abit of nausea this morning and seem to have lost my appetite, but I know it's just my body adjusting to the medication. Hope you're feeling better now x
Skells
Member

Re: June 2017 starters

Hi,

I'm having 3 lots of fec then 3 lots of fec-t. I'm feeling a bit sick but I forgot to take my anti sickness pills at lunch time. I've taken them now so hopefully they'll kick in.

I've got a 2 year old girl who still keeps me up at night. We have been cosleeping since she was born. I've had to wean her off breastfeeding in preparation for the chemo so she's a bit unsettled at night. Usually she would have milk to get back to sleep but that's no longer an option.

The picc line was a bit uncomfortable to fit. They had to adjust it after it was fitted was a bit of hassle but no pain. My biggest worry was my girl would want to pull on it. There is a bit that sticks out but you're given a sleeve bandage to cover it all up. The other problem is I can't go swimming
I usually take my girl weekly so my mum will have to take her from now on.

I've booked on to a looking good feeling better session at my local maggies centre. I recommend booking early for this as they get booked up quite quickly.

I'm glad you aren't suffering too badly. Do you have support from family and friends?

My husband died when I was pregnant with my girl so I'm relying on my mum a lot. She's been great and has come to stay while I go through treatment.
Wandestrong
Member

Re: June 2017 starters

Hi Skells,

What regime and cycles are you having? I had my first FEC cycle on 1st (Thurs), 5/6 to go. I didn't feel any immediate effects, but now feeling some nausea, so taking the anti-sickness pills given. Feeling fatigued too but think that's less chemo and more waking up with my 5week old daughter through the night.

I've been referred for a PICC line, just waiting for an appointment. How was the fitting?

All the best for today!

Dede x
Skells
Member

June 2017 starters

Hi,

I'm going in for my first chemo today. I went yesterday to have a picc line fitted and to get my meds.

I'm having chemo first then surgery.

It's would be great to hear from anyone else starting in June. I'll let you know how I get on today and how the side effects are.

Hugs