i'm back in the ring SOOO much to catch up on after two days off, so apologies if I miss anyone and if there's too much rambling.
FEC-T 3 of each. FEC cycle 2, day 3
Maxie, Sandra, Mandra (I'm confused) - Emend defo helped this time. Felt rough from Thurs pm until late am on Friday (after chemo Thurs am). Stayed in bed all day yesterday. Athough I am nauseous, it's not as bad as cycle 1. Just scoffed 2 slices of toast for breakfast and had sandwich and some fruit for lunch. Enjoyed it all which I was not on day 3 last time. Once I've typed up this tome, I'll try getting up, but will only be tennis and Glastonbury for me today, sooo tired. Rubbish sleep last 2 nights, odd bits of dozing for half an hour here and there, guess it's the steroids, same as you. Last time I had 3 days of them twice a day, but this time it's once a day for 5 days, because my other meds are different, so not expecting sleep any time soon. Re the syringes, think I had about 7, including at least 3 of the E.
Chelle - thanks for updated list, you are a star. How are you now you're back home and how's the iphone? Cold cap not working for me either - so much hair is shedding and I've got 3 little bald patches.
Marion - re hair clipping, my OH also offered, but I know he'll be upset like your OH. Not sure how long I can go on as I am with it dropping off like this, thinking tomorrow could be d-day. Did you shave off completely, or go for a number 1 ? Also, do I need to get any oil or anything in to treat my scalp, do you know?
Your scarf looks very glam, what a gorgeous colour. Me too, I'll be scarves in the house and save wiggy for outside.
Joan - your new piccie is gorgeous. Same as I asked Marion, did you take your hair off completely and any oils or anything for scalp?
Don't' the OHs deserve lots of Brownie points for doing it?
Sorry you had a sicky spell - it's horrid - but getting to a coffee morning and Sports Day, well done you.
Nicj - congrats to your son on his school prizes, proud Mum.
£1,700 - what a great total - and you're a local celeb too.
Sorry you're still queen of the SEs but all of your advice and tips is so useful, thanks.
Vicki - cutting the grass!! What meds are you on? I'm having 3 days of Emend and steroids this cycle, but different dose of steroids than first cycle when I didn't have Emend. Plus in the loo department, All Bran worked for me last cycle.
Jan - I've been counting Chemo day as day 1, think most of us have.
Yes, I have that tupperware cupboard too, open the door and stuff falls out every time.
Glad you've joined in and find the forum useful.
Cress - good you're ok after first visit to the bar.
Trish - good you're coping ok and SEs manageable. My taste buds are not too bad, but fancying savoury more than sweet - barely touched chocolate or booze first cycle (not like me). I'm also completely off coffee and only had a couple of cups of tea. Sticking mainly to water, Lucozade and peppermint tea.
Dry mouth really bad this time, even worse than last, going to have an ice-lolly soon.
Fi and Jackie - first/ second cocktail over and done, well done both.
Faye - sorry you been in hospital. Take it easy at home.
Debs - sorry you feeling rough after feeling so good. It's such a rollercoaster we're on.
Jayney - well done on the head shave. I'm just plucking up the courage to do it.
TaylorJ - thanks for message about Martha, glad she's ok although she's back in hospital again.
Lins - wiggy looks great
Mel - everyone's treatment is different, the oncologist should answer all your questions, but do take a pad and pen with you and make sure you cover everything you want to know.
Hope you all having a good day,