Morning lovely jewels...
Well finally feeling back to normal, not sure if it was "just" cycle 3 accumulation, the bone marrow jabs or something else, but i was really struggling with tiredness and feeling hungover since last weeks chemo. I phoned my unit (didnt have a temp or anything tho) and they said that yep thats how it feels usually from cycle 1 so because ive been so well it seemde harder to deal with!. All i can say if that was how most people felt after cycle 1 then i take my hat off to you. Its hard to explain to non BC people as i didnt have any ulcers, sickness, any visible signs of illness, but i felt dreadful and though still just about managed working, missing Zumba for the first time ever since Dx shows to me i was feeling rough...
Anyway, onto everyones stuff, so good to hear people are getting away and doing nice things, whether concerts, trips out or hanging out with family.
Sandra, hope ypou get out of hotel NHS today, and that you get back to full strength again soon. Reading your posts about parcels etc i have a list of things i "want" rather than need and at somepoint i shall have a shopping spree, its so easy online to shop, non of the hassle of in & out of changing rooms etc, plus its not real monsy when you dont see it lol ;-)!!
Emma, have a ball in France, you deserve a bit of fun after last cycle hitting you so hard, very nice pic by the way, you certainly do glam well!!. I actually have a wedding 3 days after my 2nd Tax, but really not sure if i will go(other issues re family etc) when im not likely to be feeling too good, based on this last cycle anyway.
Izzy & Joan, thanks for all the info re "T", it seems to be giving everyone the same se's, which wasnt the case with the first regime, we all had different amounts/types of things hitting us, whereas T is all about the aches, pains and mouth...I dont get too much discomfort from the bone injections so was naievely hopeful that that wouldnt be the issue with T, but am losing that thought rapidly. Izzy enjoy Nice, sounds very cosmopolitan, especially with headscarves ala Audrey Hepburn!!.
Fiona, sorry youve been down too, youre one of the most prolific and cheery posters, so doubley hard on you to be off the board. As for getting upset in front of your mum, im sure she would worry anyway as we do about our kids no matter how grown up they get, and you shouldnt berate yourself for having a low moment, as a mum you want your "children" to be able to let it all out. It is hard when we see ourselves as the "adult" to aging parents(tho both mine have passed away) i imagine you dont want to worry her or have her feel helpless etc, but we always try to prevent those closest to us from having any stress/worry etc not just re BC so dont feel bad, we all have our moments we need our mums/dads, i just wish i had mine... Anyway, enjoy the shopping if you can, if you dont go then hopefully you'll feel up for it before she returns to Uni.
Chelle, youre motoring through it all, hows the Herceptin go through(ie time)?. I dont start mine til cycle 5, as gotta have T on its own to monitor side effects first. Youre very focused posting mid dose, i do nothing but moan about the cold cap and needing a wee lol...Hope youre doing ok today, albeit sleepy!!. Im dreading taking steriods.
Nicj, hope you have a great time away, scary re your son but you all seem a very capable bunch and i hope evreything else goes well. Enjoy the sun too, its dampo and clammy here. Oh ive been asked to consider the Herceptin trial, i was thinking about it, but now ive been told my cancer is very aggressive and i have 30-50% chance of reoccurance in 5 years without RT, and 20% overall, i want to do everything i can, so will stick with the year. I will have a portacath fitted to make it all easier anyway. (just to say im convinced my cancer was set off by 15 years on the pill)
Phew, well thats all for now but will catch up later. i have my manager popping round so better get out my PJ's lol....
take care lovelies
ps edited to say posted at speed so sorry for all the typos..