Yay, 2 diplomas, I shall frame them and put one over the loo and one over the basin in homage to where I spent most of the first cycle of chemotherapy.
I am day 8 of fec 5 and have ridden the mare, mucked out, done loads of house work, been shopping and I am still awake. A pint of cider is beckoning now. Xx
Jayney, the cyclzine will make you very tired. I have it anf find if I take final steriods at 1pm followed by sick pill at 7ish, I sleep all night.
Hi All. Have finally managed to find my way round this new site. I don't think it is nearly as user friendly as the old one. Never mind. I am finally feeling more normal just in time for my 2nd Tax on Tuesday. I am hoping my dose will be reduced as I felt so sick I ended up at Hospital last Sunday begging for more anti sickness tabs as I couldn't even swallow water. I was given Cyclizine which seems to have helped but I am dreading Tuesday and the inevitable 2 weeks of feeling so bloody awful. I was told Tax wouldn't give me nausea so wasn't given anything on day of treatment so I was really upset when it kicked in on day 3. Perhaps I have just been unlucky but I was told that they do give you the maximum they think you can stand on the first dose and then adjust it accordingly so I don't think we need to worry that reducing the dose will not do the job. Apparently it is the cocktail itself that is important and they wouldn't bother giving us a dose that wouldn't do the job. So armed with that info I will be more than happy if Onc decides to lower dose on Tuesday. Good luck to everyone else at the bar and may your se's be little ones. Jayneyxx
Good luck Joan, Fiona and Emms...give it some welly!!.
Glad you had a nice day yday Joan, making the best of these situations is the only thing to do. Hope you and Fiona cope better with the Tax.
Im feeling really well, probably steroids but not complaining yet..even got a 4 hour sleep which i wasnt expecting.
Glad everyone at the bar yday got back in one piece and lets hope we continue to keep well.
Sandra youre a day ahead of me so let me know if you see the Tax Truck slowing down!!.
Clare(Gus) hope its good news for youre next dunking too.
Ok well as i cant scroll back im sorry if ive missed anyone, but will try to come on here more often..
I survived the first FEC yesterday and so far, I feel a little nauseous, have a headache and the vein in my neck where my central line is looks a bit enlarged - Oh, and my pee is luminous orange!! I'm planning on a very quiet day as I've been feeling so very tired recently - even a short walk wears me out!!
Good luck to all of you at the bar today - we're getting there slowly but surely. xxx
Gussie - Thanks for that. May give the mixed beers a go. Probably seems weird, but I don't like the taste of wine, red or white and it gives me a blinding headache. Grapes bring me out in a rash so perhaps I'm allergic. Just as well I like beer and whiskey (and vodka and gin).
Joan - Sorry you have to wait a day. When my ONC forgot to prescribe steroid for my 1st dose, they gave it to me very slowly through my canulae. The nurse said it might give me a twitcky bottom, bit it was fine. Wonder why they didn;t do that for you.
Thanks for all the support, it makes such a difference. I've been shopping today to get wine and beer for my guests. As I won't drink until chemo is finished, I felt a bit left out. Still, not long to go now and I never did have much of a head for booze. I've always been a cheap night out.
Dusting and hoovering to do now.
Love to everyone.
What an idiot!!!! Went to the chemo unit and only remembered when I got there that I had completely forgotten to take any steroids yesterday or today before Tax. Chemo delayed until tomorrow. Am really kicking myself as all the plans for tomorrow are out the window now, kids will be fed up as that's part of two days instead of one they will be farmed out to their grandmother, and of course couldn't take first lot of steroids until I got back from unit (1pm) so next lot at 5pm earliest so I guess not much sleep tomight.
In my defence, I've had so much going on this cycle that I'm not surprised I forgot. At least I remembered before they gave me Tax and I collapsed with a reaction. Talk about chemo brain - this is not me anymore at all! Maybe my body needs one more day after all it's had to cope with.
I've read all your posts but I'm too frustrated with myself for now to reply. Hope everyone at the bar today is doing well. Chelle - my cycle 5 is now 29 August. Grrrrr!