Marion what a great quote! I'm going to save that one. Good luck for tomorrow - how lovely to know its the last. You made it!
Day 7 of T for me and my mouth is awful. Eaten very little today as its so sore. Much worse than last time. But it is nearly over, which keeps me going.
Time for a little lie down...
Marion am so pleased that you are graduating tomorrow. Hope it all goes well and your side effects are manageable. And yes I agree it hasn't gone quickly at all, it has been a real hard slog for all of us. Great that you managed to get out for a walk with your ED and GS. Let us know how you get on after your final chemo Marion.
Have just been out with SIL for lunch and nearly forgot to take my steriods, remembered at 3pm so hope I sleep ok tonight.
Good luck to Fi and Claire tomorrow too. Hope you Jewels are ok? Love to all other Jewels. Xxx
Chelle - Glad your done and home. You have been so strong through this and also great keeping us all in line. Fingers crossed that someone has nicked the sat nav from the Tax truck and it won't be able to find you. Not sure if you have my e-mail so will send it to you anyway.
Love and hugs to those Jewels that are suffering, everyday. Fiona, can't scroll back but hope you're o.k..
Read a saying the other day :-
'Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bl...dy thing yourself.'
(Sara Henderson, Australian writer)
Feels like what we have to do sometimes.
My ED and GS have been up for a couple of days and are on their way back to Cornwall. We went for a lovely walk this morning up the hill and over the field in the lovely warm sunshine. My legs were murder on the way up but thankfully no problem on the way down.
Well its my FINAL POISONING TOMORROW, HOORAY. I wish people would stop saying 'Hasn't it gone quickly'. No it hasn't.. I've had my steroids so probably not much sleep tonight, but as its the last time, I can do this.
Just hope it dosen't come up with a new SE for me. Just the Herceptin till next June then.
Hope to get back with a good report tomorrow.
hi to all, last chemo monday, 20% less has certainly helped me, no abdomible pain this time, but teribble acid reflux and woozy head, and as others know awful tiredness, just hope chemo train doesnt find me. have radiotheraply assessment 9th sept, so will know when the next bit of fun will start, onc said should be 4 weeks after chemo have to see him on the 17th.
wish my hospital did a gym class for us it would be great, i do hope and wish everyone well
managed to go to my granddaughters assembly at school(bit of an effeort) she is 10 years old and was made a prefect so was worth making the effort.
love to all Katherine xx
Good luck today Chelle. The end is definately in sight. I know most of us still have a lot of treatemnt to go through but the worst will be by us.
Fiona, sorry to hear youve not too great either but hopefuly youre avoiding the the sore feet etc of last cycle. Such a pity youre not part of the facebook group..can we do anything to persuade you??. Its so random at times, funny and also amazing support.
Faye hope things ok with you too.
Ive come to the conclusion that the bone marrow injections are responsible the continuing pain im experiencing. The morphine does help, but within a few hours of having the jabs im in agaony again. Going to see what can be done as i ve still another 2 days to go. Never had a problem with them on FEC, but with TAX its horrendous. Added to that all the extra meds im now taking to comabt the morphine side effects, my poor stomachs about to implode...
Also have signed up for an 8 week fitness and well being course at my hospital. Based around keeping fit it includes use fo teh gym and pool(cancer patients only) free personal trainer sessions, nutritional and emotional advice, relaxaion techniques as well as lunah and the social aspect. really looking forward to it as locally theres not anything like LGFB/Headstong or Maggies. Its funded by Macmillan, i dont even have to pay for hospital parking.
Well hope all our Jewels are keeping as well as possible, big hugs and love to all.
Good luck to Lins, Becky and Jayney for number 5 tomorrow. Let us know how you get on ladies when you can.
Tasha yes I had that for first two FECs, did not happen with third. Hope this reassures you 🙂
Morning all! Well it's alovely day here in Birmingham. Eldest has gone back to school, youngest about to go to a friend's to play, and OH gone to work- I will be alone for the first time in 6 weeks! Whilst I will miss them, I have to say I am really looking forward to a couple of hours of peace!
I'm sorry to hear that those of you on Tax seem to be having a hard time. I'm just getting all FEC no T (I wonder how they decide who gets what??).
Anyway, need to do a bit of work this morning, followed by wallpapering that feature wall in the lounge which I started last week (when I say started, I mean 'took the curtains down and got all the stuff out hoping OH would take the hint and do it over the weekend'. He didn't take the hint). Need to get it all done before next Monday when I have dose 4.
Good luck at the bar today ladies.
Thank you so much for the good wishes, am feeling very edgy, have tight knot in tum, have been so ill last 3 times, severe sbdominal pain being the worst, saw onc last week , said he was'nt worried about my other se but abdo pain did worry him, so has now reduced my docetaxal by 20%, have radiotherapy assessment on Sept 9th so hope i can make that, otherwise more delays, this sound like moaning sorry, be alright when i come home to night, still have no taste buds, such a waste eating i think nice food but cann'ntell really what it is, has anynone had this problems and how long does it last?
please take care all of you, so good to have so many vertual friends
love Katherine xxx
Think there are a few of us sufferring with TAX, hopefully it will start to ease off as it did with FEC. Have to say because i didnt really have a problem with FEC, i think i was expecting to get off lightly with Tax too...Doh stupid me lol!!!. Lesson learnt!!.
Ive done nothing all w/e apart from drink lime and moan about feeling low & how my mouth tastes. Have to apologise to the facebook gang as i did indulge in self pity, thanks for sticking with me.
Clare & Sandra you are being a lot more gracious than me on Tax, im impressed!.
Faye, did you go out for a meal in the end?.
Joan and Fiona, as old hands at Tax se's hopefuly the reduced dose is helping a bit. My skins ok touch wood, but i think you both saiad its day 6 it started, so ill be watching and waiting for it tomorrow.
Marion, whoop whoop not long and youll be our 2nd graduate, hope youve got your happy dance worked out
As there doesnt seem to be much in my area ie LGFB, Head strong, Maggies etc, im thinking of finding a good makeup/stylist person to give me the overhaul i need once my chemos done. Its more about how to make more of myself.. ive never been a very glam or girly girl, but i think i want to learn how to look good day to day and not take things like eyelashes for granted lol... Also im going to look if theres such something like a toupee for women, as im just too self conscious about my thinning on top (though back, sides and fringe all ok) yet dont need a wig or a scarf. Everyone says you cant really tell unless you look, but to me its glinting in the sunlight....Think a little googling is in order!!.
Well, hope everyone has a relatively quiet eve and we are all back to our lovely coping selves soon.