I was supposed to have had my final chemo yesterday but this did not happen as my ulcerated armpit has yet to heal. Spent a few days in hospital last week due to the fact that both my haemoglobin and neutrophil levels had dropped significantly - blood transfusion ensued. During this past week my finger nails on my right hand have 'popped' off - hey ho, it can only get better. Best wishes to all. X
Well done to you all. The end is in sight for us all! I get my 2nd T tomorrow then a long three week wait til my last one. I cannot wait. Hope to arrange to have my Picc line removed same day....then I'll know it's over! 4 weeks radium after that but I'm not even thinking about that just now. Well done again and thank you all for sharing your highs and lows. Although I don't post often I do enjoy reading your comments, comparing my side effects and getting a heads up of what's coming. Onwards and upwards for us all xxx
Had my last chemo too and picc line is out. Feels good to be at the end of this part!!
Good luck everyone tommorrowxxxxI have 2nd T tomorrow too. Friend very accurately described how I am feeling, like a cat refusing to get into the carrier for the vets, made me laugh. Still hot water bottles and painkillers are at the ready, so looking forward to being able to say only one more time xxxxxx
Oh no, some of my nails feel strange as if they're bruised and sore😢. Please I don't want to loose them as well. Anyone else experiencing similar strange feelings. I ve been wearing dark nail polish for weeks. 💅💐
I had 5th cycle a week ago (2nd T). I'm in the middle of s/e which is pretty hard going, but this time next month I'll have had my final one and my hair should be growing that's what keeps me going.
you're nearly there and you've done so well and anyway we're allowed a few tears. Good luck for tomorrow, positive hugs 💐💐
Thank you Primrose. I feel that my s/e are so much less than other ladies and send all my love to everyone. As everyone knows even the smallest thing when you experience it day and night has the ability to drag you down 💐💐
no more pity potty I'm going to kick a@*e today!!
Colista, I hope you are back home and feeling better soon. I had my final T reduced by 20% and was worried that it would reduce its effectiveness but my Oncologist said it wouldn't. She said the initial dose is an estimate and because of the side effects I had it was probably too high for me.
I have had my first FEC and am now on day 12. Sickness not too bad but the back of my throat makes everything taste foul. Have Nystan but it doesn't seem to be having much effect. Neuropathy in my hands has worsened and I find it hard to hold things, feel things with my fingers and keep dropping things. I am hoping this will go away.
Day 6 after second T. Side effects not as severe as last time (consultant thinks I also picked up a bug). Still a bit achy with strange sensation in feet. Get wiped out doing nothing and have lost my appetite, but that's not surprising NO TASTE BUDS!!! Hopefully when steroid injection stop (Wednesday) energy levels will pick up. love and hugs 💐
Good luck for wed - my last one is on Friday. Not looking forward to the horrible side effects again but so excited that it is the last time.
Some of my eyebrow hairs came out after my first t and have just started to grow back so i have lots of dark dots in amongst the few remainīng hairs - looks very strange!
Susie - completely agree with you about leg hairs. I havent shaved my legs since starting chemo as i thought they would all fall out and i still have loads of hairs left - lots of different lengths so clearly many have dropped out and regrown. Shame you cant choose which hair on your body would fall out.
Good luck to you all - we are nearly there.
Hi Loolyboo, eyebrows and lashes practically gone now, just wearing huge shades trying to look like a celeb😎. What's annoying I still have patches of hair on my legs!! 😡 What's that all about? Xx
Day 4 after second T. Joints aching, taste buds gone but so far better than last time. Maybe I'm better prepared - it keeps me going that I've only got to go thru this once more. Looking forward to chillin in the garden now we have a parasol (apologies if this brings on the rain!). Enjoy the weekend everyone and stay safe in the sun. Love and hugs xx
Hi Jessbossable, I've just had my second T (yesterday) so it was good to hear that hair should start growing soon. With no eyebrows or lashes it will be good to say goodbye to the boiled egg look!!
Not looking forward to the side effects kicking in, or my first steroid injection tonight - roll on next week when they end.
Good luck and best wishes to everyone xx