hi anne ,hope ur feeling alot better ,im getting abit nervous, only 2 days to go till chemo cant get it off my mind getting a bit stressed will be ok when done just the build up !!! i went to see my family on sat, was really nice to see olivia (my 3year old grandaughter)and my daughter and parents.it seemed to take my mind off things .it felt like the old me .!!! will keep in touch take care love chris. xxx.
Jan, I also felt sick a lot sooner this time, managed not to be sick last night but VERY nauseaous and VERY dizzy/heady. Going back to hos this afternoon for injection to boost white blood cells.
Hope you feeling ok this morning.
Maisie, Got through last night, not too bad this morning, you ok?
Dawn, thanks for your post, 2 down (1/3 of the way there) getting there xx
Krissy, Very fuzzy but as said above not actually sick (thank goodness).
Carolyn, Nice to hear from someone down the line, hope everything goes ok with recon later this year.
Well its only 7.35 been up since 5.30 and feeling weary already. Need to take the poor dogs out for a walk and hope fresh air might liven me up.
Take care all
I am 3 years down the line with a right mx and lymph node clearance 2 pos. I had 2 tumours both grade 2. My first chemo (4 x epirubicin 4 x cmf)i was a bit sicky but told them at the nxt one and they tweaked my anti sickness meds and that helped I felt a bit out of sorts the first week then perked up for the following 2. I still managed to arrange things for my good 2 weeks Rod Stewart concert, Lionel Ritchie concert visiting, shopping etc I felt quite well no major fatigue. I feel well now and waiting on tram flap reconstruction hopefully sometime this year. Good Luck to you for your treatment.
thinkin of all you ladies on chemo,i had 6 fec finished in october,i t didnt get any worse for me just more tired,after the third its a home run,be strong ladies and take care xxxxxdawn
Had my 2nd FEC today, it hasnt been long but Im feeling a bit sickly already, Im sure it didnt come on this quick last time!
Im glad you got your 2nd one Anne, you dont want this treatment to last any longer than it has too! Have you heard of Mel life Honey, its suppost to help your blood count. Its quite expensive for a tiny jar and its hard to get at chemists but if you google it you can see what its suppost to do and where its stocked. You might have to ask your doc before you take it though.
Hi Krissy, I could do with a glass of wine now didnt like my cocktail earlier ha ha. I have to wait till at least saturday though! Had some last time after about 3 days and it didnt go down too well, but like you say not a bad thing.
Hope all went well for you Rozita and your not feeling too rough.
Take care everyone
hi anne so pleased that your bloods were ok and you could have 2nd treatment,hope ur feeling ok.will keep in touch love chris .xxx
Anne - so pleased you managed to get your cocktail. As much as you know what lies ahead, its another one out of the way. I hope your head doesn't get too fuzzy and you don't feel too sick. Take Care
Jan - Hope your second session went okay. Good luck and take care.
I actually had a glass of wine (first in two weeks). Mind it felt like I had had a bottle. I'm getting out of the habit now. Maybe not a bad thing 🙂
Lots of love
Jan, hope your session went well this morning. I managed to get my cocktail after bloods were better this morning. Having an injection tomorrow to help with white blood cells.
Its only been a couple of hours and feel quite heady at moment. Hoping sickness stays away this time.
Let me know how you are getting on.
Chris, hope you are doing ok.
In fact hope all you girls/ladies are well.
Sorry to hear of your blood results Anne, Ill keep my fingers crossed for you for this morning, hope all goes well.
Im off for my 2nd cocktail this morning, feel a bit more nervous than I did 1st time round, I think its because I feel so good and keep thinking it must be going to get worse as the time goes on.
Hope all goes well for you today Rozita, thanks for the good wishes Ann.
Good Luck everyone.
Take Care Jan xxx
Hi all, bloods came back low and have to have retested this morning. Crap crap crap. Its such a pain when I actually feel (well did up till last night) really well. Why can't we actually do something to make sure white blood cells increase!!!!! Fingers crossed for this morning, will keep you all posted.
Hope everyone feeling ok this morning. Anne xxx
HI Jan,Anne,Chris,Rozita and Bubbly,
Iv,e just been reading all your posts and I felt I needed to come on and wish you all very best wishes and good luck.Reading all your posts has brought it all back to me and it,s been 13 months since surgery and all the rest that follows.You will get through it,you are all stronger than you think.Anyway I only wanted to wish you all well,not talk about me.LOL
Good luck girls,I will be looking out for your posts,
hi anne, hope ur able to go ahead with ur treatment tomorrow,i had scan appt for 23rd feb today ,but was a little confused as chemo appt 17th feb , so spoke to oncoligists secretary she said would speak to dr tomorrow to see if appt for scan is ok!! im not sure if you can have chemo be4 scans, but i dont want my chemo appt moved to a later date as ive had second surgery over 4weeks ago ,and its over 8 weeks in total since first surgery was done,and im worried that all this waiting around could be harming me. anyway enough of me going on i just hope it works out for you 2morrow .goodluck chris. xxx
Sorry about your delay, must be really frustrating when you get yourself all physeked up (excuse spelling). I also had mx on 21 Dec and some node sampling. Some 3 came back with very small specs (their words, they decided not to do full clearance as they believe chemo and rads will sort it (hope they are right). Off to get bloods done this morning ready for second cocktail tomorrow. Am hoping they will not use the same vein as they will use for chemo as don't want to be sore and make it any more difficult than necessary to get drugs in.
Getting wig recut by someone who has been trained by Trevor Sorbie this afternoon as feel it is just too much hair and looks a bit too 'big'. Hoping that goes ok cos if they cut too much off they can't put it back!!
Why oh why is there so much to worry about, or am I being over dramatic. Anyway looking ahead to weekend when all done for another 3 weeks and hopefully can get away for a couple of days the next week to the Lakes.
Take care everyone and good luck to anyone starting this journey x
hi anne thanks for thinking of me ,unfortunatly been put back till next wed 17th as im waiting to have scans done !! i think maybe they forgot to arrange scans, but will never know. quite frustrated with it all, not the first time they have messed up. i had 1st surgery on 21st dec mx lpus snb, 2 pos nodes so further surgery on 11th jan for clearance which were all clear. but seem to be waiting for ever to start treatment !!so fingers crossed for 17th. but will take your advice on the drinking . thanks will let you know how i go on . love chris. xxx
hi rozita had nodes removed week b4 you, still feeling very sore cant move it that well but still doing physio daily. cannot stretch arm fully but is improving . do not seem to have any swelling but difficult to tell with all the scarring ect!!! still quite numb under arm area. not sure how much feeling will improve . i am a week ahead of you and it has improved alot since then , so im sure you will feel better soon. let me know how chemo goes, will do the same .goodluck for next week . chris (maisie)xxxx.
Hi all. new to this also
Had first lumpectamy and 4 lympth nodes removed on 22nd dec which came back positive. Had second op and all nodes removed from right side on 20th Jan which have came back clear but had MRI which showed up another lump so waiting on results from this now. Have been told I have stageIII and will be starting chemo this Friday E-CMF then radiotherapy after. Very unsure of how I am going to feel and cope but keeping positive. I think it will be good to hear from others going through the same treatments. x
hi maisie, im starting my chemo on 11th day after u 4 ec x 4 tax iv had 2nd op to remove nodes n still struggling with swelling had op 18th jan just hoping it settles or they mite not start it was urs ok? xx
hi all, im fairly new too , dx with grade 2 tumour, had mx on 21 dec with sentinal noding which was pos ,so had 2nd surgury for node clearnce on 11 jan which knocked me back , but thankfully all nodes were neg .waiting now for chemo 3x FEC +3x TAX.which starts next wed 10 feb. quite scared about this but tryiny to be brave , i agree with you jan it does help to hear how others have got through this terrible nightmare!!!! im thinking of trying the cold cap a little nervous but what have i got to loose!!listening to others who have tried it, it seems to work for some, so will give it ago.keep in touch , chris xx
Welcome to the forum. Yes, it really is helpful to find people who are having treatment at the same time as you are. You do hear lots of different things and I think that is probably because people seem to react differently and you get to hear the experience that the person talking to you had.
I'm now finished active treatment (on tamoxifen) but you may find that in the Chemotherapy part of the forum there is a thread of people who are having chemo now. Or you and Anne could start one.
Hope the side effects stay as they are.
Hi Jan and welcome to the BCC forums.
I have posted a link below to our new resource pack which you may find helpful, it has been designed for those newly diagnosed, just click on the link to access the order form. You can also order more information publications on the same page by clicking on the links on the same page under the 'quick order list'.
If you would like to speak to someone in confidence please do call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, the line is open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 9-2, our team of specialist nurses and trained helpliners can offer you support and information. Hope this helps.
Welcome to this Site. I am sure lots of ladies will be in touch to offer you support and advice. I too had a masectomy, grade 3 tumour and lymph node sampling on 21st Dec and started chemo FEC-T on 21st Jan. I agree with you, se's not too bad was only sick on first night and nauseaous for a couple of days. I have been waiting for something to come and bite me on the bum. Will have everything crossed for next session on the 11th am gonna do exactly what I did last time and hope it goes as well.
I have found this site so helpful and supportive but find I need to not get too far ahead and take each treatment one step at a time.
Good luck to you and keep posting.
Im new to this so not sure what im doing, but here goes.
I was diagnosed on 7th Dec and had mastectomy 18th Dec, Im not sure of all the jargon but they said i had stage 2 cancer, I had 2 tumours one was gradeII the other gradeIII. I started my chemo on the 21st of jan the side effects so far are not too bad, Im hoping they will stay like that but not sure if they will, Iv heard loads of different things how they get worse after each one or that if Im ok now I will be right through so dont know what to expect. Im being very positive about this but I do seem to be waiting for all these side effects to happen.
Iv read through some post and you all give some good advice, its good to hear from ladies going through the same thing. Iv heard loads of times " such and such has been through it and they are fine" or " its amazing what they can do now you'll be okay" but I dont know anyone going through it so its good to hear from people who actually are.