14 rounds of chemo?!
Try popping over to the Monthly chemo threads, if you don't get a response here.
Apologises as didn't have port, but I'm sure someone will be along soon.
Hi S.marie, I had my first chemo 2 weeks ago and it has been doable. I had fec. I wasn't sick, just felt a bit queasy a couple of times, but I munched on ginger biscuits and it passed. I also bought some seabands, which I wore whilst having chemo and for several days afterwards, so don't know if they made any difference to me not being sick+the hospital gave me tablets to help with any sickness. My main side effect has been tiredness xx
Welcome to the forum. You will receive lots of support and advice from all the lovely ladies on here.
The first couple of weeks after diagnosis are the worse, as you're trying to process all the information and reeling from the shock of it all. You will feel better once the treatment gets underway.
Do you know whether you will definitely be having chemo? It's not as bad as you think. Try not to think too far ahead. Just take one day at a time and one treatment at a time and you will get through it. Try joining the various threads on here in the Going through Treatment section, as you go through your journey.
Please ask if you have any questions.
Sending a hug
Hello Juma, welcome, although I know that this is not a place most of us want or expected to be. I am at a similar stage to you in the process having been diagnosed 10 days ago and spent the last week having scans before returning to the oncologist/surgeon on Monday/Tuesday to discuss the treatment options and plan.
I am so admiring of your openness and spirit, especially when talking to your son. My children are young adults and I found anticipating talking to them the hardest part, but in reality, it was okay. They have been brilliant, although my son who is away at University worries, I think. I am sure that by being honest and factual, you've given your boy a gift. I read the Victoria Derbyshire book and she was similarly open with her boys who are probably around the same age. She describes how their resilience, love, adaptability and acceptance astounded her and filled her with pride.
I really hope that you are receiving great care and can move on to the next stage of this pesky, unwelcome journey. I will be taking the path with you and thinking of you. x
Hi Juma, Welcome to the forum , not a place any of us would choose to need to be a part of of course but I hope you will find support and comfort amongst the various threads 😊
I know it must be hard to think that you may have had this a lot longer but to be honest most of us have had it a while before it's detectable, a discrace that your previous GP dismissed you without further tests but sadly this happens , but it's being dealt with now and that is what you need to try and focus on!
Young children adapt quickly and as long as you try to keep their lives a normal as possible they will be ok, only tell them what is age appropriate , they need to know very little really at their ages.
Any help you need with understanding the terminology please just shout, It will soon become second nature though so don't worry!
Hi, I’m a new here. I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer in my left breast which has spread to the lymph nodes. I’ve had CT and bone scans and I’m now waiting for an appointment with my oncologist. Unfortunately, I have had BC for some time now: I visited my GP about 18 months ago who told me it was ‘definitely’ a cyst and it was only when I went to my new GP in August to see about aspirating it, that it occurred to me that it was anything but. Thankfully, he arranged a referral to the breast clinic and in the last few weeks I’ve had the biopsies and scans and now awaiting the results.
I’ve had the difficult conversations with family and friends. The conversation with my 8 year old son was surprisingly much easier than I expected and as long as I wear a wig when I’m out I think he’ll be ok with it! I’m not sure how much my 3 year old understands but he knows I’m going to hospital for some medicine which might make me feel a bit poorly.
Anyway, that is where I’m at. I’m still deciphering the abbreviations on the posts but hopefully I’ll get there soon. J x