I had my first dose of FEC 3 weeks ago, 2 more Fec and 3 T to follow.
Have done amazingly well with little side effect however still having problems with seroma, I had full axilliary nodes removed 6 weeks ago, 4 times drained since and now skin quite red and been put on anti biotics in case there is an infection. Very frustrating as healed really well after the op and now possibly the next treatment delayed because of this. Anyone else had similar problem?
On another point, most of my hair now fallen out, started on day 13, my OH cut really short what remains but now very very whispy, does everyone shave at this point?
Best wishes to all November Newbies xxx
Hi Nic, sorry to hear you're having a difficult day. I've felt very tired this time too and sometimes you just have to accept that you need to rest even though it is very frustrating! I was supposed to go out last night but ended up cancelling as I felt so tired. Instead, I had a long hot bath with lavender bubbles and an early night and slept really well. You will start to pick up again soon and feel more like doing things! I've got my third go on Friday the 13th too but remember that's another one down and nearer to the finishing line!!
I've just got back from my first chemo session FEC-T. So far feeling not too bad, just a bit spaced out and a bit panicky waiting for the nausea to kick in.
I've felt like I'm on a roller coaster this last month and am still going through bouts of non-stop crying, panic, anger etc. I am wondering if this will ever go away. Will I be constantly on edge even after the treatment has stopped waiting for 'the beast' to come back? I know that sounds awfully pessimistic but sometimes I just can't muster up the 'postive' thoughts that people keep telling me I should have.
Anyway lots of love to everybody out there.
Thanks for the welcome folks, and good luck with your own treatments. It sounds as if each cycle may be different-no real hard and fast rules for this, only that we know we will get through it. Thanks again.
Hi All, Just had pre assessment appointment for chemo and I was shocked to see CA15-3 on the blood test. I thought this was used as a tumour marker! As far as I was aware I'm having chemo as a preventative, hope I've not missed anything! Have others had this blood test? I've not had a CT or bone scan. I've asked the question on the main chemo page to see if others are having this blood test - it's made me very panicky now.
Hi all, this is my first post here, had my second dose of FEC chemo on Friday, and now its Tuesday I feel able to type! I had really strong anti sickness pills after needing an injection after the first dose three weeks ago, and I just wondered if the stronger dose I was given this time prolonged the nausea, i.e. not 'letting it out?' I really felt unable to function for three days, and althougth I was more sick after my first dose, the side effects were over quicker. Any advice would be great as I'm dreading the next one....although just because I'm still a bit rough today I guess. Also, I'll have the doxy treatment for my last three-I heard I might be less nauseous for this? What should I expect for them? Thanks all.
I had my second dose of FEC on Friday and hadn't felt too bad till today. Seemed to hit a wall of tiredness and have been a bit teary today. I wonder if its the steroids for the anti sickness as they can affect mood but luckily today was the last day for them so hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. My parents popped in to cheer me up which was nice. Otherwise, I've spent most of the day dozing on the sofa.
Glad to hear you're coping well after your first go and well done on going back to work.
I decided to be brave and posted a picture of my new spikey hedgehog look on facebook yesterday and got some good comments so feeling better about losing the hair though its getting thinner by the day!
Hope everyone else is doing ok!