Thanks Tracy, Just got back from a lovely lunch in the local country pub and am stuffed. It feels like 'the last supper' as from tomorrow I'll just be sitting around waiting for the next lot of side effects to kick in xx
Thank you Sal. Hope you are having a good week off and have enjoyed the time with your mum.
Hope everyone else is ok. I'm feeling pretty good physically but just taken my first lot of roids ready for tomorrow and have that anxiety feeling that I always get before a chemo session xx
Hi ejc, I'm on FEC-T and am due to have my second 'T' on Thursday so am a bit behind you it seems. I had 'loose stools' about 5 days after the T which lasted a couple of days but nothing since and nothing with the FEC. I would personally avoid the immodiam as I find it really bungs me up and I start getting abdominal pains - though I've only ever taken it when on holidays in Asia. Maybe its a good idea to phone the chemo team and see if its a comon thing? It seems like you've had it a while so maybe a good idea to get it checked out. I hope you sort it out. Do keep us posted.
Everyone else I hope you are ok. Sam are you up for a session tomorrow?
Hi Ladies, I haven't been on here for a while so hope everyone is doing ok!
I've just had my last cycle of FEC - hooray!! However, during the last couple of weeks of cycle 5 and now since cycle 6, I've been having a lot of tummy troubles with stomach cramps, loose stools and sometimes diarrhoea. I wondered if anyone else had had similar troubles or any advice for relief. I feel like everytime I eat a couple of hours later its gone straight through me. Not nice I know but I don't think its a bug as I don't feel ill, just tired and uncomfortable.
Is it best to just reach for the imodium?!
What a lovely day. You are right Tracy it really makes a difference. I've got daffodils almost out so spring MUST be on the way! I seem to be different to everyone else with my Filgrastin as I start the day after chemo and have it for 10 days!!
Swansea Girl, glad to hear you aren't suffering too much and are one step closer to the finish. It will be me on Thursday. Welsh cakes sound good. I made griddle cakes this morning so have binged on those plus a huge slice of the coffee and walnut cake I made yesterday. I've lost quite a bit of weight since the start of all this so I'm now going to pile it back on.
I'm feeling pretty good at the moment except the ends of my fingers are so dry and are starting to crack which is making them very sore.
Anyway enjoy the sun everyone.
You poor thing Tracy. I hope you are ok now. So the injections don't seem to have helped much then? I was told initially that they don't work in some people and my neutrophils have still been pretty low at times even with the course of 10 injections. I think the fact that I've been a recluse has kept me infection free. Hopefully the anitbiotics will stave off any bugs for you!
Sal, I'm glad you are coping with the side effects better and glad your mum is there with you. I've got friends here this weekend which is really nice as they are not scared to talk about the dreaded 'CANCER' and I don't have to try and pretend there is nothing wrong with me which I seem to have to do with some people.
Enjoy the sunny day everyone.
Picc line is gone! Went to hospital and it was definitely blocked and they were going to put something in to dissolve whatever was causing the block and I would have had to go back again on Monday to have it checked. I asked if the last two chemos could be done by a canuala straight into my vein and she went off and checked and came back and said 'yes'!! So anyway tomorrow I'll be having a bath with my arm IN the water. I'm now going to celebrate with a glass of wine.
Sam, I'm glad the funeral went ok and glad to hear you had some lovely treats.
Sal, you made me laugh with visions of you in a store cupboard. It's beyond belief sometimes isn't it. Anyway hopefully soon we won't ever have to set foot in these wards again!
Take care and have a good weekend
lots of love
Really cheesed off. District Nurse came to flush my Picc line and it wouldn't work so now I have to go to the hospital as there is clearly some kind of blockage. I was just hoping to have one week of not having to see nurses, doctors etc. I hate hospitals so much and am already feeling sick at the thought of going to the chemo ward.
I hadn't even realised it was Valentine's Day. Something that isn't recognised in our house (us being the most UN-romantic couple on the planet) but happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
So glad you are feeling a bit better Sal and I hope you make the most of your days off. I admire everyone for pretty much getting on with their lives ie shopping, cafe, cinemas etc. I have become a recluse and rarely leave my house as I am so paranoid about getting an infection. It doesn't bother me as I am quite happy to sit in front of my long fire with my knitting, reading, wathching episodes of Breaking Bad etc and when one of my friends remembers my existance, having a chat on the phone. My partner works shifts so is home quite a bit during the day which stops me getting lonely and I could never be lonely anyway with my two dogs constantly needing attention!
I'm feeling much better physically. Still up and down emotionally. I still just can't get my head round the fact that I have cancer and the worry about it coming back. I'm definitely going to look into some counselling once the treatment is over. My friends all say how great I sound or look when they see or speak to me. I think I just put on an act to make them feel better (which is probably why I often sound so negative on this site as I don't feel I have to pretend).
I actually agree with Sal about the 'meet up'. I did put my name down as being available for that particular weekend but to be honest the thought of travelling to the Midlands fills me with horror. Maybe that is just because I'm in a reclusive period and may feel ok by November.
Anyway I hope everyone is doing ok. Have a good day.
Lots of love
Glad to hear that things aren't too bad Sal and Sam and Tracy, I hope your side effects are short lived.
I've been feeling pretty good today and am hoping it stays that way for the next week until my next zapping. Really dreading getting pumped full of chemicals again but know its one step closer to the end. I still don't have much energy but am happily pottering round the house and going for a short walk with the dogs every day. Finished knitting my jumper and am really pleased with it. I started on a pair of gloves today with the leftover wool!
Anyway I hope everyone has a good night.
Big hugs xx
Thank you Lols for your encouragement. Yes, it is hard but we are all now nearly there and will be joining you in celebrating the end of this.
Hope everyone else is ok xx
I get a bit of back pain with the injection and also a bit of nausea towards the end of the course. Though I have them for 10 days which seems to be different from everyone else.
Maybe you are going to be lucky with the side effects as most people's definitely seem to have kicked in by now. I really hope they will keep away for you. The runny nose is a right pain! The end of my nose is now really sore as I am constantly wiping it. I had a peek up and there are about 2 hairs still there but not doing their job!!
Anyway let us all know how its going. Take care xx
Sam and Sal, sorry to hear you are both suffering. It really is rubbish isn't it?!! I still feel so tired and weak and the left side of my tongue has been swollen and painful for days now so eating and talking are difficult.
Sam i hope the anitbiotics sort the arm out.
Hope you are ok Tracy.
Try and have as good a day as possible everyone.
Big hugs xxxx