Welcome beejayP, hope you continue to feel ok throughout your treatment.
Two down four to go ladies...bring it on!
Hope you're all well sarah x
Best of luck with today's dunking Sarah. And I hope the sore throat clears up - its so hard to avoid with the time of year and low immunity combo. My hands are going to fall off I'm washing them so often.
Welcome BeejayP - we're all in the same boat, and this is a great place for support. I'm getting FEC x6, 2 down 4 to go. Are you going to a look good feeling better workshop? I'm booked on one next week and am looking forward to it for the same reason - it will be good to make contact with other local women and of course to find out how to make the best of things at the moment. Keep us posted as to how you get along.
Can i join this thread, was diagnosed with breast cancer in sept (our 24th wedding anniversary, of all days). have already had one lot of chemo on 24th October, the treatment i am on is Fec-T. Feeling positive, one rough day and one bad day so far.
Hair is tingling some days so think something is happening in that dept. Have got some fab beanies and bandanas on standby.
Have also got my make up/skincare appointment on monday which i am really looking forward to, hoping to make contact with other local women going through this as at moment although everyone around me can sympathise I dont know anyone who has gone through this.
Hopefully joining this thread will also give me the support i need for the 'bad' days.
Morning everyone. hope you're all ok? Had meal with me hair but definitely going to shave it off when I come back from dunking today as it's all over the house! I'm sure the poor kids have been eating it!
Hope my bloods are ok as I've woke up with the worst bad throat today. My nose has been running for a few days but thought it was because my hairs in my nose had fallen out.
Hope you're echo went ok bridget, what area do you live karen? I'm in that neck of the woods.
Hugs to everyone Sarah xx
Hope your hair holds out for your night out Sarah - its done well!
Glad for you that you have your treatment plan now Sam. Its easier to make plans when you know what the timetable is like. Best of luck talking to the girls.
Thats a big step Anne - and its over you now! Its so nice to have a supportive hairdresser, makes all the difference and your daughter sounds like a real star!!
Hope everyone is doing ok. I have a lovely pink wig to wear today (given to me by my brother). It was kind of a joke, but it does suit and everyone else is dressing up.
Hi everyone, went for review today and apparently I get my bloods done just before dunking and they test it on the ward.
Pleased you're now in the know Sam, sounds like you're well prepared though, hope you enjoy Depeche mode, sounds great!
Well done Helen and Anne for taking the plunge with the hair situation, pleased you're happy with it, your both very brave. Seems though I got last Friday out of my hair, I'm now being greedy and want tomorrow night with my Barnet too as I'm out for a meal. I am shedding though but my hair is quite thick. I actually think I'm in denial about it all falling out.
Hope you're all holding up well guys
thats a big step done HelenWig, glad you're feeling snug in a scarf.
I'm really comfortable in my scarfs - it just seems so natural to wear them now.
take care x
hi Sarah, I also have go to the onc unit 2 days before treatment. I get my bloods taken, get weighed and then have a short consultation with the doctor. The treatment day is just for chemo - nothing else. On the last dunking, the nurse found it hard to get a vein and in the end brought in a heat pack and placed it on my arm to help. My vein is a bit sore now but I hope it heals up in time for the next go.
rest up Galleygirl - thats another one over.
good luck sangria - its all about the veins! I was asked to run warm water over my arm the last time as well.
hope things settle down for you Smithy123
Hope you're doing ok Biddlybee - its so true - this ain't no picnic, but we'll get there. xx
Thanks everyone, no one mentioned bloods at last dunking. Hope galleygirl and sangria aren't feeling too bad today.
Hugs to everyone Sarah xx
Hi everyone, hope you're feeling okay lulu and smithy123 ( also anyone else who's been dunked the past couple of days ).
So do we all get our bloods done before dunking? I'm there for a review tomorrow prior to 2nd lot on Fri. So do you think I'll get bloods taken then?