Sorry blue ash, I missed your reply. I'm on just carboplatin now. I've just had my last one and fortunately no need for transfusion!
Xena what chemo are they giving you? As I recall they stopped your docetaxel due to your heart problems.
Looking back the gave me iron tablets first once a day then 3 times a day! In the end as I say they stopped my chemo.
Thank you both. They have given me a sheet with iron rich foods in, butvti bve hoinest I'm struggling a bit with foods I fancy eating anyway, without trying to force something I don't want down! Perhaps I shall see if I can take iron tablets as you suggest.
I'm still feeling fine too thankfully,no dizzy breathless spells.
I was like you but in the end they stopped the chemo and let me recover by myself. I got 4 out of the 6 treatments but continued with Herceptin and rads. I had already had my surgery before the chemo.
Hi, yesterday I had my 5/6 chemo. The day before on my telephone clinic call, they informed me im borderline for a blood transfusion. Cut off being 9 and I'm apparently 9.1.
I decided to not have it for now as I font have any extreme symptoms, dizziness, exhaustion or breathlessness.
However I have had a dull headache for the last couple of days, which I had put down to wig wearing as I'd had it on for longer days than abnormal, or needing to drink more or even sleep more.
Anyone had a transfusion or been given the option and can saybif they had dull head aches?
Of the symptoms they listed I get breathless if I do too much too quickly,but I've been like that since starting chemo, and I do feel done in by tea time, but again that's an ongoing thing too, perhaps more so this week than is normal for third week before chemo?
O viously if I need it I will have it,but figured ifni could get by without that would