Oooo good tip.
Funny how special showers become .. I have missed swimming this summer.
Got sent a stack of appointments for the next 10 days. Our hospital is a 2-3 hour round trip away. Have to farm out my kiddlets for multiple sleepovers just to get there on time, so they dont have to hang around there all day. They were unimpressed ...lol... but hate the hospital so the lesser of two evils, sweeties.
The portacath goes under my skin between my neck and heart. Seems like an excellent plan, I ve noticed a varience in vein finding skills already 😉
Havent started my chemo yet. You both sound very calm. 🙂
I have my pre assess for a portacath next week. Do you feel more positive to have actually started chemo than you did beforehand? Not sure if thats a dumb question or not. Meant in the context of waiting is so hard.
Anyway im thinking of you both, hope the side effects go easy on you. My oncologist said if you're sick tye whole time we're not doing our job as we can adjust things for you. Then of course she gave me 2 pages of scripts for anti nausea drugs 😉 (laughing on the inside)
Just be warned the herceptin threads arent all positive. I found it upsetting but also appreciated that people with less side effects are out doing stuff and getting back in the world. Even my 11 year old daughter pointed out if I prepare for the worst its probably not going to be that bad. 😉 mouths of babes
Im doing really well after the mastectomy. Was looking at my shark bite/cobra wrestling/pirate fighting scar just now and I think if I'd lined fabric up that badly in home ec I'd get a D- ... but I guess thats thats ehy you have plastic surgeons..lol .. my lump was 5cm, felt like the princess and the pea ..
Theres more herceptin threads in targeted therapies, I found it by accident. Although a few of them are quite hard to read as herceptin is supposed to be 'easy'and obviously we're not all generic crash test dummies.
Bring it on, being in limbo even though I'm healing is a drag.
Hi kerry, welcome to the club.... great people. Im 45, a gardener , with stage 3 her2+, had left mastectomy 12thdec, meeting the oncologist on tuesday. . They said I'll be on AC , then paclitaxel and herceptin. Im in NZ so not sure how it compares to chemo there, everyone seems to be on Fec T. Theres a thread called january gemstones for chemo too.
Surreal isnt it.
I love talking to the women here, friendly and no need for a brave face on wobbly days.