Hi Jane, be glad to get meeting tomorrow over with and finally know a starting date! Well done to everyone who is dealing with rads at the moment and thank you for all the various tips and advice. Sue xx
Well done amylou you will be surprised how quick the sessions fly by you willl be on last one before you know it😀I am having my last session tommorrow it has gone so quickly good luck with the rest of your sessions Jackie x
Welcome Mathew,glad things are going well for you Marydan,i went for my planning appt today,i too was rediculous early!,rads start 29 th,I have organic aloe Vera gel from Holland and Barrett,after reading this on here and having a friend also advise me,i have coconut oil too,which is also organic,but was told that the hospital will provide me with cream also,Glad you still feel good jacks,remember to let us know how it is in a week or two,night ladies x
Welcome natnew81 its true it is so good to hear other people's thoughts and questions and see how different people react to treatment and help and advise each other it's invaluable,you are pretty much like me 2 ops oncotyppe dx but only 15 rads and I am on Anastrozole for 1month (side effects sweats swollen fingers achy joints)but I am managing ok I get lots of advise n tips on here which I'm sure is why I am in good condition after 13/15 rads as I was advised on here to use cetraban before starting rads 2-3 times a day and throughout treatment and drink lots of water is keeping my skin in good condition how are you doing natnew81 any side effects?Jackie xx
Well done marydan the time will fly by and before you know it you will be on your last week!!you seem very organised being there at 8😀better to be early than late,
I had my 13/15 today also had rad review everything doing fine boob red n itchy but so far resisting itching just slap on some more cetraban and it relieves it I can't believe how quick it's gone keep being told soon be back to normal but I can't remember what normal was like.hope you are all doing well Jackie xx
Hello to all my friends, thanks for all your kind wishes. Well started rads today. Appointment was ten but I was in car park for eight. Crazy I know but I got sorted and headed. Car parking is a nightmare at the Beatson, so was parked, gathered my thoughts and went in about nine twenty. Well met some really nice people and got the rads which were not too bad. Hope to sleep tonight and be ready for the morning once again. Groundhog day. I have just convinced myself I have a new job at the Beatson and that is the way I can handle it. I had to go to the dentist today and spoke to my bc nurse before hand as I thought I may end up needing antibiotics which I did. the bc nurse said it was fine for antibiotics, radiotherapy and tamoxifen but I will double check in morning with radiographers so will hang off taking one until then. I hope you are doing well on rads and for those waiting I hope the time flies by and you can get started. xxxx
My surgery was 5 august start rads 29 th sept,seen oncologist last week cat scanner broke so have my planning tomorrow,had pooist day ever,mad hormonal wreck,dam you tamoxifen,hope it settles soon,good Marydan and streams with fist rads keep us posted .
Good luck to u all, I start rads in morning. nervous now but hopefully all will be well once I start. I am driving myself and am leaving early early as someone said there are very little parking spaces. Everyone is working so I will go and hope to be lucky. xxxxxx
I had my lumpectomy 10 Aug and still waiting for planning meeting due on wed next week. Not sure on the time frames either. Just seems like an awful long time even if it isn't.
Wendywoo, hope you get the answer. Sorry I'm not much help. Sue
Thanks you RosieFlower. Does the worry about Cancer being part of us always ever leave our minds. I know its early days and the prognosis for me is very favourable but is it always in our minds. xxxxx
Hi all - new to this! Had lumpectomy on 1.8.16 then saw oncologist 15.9.16 - everything looking good and due to start Radiotherapy - this is where I've hit a problem....I have a holiday booked for 19th October so if I start radio on the 31st October this pushes me outside the recommended ?12 weeks for starting treatment. I'm not sure if to ask for the treatment to begin before I go on the 19th or wait until the 31st. How long has everyone waited for start of radiotherapy?
Thanks you so much RosieFlower, thanks you so so much as my bc nurse said much the same today and it really has eased my mind with the whole eating area. Gosh we have a lot to deal with and I know I am fortunate compared to others and feel I am making such a nuisance of myself for which I am very sorry. Love to all and hope weekend goes well. xxxxx
Have just popped over from chemo thread as just had chemo 5 yesterday - T part and already trying to prepare myself for radio which is at end of October.
Am on the Moving On course run by breast cancer care, and the first talk was about diet - and their advice was that you would have to eat tons of soya, etc for it to be a concern re oestrogen stimulation and blocking Hormonal benefits.
Their advice was eat everything in moderation, and try to get a bit of normality back in your life.
Hope that helps
Hi there, that's actually a good description feeling 'flat'. I can relate to that at times too. Jackie, you can't be on an up all the time and don't feel guilty for it. You're doing well but you also need to rest too when your body tells you. I got told that after lumpectomy op. Just remind me I said that when I have my rads lol. Take care everyone. X
I've just been reading more about flax seed and ER+ breast cancer, it now seems that it is ok for us and that it can infact help in prevention. It's all very confusing, so back on the flax seeds I think! xx
Thanks very much ladies, will keep in touch Jacks. Marydan, I know what you mean about the food thing. I am trying to avoid the oestrogen ones too. I thought having flax seeds on my breakfast was good, now I find out that they promote oestrogen too, so no flax and no soy! If anyone finds anymore please let us know. Hmm maybe this should be on a different thread? Don't be nervous about starting rads ladies it's easy peasy! xx
Morning ladies hope you are all well😀I've not been on for couple days been feeling rather off can't seem to be bothered with anything not sleeping too good my mind working overtime didn't expect this as on 11/15 rads thought I would just be relieved to get them over with !!!anyone else feel like this??
pluckyducky ,heatherC very well done it's true you soon change from newbie to veteran😀can't believe how quick its gone after all the long wait hope you continue to improve and best of luck keep in touch Jackie xx
Well done heather and pluckyducky. Must be good to get to the end of rads. Marydan I'll be nervous too when I eventually start. Prob October at this rate!! I feel like I've been waiting forever. Nighty night everyone. Sleep well x
Sorry I have really confused all with my daft questions. Its just that I know tamoxifen is to block hormones (as my bc was hormone receptive),but I have heard to avoid any food with hormones in them, like soy etc, think I am overthinking and listening too much to anything I hear. Oh well I am sure I will have another crazy question tomorrow. In fact another one I heard if tamoxifen is not causing side effects then they are not doing there job??? See told you all another question SORRY. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS TO U ALL. XXXX
Great Heather and pluckyduck,il be nervous too about my first one Marydan too,please report back to us,im not sure what you mean about the food thing,i just need my jaws wired ATM,good luck for tomorrow x
Really happy for you Pluckyducky. I start on Monday and am getting a tad nervous now. I am now so worried about what food not to eat as it could have oestrogen and thats what the tamoxifen is trying to block. Agh all muddled AGAIN . sorry do not want to take away from your brill news of being FINISHED. XXXXX hugs to you
Listen to your body jacks its working so hard without you even knowing it.Well ladies the hospital rang me tonight,my scan/planning appointment is now 19 th on Monday,the same day as my first grandchild is due! I'm hoping it's here before then.Then my rads start on 29 th so il be going over into October rads with a few of you ladies on here,i expressed concern about swollen boob,but they said still to go,so we shall see,hope you are all well and coping,i feel like I just want my life back now,so I suppose this is another hurdle towards that,love to all x