Hi Ladies just browsing from November you get free prescriptions for 5years ask your BCN for a form to send off mine sent it off for me. Stay strong you can do this....... I did xx
Hi Molli, hope you are doing ok. Cant help with the period bit or achey bits as too old lol. Hope it will sort itself out, or that someone else can help you xxxx Take Care xxx
my sentiments exactly a third of the way through. Yes i too am having hormone treatment after 6 chemo, 25 rads and then i suppose the hormone, i am having letrozole for 10 years so at least they expect me to be around that long so thats good, well thats how i am taking it anyway lol. not sure if you have hormone treatment at same time of rads or afterwards not been told yet. Yes the questions keep popping up and this site really helps. Take Care Val xxx
Thanks Val, I only discovered this thread the other day & have already found it very supportive & informative (more questions to add to my ever growing list to ask my consultant next time I see him!). I forgot to mention he said he wanted to try me on some hormone therapy tablets as well once chemo is over. I imagine most of the April starters now will have either had their second treatment or be about to have it like me so I really hope that things become a bit more bearable for all of us. I keep telling myself that two treatments is a third of the way through! xx
welcome Jay to this little group of ours. It is vey supportive and I have found it a godsend. Yes you are prob having FEC-T, same as me. But no herceptin for me. I have had 2 of mine so far. First one was not too good, but as you say ok after first week. This time has been a little easier for me. Keep posting and the lovely ladies will answer questions about anything at all. It really does help us all. Take Care Val xxx
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Hello ladies, may I join you? I had WLE surgery on my right breast & SNB on 5th March this year. At follow up appointment was told cancer was IDC, 20mm, grade 3, both lymph nodes sampled were clear, weakly ER+, HER2+, therefore would require 6 chemo treatments, 15 radiotherapy treatments & 12months on Herceptin. Had my first chemo on 17th April, managed to cope ok with the side effects & felt almost back to normal after first week. My hair started to fall out big time after the second week though, so last night my husband helped me to shave off what was left. As I understood it my consultant told me before first chemo I would be having 6xFEC, then rads & Herceptin to follow. However when I went for my blood tests yesterday, he was not in clinic & the nurse found something in my notes referring to 3xFEC then 3x Doxotaxil (not sure how to spell it!). Anyway my second FEC is tomorrow afternoon, although the hospital are going to contact me today if there's a problem with my bloods & I need to go in early for any treatment to sort it before chemo. Have also been threatened with the dreaded PICC line as I have got "little veins"!
Hi Lena, I think you are so right with the positive attitude, I too try to keep a very positive attitude and I am not going to let all this beat me either. I do not go gym or golf, but keep busy running my b and b, and doing all the daily tasks I can. However, I do listen to my body and rest when I feel I need to. Lets all keep strong...... Val xxxx
Oh thats good Td3, I do hope you will be as well as I am. I have been fine today.
Had a mixup with district nurse not turning up for injections. After loads of phone calls had to go to GP surgery, good job i was well enough, had to wait an hour cos nurse had to wait for ok from duty doc, even though she spoke to ONc dept. She read all the leaflet as didnt even know what the injections were about, I had to explain it to her lol. What a joke!!11 no departments speak to eachother........annoying Still At least i have felt well today, still expecting to come down with a thump maybe ina day or two - but being optimistic maybe I will be like this all the way through.
Anyway good luck for tomorrow, my fingers are crossed for you too xxxx
Day 2 round 2/6 for me. Well no sickness last night. Had my dinner and kept it all down. Maybe starting anti sickness tablets the day before helped, fingers crossed. Slept quite well too. Up this morning took meds had brekkie and feeling almost human???? Is this a blip or will it last. Oh I dop hope the latter.
My white blood count was a bit low however, not enough to delay my chemo thank god, but i do have to have the GCSF injections for 3 days only. District Nurse is going to give them to me as I dont think I can and OH certainly cant as he has needle phobia.
Hope all you other ladies are feeling ok and on the up.
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