well get a bloomin take away. Do the in laws not understand at all? So selfish of them. All they think of is themselves, best not to be out and about at this time, never know what u will pick up, and its such an effort too.......
Dont like S & V crisps atall usually, so maybe I will now lol - who knows
Yep buttered cabbage with black pepper is fantastic, mind you fresh green beans out the garden tonight were lovely too.
You take care and dont do anything you dont want to and YES you will have your happy head on again in no time - have faith xxxxx
thanks T3D - hope all goes well for you on thursday then. Such a milestone, does feel a bit strange though tbh
I know how you feel Moll. sometimes I have been up for a lot and then collapse in a heap and cant see it through, we are all the same I am sure.
Its usually when I go shopping, think I am fine, walk round slowly, then bend down get something, and feel faint when I stand up and really dont think I can finish the shop. I always do, but not sure how sometimes and then a long drive home.
I am sure its the cumulative effect of all this chemo. But we are all nearing the end now thank goodness.
Dont be too hard on yourself, your sisters are all going through the same.
your prob like me, dont enjoy what your eating but know it tastes good, I am trying to convince my brain to taste what I am eating rather than taste buds. Fresh strawberries from garden yesterday, have not been enjoying them, but last night put the cream on and convinced myself they were lovely, which of course they are, but damn taste buds dont recognise it. Pie for me tonight, with fresh 3 colour french beans from garden, have been enjoying green veg especially cabbage, such strange things to enjoy cos very bland tasting really.
buttered cabbage has been my mainstay, forgot to add that to my list......
Oh well ladies - thats it - back from last chemo......all went ok and on time. Feels really strange tbh, feels great that I dont have to have any more, but a little strange that that part is all over, no 3 weekly appointments in the diary any more. Just waiting for Radio planning appintment to come through now. I was told my haemoglobin levels were a little low - 92 and they like it over 100, and I might need a blood transfusion!!!! fgs!!!! asked how I had been feeling. Actually I have been feeling ok, apart from taste buds, have done breakfasts and rooms, washing and ironing, shopping etc, part time job etc. I really wasnt aware that I felt ill - she asked about breathlessness, said I did get that in the evenings, but Onc just said it was cos I was tired.....I do rest in the afternoons and evenings and dont overdo it. Nurse just said see how I go and if I do get more breathlessness etc to phone and they would arrange a blood transfusion and I would feel a lot better.
So you just think you are over it and they throw that at you. Dont really want a transfusion, I think I am ok. Nurse did say some people manage ok on 92 will just see how I go.
Hope everyone else is feeling not too bad. I know what you mean about doing so much and then collapsing in a heap and realising you have overdone it, however little it is. Its just cos we are so far down the line in this chemo lark, it is taking its toll. Never mind we will all soon be over it wont we.
Keep strong ladies xxxxxxxxxxxx
and meant 3 weeks radio treatment, not sure when it will start but usually 4weeks or so after chemo finishes. Guidelines are within 30 days - so we will see
Oh I had 6 chemos, 3 xfec and 3 x T, think thats what you meant. already had Mx so not shrinking anything so straight forward 6 for me. Val xxx
I have found a few things I like with these damn tastebuds:
Kentucky Fried chicken, lovely tastes really good enjoy that, had twice in last few days and might have more today as visit to hospital and have to pass it
Cheese on toast
Pink salmon, mayo and cucumber sandwich
white toast, butter, raspberry jam
Hot Dogs, Bratwurst best, but other chilled hot dogs a close second
worth a try although I know we are all different
works?? mum, im having three weeks, 5 days a week for rads so 15 altogether. They havent mentioned boosts or anything. Expect they will sort that out at planning meeting.
Hi Ladies, not posted for a while just been getting on with it tbh.
Anyway, big day for me today, last chemo at 12.00pm, never thought this day would come. Actually feeling quite emotional tbh dont know why - its a big big step I suppose. Onc says could be a couple of months before I get taste buds back so thats not good as food is a real problem at the moment. Still all be worth it and will look forward to a slap up meal and loads of wine when I do get them back. Local pub look out, in fact all local pubx and restaurants look out as I intend to visit them all lol.
Waiting for a call from radation department now to arrange the next stage of treatment. Onc says 3 weeks now not the original 5 weeks they said....so thats a lot better.
Hope you are all doing as well as you can.