Hello everyone, sorry not replied for a while, still grinding my way through that awful week / ten days after FEC! Glad to say that I completed my course of six chemo last Friday! Well done and congratulations to all those who've also finished and strength and fortitude to anyone still getting there. Hope you have a nice break Hunneebee, it's good to have a change of scene. I'm hoping to stay with family in Devon for a few days next Saturday and I'm really looking forward to it. Good luck with your surgery Jane, and best wishes for a speedy recovery. By the way, I'm having a MUGA scan on Monday, have any of the Herceptin ladies had one yet? I thought it was only going to be an ECG so I'm a bit nervous!
Hi Huneebee! Does the special drink include champagne? I just splashed on a bottle of "special offer" bubbly at M&S. I am hoping to drink it with my poor enduring spouse, to celebrate the end of chemo. I got about 6 hours before sickness kicks in. I know, bubbly is full of gas and chocolate constipates.
Please let us know whether the special drinks help, I hope they do. Egret x
Met with my lovely surgeon this afternoon. Booked in for mastectomy and full right node clearance on 27th. At least I'll get to go out for my wedding anniversary on 25th! Stay well ladies xxx
With regards to getting on here and replying. I have found I have to log out and log in again each day then I can reply ok. Seems mad but there it is. xx
re: driving etc. I had to wear a bra day and night for 8 weeks too to make the shape they said. They were quite insistant about the driving, they said any pulling could really damage the implant and we might have to start all over again. I didnt want that so I suppose I was extra careful really. Even told me how to get up from bed etc, were very very insistant that I take it easy for first 8 weeks. Had to do the exercises of course, which did help.
Yes thats why I am still on here, can help people with questions going through surgery, and on our facebook page too.
I had MX with Lattice. It dont look too bad, but it is still tight and pulls. It is a lot higher up than the other one, but has dropped quite a lot since the surgery. It has no nipple or feeling of course, and has a big dent in the side, which I hope will fill out and drop more over time. They have said they can match the other one later with an uplift/implant, but tbh I dont think I want to touch the good one, unless its really necessary at some point. I look fine in clothes, I just hoist up the "old" one on the bra strap, and leave the other one where it is and it looks ok lol. I do still have a cleavage too which is good.
Just wanted to offer all you ladies haveing surgery, of any kind all the best. I had full Mx and node clearance and immediate reconstruction but believe me it was a doddle compared to chemo. Yes you cant drive for a while, in my case 8 weeks, and everything is still tight and pulling and I had mine in March. But at least there arent any side effects, which can only be a bonus. I understand that you heal quicker from lumpenctomies so you really all dont have anything to worry about. We have been through the worst part...... I believe all the res is much easier.
Anyway good luck to all of you and heres to quick recoveries for you all. and dont be scared or worried its all gonna be fine xxxx
Sorry for late reply, been trying to reply for a couple of days........
dont have any direct experience of letrozole yet, just what I been reading etc from others. Thats why Im dreading it, apparently the cheaper brands have more side effects, and people are having trouble sourcing from chemists the ones that the they want. I can do without all that rigmarole and dont want any more SE;s from anything. Had enough of them tbh. will keep you posted on how I get on with it. xxx
val I still have a three week appointment schedule for a years worth of herceptin! But your right I does feed odd to be done. Off to meet with my surgeon on Tuesday so will have a better idea of what's next after that.
Stay well all xxx
well done T3D, its a strange feeling when you come out though isnt it, I found anyway. All finished and thats bloomin great, but so used to the 3 week cycle in the diary, it feels a bit strange without it. But My god I am sure glad that bit is all over. I have my Rads planning appointment next on 18th august and hope to start at end of August, 3 more weeks and all treatment over, apart from dreaded letrozole!!!
Hope the SEs are not too bad for you this last time.
Well ladies I'm done! I had my last chemo today. Can't tell you how odd it felt looking forward to going for it as I'm usually a bit panicy and absolutely dreading it but I couldn't wait to get there today. Hope you're all doing well. X
well thats good then, you got some food inside you. And yes it must be good to have a secret moan - all helps