Hi girls, just a quick line to let you know I had to miss last weeks chemo due to kidney pains and problems which came on just after my triple negative bc diagnosis in December) and had a cystoscopy and bladder stretch last week. Nothing found again and nothing from pelvic ct scan which is great but these pains are getting me down.
Anyway I had my chemo yesterday and am holed up at home feeling a bit isolated. My lovely 83 year old mum came to visit and bring me lunch, feel so guilty I should be looking after her.
I do feel for you Caz as any symptom is a worry on top of what we are going through. However try to be reasurred ( as I am trying to be too) that you have had your symptoms listened to and they are acting on them and giving you professional advice re having more scans. My BC nurse advises me to have a worry and then try and 'park them' for the rest of the day. Easier said that done i know
Take care girls and thank you for being there for me xx
I'm getting daily heachaches along with the rest and just assumed that it's the fault of the chemo - everything else is!
Ah Hayley I hope he goes on alright and is back being cuddled with you soon xx sending big hugs to you both xx
BigPumpkin I am doing grand swimming along nicely this time , last one seemed far harder and I even went out for a walk this afternoon was expecting this to be a grotty day but its not happened yet fingers crossed it continues the ondansetron and domperidone seem to be helping alot this time 🙂 🙂
Hi gang FEC 3 Day 4
I am doing OK still on steroids so feel boosted at present able to cope with minimal tasks LOL baked beans on toast for lunch yesterday (fibre) but did a roast lamb shank last night with the veg plated up 2 plates , got one left for tonight so am not starving ! The dust can stay in the house for a while
Bigpumpkin and Alice45 I get 6 ondansetron ( 1 tablet twice daily for 3 days ) and domperidone to take as and when a box of 30 of them . I have metoclopramide injections on stand by if I am really feeling sick usually find I need one on the first day and I do it myself ( hard core me ! ) but district nurse will do it . I also find omeprazole helps with nausea and heartburn so maybe ask for this too ?
I expect to be fatigued and horrible tomorrow and wed as they are the worst days once the steroids have stopped , hey ho I will be bouncing back by the weekend and hopefully my girl will be back with me later in the week if her cold clears
Hayley, so sorry you have this added worry. Do hope all is well soon and you are back home with the family.
Bigpumpkin, I was given Emend as an IV before the chemo last time, so that's another possibility. I finally achieved a prescription for Ondansetron and was given a week's worth. But I have to say that neither has banished the dreaded nausea for me - I'm obviously a hopeless case! Day 15 of FEC 2 for me today, and low level nausea is still there. I'm beginning to think I shall just have to learn to put up with it for the next 3 months...
Hi all , FEC 3 day 3 for me ,
I am doing OK so far first night I was a bit rough and didn't sleep for more than a couple of hours damn steroids , yesterday I felt quite sick and a bit breathless and flushed stayed in bed but today I am up and about steroids are keeping me active LOL I feel good . Yes Bigpumpkin I did have the purple cancer kicking boots on going to have to post a pic on the Facebook group of me wearing them shame I can't post pics on here LOL
My Fella got back from Austria but has caught a cold so I haven't had a visit we have chatted on line for hours today though and we are booking a week away together before my last chemo so we booked the hotel tonight !! 😄
Colds seem to be the in thing my daughter arrived here on Friday night I have her with me every other week but yesterday she started with a sore throat and this morning she was far worse , I rang the chemo unit to seek advice and they said given the option they recommend her going back to her Dad while she is ill as I am vulnerable to infection right now. Upsetting isn't it I am her mum I should be looking after her !!
I get really tearful easily too but I think we all do so I admit I cried after she had gone. ( Lost my slave too she was cooking and cleaning yesterday bless her )
My periods are all over the show , my first chemo was also the first day of period and then it was nearly 40 days before I had my next one ! I am usually on a short 23 day cycle so I thought it had stopped them .
They will stop when I start the tamoxifen though I guess ... Yay ! Can't wait for the hot flushes !
Lowfatlovatt we will miss you hope all goes well and you are back entertaining us soon
Hugs to all xx
Well that's my third dose of FEC done and dusted I wore my cancer kicking boots appointment was at 2 pm so I am wide awake on a steroid high as it was 3pm by the time I was actually hooked up to my line and given the drugs , no signs of getting sleepy
My fella travels back tomorrow morning so I haven't been able to chat on line much to him tonight but my daughter has arrived for the week and has been looking after me , also got doggie cuddles as she has bought the daft springer lab mix we have , he hasn't seen me in the wig yet that will be tomorrow I have hat on tonight drinking black currant juice and listening to some music 🙂 \m/
Hope all you valentines are doing well this weekend and those who are in a good week have a super fab weekend ... I think mine will be less so but hey I am HALF WAY !! 3 TAX to go
These weird side effects... Anyone else on FEC experiencing skin sensititivy? I've had to stop wearing a watch as I can't bear it on my wrist - hands and arms especially sensitive.
Yay welcome back Hayley we were about to organise a search party 🙂 hope you are doing ok and the family are looking after you 🙂 you get to sleep in your own bed tonight big hugs xxx