Hello all! Please can I join you? Starting chemo tomorrow.
I am 40 with stage 3 invasive lobular BC and triple negative.
Going to try the cold cap, but given that I have fine hair and get ice-cream headaches from a Mr Whippy... I really don't hold much hope in how much of a result it is going to achieve!
Worried about side effects but I guess it is a case of 'take it as it comes'.
Interested to read what things have helped and tips
i have struggled with drinking water, but have been mixing elderflower squash with fizzy water and I can drink pints of that - especially when it starts going flat! so flat fizzy drinks might help keep liquids up.
duvet day for me today, too lazy to do anything! Kerena
ps also open to the idea of a FB group but agree that we are very lucky to have October 13 ladies here cheering us on too
Glad your home from hospital Zelda and are feeling a bit better.
Well done everyone today your so brave.
Peta I had the node clearance and that was worse than the MX, that was six weeks ago tomorrow. The pain does subside but its just so uncomfortable its like my side and under my arm are made of rubber (that probably makes sense to me).
Went to learn how to tie scalves at the hospital today just incase I loose the hair and ended up with medication for thrush so yet more tablets, I only said my throat was a bit sore, its a wonder we don't all rattle. x
Bettypoppit glad you got through round one. Mine went smoothly too, and now back home feeling a bit tired. Did the cold cap which was nowhere near as painful as I thought it would be but I do have thick hair so I am thinking it might not have worked properly.
Been given Domperidone for nausea but given the impression I should start taking it tomorrow, but I would have assumed that dose onight would be useful - would be interested to know what others have done after their first chemo?
Peta - re the node clearance, I had 31 nodes removed and it has been by far the worst part of all my surgery. Mastectomy was a doddle in comparison! I am totally numb down my side and arm and now have limited movement in my shoulder. I don't get much pain during the day but it has been much more uncomfortable at night. The best way for me to sleep is on my back with damaged arm resting on a pillow, but I also have a large 'body pillow' and I can also get comfortable lying on my good side and throwing my bad arm over the body pillow.
Good luck to everyone for the rest of the week
I am in at 11 today, not feeling too anxious yet. Good luck to all the other starters this week and hope everyone else is feeling well
Good luck and big hugs all you lovely ladies having chemo this week.
Day five done and feeling a bit more like me was going to say normal but normal has gone out of the window.
Furry mouth is so annoying but some good ideas from Salkei, will get some wine gums tomorrow, even if I just remember the wine taste .....
Lets have a good week x
Elaine, its the only way i know how to show this pesky disease that it will not win. Always keep a positive attitude, try and look on the bright side, such as showering will be so much faster without hair, you don't have to worry about bad hair days and the wigs keep their shape so much more than our own hair!
If you are suffering from the 'metal mouth' a few days on from the dunking, i found that strong tasting foods was the way to go - onion, garlic etc and funnily enough wine gums! But whatever you find works for you, go with it.