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Starting chemo October 14

geeG
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Hi LainieG - did you get onto the list for "Look Good Feel Better" at the Maggie Centre on 20th? It's be good to enlarge 'virtual' to 'REAL'! Hugz x
LainieG
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Hi geeG I think i need to toughen up and push things the way you do. I was very disappointed in the response I got from the nurse when I pointed out the spots. Not very sympathetic. Maybe she was just very rushed. Xxx
LainieG
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Hi Murphy. The spots are horrible aren't they and yes, very sore. I hope it's not going to happen with every dunk, especially if they're only clearing up just before the next one! I'm in Scotland too Murphy, like geeG I'm in Glasgow. Decided on nice woolly hats for outside in the Scottish winter lol. Xxx
geeG
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Aw gosh LainieG an Everyone… how thoughtless can staff be? Do they really not realize how much energy it takes to raise the question? To brush it off casually as of no concern -"it'll JUST be the chemo" - is just so thoughtless …

I'm afraid I respond badly to staff who do not bother to follow up such a comment from the client with sensitivity and care suggestions. Of course it's likely to be the chemo - that'll be why it has appeared just now - we KNOW THAT! - now WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

When I'm feeling vulnerable - and just want to put my head down and hide - my most likely response (if I manage to respond!) - is likely to be perceived as rather stroppy and demanding… taking a deep breath and finding the consideration to say "yes - I fully realise that - but what can we do about it - who can give me some help and support ? (understand "if you won't"!) usually eludes me…

Somehow the NHS system of today assumes the client has all the energy (and courage) in the world to assert themself (politely!) and persevere persistently with questions until a helpful/useful answer emerges…

Stay strong in yourself - your very best pal and advisor and advocate is the very same "You" that you have been discovering and developing all your life… these new experiences will take us to new places in ourselves, and we will emerge at the other end with wider perspectives, understandings and insights that we can currently guess… That's my hope… what I see as tangles are really a few more weaves and knots in the Great Lace Of My Life…
Murphy1963
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Oh lainie, I also have the chemo spots. They are going away slightly now but they were very sore all on my chin. I've been using freederm and it's helped a bit, but yes bald and spotty isn't really very fetching I'm afraid 😞
Murphy1963
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Hi ladies, well I've been having a right laugh this morning with all the talk about lady gardens. I just had a vision junash of yours falling off into your hands like a rug!!! Day 18 for me and lady garden is still intact but feels prickly and itchy. Head hair off yesterday tho.

I am 51 and from Stirling, so think there's 2 or 3 scottish ladies in our wee club 🙂 I have 3 older kids in late 20s and early 30s who don't live at home, and I have a 9 year old boy, lovely hubby, and two gorgeous dogs. I haven't been back to work since my WLE in august but once I've mastered this chemo malarkey I would like to go back even on the third week. I am very lucky and get 26 weeks paid leave before it goes to half pay, my work has been fantastic.

Keep the funny stories coming comrades, my second poison is Wednesday and I'm not looking forward to it 😞

Love to all xxxx
LainieG
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I'm looking for any tips on skincare too girls. Has anyone developed a rash on their face? I have big ugly spots all over my chin, forehead and actually through my hair. They're even in my ears! I pointed them out to a nurse in hospital but she just said "Yes it's probably the chemo" I'm too embarrassed to go out! It looks oke severe acne. This is all I need. Hope its gone by the time I'm bald. I'll look lovely eh? Lol xxx
bettypoppit
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Morning lovely ladies 🙂 Oh Junash thank you for telling it, as it is! I think we both had our first treatment last monday, so there is every likelihood that we will be bumping along on the rollercoaster a bit in tandum!! So, heading for a shower with an ever increasing expectation of deforestation. ..which will be a mixed blessing..have cup full 😉

Can i ask what - if any advice peeps have been given regarding skin care? I've not picked up on any. ..my hands are dry from sooooo many handwashes and my face is feeling a touch delicate - still looking flushed red....any suggestions please? I'm not and never have been one for creams or in fact makeup ( it never felt comfortable on my face) so this is a bit new to me ....usually just slap a bit of nivea on and be done with it...bit of a tom boy slob 😉 lolol

Have a great day ladies, xxxx

p.s. I'm well impressed with you ladies who are managing to continue with work....as i started work at the local theme park for the summer season as an admissions cashier - zero hrs fixed term, i decided that I just couldn't cope with all this going on in the beginning and now that it's not worth the infection risk...but I do miss the new friends i had made. Oh well, always next year 🙂
Linzz
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Hi Barb - my new ‘messy’ pixie cut has turned out OK – but a bit of a shock after years of having a carefully styled and straightened bob. Doesn’t really look like me in the mirror. An unexpected benefit has, however, been the hilarity that ensued this morning when I was discovered to have the MOST impressive bed head.

 

GeeG, I’m with you, wig on order and it will quite possibly be an improvement on my usual. If I find it comfortable I’m thinking of buying one or two more (cheapy ones), just to mix things up a bit. I’m also in the under 50 camp, and from Edinburgh. I do hope our wigs help keep our heads warm for the Scottish winter! I didn’t go back to work yet after surgery – my office is based off a clinical unit in a hospital and I didn’t want to risk picking up any bugs that might derail starting chemo. I’ve been working from home though, so haven’t truly escaped.

 

Junash, I had heard the ladygarden goes quickly – aargh! I haven’t dared tackle the armpit jungle on my affected side yet, so fingers crossed that also drops off sharpish. Silver linings and all that.

 

Hoping the weekend goes as well as poss for all of us. x

 

Junash
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Hi Barb, welcome from me also - looking forward to getting to know you.

Am just in from a girlie night at a friends - they were all on the Prosecco but I decided not to have any booze as got to take son footie 1st thing, anyhow..... So I've just got out the shower and my pubic hair - which was a nice tidy lady garden - decided to virtually all drop off in one hit - so that'll save me a few pennies on waxing for a while. Hair on head has a little shedding but nothing as major like down below.

This is a crazy ride we're on ladies! Hold on tight. Hope all feeling well or as well as csn be. I'm off to find some cozy pjs as may feel a little chilly tonight ;-). Xxx
geeG
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Hi Linzz and Barb23 - welcome to our wee corner of the Forum - I had my R mastectomy and DIEP reconstruction 5 weeks ago and started back to work this week (just 2 half days for these first few weeks then see how it goes) as I wanted to establish a 'norm' before my chemo starts at the end of next week. We're an Interesting Collective, I can tell you!
Sue345, Bettypoppit and Peta - I'm with you under the 50-Something Umbrella - AND like you, Sue345, I shall be starting chemo on 16 October (in Glasgow for me) - so no need to feel on your own.
As for hair … I ordered my wig last Monday - and I think it'll look better than my hair has looked in years! - lol! My beloved OH has volunteered to shave my present hairstyle off for me when the time comes… as this sounds like the route I shall choose for all the excellent reasons folk have already posted - so I guess I have 2 weekends to enjoy my current hairstyle before joining GI Jane. (Then I shall have to watch the dog doesn't take a liking to my precious headrug! - I don't want to have to wait 6 months for a replacement!!).
Oh me - oh my - how do we say these things!
Meantime - if today has been a hard one for you, then I hope tomorrow will be better. Wishing each an' reedy one of y'all the best weekend you can hope for given the circumstances.....
Huge hugz… x
jingo_x
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Welcome Barb, hope you find the thread as useful as I have! Day 5 for me after FEC and just starting to feel vaguely normal. Hope it lasts!
Wishing all the ladies in hospital and on antibiotics well and everyone a peaceful weekend
Kerena
LainieG
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Welcome Barb. You'll find lots of lovely friends on here. I had my hair cut short before I started last week for the same reason. I felt it would be less traumatic to lose short hair rather than long xxx
bettypoppit
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Hi Barb23, welcome to the group and I'm sure you will get plenty of support and encouragement. ..great group of ladies here 🙂
I hope all those who are especially poorly are comfortable and will be better soon. xxxxx
Barb23
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Hi all

I have been reading the threads for awhile now, finding the advice really supportive and helpful, so thought I would join you all, hope thats ok!

I'm 46, and had a right Mx beginning of August ( no recon as yet! that's another journey) Had my first of 4 TC chemo on Monday. Crazy week of strange feelings in my body, have been having sofa days yesterday and today but hoping will be back on my feet tomorrow:-) struggling to decide wether to go to the hairdresser next week and get my shoulder length hair cut into a pixie cut in preparation! Feel May be easier to cope with it coming out if it's shorter, may take your lead on this Linzz and just do it.

Love and hugs to you all
Barb xx




LainieG
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Hi Linzz. I had steroids and metochlopramide for sickness and I was fine. One morning of feeling slightly nauseous. The advice to drink lots of water is recommended and also take whatever meds you are given exactly as they tell you even if you feel ok. I had my first treatment last Friday and feeling stronger now. Xxx

Peta hope you get home soon. You're having a rotten time. Sending hugs xxx

Zelda glad you're starting to feel better xxx

Sue I hope your infection clears soon. What a long time!! It must be so frustrating xxx

Since we're talking about ages, I'm 49 too. There's not a lot of difference in age between us all is there?
Someone mentioned a wee while ago about meeting up for cocktails when we're all done. I think that's a great idea! I'd love to meet you all. Also someone mentioned a possible Facebook group. Is that happening?

Love to all xxx😙
LainieG
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Hi everyone. I've been offline for a couple of days. Spent last night in hospital with an ear infection. My white blood count hasn't dropped much so after a few hours on IV antibiotics I was moved to oral ones and got home today. Feeling much better now. Hope all are ok. Haven't had a chance to read the entries yet. No Internet signal xxx
Linzz
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Thanks SO much everyone for such a warm welcome and for the positive words and advice. Murphy, you are doing so well despite your phobia.

I have been "cooking for chemo" and shopping for weeks now and the cupboards and freezer are full of what I THINK I’ll be able to eat. Including loads of soups. And of course biccies!

 

So, my plan is now to try to not work myself up over the weekend and to stick to my guns to get as much pharmaceutical support as necessary on Monday.

 

As the conversation has turned to hair… in two hours (and counting) I am getting a pixie ‘do’ so that there’s not so much to come out. As I am not exactly pixie-like in build or appearance I may well regret the decision but I just thought “might as well”. And once it starts to properly go my SO has volunteered to buzz the rest off for me. Which reminds me, must buy some elastoplast…

Junash
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Hi all and welcome Linzz - you'll find some great support here xx

Hair........

Tingly scalp coming and going, few extra stands in the shower today but nothing major but reckon this time next week I'll be GI Jane - booked in for a buzz cut next Thursday if it is really shedding by then. I'm currently day 11. Received by hairband today in the post - real hair attached to a tight band that you can put on under hats scarves, as I'm not having a wig I don't think. Looks ok actually, going to take it to my hairdresser to trim fringe and shape at back - really neat idea.

Hope all our gang are doing ok and Peta hope you're on the mend and out of hosp soon as poss xxx

bettypoppit
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Hi Murphy1963, i think you are doing great. Spooky as I've just made an appointment at the hospial fresh hair salon to have mine head shaved next tuesday (day 😎 ..probably go for a close but not total shave....tiny steps (had it cut from shoulder length to nape about a month back). I just really can't face it coming out in lumps in the shower AND to me it is me being wilful against this bl***y awful disease 🙂 i wonder what others are doing?

Hugs and lets all take care of ourselves again today xxx
alabamasam
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Linzz they said this to me too but on my first chemo I asked for the emend & I did get it so persevere xxxxx
Sam 😊 xxxxx
Murphy1963
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Hi lovely ladies, on another note, hair!!! I didn't wash my hair yesterday because so much had been coming out in the shower the two days previous. Washed it this morning, but it completely matted and went like a birds nest, I wasn't able the comb or brush it, there was nothing I could do with it. Anyway Phoned my hairdresser and she's cut it right into the scalp, I felt better her doing that than actually shaving it for some reason. Some tears but that's it done now so sitting her with a scarf on. On the up side, showering will be so much quicker!!!

Hope you are all doing ok with minimal se. My next poison is wed but I'm trying to be positive after hearing how well everyone else has been.

Love to you all xxxxx
Murphy1963
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Hi linzz, welcome to our forum, I hope you find lots of help, tips and encouragement.

I am day 17 after my first fec, I also have a vomiting phobia. I totally freaked the day after my chemo and wouldn't eat or drink In case I was sick so was hospitalised for 4 days. My case was extreme and I'm sure you will cope very well after your treatment. I asked for Emend and they said they would need special permission but once they seen how serious I was about my phobia they gave it to me. I also had ondansitrone, metacoplimide and dexamethasone.

To cope with my phobia for my 2nd chemo which is two days after your first, I have been going to a hypnotherapist, I am going to have acupuncture on Monday, and I have bought sea bands. The oncologist has also referred me to a psychologist, so I'm going to her next week too. As I say I'm extreme, I don't even know now if I did feel nauseous or if I just freaked and imagined I did. Please try not to worry too much, explain to them how you feel and I'm sure they will help you all they can.

Love Murphy xxx

bettypoppit
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Hi Linzz, welcome - albeit sadly - to our group and i just know you will get great support and tips from us newbies and from the returners that are so helpful and welcome too.
I think you are doing just great....grabbing a hold of the information that you need and sounding to me really positive 🙂 lets face it, we probably all feel cowedly in the face of this horrible disease AND treatment, BUT we are here to "woman up" together...that's what we are about...so welcome 🙂

I realise we are all different, but i can report that following my 1st chemo monday i have had a few rough days, including nausea but no vomiting and no Emend needed - or provided....so you just might do ok...came home with a huge bag of drugs but not all needed...i hope that might put your mind at rest. Drink plenty....little and often is doing it for me and i hope this is partly what is getting me through. I've managed to just about hold on to my appitite with hm smoothies and hm veggie & lentil soups....oh and any shortbread biscuit and cake i can find 😉 lolol (it might be worth getting some antacids in!)

Good luck for Monday and i hope you can have an enjoyable weekend. Welcome again. Xxx
jingo_x
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Hi Linzz, sorry you've had to join us, but welcome and hope all the lovely ladies here can help you along the way. Had my first FEC on Monday and I am also a complete wuss about nausea and vomiting. I haven't vomited but there has been some nausea (I have found mornings harder and get better during the day). Reminds me a lot of early pregnancy where smells are strong and you become very picky about what you can eat. I only wanted chicken soup for two days, now I can't look at it and am eating apples. My only tip us that eating something has helped all week, even if it's half a banana.
I think the anticipation made me worse on the first day as I was expecting the worst, so try not to guess what will happen otherwise you might do the same. Easily said I know, but try to relax beforehand and listen to your body.
My nausea eases when I lie down so I have taken it easy this week too ( and slept surprisingly well).
Good luck, Kerena x
Linzz
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Thanks so much for your quick response!

Alas, Emend is only on the "Additional" list of the local Formulary which means it is only "approved for use in specialist units when formulary drugs are ineffective, not tolerated or are contraindicated". The consultant already said she'd order me "the good stuff" (which I presumed was Emend) but can only do so IF I am really unwell the first cycle. 

Needless to say, I would rather NOT start off with a really horrible time, as this will make the anticipation for the remainder cycles all the worse. 

I'm such a coward when it comes to illness - maybe one day I'll learn to "woman up" Woman Indifferent

Lucy_BCC
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Hi Linzz and welcome to the BCC forums

In addition to the support and shared experiences here, please feel free to call our helpliners for further practical and emotional support on 0808 800 6000, lines are open during the week 9-5 and Saturday 10-2

Here's a link to the treatments pages where you will find lots of Information and further support ideas from BCC:

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/treatment

Our Forum users have a longstanding thread called 'Top tips for chemo' where you will find lots of helpful information:

http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Chemotherapy/Top-tips-to-help-get-you-through-Chemotherapy/t...

Take care
Lucy BCC

alabamasam
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Hi Linzz, sorry that you have to be here ! I'm from the 2013 October group & just wanted to say that a year on it is almost like this whole experience didn't happen. All of our group are doing well, you can take over most of the control with treatment, as far as sickness goes ask for Emend from the start, it is a great anti sickness drug & I had no sickness with this, I had a couple of times feeling slightly nautious but these were just like small hangovers & managed with painkillers. Ask your chemo unit for painkillers, anti sickness & I think the best advice I had was to drink loads of water or liquid to flush the chemo through your system !
Good luck
Love Sam xxxx
Linzz
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Hello all

I thought I’d join, if that’s OK.

First FEC cycle due next Monday 13th.

I thought I’d got over my phobia of ‘all things medical’ after going through surgery but found myself sobbing after the needles for the heart scan. Oh dear.

My main fear/terror for the chemo is not being able to control nausea & vomiting, but despite voicing this to every health professional I’ve seen all I can get out of them is “might not happen”. Right, but what happens when it DOES? I need at least the illusion of control over my own illness/treatment LOL

In my neck of the woods they give you the steroids plus one kind of drug (they wouldn't even confirm what!), but no additional "just in case" drug - I really, really would like to have something extra on hand for peace of mind if nothing else, but it seems that is too much to ask for.

Any advice from those who’ve already started would be very much appreciated.

bettypoppit
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Hi Peta, oh how bl***y pants for you....Big hugs. I'm blown away by how brilliently you are dealing with it..a true inspiration 🙂 hang on in there - you truely are in the best place to be looked after and keep lapping up those complementary treatments...way to go 🙂 Hope you get through this dip real soon. Thinking of you xxxxx
sue456
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hi peta
sorry u were unable to come out of hospital todayhope they get things sorted for u soon.
I've been delayed again still have fluid and infection been on antibiotics for 4weeks now and still not sorted. really had enough now
Zelda
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Hi Peta, I had all 5 immune boosting injections after chemo but I still became neutropenic and was very ill I too had loads of IV antibiotics to treat cellulitis of the face.I Had more injections in hospital and was discharged after a 4 night stay.I now feel much better but waiting to see the Oncologist to see when the next FEC can go ahead. Hope you feel well soon and can go home xx
Peta
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That's cats for you Junash!

Apparently my inflammation markers are still going up which means I have an infection somewhere, but no idea where. I've had heaps of IV antibiotics, so they thought they might be on the way down now. I feel and look fine, they think that's because I've been injecting the GCSF.

If it wasn't for that they say I'd really be neutropenic, but my high white blood count is protecting me from being really sick. But that doesn't mean that I'm well enough to go home apparently as they I'd just be coming straight back in again if they took me off all the drips. Oh well. I'll get out eventually. I had reiki yesterday and a foot massage today, so there are some positives, I'm definitely being pampered.

I also suddenly got hungry and I've been eating loads. I still get tired really really quickly, but I don't feel as bad as I did a few days ago.

I hope that lots of you had good good days today. Xxx.
Junash
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Bloody cat fine it seems - just snoozing in the sun - i on the other hand am knackered .

Hope you get to come home today Peta - fingers crossed. I'm 49 by the way - so no spring chick xx
Peta
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I just turned 55 so I'm with the older ladies too!

I'm waiting to find out if I can leave hospital today - fingers crossed.

I hope you all have good days today - including Junash's cat! 😼
bettypoppit
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Hi Sue456, you and me both...52 years old and feeling it 😉 lets have a gentle go of keeping up with some of these youngsters 😉 hugs xx
bettypoppit
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Morning lovely ladies 🙂 day 4 and already it's feeling better than day 2 and 3 🙂 we Can do this 🙂
Quick update on the smoothies...will be adding prunes from now on! 😉 i think porridge will be a useful boost to my inside workings as well! Lol oh the joys of this.
Hi Murphy1963, thanks for the tip ref omeprazole - i will get on to my gp.

Hope it is all going well today for you all and Peta, that you are doing well.too......hugs xxxx
Junash
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Hi Tanz and welcome - sorry you're here - in the nicest possible way.

Good luck this morning, had my 1st 9 days ago - felt much better once session was over as the buildup was more stressy than the chemo itself. Keep us posted on how you're doing. drink gallons of water!!!

Hope everyone had a decent nights sleep - I'm going back to bed - got woken up by a pukeing cat - oh the joys..... xx
sue456
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hi Tanz welcome to our group there r a lot of us i find it hard to keep up with everyone. perhaps its because im one of the older ladies. im 52. lol. I've been delayed so im now starting on 16th Oct. hope u find it useful on here. hope all goes well for u. suexxx
Peta
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Hi Tanz

Welcome to the group it's nice to meet you! I've found the comments really helpful so have a read back a bit. Most of us only started in the last couple of weeks and we also have the lovely ladies from last year here helping us along, as you'll have seen.

My first day / evening was pretty normal really, I felt a bit fuzzy but that's it, so hopefully you'll have a nice smooth easy first day too. X
LainieG
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Betty I can totally relate to the temperature issue. I'm hot one minute and cold the next. I've been having hot flushes for a while after a hysterectomy in March but they seem to be getting worse and more frequent since the chemo xxx
jingo_x
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I had a really red face this morning, but it did disappear later x

bettypoppit
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Welcome Tanz, welcome. I'm sure you will get plenty of great support on this forum and goid luck for your first treatment.

One thing i forgot to ask the group earlier...is anyone else flushed red in the face (and my boobs as i am a double wle girl) AND getting hot and cold like someone is messing with my thermostat???

Hugs to all xxxxx
jingo_x
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Welcome Tanz, and sorry you had to join us.  Hopefully you will be able to pick up some tips from the lovely ladies here.

I did the cold cap on Monday - took paracetomol before I left home and althought the first half an hour was uncomfrotable by the end of it I was telling them that it had stopped working as I couldn't feel the cold anymore (it was still cold).  Had it on for about 4 hours in all and didn't find it too bad.

 

Day three has been a bit of aslump for me so had a duvet/TV day, hoping for better tomorrow

 

Another vote for lemon and mint riccola sweets here too 

geeG
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Hi Tanz - welcome to the group and sorry you need to be here too - good luck for starting first cycle tomorrow - I shall be a week behind you as I start on Thursday of next week (16th) so hope you get a good nights sleep tonight and offer you hugs for tomorrow.
Greetings Loveable Ladies - I went back to work this morning for my first half day back after DIEP - belly stitch abscesses looking good this morning was a great start. Trains running horrendously late was a bummer - got cold waiting over half an hour on a draughty station … was 15mins late getting there (AND I left home 15 mins early - lol!) Good morning with fabulous colleagues and bosses - then Afternoon Tea at Dobbies with a lovely friend this afternoon… now feet up in front of TV with "I don't do cuddles" BartCat snuggled and asleep on my lap. … Bliss!
Thinking of you all and trying to send you all hugz and very bestest wishes… x
salkei
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Evening ladies

 

Good to hear that you are all coping well with the first dunk, my advice for food would be like i did, eat whatever you fancy and when you fancy it! Yes i put 2 stone on whilst on chemo but my GP referred me to a local gym after treatment where i got a preferred rate and i lost it all in 12 weeks.

 

Don't worry about weight at present just concentrate on eating what you feel like. Apart from the wig i got on the NHS, i also purchased a couple from a site on Ebay and depending on mood, chopped and changed them about although at home i went 'au naturalle' - scared the postie a couple of times when answering the door lol!

 

For wind and burping i found mint tea helped and also sucking aniseed sweets although i was still pretty bad with it lol!

 

take care xx

alabamasam
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Junash, I started a Facebook group for my November group & it's been fantastic as we have shared so much but even now a few of us still post daily on this forum as not everyone had Facebook. I was in the October group & a November one as my chemo got delayed & last weekend 14 of us October 2013 ladies met up for a spa weekend. Our Facebook groups are closed & private just for us to post pics, moan, discuss side effects etc xxxxxxx
Also for a nasty tasting mouth I find the lemon mint ricola sweets really helped me.
Lots of love
Sam xxxxx
LainieG
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Hi Tanz. Nice to hear from you. You'll get lots of encouragement and advice on here. Good luck with your treatment when you start. Xxx
LainieG
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Hi Peta. Thanks but I've been drinking loads of water so I don't think it's dehydration. Hoping it'll just pass soon. The first week is the worst isn't it xxx
Murphy1963
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Hi ladies, just a wee quickie whist I'm waiting for dinner. Re acid reflux, ask your GP for omeprazole, it'll sort you out really quickly. I had it quite bad on Friday and after a couple of these tabs it helped a lot.

Love xxxx