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Hi AMdriver, It is a drastic way of losing weight isn't it. Normally we would all be so chuffed with our weight lose. I've lost 10 lbs in 6 weeks so was told yesterday to not be thinking about eating healthily for the time being, just be eating for calories, or anything you dance really. They are going to speak to a dietician today and get back to me.

I am sure because the fec makes us feel so sicky and this affects our appetite, reading the other forums I'm sure I've read that the "t" part of your regime ( if you are changing, I'm not I'm staying on fec) your appetite comes back with a vengeance, as they don't tend to get sick on this part. Don't know too if it's to do with all the steroids they need to take.

What is your regime driver?

What's everyone else having - I'm having 6 x fec 80
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I seem to be having a strange se. I have one varicose vein in my leg and about a week after treatment it gets really sore. I've never had pain in it before. I saw my GP earlier and he explained it to me. He said that because it's a varicose vein the chemo drugs take longer to get through it. This causes the vein to become inflamed and swollen and that causes pain. Has anyone else experienced this? He's given me an anti inflammatory cream to rub on it. Love to everyone 💖
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Morning Murphy1963 I hope you are doing ok today after treatment yesterday. It's a brutal way of saving your life isn't it? 

 

I feel especially weepy when people are nice to me, and they don't even have to know what's going on! Like the receptionist at the opticians yesterday.....she greeted me so warmly it was all I could do not to burst into tears. Wish I had some control!

 

I have lost half a stone since Sunday and need to put it back before being weighed and having bloods taken on 17th. Has anyone actually been able to put weight on? And if so, any tips? 

 

Love to you all xxx

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Morning Murphy1963. .it's great to hear that you are doing ok overnight...you really are soooo brave facing your worst fears and dealing with it in such a positive way. I truely hope - all my fingers and toes crossed - you have an uneventful and ok day today. Keep taking those meds and looking after yourself Xxx

good luck and thinking of you Debtex too xxx
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Thanks lainie, I know it's a Hugh thing for us all to go through, but for me this is like my worst nightmare x 100. I'm having to face my worst fear I have in the whole worlds, and my anxiety levels become sky high, which doesn't help the nausea feeling, I've tried everything I can to help me through this (I'm going to be bankrupt at the end of it, therapies are not cheap!!) but we have to do what we have to do.

My biggest challenge is making myself eat and drink. With my phobia, if there's bugs going around in my house and I could possibly catch it,I instantly stop eating, that's my coping mechanism, and it's worked for 29 years (that was the last time I was sick!!). However I need to be eating through this but it's hard cause it goes against everything I have learnt to do in this nausea situation. Sorry I'm blabbling on!

Love xxx
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Murphy glad to hear you're ok so far. Hope it continues. You're so brave to go through this faith your phobia. It must make things so much harder for you xxx
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Good luck for today geeG and I think Debtex for tomorrow. I've lost track I'm afraid so good luck to everyone having their chemo this week xx💖💖
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Good luck with your bloods geeG. It must be awful for the possibility of a set back when you've psyched yourself up for it.

Thanks for your words bettypoppit, I had my Levomepromazine at 7 last night and went to bed and conked out. My daughter wakened me at 10 with my ondansatron (it's an under your tongue melt one), I popped it in and sound again until half 7 this morning. Just had my morning concoction so please please please hope these work for me.

Hope everyone is feeling a bit less weepy today. I'm never not weepy, especially if someone feels sorry for me, is anyone else like that? But I will get really weepy over the next week or so with my side effects, and I end up hibernating, not wanting to talk to anyone.

Good luck to anyone going to the cocktail bar today as the September sunbeams call it. I think if I remember tho it's always a bit quiet at this time. I know debtex goes tomorrow, hope all goes well for and keep in touch. I think most of you start next week again. Oh the joys!!!

Love and hugs to us all xxxxx
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Hi geeG glad you've had the chance to get away for a few days. Sounds lovely. Try not to worry too much about your bloods. A few of us have had the same problem but it's been fine on the day. Good luck with it xxx
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Hi geeG. ..sounds like you have had a fantastic few days. ...just what the dr ordered 😉
so sorry to hear that your bloods are so low,.. ..we get ourselves in the zone ready and it's really hard when we have a hiccup. ..fingers crossed tho that it all comes good for you tomorrow. Take care xx
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Hi geeG. ..sounds like you have had a fantastic few days. ...just what the dr ordered 😉
so sorry to hear that your bloods are so low, fingers... ..we get ourselves in the zone ready and it's really hard when we have a hiccup. ..fingers crossed tho that it all comes good for you tomorrow. Take care xx
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Hi Ladies - good to catch up with your posts again. I missed y'all - had 3 nights away without internet access - and then got home to landline/broadband problems…
We had a few glorious days away at Loch Earn (Perthshire?) surrounded by fantastic scenery and fabulous autumnal colours - WOW! Good food, a good bar and a comfy bed to assist sleeping were also Good Things! Certainly helped with getting used to wig ( I got a No 3 cut on Monday - too much a coward to wait till Falling Out - and here I am on Day 20 first FEC cycle and very little moulting - LoL - tho doubt it'll last…). Rather longer dog walk on the last day of hols - I thought I wasn't going to make it back to the car at one point - LoL! - but we made it to The Bridge (Almost) Too Far eventually AND all the way back from that midpoint - and I felt good for doing it. The Devil's Cauldron was quite a sight with all the recent rainfall. Certainly took my mind off the nausea! LoL!
Back to work this week = 3 full days and FEELING FANTASTIC! Like "Me" again - 3 days no nausea! - so I was astonished to hear from the hospital this afternoon that my bloods this morning were not good ( neutrophils 1.1 and they need to be 1.5 to go tomorrow… aaargh! Normal would be 2.5 or above… hmmmnnnnn). So in early tomorrow to repeat bloods (Thanks Be for Hickmann Line - LoL) and hope things have improved enough… oh - AND have been promised a different mix of anti-sickness stuff this time. So maybe things will be better on that front next cycle. Sad to hear so many are on the emotional Big Dipper with 2nd FEC… hope that is improving quickly for everyone…
Good Luck to all getting chemo this week … bizarrely I am 'hoping' to join you … :-]
Hugs to All and Loadsaluv to Everyone x x x
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Oh Murphy1963, you are being so strong. Sorry, not had Levomepromazine - well to my knowledge at any rste, so i can't help on that im afraid. I really hope that with all the complimentary treatments and meds you will get through #3 with some ease and minimal discomfort...you derserve a break.

Yes, here's looking forward to this time next year when this will be just an unpleasant memory xxxxx
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Aww ladies, this really is a weepy stage that we're all at. I could weep at the drop of a hat and have done on several occasions even today. My weeping will start with a vengeance in a couple of days once the nasty side effects take hold of me.

Had #3 fec today and yeah that's me HALFWAY. Was in for 2 hours precisely so I really can't complain about the set up they have, it seems to work extremely well. I have never been held up and get taken spot on my time slot.

Feeling ok atm but I know that could change in a nano second. I've just had another acupuncture when I came home from hospital, he came to my house, so I'm hoping that'll combat anxiety and the nausea. Waiting till 8 pm to try out the new drug they gave me, Levomepromazine, has anyone had this one?

Also have antibiotics for a urine infection. I told them last time round I thot I had one but to be fair it did go for a week or so. Came back last week, fingers crossed they work their magic.

We will get through all this sh*t ladies. This time next year we will be able to look back at all of this and thank our lucky stars this is all behind us.

Love and hugs to us all xxxx
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Hi LainieG, thank you for this information. I will get on to it. Xx
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Hi Betty. I had a very sore mouth first time round so I know how you feel. Sodium bicarbonate rinses (1 ts to a pint of water ), difflam oral rinse to numb the pain and gelclair to coat your mouth are all brilliant. I got them from the nurses and my mouth us fine this time. Hope you start to feel better soon xxx
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Hi Junash, you and me both. I felt quite dreadful on Monday constantly on the verge of tears, unable to eat anything, completely exhausted etc.I guess the combination of lack of sleep, thrush, diarhoea and then a bout of cystitis got too much for me. I didn't get this in the first cycle so wasn't expecting it and I couldn't believe how poor I felt. I only got out of bed because the DN was coming to flush my picc line and change the dressing. She told me it was perfectly normal to feel that way - and I wanted to scream at her - not for me it isn't!

 

I went to my LGFB session yesterday, I was surprised that it was given by a big, black and let's not deny it, ripped, guy called Brian - but he knew his stuff. I don't wear a lot of make up and have only ever had my face done by a professional four times in my life so it was interesting. Unlike you, though I could not hold it together and did cry a lot - I was "pleased" so see that I was not the only one though - not really pleased because no-one wants to see another person so unhappy but because it made me feel that I wasn't the only one.

 

I've lost 6lbs since Sunday and I know they will want me to put it back before FEC3 on 19th, so am eating what I can at the moment and hope my appetite returns. Out for a walk this afternoon but not going to push myself too hard as I feel pretty weak.

 

Good luck to anyone with their treatment this week - thinking of you xx

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day 10 just brushed my hair and some fell out a big shock didn't expect it this early on. i have short hair anyway so now not sure if i can keep watching that happen. sue xxx
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Oh Junash one last thing...I've had some input from 3 well placed acquaintances (one nearly through this, one working for Macmillan and one clinical nurse specialist oncology) regarding nutrition and they have all said that healthy is good, BUT, "calories are calories" and if cake and crisps bla bla bla are the order of the day for a while, then so be it. So again, no beating yourself up over this either. ..so if you now feel like it's time for 'proper' food, then okey dokey go for it 🙂
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Hi Junash, pleeeeeeease don't be sooooo hard on yourself, this is bl***y tough going irrespective of whether you have had any of the physical se...you have seen how many of us have been so very down and miserable these last few days and THAT is a dreadful se that we are dealing with. So, yes pick yourself up if you can, dust yourself off and start today afresh.. if not though...don't beat yourself up it ISN'T in your control 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have found exercise to be a fantastic boost, but, please do not take a leaf out of my book and over do it as I did Saturday ..it may set you back further....i very much hope not and I hope you enjoy your walk 🙂

Well i need to moan, in the last 36 hours i have managed 2 x 31/2 hrs of sleep and now have a very sore mouth...any tips welcome...i have spent the last 6 hours 'raising the duvet 😉 like I'm in some adolescent boy prep school contest. ... oh my the indignity of it all! 😉

Have a good day ladies 🙂 and《《BIG HUGS 》》 - especially to those feeling fragile today xxxxxx
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Hi all - been off line for a couple of days - not been in a happy space - and so it seems I'm not alone on this.

Just been feeling tearful, bit down and bizarrely lonely - I'm surrounded by people but just feel a little cut off from my old routine. So I switched off . Had my LGFB session on Monday which I really didn't want to attend but would have been wrong if I skipped it and although it was interesting and makeup tips and goodies were fab, I stupidly got a bit tearful while was there -I hate looking in the mirror, this goes way back before cancer, hate hairdressers for same reason - but this was especially tough looking at myself as I don't recognise me. I held it together but was a bit draining.

So with a combination of having the heaviest period ever, feeling a bit breast cancer overwhelmed and general blues it's been a rocky couple of days - feel very selfish as I haven't suffered any major SE from my two FEC so I should be bloody grateful and not wallowing in self pity, so this morning I've given myself a talking to and pull myself together - going to the gym for a walk on the treadmill as it's pouring here! Also I've been eating crap for last week - that binge has to stop!

Onwards and upwards my lovelies - hope we're all in a positive and happy space today - love to you all xx
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Hi bettypoppit! I haven't attended the LGFB session yet . Let me know how u feel about it! Have heard some good things about it! I am terrible at make up so have no clue how to draw on eye brows etc!
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Hi lainie g i always feel better if I try to get out and get fresh air! Glad u felt like going! I am going tomorrow! No excuses!
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Hi nic nac! They seemed to think if there were any rogue cancer cells in my brain that the chemo couldn't reach them and it would prevent the chemo from doing a complete job! Probably a bunch of bunk but scared me so my hair is now falling fast! Ugh I hate this!
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Deb tex I have also been so clumsy and forgetful! Thought it was just me! Then I get sooo upset and impatient with myself!
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Well, I am sorry to hear that so many of us have been emotional and feeling down during the second cycle, but I guess at least we now know we are not alone! 

 

LGFB session was good today - it's a bit random what colours you end up with though - i tried to hand back a bright pink blusher, telling the make-up lady that I would never wear it and it would be a waste, but they insisted on opening it and putting some on me before agreeing that yes I did look like I was having a hot flush 🙂

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Hi ladies, well there does seem to be a pattern here...I'm #2/9 and i have been an emotional and fatigued wreck since Sunday...bad bad fallout with hubster Sunday...he was being horrible and niggling and i just couldn't cope...it was dreadful 😞 😞 😞 we've moved past that now thankfully but this is bl***y hard going! I didn't feel like i could continue on Sunday...i felt that 😞 Finally today feeling like I'm coming out of the fog...out with LG this afternoon and even baked a brownie this afternoon too... woo hoo 🙂

My place at a LGFB session next tuesday at Hoare Cross Hall has been confirmed this afternoon and I'm even going to push the boat out and stay for lunch. Well I'm never going to get this opportunity again 🙂 i am sooooo looking forward to it...learning how to draw on eyebrows 😉 lolol

Hoping all are pulling through and feeling better soon xxxx
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I don't know murphy . Of course as I'm feeling well this week I'm feeling confident about completing it . Just wait til next week tho ! I am getting clumsy and accident prone . I am a long time experienced horse rider and yesterday I made a mistake dis mounting my daughters pony and fell flat onto my backside . I also opened the front door into my face ! Good luck tomoz you are doing great xx
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Hi debtex, good luck for Friday, we'll be halfway there yay!!

Are you still thinking on cutting down your number of treatments?

Let me know how you get on xx
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Hi murphy yes I'm in for my 3 rd fec on Friday ! Good luck x
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Hi ladies, sorry to hear you are all very emotional just now. Been there so know what it's like, and I'll be there again soon!! Been for my pre chemo appointment today and I get my #3 fec tomorrow afternoon. To say I'm not looking forward to it is an understatement!!! They've slightly changed my anti sickness meds, I'm now to get larazapam, emend, ondansatron, dexamethasone, and they're trying Levomepromazine so with this concoction I am hoping I'll hit this nausea in the head this time.

I've seemingly lost 10lbs since I started my treatment 6 weeks ago so silver lining and all that 🙂

I've been told my next chemo after this one, my appointment will be with the oncologist to start discussions re rads planning. It sounded soooo good to hear that cause it means we're getting nearer the end of all this horribleness. I really can't wait to get back to good old normality.

I went for acupuncture yesterday and have had some aromatherapy at the hospital this morning, then some reiki this afternoon so I should be well chilled. The acupuncturist is coming to my house tomorrow evening to do some more to help with my anxiety. He also recommends sea bands so I've got them too.

Anyone else joining me this week, I've lost count, my brain is somewhere else? If so I hope we all have minimal se's.

Hugs to all xxxxx
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hi ladies
Day 8 on first treatment for me and finally got myself out for a hour. God it was a struggle but glad i did it. im not regretting it but no dame well i did it. ache all over. i to have been very emotional hubby finding that very hard, bless him. Its my birthday on Saturday family taking me out for a meal only trouble is finding something i can actually eat. really struggling with food. All the ladies having second treatment this week hope it goes well for u. sue xxx
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Hi Robynv  was there a reason they convinced you not to try the cold cap, ? i too have shoulder length hair and fairly thick but everyday is like a waiting game to see if if drops out, i will cry i know the day it does fall out  its the hardest thing im dealing with - and friends say well at least it will grow back but i feel like saying yeh maybe, but its gonna take bloomin a long time !

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Just back from taking the dog for a walk. It's the first time I've felt like going out since my last session on the 24th. Can't believe how long it's taken to get back to feeling close to normal this time. Hope this isn't a sign that each time is going to be worse. Dreading the next one already on the 14th. I really don't want to spend the time when I'm feeling ok worrying about the next time. Jingo and Robynv I'm very emotional now too. Wish it was all over!! Sorry for being a moan. I'm in that kind of mood today. Hopefully a bit cheerier tomorrow. Love to everyone 💖💖
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Hi jingo ! I too have been emotional this week! Can't seem to get a handle on it at all! Been so strong so far even when I felt so bad but the week bf going back I cry over everything! We'll home alone all day at least so no knows what a blubbering baby I have become! I am sure it will pass by next week bc I will have other ailments to worry about! It would be hard if my kids were home! So tough to be the mom they expect you to be huh? When you just want to crawl in bed and cry? My daughter is ver insistent when she comes that we be active and gets rather pushy! Gets on my nerves but after she leaves I am glad she made me! Haha
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Hi nicnac15! We are on the same schedule sounds like.i too am on my second round next Monday nov 10. Been really tired and emotional this week. Maybe a result of hair starting to drop or knowing I have to crawl back into that chair again on Monday? Gosh it is going to be tough to do this again ! Not using cold cap. Dr convinced me wasn't a good idea. King of wish I wouldn't have listened to them, too late now I guess,but hate seeing my long hair just fall to the floor like fall leaves from a tree!
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Hello ladies, just been catching up on all the ups and downs, been keeping a bit of a low profile myself for a few days.  Had 2nd FEC last MOnday and was feeling good for a few days, but by the end of the week I was sooo blue and couldn't stop crying.  I don't think my SE were any worse really but I certainly wasn't coping so well, plus it was half term so with the kids home I think I felt more emotional.

Anyway, back on track today and feeling pretty good, had physio for useless right arm this morning and off to LGFB session this afternoon.

 

For those cold capping I can report that I have probably lost 20-25% of my hair but gradually and evenly so not too noticeable, and for now at least it seems to be hanging on in there!

 

Peta was horrified to hear of the man holding your move.  Moving house and cancer are probably the two most stressful things I have ever done - and that's when moving goes smoothly.  Sounds like a nightmare but I hope it will work out soon and you can get in a comfy bed!

 

re the injections I get them for 3 days, day 5-7, but both times they have left me with no energy and a racing heart for three days so think I will ask about the slow release version and see if I can avoid the heart thing because it really stops me doing anything.

 

Take care this week ladies xx

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Hi robynv i have my 2nd one planned for nexr mon goibg for bloods on fri hoping it goes ahead so its another one out the way.
I seemed to recover quick after the first one so i reckon the next one could be bit different after reading some of the posts with people on the 2nd one.
No hair loss yet either but using cold cap im preparing for that though. Xxx
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Lainie, anx56 and Peta – thanks for your positive words. As you prophesised my neuts level did come right back up over the weekend, and my treatment did go ahead yesterday. I would never have believed how happy I would be to get poisoned! It was a long day but it only took four (!) goes to get the cannula in, with minimal bruising, a vast improvement on last time.

 

Peta, what a bl**dy awful situation to be living in. I too lived in a very small place for a while until we got our current place, and I can’t imagine not having much space to myself when feeling poorly. BUT, at least at some point when the awful man has had enough of treating his ex badly, you have your new future in the country to look forward to. I am of course imagining your new place to be a huge pile, like you see on Escape to the Country Robot wink. Your lovely photo is visible, by the way, by clicking on your name you can see your profile. I’ve therefore put up one of me with “intermediate Mohican” if anyone wants a larf.

 

I was told yesterday that I will get the immune building injection each time once I get to the docetaxil. Its called pegfilgrastim and it seems to be one injection instead of the several others are having. As there are only one per cycle, and as there is NO way I could inject myself Robot Embarassed, the DN will come do it for me. According to my copy of the BNF it costs £686.38 a pop, so definitely getting my moneys-worth out of the NHS these days.

 

Well, #2 Day 2 and I’m feeling not too bad (much as last time)… hope everyone else is doing OK xx

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We seem to all be having different experiences robynv. Peta, who has her treatments on the same day as me felt better this time than the first. We just don't know how we're going to react. I hadn't been feeling well on the day of my session and it turned out I had low blood pressure. Maybe that had a bearing on how I felt after? Xx
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Ugh lainie g hate to hear that! My second treatment is next Monday .
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Hi Peta, great to hear from you and WHAT a horrible old man to be using the sale of his house to you as a way of getting at his wife for starters....sounds like she will be well shot of him! I really hope it does come together for you really soon...it must be making this whole process much worse for you. You're doing brilliently given the circumstances - total respect 🙂

I'm on cycle 2/day 8 today and I've had a more difficult time of it this time. On Saturday feeling ok - no longer icky and so went for a very gentle, flat walk with my hubster and lurcher girl - coffee & muffin in the middle 🙂 - and cooked a simple supper ....omg could hardly move yesterday and today as totally EXHAUSTED 😞 😞 oh well going with the flow and have slept all afternoon on the sofa lolol

Good info about the injections -that will be why I'm getting them as UHNS is a huge & teaching hospital 🙂 wow to the price!!!!! But you know "I'm worth it" as the advert goes so I'm truely grateful for that. Yes, I live in Cheadle (nr Alton Towers where i was working until this all started), so about 8 miles from Stone...lovely town.... in fact had my hen night there many years ago....Granvilles i think it's called? It would be lovely to meet up for a coffee if you fancy it next time you are visiting you IL's? 🙂
Take care lovely ladies and good luck to all having treatments this week. Xxxx
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Peta thanks I'm finally starting to feel close to normal now (day 11). I'm sure I recovered quicker after the first one. I don't know what happened. I was really light headed and dizzy. I saw my GP but she couldn't find any reason for it so I just had to wait it out. Much better today thank God.
Sorry to hear about your housing situation. That's the last thing you need right now. It must make everything so much harder. That old man is being so horrible. How could anyone do that to someone in your position? You'd think he'd know better at his age! I really hope it's resolved soon. Sending hugs 💖
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Sorry to hear that your treatment was delayed. I hope it happened today and you're moving along again. I love the Mohican, can we put photos up here? I think I uploaded one to my profile but not sure if anyone else can see them? It's one with hair, it was just an experiment but if it worked I'll upload a bald one!
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Bettypoppit my in-laws are in Stone in Staffordshire, so we go up there from time to time. Are you anywhere near Stone?
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Lainie hope you feel better soon. We've swapped over, I feel much better this time - I had to be admitted to hospital first cycle and have managed to stay out for this one and for some reason you feel worse this time. I hope it picks up for you we're both getting to the point where we might start picking up. Best wishes hope you feel better soon!
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Anyway, back to the main topic! Hello new ladies, I hope your first cycles are going well. I'm on my second, same timing as Lainie - this second cycle of FEC has been easier for me than the first. I did get terrible back pains from the immune boosting injections, it felt like I was being tasered! really like a big electrical jolt in the back, but I've finished them now, so should be moving into the 'feeling almost normal stage' soon, I can't wait.

I'm self injecting the immune boosters GC-FC - I start two days after chemo and inject for 8 days. The local hospital here doesn't give them to FEC patients because they're too expensive and they don't have the budget according to them - my brother is a pharmacist and he looked them up - it costs about £1,600 for a box of seven. I get them because I'm still with the hospital in London that diagnosed me and they have big budgets because they are a teaching hospital. I'm told that most hospitals do give them to patients when they are on Taxotere which is the T part of FEC-T, so some of you may get them later, if not now. It doesn't seem remotely fair or sensible to base medical decisions on where you live, but that seems to be the way it is.
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Hi everyone - apologies for being away for so long, I've been reading, but haven't had time to post.

I'm in a weird housing situation. We sold our house and then moved into a small temporary studio place so we could move out to the countryside to a completely new area and then buy a house without being in a chain. So we sold up, moved out - and then I found out that I had breast cancer. So, we're miles from family and friends, holed up in a studio flat while trying to buy a house. We put an offer in back in July and were supposed to be moving in in October, but the people are refusing to complete and move out. The wife is lovely, but she's divorced the bloke and it's him that is refusing to leave. Initially they said October, but now it's possible that we won't even be in by Christmas, and I really really wanted to have my family with me, and have a bath (we only have a shower in this tiny place) and I wanted to sleep in a new comfy bed rather than the hard lumpy rented bed that I've so far had surgery and 2 cycles of chemo in. The people know all about the chemo - so I think that the husband is being a particularly unpleasant *insert expletive here* to start playing silly games with us at this point. I believe the sodding around is all aimed at being spiteful and manipulative to the wife that's leaving him. He's about 65, maybe he should just grow up? Anyway that's what's been taking up all my time - I don't really have a proper home at the moment.
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Hi snapper58 my son was 7 on the 30th we too celebrated and i was so thankful i felt good enough to sort his birthday party out. Well done with the injections my husband is doing them for me as i cant stick them in myself lol. I go on the 7th for blood tests just want to get another one out the way really. Xx
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Re: Starting chemo October 14

Hi everyone, been reading through your comments today and my friend works on the chemo ward and she told me about Udderly cream. You can only get it from the internet udderlysmooth.co.uk it is really good for the skin, but I haven't really needed as yet,only on my feet I tried it. Glad to see you are all doing and coping well with all the side effects. Stomach looks like a brusied pin cushion with all the injections, but have managed well with them and got used to injecting, Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for the 6th Nov to see if oncologist with give me the go ahead. I'll check out the makeup sessions, but can't remember who gave me the details. My son was 17 on the 30th Oct and we celebrated last night at a restaurant, enjoying the freedom from the after effects of chemo while I can. Hope everyone has a good week- Best wished Snapper58