Hi Lah21 and welcome to our group!
I like you normally cut off anyone not nearest and dearest, but this is different. I have found the ladies here so supportive and helpful, and we are all going through the same thing - good and bad. Families are invaluable but it's us that are going through this, with all the awful side effects and thoughts that go with it, and it's great to be able to chat with people going through the same thing.
You seem to be on the same schedule as me or pretty close, my 3rd FEC is 19th November next week then I switch to T for the last 3 treatments. I've been pretty lucky as far as side effects go with no sickness or nausea, although I have been in hospital for a few days, and generally I feel ok and can work. Where in the country are you?
LainieG, hope you are much better today and those blased neutrophils are doing their job so you can go home.
Jingo_x are you still on for your 3rd FEC on Monday?
Hope everyone else is feeling better today and can get some enjoyment out of the day
Am I too late to join you. I started my chemo in October and I am due my 3rd FEC next Tuesday 21st. I have been reading through your posts and love the way you are all supporting each other. I have been feeling totally lost with no-one who is going through this too talk to. My immediate family have been very supportive but find so many others don't really know what to say or do. This is probably my fault as I have cut myself off a bit. Really quite down just now. Losing hair hand over fist and feel as though it will never end. I have been managing to go to work on my good days but not sure I am being very productive as my memory has deserted me. I spend my whole time writing lists and having to ask people to repeat what they just said. So far my side effects have been mostly managable with things picking up after day 5. I am touching wood as I type this though.
I have been very quiet on here this week as I have been pretty much SE free and having a very busy time organising my son's 6th birthday party (40 screaming kids - too stressful) and making my first ever birthday cake (2 days it took me!). Only had one brief wobble when I started getting upset at the prospect of not being around for all his birthdays but apart from that I have not been quite so emotional as I was the week after FEC2.
Only problem I seem to have is like Zelda and anx56 the vein in my arm really hasn't recovered from last dose and I am back in the chair again on Monday. I guess I will just have to see what they say about it this week.
Day 15 of FEC2 and still have most of my hair, and body hair, and eyelashes and eyebrows - I am very overweight and starting to think that maybe my dosage isn't high enough for my weight if I feel this well. Talk about finding things to worry about!
Lainie I hope your neutrophil count sorts itself out soon and you don't face too much of a delay.
Lots of love to everyone else and good luck to those in the chair in the next few days
Hi my lovelies... not posted for a couple of days so just wanted to say...had an emotional day yesterday following visit to cememtery as it would have been my darling brother's birthday lost him a long time ago but feeling very raw because of this horrible BC and treatment and spent most of yesterday in tears came home and lost my lovely cat of 18 years he had not been well and passed away on sofa in the afternoon. Was trying to have a good week what with the hair loss and sore eyes they are worse now looking like golf balls! Anyway enough...
Debtex hope your arm is settling down I still have swelling from my first treatment over two weeks ago and found it very painful I tried laying a warm hot water bottle aross it although it didnt work miracles it did help to ease it and make it feel a little more comfortable, I guess anything is worth a try!
Zelda my heart goes out to you hearing that you lost your beloved dog. Its so sad always had dogs and cats it's so hard when you loose them. Hope the results are good from your echo and that you are not suffering too much Xx
Lainie G and Peta ... Trying to gear up for Friday your both due number 3 you are both so brave only coming up to number 2 feel like I cant cope already! feeling anxious seems to have come round so quickly. Lainie did you get your emergency card sorted for future, hope your feeling better following hospital stay any news on going home?
Murphy 1963 just to let you know my brows are holding on they need a tidy up but Im scared to touch them in case I prompt them to jump! How are you are yours still in tack?
Nicnac and Robynv how are you both? Hope all ok yesterday thinking of you and hope that the Se's are minimal
Bettypoppit Hi there hope your doing well where are you treatment wise?
Hello to anyone I missed love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Oh LainieG, I am so sorry. that sounds like a nightmare although when I was admitted I was told to prepare for being in all week but I responded well to the treatment and got out early.
I hope you are still feeling well even if the neutrophils are lagging behind.....
fingers crossed and let us know how you are doing
No problem, maybe you could PM each other if you want to continue the conversation in private.
Hello Bettypoppit and Zelda
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Hi Bettypoppit, my Dr is supposed to be there on Tuesday when I go at 4.15. I found the last Oncolgist good last time, it's not good when its a different Dr each time and the wait seems to be getting longer. Hope all goes well with your review.My dog Poppy is with me on the bed having a snuggle xx
Hi LainieG, I'm sorry you are having to stay in but i hope you are feeling better and better as the time goes by...fingers crossed you will be back home soon.
Hi Zelda, oh i'm glad you have a furbaby to cuddle.... I'd be sooo miserable and feel so isolated without my Betty. Yes i got my wig from and head shaved by Gaynor too. Not seen the new salon yet..always a building site when I've been in, but got my review appt tuesday afternoon so hope to pop in whilst I'm waiting. I'm under a Dr who i have found to be really nice, informative and approachable - i felt very confudent when i met her - 1st appointment. However, the last 2 appts I've ended up seeing one of her team (which shouldn't be a problem) a Dr xx?xxx?xx? I'm sure he is clinically sound (although the red face i reported seemed to be a new one on him!) but both myself and OH felt that he appeared to be somewhat disinterested in me and how i was doing. So, I'm going to 'request' to see own on tuesday.
Hope all are well and those with treatments this week - good luck and it will be another one ticked off!!!! Xxx
Hi Lainie, so sorry you did not get the quick response I did - how awful for you.
I was in for 3 days and 2 nights, my neutrophils went from 0.5 to 1.5 to 7 (!) on the third day and they let me home with a set of antibiotics for 7 days. I felt much better on day 2 and back to normal on day 3!
thinking of you and hoping you get home soon xx