Hi Murphy. I am in Troon so having chemo at Ayr. Not looking forward to travelling everyday but at the same time can't wait. Just have to find out where it is. Rarely get past Silverburn these days. Was meant to be talking about rads today but forgot all about it until on way home.
Murphy so admire you for going into the playground. I live in a small town where everybody knows you. I am avoiding going out here as I am dreading someone asking me how I am. Like LainieG says it is easier when your children are older. Must be so much harder with young children. x
Why not have a good cry LainieG - we all need that from time to time. And goodness knows you have enough reason to! I feel like crying for you to be honest.
I really hope you get home tomorrow.
Evening everybody. Not long back from onc appointment. Actually managed whole appointment without crying. I am sure my file has a big red flag on it warning all staff about me. Asked lots of sensible questions then announced I was giving up chemo. At that point my Mum (who wasn't crying either) pointed out might as well keep going anyway as I am nearly bald anyway. Not alot I could say to that. I like to think of myself as a sensible, mature adult but this thing has me pole-axed. Anyway I am keeping going. Next treatment on Tuesday bloods permitting. Not had any alcohol since my birthday, the day after I got my biopsy results. Sitting having a Guinness...... not my tipple of choice normally. More of a wine or gin and tonic girl. My son has decided it will help build me up as I have lost more than 5lbs in last couple of weeks. I think the solution would be to try to eat more but hey ho. I also have to say I am not exactly fading away but it is nice not to have the muffin top round the top of the jeans. Onc thinks she may keep me on FEC for the duration as she feels the steroids with T not for me. Went wig shopping earlier and managed not to cry. Anybody going to the Beatson for their rads? Feeling quite light headed now. Think it might be the Guinness. Try and have a good evening everybody.x
well done Zelda for passing the halfway mark!
I am just back from seeing my onc who has decided that because of my bad heart reaction to FEC so far I will be switching to T + C on Monday instead of FEC. Thrown me a bit because I was all geared up for more of the same and now don't know what's going to happen!
Hello all, and welcome Lah21 this is a great group of gals
I've been quiet for a few days as I've been under the weather and feeling really down, but I've been keeping up with everyone's trials and tribulations and it has definately reminded me there is light at the end of each 3-weekly tunnel.
Like a lot of others I'm switching to the docetwhatever stuff, so just one more FEC to go for me on 24th. Anyone else always hear Father Jack Hackett in their heads complete the sentence when they say "FEC" ?
I would definately be up for a shindig next year when we're all on the up again. It would be marvellous to be able to congratulate ourselves and raise a glass (or a few) with all you ladies who understand so well what a massive achievement it will feel like to be done with all of this nasty palaver.
Thankall for making me feel so welcome. Think I go on to T after Fec next week. Got oncologist tomorrow. I have not been very good at asking questions. Went into denial mode when I was told I was getting chemo. Had convinced myself wouldn't need it but one node let me down. I have been taking my Mum to appointments with me but she ends up as upset as I am and we spend the next few days trying to remember what was said. Taking a notebook tomorrow (and my Mum). After that off to see about a wig. Fabulous day out!!!! I went to see a hypnotherapist today. I think my shoulders actually moved down a few centimetrs from round my years where they have been since my call back letter in August. She asked me what was stressing me about the treatment. Think she soon regretted that as my list went on and on. She concentrated on my needle phobia today and I am back in a fortnight. Felt much calmer when I left but by the time I had dashed round Tesco the shoulders were back up at my earlobes.I have only been working when I can. I am a Community Worker, spending alot of my time in schools, youth groups, parenting classes and am based in a busy office which the council likes to keep at a tropical temperture. I not working with any groups or going into schools and am avoiding the hot house as the cold and bug season seems to have hit there already. I only doing admin and go into small office where they know to let me know if there is anybody not well. I do some work from home as well. I don't know how much longer I will go on. Just have to wait and see how the rest of my treatment goes. I live on the west coast of Scotland and I am married with two boys of 23 and 25. I have a mad spollie dog called Max and a very fat hairy horse. Hope everybody is doing ok today.
Hello Lah21 and welcome to the group - I hope you find it as useful as I have over the last couple fo months. I still look like I did before my diagnosis on most days and I think it is very easy for people to look at you and think you are fine (I am always being told how well I look) but of course the struggle is inside us and it is only when you are going through it that you realise just what a struggle it can be despit how we look on the outside.
AMDriver yes I am back in the chair for FEC3 on Monday (along with Bettypoppit I think), and then I switch to T for 3 cycles as well.
I have had heart problems during both cycles and did a bit of googling last night (yes I know - I shouldn't) to see that my anti nausea med can cause heart problems and even heart failure in a few people so I think I need to bring that up with my onc tomorrow! Otherwise feeling good.
Murphy1963 hope you can face some nice food soon and get your strength up
LainieG hope those neuts are behaving
hope everyone else is feeling as well as can be expected - take care xx