I to start my fec-t chemo in October, the 1st to be precise. I had a mx on the 26th August and full node clearance. I will be having 6 rounds of chemo and 18 shots of herceptin.
Reading all your stories gives me strength as I am really not looking forward to next month. Hopefully we will look back at this and think why did we even worry it was not that bad...
Today is one of my positive days, I don't know if I am in the minority but my emotions are all over the place, we will get through this but we can support each other x
Zoe801 - i am from the August thread, i too was so so scared about the chemo, i would rather have had more surgery than start the chemo.
I have just come back from my second session of FEC today, and honestly it is not that bad. They give you lots of drugs to counteract the side effects, use them, they do help. I felt a bit off colour for the first ten days, i kept busy, but it was a bit of an effort, but after that i felt 'normal' again.
I got married last weekend and enjoyed every minute, they timed my chemo so that i felt as good as possible. Enjoy the days when you feel good, and rest and take care of yourself when you do not feel so great. I have carried on working part time, i want to keep a routine, i do not want my life to be consumed by cancer and chemo, but again, everyone is different and obviously depends on what you do for work.
Good luck Zoe, hopefully preparing yourself for the worse, you will be pleasantly surprised
lots of hugs xxx