I'm back from my second round as well - reduced dose of FEC for this and the next one due to my neutropenia, so hopefully all will be well this time. Also had a different nurse who was lovely and made the experience a lot better than last time!
Am really tempted not to take the steroids I've been given as they make me feel so awful. As I've never felt sick, I can't see the point...there again taking them may have prevented sickness!
Just a quick reminder of our facebook page. A closed group for the maisies to chat and share.
Gill, have you finished the steroids now? Day 6-8 for me was like that, just felt very strange and co ordination was not right. Someone said they felt like a thunderbird puppet and it described it perfectly. I am now day 10 and feel myself again xx
I will see dr Mon 9th at 12 then go up for treatment straight after, hopefully about 12:30 ish. May see you there, that would be good
Morning all -
FEC#2 Day 2.
Reasonable night. Zonked out on meds. Some nausea so back on the ginger biscuits.
had 1st chemo 23 Aug thought i was doing ok just some sickness and nauseau on that night and queasy for a couple of days and was still taking ny anti sickness meds. day 6 today i feel a bit weird dont know how else to explain it am tired but trying to do as much as possible feel its not quite me ,very heavy feeling in my head . Havent taken anti sickness meds yesterday or today . Gill x
Morning maisies, beautiful day today! Well not heard anything to say I can't have 2nd dunk this afternoon so bloods must nbe ok. Good luck to my fellow degrees today thinking of you all. Fingers crossed se's are manageable for all the ladies today, chins up girls we are strong and will beat this. Will check in later today to let you know 2nd dunk done and third of the way to end yipee! Love and hugs to all debs x x x
yes you are right it is slow to start with but then all of a sudden gets really good.
Christy thats so true about magazines and cancer stories its depressing and puts me on a downer all day if I read an article
Going to download Gone girl to my Kindle, as I have just finished another book on there. Rollercoaster what time are you up on the 9th? I am expecting my first one on either the 9th or 11th as I am seeing Dr Matthews on Monday.
BTW Tash getting right into Gone Girl now its getting very exciting. That Amy is a wrong un as us northereners say!!!
Good luck to the three degrees and bumpkin and sakura today
Christy brill what your girl has done and echo what sarah from the stars has said re insect bites etc on operation arm
Pas the boss can get Laimon freash from Tesco in bottles its near the squash and fizzy drinks but doesnt have nay rubbish in it. No artificial sweeteners literally just water, sugar , lemon, lime and mint.
Hi nicola6 just popped over thevrence from stars to gather information and read your question. I had anc 5 weeks ago and have been told absolutely no blood pressure or needles on that arm - in fact the bcn has given me a braclet to wear stating that. Also been told to be very aware of cuts, scratches or bites - apparently you are suseptible to infection and they must be cleaned with antiseptic. O and one more gem lol no razor on the armpit electric ones only. Hope that helps x
Good luck to my fellow degrees for tomorrrow, we can do it girls. I hope everyones side effects ae small ones if you are suffering at the moment. Night night maisies catch you tomorrow and thank you for your good wishes it means alot love debs x x x
I was told never to have BP or any bloods taken from my operation arm. Not sure why some say it is ok, and others say no. Very confusing, but I will certainly not be letting anyone do either on my op arm.
just reading previous text and can i ask concerning when you have your blood taken to check i know you cant have chemo in operation side or blood pressure, but should blood samples be taken in the other arm as well, as i have an enormous blood and bruise mark where it was taken out of my operation arm