Well been a rough couple of days, sicky feeling peaked yesterday - discovered smokey bacon crisps, ryvita and cream crackers today and munched like a pig! Actually started to feel a bit normal this afternoon, didn't go into work, boss okayed me to work from home which was very helpful. I AM SO PARANOID about infections!! I dare not even go into a shop, I am staying with my son as I have three dogs and am worried sick I will catch something so it is geting very depressing being away from home :(( Constipation seems to be next battle,, trying to drink plenty, eating fruit, syrup of figs but no go since Thursday and starting to feel it, sorry to be so graphic but I am sure many of us has suffered - any tips? How is everyone? Very quite in here again, I hope nobody is suffering too much Hugs n Xs for all
Hi everyone, Laurelle here back in the land of the living!! Had my 1 st dose of Kadcyla on the 18th and felt ok until evening when I started to feel unwell and my temp shot sky high so was back in hospital at 11.30 pm and was in for the next 5 days with chest infection. I've now started on 5 days of intensive r/therapy with the hope of trying to zap some of the deeper cancer cells but feel as if the energy's been sucked out of my body, which I'm sure you can all relate to!! Have my second Kadcyla next week so just hoping that it'll be ok and I'll feel a bit more 'normal' (whatever that is!)
Haven't read any posts for over a week as havwn't had the energy but hope to catch up and hope everyones treatment is going well. I suppose the next hurdle is saying goodbye to my hair yet again but I still have my wig so no problem, it's the least of my worries.
Keep kicking ass girls, we can.t give in,
Love to all
Hope everyone is feeling ok?? Cold all gone, chemo rescheduled for Thursday. Just a query about PICCs- I have had not real problems with mine to date but yesterday I started getting a feeling in my chest which I can only liken to having swallowed a sharp ice cube, The area around my sternum feels really cold (inside not out) and I have a niggly,slightly sharp pain, has anyone else experienced this, don't know whether I should speak to oncology dept?
Thank you jo. Is it safe to have engage in intercorse without a condom and is intimate kissing safe for my partner?
Here's the link to BCC's publication Your body, intimacy and sex, which I hope you find helpful.
also here's the link to the area of this website where this is discussed further:
Hi im sorry if this question is irrelevant. what are your experience when it comes to sexual activity while having chemo. does anyone have sex without a condom, is intimate kissing okay and all those other sexual activities.
Dont know what to do and dont want to do anything that puts my partner at risk
Thanks so much wend63 for asking. I'm real good thanks. I feel for all you ladies going through it - I just hope you can find a routine that is managable. I would be lying if I said you get use to it, at least for me it didn't but knowing what to expect helped a load. All the very best. x