So pleased your mx went well.....hopefully now the rest of the treatment will too, we are all with you on this.
Hope everyone else is fairing well and good luck to everyone for their next treatment!!!
I keep being told how quickly its going too and if you think of the time span it is....but think of the week immediately following chemo and that one week alone seems to drag for months!!!
I am glad your surgery is over - I am sorry that you have had such an ordeal. We will wait with you to hear what they say on the 24th.
Well my right mx went well monday, just so relieved that the cancer has gone. Got a follow up on 24th to see whether they want to finish off my last 3cycles of chemo. Anyone out there has surgery mid way through chemo
polar_1 i know how you feel this has happend to me 2 times now ...once with chemo which was delayed a week and now with radiotheraphy which was ment to start yesterday but because my CT results wasnt back they delayed it a week but didnt think to ring and tell me that i had to go all the way to the hospital to be told.... its soo annoying as we was going away at the end of radio and booked it but now i have to cancel it .. it really does affect you when they tell you its delayed as you bild your self up for it and then have to go home without treatment ..i understand how you feel xx
Sue - What a dirty trick - How can they goof it up so much? I hope you can reschedule your trip. Hope it all goes well.
Thanks for the advice Cas and Claire
Now feeling so much better!!! Next week have my radiotherapy mapping and my LAST chemo and actually cant wait....what is wrong with me lol....the end is in sight!!!
Good luck everyone!!! xxxx
Today is the first day that I am starting to feel ok after FEC5 Thursday.....been feeling sick and like I have flu with the aches and pains......today though going a wee has been horrendous like weeing glass...just one more side effect to add to the list!!!
My last chemo is the 18th but the day before on the 17th I am having my mapping done for my radiotherapy and then they said expect to start the 20 days radiotherapy about a week later so hopefully will be feeling ok by then. Once radiotherapy finishes that will be it for e unless they find something else wrong. I have triple negative so no medication they can give to stop it coming back just have to be vigilant and hope.
Think it will be hard for a while getting used to not being at the hopsital being checked as the fear of it coming back will be there but I am determined not to let it ruin any more of my life by worrying!!!
Hope all is going well for everyone....well as well as this rubbish treatment can!!! xxx
I had FEC5 last Thursday and my teeth ached last time and again this time. Last time also bought with it sore bones and skin so much so hurts to even rest lol. Think it must just be the build up of the chemo but am getting through it with the thought that next time this happens will be the last!!!. Just think 3 weeks tomorrow and your last will also be done!!!
Good luck everyone!! xxxx
I am not sure that I can be really positive....I had some awful side effects on Taxotere related to a toxic effect on my inner ears - vertigo. I couldn't take the 4th and final chemo. But the oncologist said my experience was unusual. I found that sleeping was the best way to get through the days following the chemos - I could nearly sleep around the clock for about 2 days and taking all the drugs that they gave me helped. You will not become addicted with a few days of taking something to help you sleep and something for pain that will make you more comfortable - so just do it. I didn't need the anti-nausea drugs that they sent me home with, but everyone reacts differently. I am hoping that it goes well for you and I am sending good thoughts....
Love to everyone,
I am sorry to hear about the sudden change in your treatment. I think it is hard enough to go through this without these complications. I hope it goes better for you. My sister had to go back to work soon after her masectomy and while it was a challenge, she managed it....
We are all with you,
Well things are changing for me, had a call at work Friday and was told I had an appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday.
It turns out that my ultrasound results were not good and the oncologist and surgeon had decided that as my tumour had not shrunk they were going to do the masectomy half way through chemo, so all off a sudden I having surgery on the 8th Sept,
So am now in panic mode trying to contact all the companies my DD go to to arrange different payment, as i am only going to recieve SSP going to be losing £921 a month. Going to try and get back to work after 10 days after surgery.
And to top it all off my hair is falling out, even with the cold cap, things are getting crappier by the day