Thank you so much, it was a bit nerve racking waiting for the results but oh so lovely when he said it was all clear, my hospital only does the first one 18 months after op, unlike others where it is 12 months, so it has been quite a wait. I will be having them annually now so something to look forward to every April!! 🙂
Will be ringing the doorbells for you on Monday mate, yay just no more to and fro every day, that will make such a difference, it was the bit I hated, being controlled by that one apt every day.
Make sure you carry on your regime for a couple of weeks after you finish. and keep up the fluid intake.
Sending you loads of hugs
Well done Butterfly. Enjoy the weekend.
Thank you Helena and Cassie xx
yes I did have a dexa scan, I received the results by letter 3 weeks after the scan. Had to see my G.P. about it and been given bisphoshonate tablets, just have to take once a week alongside the calcium/vit d tablets. Been advised to see dentist before taking to see if need any dental work doing, I'm going to leave it until my rads are finished, my 1st week is over and just have another 2 weeks left.
Good luck to all you lovely ladies and wish you all a great weekend.Xxxx
I have just been out and rang my doorbell for you finishing treatment, and flipping heck it is wet out there 🙂 🙂
Yes they recommend that you carry on your regime for two weeks after the rads finish, also carry on with the fluid intake as well as you might still feel the dehydration effects of the rads and it will help with the fatigue.
Well done mate this has been a hard slog for you but another milestone has been reached and can be ticked off. No more back and forward each day
Sending you loads of huggles
Hi Andi all done and dusted, phew 😅 No more holding my breath! I’m pleased to say the whole rads experience wasn’t too awful, didn’t particularly enjoy being exposed and cold on the bed, but it wasn’t for long and the radiographers were very kind.
Was told to keep an eye on my skin for another couple of weeks as it can continue to be affected, but if all is fine after that, I can return to my usual skin care routine. Will be seeing the consultant at that point which will be reassuring.
So keep going ladies, enjoy the weekend off and you’ll soon be there. Good luck to any May ladies too. Xx
Five sessions left for me.....
good luck everyone.
BizzyLizzie- good luck for your final zap tomorrow. Hope you recover soon.
So pleased for you Whytefawn well done 🙂
i have two more left had 13/15 and finally with the help of steroids and morphine managed to endure the pain of having my arms in that position !!
Without this and the excellent support from the team and oncologist would not have been able to endure it all
one eve in A&E on morphine for the pain was enough. MRI to investigate what muscles I have pulled
do have less function in my arm but this will get better I'm sure
my skin isn't too bad but redder on the shoulder area SCF area
had a lift today and for the next two days so the whole thing takes 3hours round trip not 6hours soooo pleased
shall even make a trip for a coffee and look at charity shop tomorrow before the zaps
i realise I have false energy on steroids I haven't been able to sleep till so late it will end
but having ME and for all of us I know that once the steroids end I shall be knackered.
good luck to you all as you get through each one -
i started.my rads on Monday staff as ever are brilliant and so far so good. I find the tiredness overwhelming at times but thinks that's mainly from the hormone tablets. I've found I also have low bone density so been given tablets, just one a week, to help,with that. Good luck to all you amazing ladies on herre.
Now I can say I've got 1 more to go!
Hope everyone one is doing ok. Xx
Thanks Cassie...but sadly it’s not 😡 Breathing machine was broken when I got there yesterday so treatment cancelled. Means today is number 14 - assuming the engineer turns up to fix it 🤞 and tomorrow will now be my last. Thought this bit was going too smoothly!
Don’t forget to keep up with the exercises..I was told once a day for 2 years after rads 😳 to avoid any long term problems.
Hope you enjoyed a lie a lie in this morning! Xx
Thank you, that's very kind and reassuring xx
thanks darling always there for you xxx
Cassie,don't blame you about not wanting to have a party, not sure I'd want to do that either. A meal's a good idea though, hope you and your husband had a nice time.
Thank you for saying you'll be there to cheer me on, it's appreciated Can't say I'm looking forward to 5-6 weeks of daily hospital visits, but it has to be done! xx
Thank you Helena and great news about the clear mammo xxx
Dont worry I am sure there will be plenty of ladies on here who are starting next week and in May, and we are always here for you xxxx
Woo hoo ringing the doorbell for you tonight, well done thats it, just remember to keep on with your regime for the next couple of weeks
Cassie and MHaz, have you/are you doing anything special to celebrate the end of rads? x
MHaz and Cassie, thank you for your replies-you made me laugh Cassie! I'm signed off until 26th June, but rads might not finish until 12th (I won't know until I go on Monday how many I'm having. I'm down for 23, but the consultant had said 25-30) so was wondering if I'd need more time xx
Thanks Cassie for info and good wishes. I'm a teacher at an infant school, so I haven't been allowed to work (they're too germy!) and have been off since mid Oct. Wouldn't be able to work very easily during rads as my treatment isn't at my local hospital and also a lot of the kids are boob height and can run into you, so could be painful! xx
How long after finishing rads do you need to recover before returning to work? xx
Well done Cassie and MHaz
I'm starting rads next Monday, but I think you'll all be finished by then?! xx
Great news Cassie well done! Is that it now for you? Xx
Well done MHaz, your turn tomorrow Cassie then it’s me! Really late one today, and tomorrow 😴
Am really pleased my skin is holding up well, just using cold aloe Vera twice a day, fingers crossed it stays that way.
Good luck to all your April ladies keep counting down 😊 xx
Yay well done and congratulations, ringing the bells for you tonight 🙂
MHaz, congratulations on finishing!
hope we are all ok?...I've got 5 to go....delighted it is the final days ...still managing to get out and about, off work this week and next to rest more though, as get a bit tired now and feeling 60!..but overall as expected and was told at my review to expect a couple of weeks after treatment finishes to still feel sore and a bit tired.
Still taking paracetomol and drinking lots of water, and walking my dog each day...onwards and upwards!!
Hi April women,
I'm up to 10 out of 16 and reieved its the weekend and I don't need to get to the hospital for 8.30am, though early appointments really help with traffic and parking.
My skin so far is only a bit red under my boob and gradually seems to be getting hotter, breath holding is fine, plus radiographers and staff are so lovely...I'm a bit achy around the shoulder and today got a wave of fatigue which comes and goes. I've been drnking lots of water and rehydration tablets as well...I'm doing ok and have found aveeno cream lovely to use and aloe vera gel helps with the heat...all as expected so far and hope everyone else is getting through this okay 🙂 xxxx
Had my rads planning meeting on Tuesday. It was fine, but I was there for 3 hours! (Had to wait for an hour between the meeting and CT scan) Practised holding my breath for 30 seconds (I thought it was going to be 20!) quite a few times and then whilst the machine timed me and then during a CT scan! Felt quite exhausted after! Apparently it's not just a case of holding my breath, but the way I breathe afterwards!
Having the tattoos were fine! I was told that they wouldn't hurt as much as having a blood test and they were right, the blood test I had later was worse! (I had to go to 2 different hospitals on Tuesday!)
The worse part of the whole thing was having to be in the same position for 40 mins and having my arms held in place-felt a bit like I was on a torture rack! Radiographer said I might have a bit of cording in my arm and to practise at home holding my arm back. They also said take a couple of paracetmols before I have my treatments, but hopefully I won't have to hold my arms up for so long then anyway!
I start on 30th April and at the moment I've got 23 sessions, but the consultant had said 5-6wks, so I wouldn't be surprised if the number increases. I'm going to make the most of next week with no hospital visits xx