I was told it was best not to have soya as it is estrogenic . has anyone els heardthat. sometimes you dont know what to hae for the best.been told dairy isnt good either so presently having mostly Ko KO milk made from coconuts x
Themadwife, how annoying to have such a delay. My appointments are at a similar time, not looking forward to fighting rush hour traffic or having delays.
Hi CK, welcome aboard! It'll be good to have you 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻With us in the 😎😎carriage, you're such a 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻amazing lady! Yeah, style council Shi great tune 🎶🎶🎶
Hiyer some places seem to remark everyday, I've heard others say that too, where I was they didn't though and I only had the drawings for the first session where they did the planning. Not sure why that is...maybe different units use slightly different methods and protocols for getting the same results.
Meesh, the marks will be gone in two weeks, honestly...lol They won;t think you are manky.
Leave it Meesh, the pen marks, I had those too. They will come off in their own good time, and by scrubbing and rubbing to try and remove them you will make the skin tender during rads.
I had sticky tape and biro too. Now off for my shower and hopefully last daily hair wash, so will see if I can finally get it off 😕
I'm going to try and work through mine, but will see how I go. If I can do it then great, if not then I won't.
Shi, Diana Ross chain reaction haven't heard that one in ages 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻🕺🏻💃Have an appt with onc this afternoon, hopefully she's going to answer all my questions and take a look at my manky scalp!
Hi themadwife, welcome to our band of merry women. I had rads planning on Monday and start 12/2 so a couple of weeks to go yet. I also have approx 2hour round trip too it's going to be a right pain especially as my appts are in rush hour time too 😔 Mind you I think as OH will be driving I can just listen to the radio and 🎶 and 💃🕺🏻🎉🕺🏻along.
Went fine...Im quite laid back ( and a health professional) so dont get too stressed. But I can feel it already. Although a small tumour, it was right in middle of my breast (38C) so I have suffered a lot of post op pain and I can feel it this morning...Just off to get glass of water!
I havent gone back to work and wont, because of amount of travelling. I was planning to, but GP was adamant I would cope better if I took all time off. For once Im doing as told!
can I join the group, I actually started yesterday, but it’s almost February !
im 54, DCIS GRADE 3 diagnosed by routine mammogram. No symptoms. Lumpectomy 21/12. Had first of 15 treatments yesterday. Have to travel an hour each way to treatment, which is frustrating.
Love to you all
Sahood, thanks someone else recommended the moogoo and I ordered their oncology pack last night. I might also get some e45 and start with that and see how it goes. I like to have a range of options just in case.
Shi, thanks for tip on rashes. I let my team know I had that issue during chemo and that I thought it might be the aveeno.
Did anyone else gave trouble getting the biro off their skin? I've had a bath and shower and despite scrubbing with soap the biro is still there 🙄
I can recommend an excellent cream that I used during my radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Its from a company called Moogoo its there udder cream. They have a helpful website and you can buy on line. They will also send free samples. I had 15 sessions of radiotherapy and had no skin problems, not even a red mark. Good luck!
Shi, has your hospital supplied your moisturiser for rads? If so what did they provide? My hospital doesn't but have made suggestions E45, aloe Vera gel 99.9%, avenue or diprobase. I'm a bit worried as I've got Aveeno but I got that rash when I used it during chemo, which I told them so they advised not to use that.
Shi, great tune while we're in the waiting lounge for rads! 💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻💃🕺🏻
Chaffinch I think I'd be tempted to walk if it was a 3 mile round trip but I've had to switch hospitals for rads and now have 50 min drive 😔I've now got all my times and most of them are 16:30-17:30 which i'm not sure is a good time. Especially as the second 2 weeks the kitchen fitters will be in. OH is insisting on taking me to each appointment, might see How I go and if I'm capable of driving myself for some.
Flip Chaffinch, you are one strong and courageous woman planning that each day too! Take it easy though right, don't feel you have to continue with it if it affects you too much.
They are a bold lot in here this month Ann
Welcome CK. I also 'enjoyed' rads. I had a right laugh there, and some good chats with the receptionist and other patients.
Shi, that's exactly how I feel today! I feel so happy 😁😁😁🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️which was why I needed to get out of the house! You are also so 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻and amazing through this and so happy and positive it really shines⭐️⭐️⭐️out of you. You've kept us all so positive through this you truly are an amazing lady and I'm glad to have met you through this. I couldn't have done it without you. How you've managed a lockdown throughout this I have no idea!
Shi, yes I googled about the smell and apparently it is a thing, although most people say they can smell a chemically smell. I can just smell a really bad sort of unwashed dirty smell. It's weird I think it comes from my head but I'm now washing my hair every day and I still smell it, but when I smell my hats or pillow it's not on them. OH has smelt my head and said it does smell different. I read that it should go eventually.
Love a bit of Elton John 💃💃🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻💃👯♂️👯🎊🎉🕺🏻💃👯♂️
😂🤣😂🤣😂Shi, that doesn't sound like a bad idea! I still smell like a tramp so a bit of coconut perfume would make everyone happy! I really hope that smell goes away soon as I wouldn't want to be left with that as a permanent SE of chemo😕
Hi Jaxxi, I'm having 15 regular and 5 boosters too, got my planning appt Monday then I start rads 12 Feb and due to start my tamoxifen next weekend.