Desi - glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I think the steroids and chemo can make you very emotional.
You remember rightly - I wasn't too bad until the fifth chemo where I felt blah for the whole time and also had a chest cold; after the sixth I had fatigue which had to be experienced to be believed. The good news is I am now five weeks post last chemo and feel completely different - more 'normal' and have energy.
I'm having trouble keeping track of everyone in the thread so (((hugs))) and sympathy to those I know are struggling and hope things are good for everyone who is doing well.
Morning all - which reminds me of starting infant school. We used to go into the hall for morning assembly and say, "Good morning teachers, good morning all." I thought they said 'hall', and I couldn't understand why we should say good morning to the hall. But then I also thought we were human beans.......
Just a little queezy today but generally much better, thanks.
I hope you're all having a good day. It's a mucky grey, blustery, showery day here.
Hello ladies - and hello to Sheila, we haven't 'met' before as I'm quite new to the SBC threads (although only classed as local regional recurrence it's become inoperable, incurable and spread to skin). I'm glad you're home and improving and fingers crossed that the scan shows the treatment is working.
Tracy - sorry you had a spell in hospital but pleased you're home. Not surprised you're feeling a bit emotional. Hope all the pain goes soon.
Bev - hope you're enjoy Brecon. I went to agricultural college at Usk as a teenager and I love that area.
I had a bad night with the vomiting after yesterday's dose so had to get the on call doc out and didn't get much sleep, hence the late sign in - sorry for missing roll call Miss Helen .....been feeling those angry eyes homing in on me. Hoping to get the PICC line on the 3rd.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone. Almost time for SCD.
yes - our wonderful sheila is back - yaaayyyyy! we have missed you - hopefully now you will begin to feel stronger and better each day. I have denansomab and it is quite decent to tolerate. Now rest up and when youre able we will keep you all entertained by reading through the last 7 weeks of our posts - not for the faint hearted I have to say!!!
Anyway - huge hugs to you sheila and thank you for letting us know.
Glad to see you're back home Sheila and things are under control.
Hope you feel better and better.
Hi to everyone. I hope Im back fp a bit this time! I have been in hospital for three weeks due to high calclium
levels and have felt really unwell.Also I have started with neuropothy in my fingers so have to use my computer instead of my i pad.
I havw been in hospital about five weeks out of 7 and dont want to go in again!!
They seem to have found a way to control it anyway. I was going in for re hydration and as soon as i went home it would shoot up again. My daughter said I was confused when it got really high. Anyway about 3 weeks ag they gave me an in injection of Denusabab (havent spelt that right) and i am staying stable without rehydration.It is given 3 to 4 weekly and I am having another infew days with my chemo. I still feel very weak but much better thank God. It's good to be home.
Have lost about a stone as I wasnt eating but have put a bit back on. Brains not in the right place yet but hopefully it weil get there. I am hoping there will be a scan soon to see if the chemo is working.
Anyway I think my fingers are giving up .Thats another pain!
Hope you are all keeping okay. Thank you for you concerns. I will try to catch up with all your posts. and speak soon.
Love to all of you. Thinking of all. Lots of love sheila xxxx
Hi Faraway..dont know if this will help much but i had a fat transfer folowing reconstruction..its all ok til the anaesthesia and pain killers wear off then you feel (and look) like you've been hot by a train. I had a few days off work but had horrendous bruising on my side , buttock and down my leg which was painful to sit on for quite a while. Not too bad really but dont know how i'd have coped with this and the side effects of chemo. Sure you'll make the right decision.x
Good afternoon ladies
Damp and grey in Cumbria today - hang on, as I write there's a bit of bright peeping through.
Helen - hope you're managing to rest and pick yourself up.
Faraway - how frustrating to have this dilema. I can see how it might seem a bit less important than it was last week but over the coming weeks it might raise up the priority list. I agree with the other ladies - talk to your onc to gain their opinion and if they think it's doable it might be well to just go ahead.
Janette - best of luck with the bone scan.
Well, I'm off for my next dose of Gem. Didn't get the PICC line yesterday because my neutrophils were too low so it's back to the cannula, drat. But at least I don't have to delay treatment, so that's a bonus.
Take care all.
morning everyone.....dull dank day here in s. Wales.....never mind lunch and denusomab later!....Faraway..worth asking your onc how long this would pospone chemo..and how soon ideally he would like to start it...something firm to make a decision on!
hoping our brides are each enjoying their days.....
Good morning Helen!xxx