Hi Lyndy and George.
Me too, seems to be the dose of choice 🙂
I am permanently knackered but apart from that doing okay on this dose. Scan results next week so fingers crossed
my onc used to say that 1.8 nutraphils was fine for me to have iv chemo...so I guess that could be their standard.
good luck with it xx
Hello Linda, glad your neuts are back up (although not as high as you would have lijed). Your new dose is tge same as mine and George's, and we are both doing better (se wise) at that level. I hope it trwats you kibdly, too.
George - so glad to hear you are better after your nasty virus, and that you a.got your Christmas dinner, and, b.got to go on your trip to London! Excellent!
Janie - I hope you are doing better now. I hope you get your scan results soon, and that they are good.
I hope everyone else is doing well.
Hi ladies - and a Haloy New Year to you all.
Linda - I lost my eyelashes, and eyebrows, whilst on Eribulin (although this had never happened whilst on other chemo when I lost all my other hair and also didn’t happen on Cape). I used false eyelashes which were very natural looking and also very easy to wear. They were eyelure ones, the ones marketed under the names of Girls Aloud. The ones I found best were the ones under Cheryl’s name called ‘first date’ and Superdrug and Boots sell them. I’ve never used them before but found them really easy to apply and wear although because Eribulin made my eyes water a lot I did have to re-apply them if I was wearing them all day but got used to doing these running repairs and used to carry a spare tube of the glue with me! Anyway, hope that helps. I also used a brow pencil and powder combination that worked for drawing on my eyebrows.
Hello Linda - firstly, no se you find distressing is "trivial" - don't let anyone tell you that!
Secondly, I'm afraid I haven't come across that one - my hair has thinned a lot since being on Cape, but I still have my eyebrows and eyelashes. I think Moijan's idea is a good one - try to find somewhere professional that can give you good advice.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Lindy, I went on a look good feel better course with Macmillan...see if there's one near you...lots of freebies makeup and expert advice about all aspects of make up.
yes it happened to me...they are just growing back...but I was more upset re my hair really.. you could wear false lashes on the top, but I think you might get used to it soon...they will returnxx
Hello Linda, sorry to hear of your low neutrophils. I haven't had that problem (yet, thank goodness), but have had low Haemoglobin and have had to have a delay for pills because of a blood transfusion. Everything all right after that. I don't have any experience of a combination treatment, I'm afraid. Hope everything is sorted and works out for you.
Hope everyone else is OK and had a happy Christmas.
Hi Lindyloo, yes I get cracked lips, just in the corner of my mouth. Am using lip salve ++
im on fulvestrant. I think it's partly my licking my lips and chewing them occasionally...prob stress...hope yours improves.
Just reading here, Lyndyloo. You mention your lips. I am no expert, but do have very dry lips anyway, which would crack if I didn't treat them daily, especially after brushing my teeth. Often several times a day. Summer and winter. Vaseline sounds a good idea, but have you tried specialist lip salves? I use Chapstick...... it's been around a long time! I use the 'original', which has little flavour, although I may be used to it. It works where other things have failed.......for me. But at the price it is worth trying a few. They are made up of a long mixture of things and designed for lips. I keep one in my bag, just in case. There are other makes too. I think you can get chapstick in supermarkets, and of course most chemists. There are other flavours, but I like the quiet 'original'.
Just a thought and perhaps worth a try.
Hello Linda. You ask about runny nose and runny eyes. I get a runny nose sometimes, and also an itchy nose - inside my nose, which means I have to be very careful giving it a little scratch in case people think I am just picking my nose! Luckily, I get that mostly at night
I don't suffer from runny eyes, luckily. Actually, everything I have read on this, and one other, forum, says that it is caused by dry eyes! Yes, I know - sounds nuts, but I think it means that as your eyes are so dry, your body is trying to compensate. A lot of people use eye drops. It is definitely something you should talk to your Onc about at your next appointment.
Hope everyone else is as well as can be expected, with few, mild or preferably no side effects.