Marie, oh what a shame to have to move. It all to be safe. Take it easy, relax, eat well - if you can.. Do you know what caused the stomach upset? I have very acidy stomach for some days each cycle - best for me seem to be zantac, but even better camomile tea - really calms it down.
Ninja, talked to the onc today. He had a platelet count from 1 year ago ( health screening through work ) and platelets were 102 then too. When started 6 weeks ago, I told him that I have very dry eyes and a constant, very uncomfortable dry mouth, which began before I was dx. He requested another blood test there and then to check something re my autoimmune system. Strangely 3 days after the first chemo my mouth went back to normal, and he confirmed today that the blood test came back positive, so something is not quite right. At the moment chemo seem to help for the symptoms ( dry eyes, dry mouth and the platelets) of the underlying problem, and we ll have to see what happens when I am done with chemo... Weird, ey. So, no need for your platelets at the mo, thanks for the offer 🙂
Bertha, sorry to hear about your hols. You are still going to go though! Wehey 🙂
Wbc - I was wondering what you were on about ;). Totally get it - had chemo brain after ec1 and nothing was quite working in my head, which is why I warned my colleagues not to take anything I say in the first week after treatment for granted. I ve been ok since, but I still think it's a good rule. 🙂
Who is being poisoned this week / dealing with SEs from last?
Sandytoes, you have been quiet for a few days, you ok? Ooh, as you are the expert on ports here - had my first access after implantation today - not much fun, that was.. They got it in at the 4th attempt - ouch. The first one looked ok, inserting the special needle is less painful than needle in the arm, but it hurt badly when they flushed. A lot of prodding and two more failed attempts later and voila it worked as it should. No pain, bloods easy, E could go in more quickly too. More bruised now, but the port is still the biz.
Adminstar - I had to look up miasma 🙂 not sure it fits my perception. With chemo brain, I compared it to having cotton wool in my brain, I am also less concerned about non essential stuff, and I am just more tired in general, which I simply succumb to. I find, the tiredness is a bit similar to early and late pregnancy tiredness, cant help it, it just is.
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