Hi bunnies everywhere in the warren and jumping around outside the warren in today's sunshine ...
First, Repunzal - we all feel for you. It's not so bad once it's all gone though, honest, .... even tho I felt strong and ready to have my hair off, I still sobbed all through my hubby clipping mine off. He said afterwards he didn't know whether to stop for a while or just carry on regardless. He carried on which was the best thing.
This weekend we went to see one of our sons, his wife and two grandsons. Our 3 year old grandson was waiting for us at the window. He was beside himself with excitement as we walked up the path because "Granny's wearing a pirate's hat". He thought my scarf was fantastic and insisted I wear a pirate's eye patch for the rest of the day and carried his sword (made of foam). Then when I took the scarf off he said I looked like Grandad! Then I demonstrated my wig .... both grandsons thought that was hilarious, especially when I took it off - the younger one (15 months) was trying to take his own hair off. Honest Repunzal pal (and everyone else), you'll be OK and it WILL grow back (and good for you Rep for the running). Sarah12 - really sorry to hear you have the additional prob of alopecia.
More about hair loss - Someone asked when hair started to come out - mine started day 11 after FEC1, just a few hairs at a time then by day 15 it was handfulls. The big clip was on day 16. Underarm hairs, leg hairs, eyelashes and you know where hairs all thinning and I think the little hairs up the nose have gone too cos my nose is running a lot even tho I haven't got a cold.
Appetite - mine has been huge right from day 1. At this rate I'll have ballooned by the time this is over. Fish and chips - don't normally have them very often but bring 'em on right now!!!!
Nails and cuticles - very weak, dry, flaky. I'm using E45 handcream and my Leighton Denny bio serum. Advice from LGFB - don't buff your nails during chemo. They'll be thinned already and you don't want to make them any thinner.
Red lump on boob - this developed over the weekend (day 17) right next to my lumpectomy scar. Popped in to hosp this morning and the surgeon took a look at it. He says it is 'fat necrosis'. Sounds delightful. Apparently it's a bit of damage to the fatty tissue in the boob at time of surgery and the fatty tissue is now dying off and causing an irritation on the surface.
Pain in chest - yes, I've got this all round my chest. Was in the back only when I saw the onc last week and she's referred me for a CT scan but thinks it's muscular in my case.
So, I'm all set for FEC 2 on Wednesday. Anyone else having it Wednesday?????
Pixie - how's it going? And everyone else - thinking of you all. We're in it to win it (shame it's not a lottery win!!!!).
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