Why am I a van, Sandra a pig and Martha a giraffe.? Plus can't make out what Chelle's piccie is! My next task is to figure out how to load a decent piccie. Martha, welcome back lovely, missed you so much.. Hope you're ok? xx
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Just a quick post before lights out and the sleep fairies come (hopefully).
Emma (melrose) - sounds like you having fab time in France, great - you deserve it.
Marion - I don't do Facebook either, but we might be able to PM? Sorry you had bad day today, hope for better tomorrow.
Nicj - what a lovely Greek man - and a freebie scarf, how thoughtful. Hope you enjoy the yacht on Tuesday.
Cress - glad you bounced back after a downer. Enjoy a bit of ogling, no harm done.
Vicki - yes, a skateboard has been suggested. If feet get any worse, I will be crawling around and going up and downstairs on my bum. Catch you on the other side of the update.
Will miss you all dreadfully during the forum upgrade, hope it won't take too long.
Best wishes and hugs to all the JJs,
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Chelle - glad you having a good spell. What cakes did you bake?
I'm not on Facebook, alas, never had time before BC. So, hope I don't miss out next week. Can we still PM, even though threads are down, do you know?
My wig is a Raquel Welch, but it was the only decent one in the shop that did not look like a bird's nest on my head.
Deedee - lovely to have you back and glad you been away and had a good time.
Debs - lovely to hear from you too and great you've been having sich a good spell. You look gorgeous in your new wig.
Vicki - don't think much to be done re my feet at the mo, damage already done really with the Docetaxol. Will phone onc nurse again tomorrow I think. I'm just Her Ladyship sitting with feet up most of the time, very frustrating. OH hoovered yesterday and cleaned the bathrooms today, so at least the place is reasonably clean.
Nicj - good to hear from you again from Greece, still lots of adventures, what a pity about the jeep. Welcome to the "feet packing up" club.
I like the "I get knocked down but I get up again ain't never gonna keep me down", sums it up for all of us I think.
Joan - thanks, Sandra told me about your thread, will hope we get some good tips for our poor feet. Hope you stop at just the heels, that's bad enough. Mine are both red all over the soles, including toes, hot and tight. Also got giant water blisters on each outside heel, same place on each heel, bizarre. Can barely walk, a quick hobble then lots of sitting down with feet elevated. My hands are quite sore too, although nowhere near as bad as the feet.
Hope you are getting home today. Will PM you with some more info.
Emma (peachy) - so sorry you are reeling with such radical news about surgery. As you say, it's not certain yet, so keep going lovely, we're all here to support you.
OK, I'm off to hobble to the kitchen for a drink, I may be some time!
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Vicki - thanks for your brill comments about us being at the top of the hill and on the way back down, made me smile (not blub, for a change).
Marion - hope you got some nice food you fancy with your Llandudno shop..
I do moisturise my feet loads, with various products, will try the Boots one too. Feet still agony today, can hardly walk, so feet up on the sofa again with my chemo bag at my side.
Joan - was hoping you would be home today, tomorrow for sure hopefully. How awful for the girl in the next bed, she should be in a private room surely. How awful for you too, hearing all that 's going on, you got some headphones to listen to the radio or some music? Stay strong xx
Cress - thought you'd been MIA and hoped it was for a nice activity, not the NHS hospital. Don't blame you for losing it, quite right too. Me too yesterday, dishes in the drainer (allegedly washed) were dirty and crumbs everywhere, hoovering required. Chores been done now, after my rant. I can barely walk, let alone hoover. After BC, I will NOT be reverting back to me doing nearly everything, let's make a pact about that?? Hope you're resting at home with some TLC and the chores being done round about you?
Sandra - have PMd you back. Try contacting Paypal too if you don't get refund?
ED very funny - bit cheeky - with photo, but think we might all look like that. Prize for the Jewel with the most hair in York?
Agree, missing Deedee, hope she just busy with good stuff.
Chelle - you're right, our lustre has slipped this week, too many in hospital and too many SEs. Would love some Cava if could taste or stomach booze, maybe a cup of peppermint tea.
What's best source for audio book downloads for my ipad, do you know?
Jackie - taster meal sounds wonderful, glad you managed a bit of vino too. It's our Pearl Anniversary on Monday (30 years OMG), we had hoped to do a posh restaurant for lunch a least, but with my taste buds what a waste!. OH got day off, so we'll try and do something, assuming I can walk a bit.
OMG, no thread from Monday, how will I survive a week without all of you?
Jill - you ARE Mrs Brown, sounds like a real hoot, all the comings and goings at your house. Enjoy shopping with your Mum tomorrow.
Love to all,
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Hello my lovelies,
Tax cycle 1, day 9.
Well, I'm stuck on the sofa (either here or bed since yesterday lunchtime). Went out yesterday morning uni shopping (bedding, kitchen stuff etc) with daughter as planned. Back home, could hardly walk. Left red heel from Tues, Wed was now both soles of feet red, hot and sore plus 2 enormous water blisters, one on outside edge of each heel. Checked on here, thanks for all your advice on that, checked Macmillan site and phoned onc nurse. She not unduly worried, it is a Tax SE, not common, but not uncommon (whatever that means!). She said to continue taking antibiotics which my GP prescribed and plaster with E45 to avoid dryness and any broken skin. It should improve but if really bad to phone back. I've also been bathing feet in warm water with salt in it.
Also had the runs today, so hobbled to the loo on my poor feet. Taken Imodium, so hope that does the trick. Zilch appetite, food tastes awful anyway, so just sticking to fluids. Was supposed to be out tonight to celebtrate friend's birthday at local pub/restaurant, so that's not happening - couldn't walk there and jiippy tum. Trying to persuade OH to go, he could do with a night out, but he not keen to go without me (aaww) and he "doesn't want our friends to be asking him about me all night" (well, excuse me for having cancer, I was so cross with him).
Lots to cacth up on, apologies if I miss anyone, doesn't mean I haven't read and empathised with all of the posts. Also sorry if I get any of you muddled up - combo of chemo brain, jippy tum, very sore feet and not being able to scroll back. Hugs to you all.
Chelle - thanks for updated list, we just couldn't manage without you. You're having a few problems at the moment, is the injection site ok? How's the sleeping? I'm sleeping, well more napping, loads but still feel exhausted.
Vicki- thanks for lovely comments about being a Mum and about our Mums (sorry you don't have yours to support you through all this). I phoned her yesterday determined to be "brave", but started blubbing again. She was just lovely and calm and told me she is my Mum and that's all that matters and she wishes she could bare the suffering for me. What else can I say? We did chat about other things and had a laugh too, she really is amazing for her age.
Interesting comment re the contraceptive pill and not something any of my medical team have asked me about. I took it for 12 years, at which my daughter is horrified- she been taking it for about a year and told it not recommended to be taken long term.
Jackie - thanks also for your Mum thoughts. My Mum is a tough cookie, I am usually too but I'm rubbish at the moment, more like a crumbly melting moment than a tough hard ginger nut! ( Not sure that biccie analogy works really). How was your posh meal?
Emma - lovely piccie of you and niece, what a great girl overcoming a serious illness and gaining a 1st at Cambridge. Enjoy hols, know what you mean about all the low-cut clothes, I have chucked out so much stuff due to lack of cleavage! Daughter on a mission to restyle me anyway and I have bought a few new things which I'm really happy with, I am lucky having my own stylist/ personal shopper. Adieu, j'espere que tu passe les tres bonnes vacances!
Sandra - glad you not in hospital too long, but you did the right thing phoning in. I am slatherinig the E45 on my feet and have feet up most of the time. I am walking on the balls of my feet, they are slightly less sore than the heels. Didn't realise what your photo was - I'm obviously not down with the kids as I like to think - is it Justin Bieber? Too bad about that wig website, don't give up trying to get your money back.
Joan - poor you, stuck in hospital, you must be so bored, maybe they'll kick you out for the weekend? Take advantage of the rest at least. As I'm a day behind you, I will keep checking my temp to be sure. And you've got sore hands as well, what a shame. My hands are ok, a bit tender, but nothing compared to my plates of meat. Like you, not sure I'd want the next dose of Tax reduced because of the hand/foot problems, I'd only worry about that and it would defo mess with my head re not getting rid of the BC.
Re lymph nodes, ditto what Sandra has said really. Initiially with mammograms, biopsies etc I was told mine were probably ok. Had a few removed with MX, after tests 2 of these were positive. I had ANC a few weeks later, after tests the rest were all clear, so 2/16 for me. So I think it is true they can't tell for sure about lymph nodes until surgery. Do try and put it out of your mind for now, I know it's so hard with everything swimming about inside your head.
Izzy - thanks for the hug. Sending one back to you too.
Marion - glad everything not too bad yesterday. How are you today?
Jayney - ditto re Tax, it is tough isn't it? Join hands and we'll get there together.
Faye - yes, I do need my Mum, wish she was nearby, 400 miles away. Would love a hug from her (her homemade fruit loaf might be good too). Glad you had such a lovely day yesterday and enjoy time in York, check out the cocktail bars for us? Particularly those that could cope with a group of follicly-challenged, man-mad (well Chelle and Cress anyway) women determined to celebrate and have a fantastic time.
Love to you all, my precious ones,
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Was on a big downer yesterday, so didn't want to depress you all. Went to GP in the morning, had good chat, she is very caring and a good listener. Really went because of sore foot, bizzare, left heel very sore, tender, red and very hot, just appeared from nowhere on Tuesday morning. She didn't know what it was but has given me antibiotics, if doesn't clear up will need a blood test, she mentioned gout (thought only fat old men who drank lots of port got that) but she wasn't at all sure.
I felt worse yesterday than the previous few days, so staggered back from Dr and spent day on sofa. My Mum rang during the afterrnoon, caught me at a bad time and I ended up sobbing over the phone. I felt so bad afterwards, she is 86 and I can normally put on a brave face for her. She is a BC survivor so she does understand, but if I think how I would feel if it was my daughter, it was unforgiveable of me to lose control like that. I need to compose myself and phone her today, try reassuring that I'm ok.
Chelle - what are you like, posting mid-chemo yesterday? Hope you still feeling ok.
Marion and Taylor J - all the best for today girls.
Joan - re the Docetaxol SEs, i'm very similar to you. Also got the sore mouth, feeling of swollen cheeks, both sides of tongue starting to ulcerate, lump at back of throat, rubbish taste with everything tasting horrid. Also got sore finger-nails, thumbs and forefingers mainly. Yes to exhaustion, exhaustion, exhaustion!!!! Muscle/ joint ache not too bad, bearable with Co-Codamol. I agree that 'normal' temp seems slightly higher too. I don't have a sore neck...... yet!
Me too on the sofa most of the day since Sunday. Am attempting short shopping trip with daughter this morning. She needs new bedding and some kitchen stuff for going back to uni. I had suggested today when I felt fine last Friday, don't want to let her down. Hopefully we can get everything in the one place, then come home - weve got a list, so will just concenrate on that.
Gus - the gig sounds amazing. Daughter and I both Philip Glass fans, didn't realise he was part of it - we saw a showing of the old B&W Bela Lugosi Dracula film, with Philip Glass and 2 other musicians playing live music which PG had composed to accompany it. One of the best things I've ever been to. Read the review link you posted, gig sounds fab.
Sandra - oh no, you in hospital, hope you get home this morning lovely. Big hugs xxxx
I agree that MX and ANC ops were a dawdle compared to chemo. Interesting thought (also Joan and Gus) about emotional trauma being a trigger for BC, that could apply to both me and my Mum.
Marion - what a cutie grandson! The Money Pit, think I've seen it years ago, but will add to my Lovefilm list for a laugh. Watched Skyfall with daughter last night, saw it at the cinema first - enjoyed again and I would defo run off with Daniel Craig, those eyes...
Emma (melrose) - glad you made it to the wedding and well done putting up with the comments we all hate. I had sore mouth with FEC but could still taste, no taste with Tax.
Bon Voyage! Good for you taking the "just shove the boys in the car" approach. Hope you have a lovely time (sorry couldn't help sniggering at Condom, how immature am I?)
Izzy - agree Tax prob worse that FEC, but I did do some mega moaning about nausea with FEC, so actually all chemo is just s**t.
Jackie - your little girl (is that the poet?) is a sweetheart.
NicJ - lovely to read your post from Greece. Love your honesty and always amazed you find the time to post and share in your very busy life. Hope you're relaxing at the villa while your boys are busy diving and the Greek salad is tasty while also providing medical benefits. Just as well OH is well-versed in first-aid, what a scary experience with the choking, surprising no-one helped out. I know the Greeks are laid back, but that's a bit much.
OK, up, showered, quick shopping with daughter, then sofa.
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Cress - my sister is college lecturer and she just gone back to work yesterday. Although moaning slightly, after 6 weeks off, I can sense her anticipation with the new term, a real buzz going on, new students joining courses. So I can appreciate how you feel about missing that at your school. So many of us struggling at the moment, but it is reassuring and so helpful to know you're not alone and we have each other for support.
Will try the cucmber with fizzy water and ice, thanks for the tip. I had broccoli on Sunday, alas it tasted like everything else, cardboard/ sawdust (not that I've ever eaten either).
Gus - hope you (and Miranda) have had a fab evening seeing Patti Smith. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Marion - you look so glamorous, the wig is great and the colour suits you perfectly.
My posts are only long cause I'm a "notepad and pen" girl. so I jot down the news and gossip while I'm reading the posts. Ask my kids, they say I've got OCD with my notepads and lists. (My response to them is that I don't forget to do things, unlike them!!)
Ann - the drugs build-up sure explains why so many of us are struggling at the mo. Glad you are feeling well and able to ride. we certainly will all stick together and get there, as you say.
Jill - heating on? Whereabouts are you? We still in shorts with windows open in S. Wales, although not as hot as it was, still finding it muggy - don't worry, just checked my temp, 36.7! Glad you perking up and hope you enjoy a quieter week with plenty of rest.
You are all precious and I always feel better after reading all the posts. Had a rough day, almost had some tears just feeling sorry for myself. But made it through another day, watched Bridget Jones on DVD with my daughter this evening, one of our favourites. Hope for sleep fairies and to have a better day tomorrow.
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Just tried to do ASDA shop online for delivery tomorrow, try again later - Server busy!! Mouth so yucky, had a Callipo lolly, lovely but the relief only lasted for 5 mins. Ready to punch something, stand clear everyone.
We all seem frustrated at the mo, I too am so fed up of the "You're half way" comments. I know it's well-meant, but I could scream, it just means I have to do it all again, then rads, then God knows how you get your life back, ever!
Jackie - glad you enjoyed your few days away in Cardiff, am sure the kids loved it. I think access to the Tardis is only a short-term thing, so lucky you managed to do that too.
Sandra - as you can tell, I have joined you in the Grrrr... club today. Didn't see the Daybreak piece, but just something else to annoy us. i was told could just be plain unlucky to get BC, once you've got it no point in blaming anything we did or did not do. Eat those choccie ds and enjoy them.
I wear the little stocking cap under wiggie, leaves mark but not sore. Also marks left by scarves, glasses anything on my scalp. Been bare-headed all the time at home, it's so much more comfortable.
TKMaxx is good, I either get loads or nothing there.
Had to have another morning in bed, just so tired and feeling faint. Daughter said I looked so small and vulnerable with just my bald head poking out of the duvet. She sat with me for a while chatting and stroking my head again (like your girls do).
Vicki - I am eating, although very slowly, as mouth is so sore and nothing really tastes nice. My nails are painted dark colour (deep coppery shade) on advice of onc nurse. I had bought Evonail, got it out but instructions are in a foreign language! Help!!!!! - do I paint it around nails, even with varnish on, or does it go on nails with varnish on top??
I am more wiped out with the Tax than with FEC, BUT as it is cycle 4 I think I would be wiped out anyway regardless of whatever cocktail.
TaylorJ - enjoy your break, catch up soon.
Marion - have you asked about a line of some kind to help your poor sore hand?
Lovely to look forward to visit from daughter and GS. Please can we have photo of front of your wig?
Jayney - glad you back home ok, lovely. Ditto re no Emend for me on Tax, but not much nausea (thank God), just the yukky mouth!!
Am having new bathroom fitted, probably starting in Sep. Plumber better behave or there'll be no tea and biccies.
Jill - sorry you feeling rubbish, just have a rest lovely. You do so much and cope so well, give in today and rest.
Chelle - hope bloods will be ok for tomorrow, what a long day you are facing. Bet your Mum will cook something nice for your tea when you get back?
Faye - good to hear from, you also in the frustrated Grrr... club.
No issue with my inner thighs, but got a sore heel, from nowhere?
Going for another lie-down, lovelies, catch up later,
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Hi Cress (posts crossed),
Think I'm on another doing nothing day today, same as yesterday. Did sleep a bit better last night, but still sooooo tired, Went downstairs to get a drink and felt a bit faint, so back to bed again.
I'm day 6 now after the first Tax, muscle aches started day 3, taking Co-Codamol, they coming and going all over the place, but bearable. Got some sore nails, both thumbs and 2nd fingers. Think you said you had sore nails, but it passed after a few days?
Worst thing is my mouth, really tender and everything tasting like sawdust!
Re having kids around, only 4 weeks until daughter back at uni, dreading it. Still got OH and son at home, but they do spend an inordinate amount of time talking about and watching sport, aaargh, so really miss my princess when they do that.
Good luck with your doing day, don't overdo it. I might try a little walk later, big deal, when I think what I used to pack into my life BBC!
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Jayney - had my first Tax last Thursday, after 3 FECs. I didn't have any reaction to the big steroid doses. Actually having the Tax was fine, no probs. So far the SEs not worse than FEC, just different. Hope you get on ok today and you'll be able to post later and let us know you're ok. xx
Lins and Becky, good luck to you both today too. Not heard from you for a while, hope you are ok
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Fi - I am so sorry to hear your sad news, condolences from me, such a very difficult time for you xxxx
Sandra - what a lovely little boy, gorgeous smile, looks like you having a great time together.
I've had this morning in bed, just giving in to having a rest today. Not really feeling unwell, just lots of aches all over, sore mouth and sooooo tired. Know what you mean re struggling at midpoint. Pleased that 3 FEC done and I'm over halfway, but still seems a long time to go.
Jill - I do hardly any ironing, never did much before, but it's bare minimum now, so I am already signed-up for the lived-in look. Don't buy anything that looks as if it's crushable, only indulgence is several pairs of linen trousers which I love and which I do iron.
You're right to say no to extra babysitting, you need to put yourself first and not be overdoing it.
Thinking about you today, hope all goes well and we'll hear from you later.
Chelle - I am taking it easy today, I really need to. Think I overdid it since chemo on Thursday, so defo a lazy day today. Just going to get up now and have a shower and some lunch. Catch you later when you've stocked up on your food goodies.
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FEC-T, 3 of each. Tax cycle 1, Day 4
Tax SEs are kicking in a bit, unfortunately, since tea-time yesterday. Sooo tired, but not sleeping and aching all over. Mouth is horrible, so dry and nasty taste. Not really nauseous, thank goodness after the awful nausea I had with FEC, just a bit icky from the horrible mouth.
Did manage to cook chicken dinner today plus a bit of hoovering, certainly haven't managed that on day 4 previously. Had phone chat with fave auntie plus long Skype with sister and BIL. They all good ones to chat to, make me feel better.
Sandra - glad you enjoying time with your little step-grandson.
Jill - love the Mrs Brown's boys idea of your house. Hope you get on ok tomorrow.
Vicki - don't be working too hard tomorrow now.
Chelle - lucky you, Mum spoiling you with favourite dinners.
Night-night, sleep tight
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NicJ - so good to hear from you, was wondering how you were doing, but realise how very busy your life is, it's amazing you manage to get on the forum at all. I do hope you have a lovely holiday in Greece and get some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Katherine - what a long haul at the bar for you. Get lots of rest over the weekend, take it easy.
Jackie - have great weekend with the family in Cardiff. I'm just north of Cardiff, give me a wave on the way.
Jill - what a busy household with your boys toing and froing. Good idea to get yourself in some nice, posh food, hope the boys don't find it.
Sandra - spoke too soon re Tax SEs, I think. Really exhausted since about 5pm today, had snooze on sofa, gone to bed feeling achy. Maybe the Tax train is on its way?
Lovely to catch up with your best pals and some normal chat. Have lovely time with grandson, am sure he'll be fine with Grandma's head.
Chelle - thanks again for updated list. Your wig looks great, very chic. Continue to enjoy the TLC from your Mum and Dad, they sound like the best of parents.
Ann - good to hear you got such quick treatment at A&E and a looker of a doctor too, lucky you. Hope you sleep well and feel better tomorrow.
Vicki - hope you managed some of that planned relaxation. Pity you're off your food. I have eaten like a horse today, big appetite for a change.
Night-night everyone, sleep fairies soon I hope,
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Cress - I am weirdly energised today, but also woozy. Altered two blouses, cooked dinner, made smoothies and also managed a walk.
Taking Co-Codamol now before bed, as well as prescribed Ondansetron and Metoclopramide. Advised, same as you, to take the Co-C pre-emptively to help with the aches when they come. Reassuring that we got same advice, was it Joan who was advised not to take painkillers in advance?
I've had a few hot flushes, which began before I started chemo, something else to contend with.
Glad you picked up later in the day, after a bad start.
Izzy - sorry to hear you have been struck by the train. Do try some painkillers, worth a go.
Cress/ Izzy/ Chelle - I am having the single Neulasta injection. Had it after all 3 FECs and again today after my first Tax yesterday. No problems with it so far, onc nurse told me yesterday that the single injection costs £400. I think it was you, Cress, who said that cost was the difference between the single and the multi injections for your health authority?
Titus - love the sound of your holiday, although I'm Scottish not been to any of those places. Lived in Scotland for the first 20 of my 50 years. Family still there, so when we visit it is mainly Glasgow, Ayrshire and Edinburgh. Have promised ourselves to explore our native land more asap.
I am in awe of your energy, so well done in the orienteering.
Joan - you too with energy, another bike ride today. We might get hit by the train over the weekend?? Hope not, but I'm bracing myself.
Chelle - Have fab weekend - enjoy - hear from you when you get back.
Emma (peachy) - so sorry you having a difficult time. Hope the cider went down well and you get some much-needed sleep.
Gus - hurrah, last one! Catch up tomorrow if your'e up to it.
Night-night lovely Jewels,
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Morning all (whoops, just pm, what have I been doing all morning?)
FEC-T Tax cycle 1, Day 2
Joan - crossed posts last night. Glad you still ok, I'm a day behind you on our first Tax. Spookily, I feel good today, on FEC I would have been in bed feeling awful. Like you, doc said I could wake up tomorrow, Day 3, with the Myalgia aches and pains!
Katherine - hope you get on ok today, sorry about all the niggles, too bad. Big hug x
Jill - you are so busy, take care lovely. Yes, the "positive" word also wearing me down, but can't think of a replacement. Looked up the Thesaurus online but nothing seemed suitable.
Sandra - surprisingly got 4-5 hours' sleep last night, despite big increase in steroid dosage. Took all anti-sickness given, just in case, but still no nausea (whisper, in case it hears me).
Sun just come out, so lunch in the garden I think. Son and daughter so pleased to see me up and about, after the bed-ridden wreck on the 3 FEC cycles. Warned them it may not last!
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FEC-T, 3 of each. Tax cycle 1, Day 1 6 hours on.
Vicki - I'm really not super-Mum. On all 3 FECs had almost 2 weeks of feeling rubbish, so just tried to make the most of my "good" week 3. No real SEs so far with Tax, although only 6 hours after finished. Usually after FEC, I was totally out of it and really nauseous after 2 hours, so so far........
We will indeed have an interesting assortment of hairdos when we meet, can't wait.
You are coping so well, I really admire you. If you need to seek counselling, I have had some in the past for another issue and I would really recommend it.
Sandra - OK so far, I am touching EVERY wooden surface whichc is difficult when you have fingers and toes crossed.
How are you today? Glad you saw BC buddy (is that the policewoman?) and she perked you up.
Chelle - thanks for noting my date, also chemo 5 will be 29th August. Your Mum and Dad sound great, hope they spoil you for a few days with lots of TLC. Any progress yet on planning the trip to Ireland next year?
Debs - hope you feel better tomorrow.
Jackie - I've not yet answered door bare-headed, but almost. I did laugh at your story of the log man.
Happy Anniversary to you and your wonderful hubby! Hope you managed to have your family meal out to celebrate.
How generous are you? £5 an hour for chores, don't let my lot know, they will sell me on Ebay and defect to you.
Marion - we could enter the British Bake-Off together. I would love to meet Mary Berry, her recipes always work.
I woke up yesterday with a mere 8 bites on my leg. Nowhere near as bad as you. Germoline and they're fading, not too itchy. Poor you, you're covered, hope the cream or mouthwash working for you.
Wig looks great, can we have a front shot too please? Bet you look fab.
Deedee - lovely to hear from you, sorry you feeling bit low. You must miss foster baby, how tough for you.
Happy Anniversary to you and the lovely John for tomorrow and enjoy your trip away.
Gus - hope everything works out and you get to see Patti Smith.
Nicola - where have you been in Scotland?
Mmm, the "You look well" comment. No-one outside OH, son and daughter really see me when I'm feeling, and looking, c**p. So I guess I protect others from that. When they see me, Raquel is on plus a bit of slap. Even then, I do find it irritating, but guess people just don't know what to say sometimes?
Night-night precious ones. I'm not expecting sleep fairies tonight, but at least I don't have nausea, thank goodness.
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Hi girls, I'm back from the bar and my first Tax. All ok, except had 1 hour to wait before I even got hooked up, just so busy at the unit. Appointment was supposed to be at 2pm, Tax drip from 3.30-4.30.
Bigger canula for Tax than I had for FEC, so a bit ouchy and hold your breath going in. Fortunately no prob with veins after bit of "hunt the vein" at clinic on Tuesday.
Had bowl of pasta and some of my home-made rhubarb crumble for tea. Feeling okish, just a bit spaced-out and tired. 2.5 hours since chemo finished - never lasted this long with FEC before the nausea kicked in, so maybe it is true that there is no nausea with Tax, I do hope so. However, still got Ondansetron and Metrocroplamyde (sp?) to take for anti-sickness as well as the final lot of 4 x 2 steroids tomorrow. Also got Omeprazole for acid reflux.
Will reply to all your posts later or tomorrow when I more with it. Thanks for all the good wishes, love to you all and good luck to Gus, Katherine and Janet for tomorrow.
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Chelle - forgot to say, your god-daughter is lovely. Also loved your previous pic, you got lots more hair than me.
Sandra - am sure you not as red as, or have any resemblance to, the monkey.
You're right, I am at the bar today for my first Tax, not tomorrow as on list. My fault, not Chelle's, she is our super-administrator.
Jill - you ARE amazing getting off to work today. It's ok - and normal - to feel low, good you got a chat with a decent nurse to boost your spirits. Hope work ok today, go and rock whatever bandana you choose.
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