Well fingers crossed, touching wood and all of those things but so far I seem to be getting off pretty lightly on the se's from chemo front. Felt rather tired and groggy yesterday afternoon started to feel slightly sick, took an anti sickness tablet And it worked, who'd have thought it? woke up this morning and feel ok, although weirdly woke and my period started, the first one for months. I used to be regular as clockwork despite being 50, but a course of tamoxifen before mx stopped them, then I had one the day after coming off tamoxifen, then nothing til now.
The worst part by far was the cold cap, which really hurt for the first ten minutes and made me light headed for about the first hour. And I got so cold! Apparently my lips went a bit blue so will wear more clothes next time. We'll see, if I lose lots of hair anyway then I'll abandon it.
Nicky, poor you not healing. That's so depressing.have they any idea why it's not? I'm sure they'd have said I know. Is there anyone else in the medical world who specialises in healing wounds outside of the cancer field? You'd think that someone might have made that their specialism? I don't even know how you'd find them but is it worth asking your surgeon? Lots of people seem to get second opinions about their surgery so presumably you could ask for a referral to a wound specialist, if such a thing exists?
Pam - I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to have recon when my expander removed and was assured by the surgeon that I could have something. Someone on this forum told me theyd been to a conference about recon and saw some truly remarkable things that are being done. I don't know how they got on the conference, but it did make me think that if I'm given limited options by my surgeon when the time comes, then ill look at what else is going on. My surgeon is supposed to be very good, and I do like him, but im determined that I'll get a good set of boobs at the end of this!
Deed - did you go down the Nile or to a resort? We ve both thought about going to Egypt before and it sounds lovely? Dd you need special injections to go? If chemo continue to be ok then I'd love to go away for a few days .
Naz - it seems like a long time to wait doesn't it? But time seems to be whizzing by for me at the moment so I
hope it does for you too. And at least you have the beginnings of a plan.
Much love to you all,
I'm staying in bed for a while - one of the advantages of not having children.
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