I've just joined this forum. I was diagnosed mid September and started T-FEC in October. First 3 cycles (Docetaxel) were hard physically. The aches, pains, fatigue and outright exhaustion where awful. Add nausea, runny tummy, rashes, hair loss, skin tenderness, sore nails and numb finger tips it was a barrel of laughs. My first 2 cycles of the FEC have been different. Nausea is out of this world. Have 4 different meds none of which seem to make the slightest difference (maybe they do but to nausea is just really bad I don't notice). But so far I've found this to be easier to recover from. I feel awful for the first 5/6 days but as soon as the nausea does one I almost feel 'normal'. I can empty the washing machine without getting out of breathe, I can sit on the toilet without feeling the burn of lactic acid when I squat to sit and stand, and I'm not being sent to bed at 7.30 because I fell asleep on the sofa again. My final cycle of FEC is 10th January followed by MRI on 26th and meeting with surgeon on 30th. Mastectomy will follow shortly after that. At 33 this is definitely not what I envisioned my life to look like but this is it. I've got a fantastic husband and 2 awesome kids who force me to get up every day and carry on. They make me laugh and they keep me going 😁 I'm a very lucky lady.
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