Hello 'Spacehopper', I've just about managed to hold onto my nails, it is taking ages for them to grow back properly. I did have some good news at the dentist though, after all that comfort eating and horrid dry mouth whilst on chemo I felt sure my teeth would be in a bad way, but my dentist, who had been concerned about my receeding gums was quite pleased, mind you I have been spending at least 10 mins every morning, brushing and flossing etc I 've now got to keep up this regime to avoid future dental work and expensive bills.
I'm now much more body aware so was very concerned when I had a stiffness in my neck which lasted more than a few days, so got on the phone to the BCN. After asking me a few questions she reassured me it wasn't anything serious and has now referred me to a physiotherapist as it is still stiff 2 weeks later. I'm very conscious of my posture and trying to keep straight but I still fell very lopsided even with the prothesis.
Mads79 I'm on Tamoxifen too, I'm not very good about remembering to take it and nearly went on holiday without them. I'm more achey than usual and wonder if it could be the Tamoxifen. I'm also having injections to supress my ovaries so now am in a early menopause at 46.
Spacehopper you must have a long journey to Bath for RADS, I live in Taunton and all my treatment has been at the same hospital, a 10 minute drive away. The cancer centre has only been open about 3 years, I've lost count of the times I say how grateful I am to live so close to a good hospital. Not sure about hair colour, mine is so soft at the moment but very short still, there are a few grey strands just above the ears, they had appeared before my hair fell out so I can't blame the treatment. I went out 'commando' for the first time on Thursday but everyone there knew about my cancer, I still need to pluck up the courage to go out amongst stangers, I expect no one will notice. There are lots of women with very short hair but mine doesn't really look like is supposed to be short as it's not growing at the same rate, top and front is very short but it looks lovely from the back, besides it's getting quite cold now.
Keep well and look after yourselves.
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