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Re: Advice on chemo support

Thank you so so much for your reply Kateday. That’s really helpful. My partner is an ace cook so I shall be popping round in chemo week with some Tupperwares. She starts on Thursday and is so scared and I feel so helpless. Thank you for taking the time to post. I can’t tell you how appreciated it is......just knowing that there are other lovely people out there going through the same thing (and getting through it) is a comfort. That sounds all wrong but I’m sure you know what you mean. Sending you hugs xx

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Re: Advice on chemo support

Hi
How lovely of you
I’m round two of my chemo
Lip balm for me is a must, also bath salts like Epsom to help with the aches and pains, maybe a nice warm fluffy blanket for sofa days, and generally just being the good friend that you obviously are
My family are good and cook a few meals for the week I have chemo and then I feel better each day and manage most myself , does she like books or films as these will help pass the time x
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Re: Advice on chemo support

AnnieB, please give my best regards to your friend.  xxx

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Oh Mai7 you have no idea how much your message has made my heart sing. That’s awesome news. I’m so pleased for you as well as boosted for our journey. Obviously googling this type of breast cancer can be very depressing. We are currently waiting to see if stage 3 or stage 4. Thank you so much for replying with such positivity. I shall be passing any info on to her. Thank you xx

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Hi AnnieB, I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I also presented with inflammatory breast cancer symptoms in March 2017 stage 3 with lymph node involvement (this diagnosis is standard for IBC). I am now one year with no evidence of disease after chemo, surgery and radiotherapy. If you would like to have a look at my blog you should be able to get lots of ideas of things which would help your friend. http://lifeafterlola.com/

If your friend would like to chat with others in the IBC community there is a specialist facebook closed group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ibcsupportuk/

Best wishes. xxx

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Advice on chemo support

Hi guys I would really value your help and advice. My lovely, dearest and oldest friend has just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Obviously we are all reeling with shock and fear and, because it’s such an aggressive, fast moving cancer, she will be starting chemo next week. 

I really want to help her on a practical level as well as emotional and thought I would put together a box for her with things that she might need or would help her through the process. For eg I’ve heard your lips get very dry so I was thinking a good lip balm. Also, maybe a special water bottle with a straw? Is there anybody on here who has gone through or going through chemo who can advise on any items that will help her during this time? I’d be so grateful for any insight and help.