01-12-2018 05:31 PM
Hi all, I just wanted to wish you all the best. It's much scarier just before chemo than when you get into it. It does feel very daunting at first. I finished 8 rounds of FEC-T just over a year ago and getting back to normal now. Here's my blog which has lots of suggestions for coping with side effects. http://lifeafterlola.com/ Hopefully you wont have as many side effects as me but I think it's nice to feel prepared for whatever chemo throws your way and know you can get through it. Take care of each other on this thread and you'll probably be friends for life. I'm still in contact with my chemo buddies. Best wishes. xxx
01-12-2018 03:55 PM
30-11-2018 10:10 AM
I'm hoping to be starting before Xmas sounds strange I know but I just want to feel like something is being done. I have to see my oncologist again on 12 December so hopefully after this or even during the next week I'll get a defenate date.
Going to an information session next Thursday at the hospital so hopefully I'll be able to find out a bit more information then. I've got TNBC and so my Onc has suggested x4 EC Chemo in 2-3 week cycles followed by x12 Taxol/Carbo weekly.
I had my diognoses 25 October so im super ready to start treatment now and get on with things.
28-11-2018 09:41 PM
I should be on Nov as had 1st round 19th my second round is the 10th so will be thinking of you starting. The support is amazing even if you don’t post. Everyone is different the common denominator is fighting of the evil BC. Do you know what chemo you are having yet? I am having FEC T so 3 rounds of FEC followed by 3 T, I am 10 Weeks post op left mx with anc and recon. All I can say is Take each step at a time. I have an amazing BC nurse to be honest all the staff are amazing, don’t bottle things up and don’t be hard on yourself big 🤗
28-11-2018 08:24 PM
Hi Mary. I'm in the November group and had my first chemo on 16th Nov so will check in on both Nov and Dec groups. I know, like you, I found it really daunting before I had my first one but found reading the posts on the November group from those who had already started really reassuring. It's good to know we're 'all in the same boat' so to speak and the support from this online group is lovely and friendly. With starting on the 10th you should find you feel well for Christmas and like you say the side effects are different for everyone. I was fairly wiped out the first week but did have some days where I had more energy then really picked up from day 8.
The pre-chemo group session should be really helpful. I didn't go to one of these but thought it would have been nice to meet some other women starting at the same time. Good luck on the 10th and I'm sure there will be more ladies joining the December group soon.
28-11-2018 01:54 PM
28-11-2018 12:31 PM
I have just had my dates through. Was hoping to start after Xmas but no such luck! I start on 10th December and have a pre-Chemo group session on 7th December. Absolutely dreading it although I know they will talk it up on 7th. So many concerns, but everyone keeps saying we all react differently to the treatment (and the treatments are varied anyway - mine is for BC), so you don't really know until you start!