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April 2018 Chemo Starters

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Hi Michelle sorry not yet. You are a bit ahead of me so maybe that is to come. Hope you are having a good day x
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Hi has anyone noticed their teeth discolouring? I was brushing this morning and saw that the teeth at the back of my mouth, thankfully not visible (yet?) have brown all around the edges of them. Quite honestly they look revolting and this is not something I had before. Was wondering if anyone else has this problem?
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Hi Christine good luck for chemo tomorrow. I am injecting my blood thinners in my thigh although the bc nurse wanted them in my tummy due to my diep I said no and wanted it checked with plastics. Pharmacist had said thigh so we went with thigh. It's quite a way from the surgery now and I spoke to breast reconstruction nurse today and I'm allowed to inject the next set of injections ( with docetaxel i need immune boosters) in my tummy but high up away from the incision. Sorry that doesn't help you much except that maybe in the future you can change back to tummy. All these things get so complicated don't they? My arm with the clot looks so weird and my port is totally bruised and so prominent but I just keep telling myself it's all there to help me and the docs and nurses do deal with things pretty quick I guess. Watched people running around being very athletic on the tennis court. I ended up rearranging my furniture a little bit. Well good luck again for tomorrow I hope to have more energy tomorrow and get out a bit. Take care Gigi x
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well the meeting with the reconstruction surgeon went well and he answered all my questions. I have appointments shceduled for next week for the abdominal CT scan and to discuss with a nusrse the full impact of the surgery and to look at pictures of the likely outcome. I had a mastectomy on the left side 15 years ago with no reconstruction but have only had a lumpectomy on the right so far. There is an option to keep most of the skin on the right and just have the nipple removed and the breast tissue but then the two breasts will have different scars. I need to see what the nurse says but i think i will go for the symetry which may have a bit more scarring but they will both look and feel the same.

 

 I had a blood test today and brought up the fact i had a few sores in my mouth even though i am using the mouth wash. They got me to see the on call doctor and now i have a second mouth wash to use in addition to the first. I did mention the cough again but it seems to be taken as one of those things i need to deal with. Chemo will go ahead tomorrow as planned which is what i wanted anyway. Just want it all finished.

 

I do feel worse on the week i have the herceptin and perjeta but i have another week before the 4th and final infusion of those. Not sure what the side effects are of the following herceptin injections are but hopefully not so bad. I also have to have the ovary suppression injection of Zoledex which i had 15 years ago but due to the DIEP schedule it can't go into the tummy. The reconstruction surgeon says it is only licensed to go in the tummy but it can go in the leg or above the belly button but approval is needed. Has anyone else had this?    

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Gigi hope you slept well last night. I do have more side effects with T than FEC but it’s difficult to tell if I’m feeling it more because of the docetaxol/herceptin/perjeta combo or if it’s because my body is finding it harder to bounce back. Having said that I feel totally fine now and fingers crossed will until 8th when i go again.
Oh Dorabel, at least you have got it sorted and it’s not delaying Monday. Hope the parking was easier this time than when you last went in. I hope this doesn’t form a pattern for you. It’s odd I have it in my mind that I am completely normal in week 3 but I guess even though it’s not the danger zone of week 2 our immune system is still compromised. Hope you are feeling ok in yourself x
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Wonderwoman crashed and burned again!  UTI this time, back on antibiotics.  It’s a trivial infection but I’m hoping that getting an infection in week 3 is not a pattern.  Chemo 3 on Monday not delayed, thank goodness.  Michelle, hope the time until your next chemo is full of enjoyable things.

 

Linda, I was shaky for the first ten days after last chemo.  Didn’t feel cold so much as dithery.

 

Gygi, hope you have a really good break over half term.  The tennis was great.

 

 

 

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I feel shaky and have had a lower temp but not really felt cold. Michelle's advice is good
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Half term means i didnt have to set lots of cover and feel pressure I think I'm making the best of it but not doing anything just in bed watching tennis. And so tired. Been better coz my daughter been in and out and partner on late shift so he is here in the morning. Hoping to sleep tonight. Sounds harder than fec?
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No Linda I haven’t been cold or shaky. Have you checked your temp? Perhaps you should check with your helpline x
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Does anyone feel cold alot. I was told some people say they are cold. I am very shaky too but have been shaky for a while but I thought it was due to my age 51.
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I feel ok now but it has been a long 10 days. Various things from heartburn to aches, nothing really bad just lots of annoyances. I plan to enjoy the next 10 days before I have to go again! Sounds like you’re enjoying half term. X
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Thanks Michelle. I'll look it up. Quite happy with scarves atm.Getting better at tying them. How is it after Docetaxel and herceptin?
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Hope you enjoyed the tennis Gigi! A garden designer sounds really exciting, I am finding garden projects to keep me occupied too, although a lot of them involve my husband doing the heavy work so he’s not as keen!
The ladies on the January thread are using various oils and shampoos for hair regrowth, one that they recommended is Jamaican black caster oil. You can order it from amazon, I’m going to give it a go. My hair isn’t doing too bad but my parting is getting wider and I have to do bit of a comb over! X
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How lovely you are both going to see Puffins. Enjoy. I'm watching tennis today. Didn't get to sleep till 4am for 4 hours so another lazy day for me. I have a bald patch on the top of my head too but still cold capping. My online shop came this morning so got lots of lovely food in. Got some mouthwash from the nurses so hoping not to have the sore throat this time. My chemo gift to myself this time is a consultation with a gardener on Friday for an hour to give me ideas. Hope you are all having a good day x
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Fantastic, let's hope we both enjoy a puffin-fest! And good advice... I'll make sure I take a hat too!!
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How’s wonderwoman week going Dorabel? I have noticed I start to feel like me by day 10 and that was the same with FEC and T (docetaxol).
Wildshell I know what you mean about feeling 88, I’ve been the same recently! Hope you feel better soon.
How did the cookery go Christine? I hope it was enough of a distraction to help you feel better. Do you recommend the soup? I haven’t cooked anything from the book yet but intend to now I am feeling better. Is the Diep a reconstruction? Have you already had surgery?
It sounds like you are doing ok since your recent chemo Gigi. I love a good old clothes sort out!
Well at the risk of being called a ‘copycat’ me and my husband have booked a night away to go and see Puffins! Not in Scotland but Wales, about 1hr 1/2 away from me. Even though I have lived here for over 20 years and often talked about going to see the Puffins have never got round to it. So with my new cancer driven ‘no time like the present’ we are going Sun/Mon! I was advised today to wear a hat, “for the cold or sun?” I asked, “no for the bird poo!” I was told.
I think after the last series there can’t be many people left alive on Shetland Fiona! Have a great trip x
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I'll report back Christine on the puffin trip. A friend sent me an article that they're struggling in Farne Island so I'm hopeful they're doing better on Shetland... And that we don't get involved in any fictional murders while there!
Hope the trip to the hospital was a hassle free as possible and you managed to find a few distractions..that soup sounds delicious.
Hope you continue to keep feeling better

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Sorry to hear how bad your weekend was Christine and glad to hear you are feeling a bit better today. I like baking too, hoping to tomorrow but then we have Roland Garrod and the tennis! I spent to day in my bedroom sorting out clothes that don't show my port scar. The surgeon has made it very prominent so that the nurses can find it easily. I spent 3 hours before breakfast online browsing and then deleted everything and found lots to wear in my wardrobe. Going to make some scarve necklaces and lace inset thingumebobs for the more open tops. My daughter and I are going to experiment a bit tomorrow. She keeps nicking my scarves! I find music helps too Watching Jools Holland right now and we watched the big weekend music festival over the weekend. Weird how many lyrics I half know! How did your trip go to the surgeon? I had two ops in one the mastectomy and then the diep. My plastic surgeons are all women and I love going to see them. They are always so proud of their work. Lol. My next appointment in September and hopefully I'll get a date for nipple and reduction so I'm even keel again. Although I kinda like it at (but not forever) Hope the trip back went ok. There are badges you can get with Cancer on board. I wore mine home Friday but no one noticed or everyone ignored it Not sure which I felt so yuck. Well I messaged to cheer you up and going on about me again. Big hugs. Sorry didn't message earlier only half read it this morning...was chemofied I guess. Take care Gigi (with the hidden scar now)
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Hi Everyone

 

very jealous of the Puffin trip. My husband does a lot of trips to photograph wild life and mentioned last night he wanted to do the Puffin trip as he had a contact that takes small groups of people off on a boat to photograph them. They did look lovely on Spring watch last night.

 

After a completely rubbish weekend where i have felt the worst i have felt so far, i am feeling better today. Trip to see the consultant today who will do the DIEP and to book the CT scan for the blood vessels. Not an easy direct trip on public transport so I will leave loads of time.

 

 I am not a gardener but i agree i do need something to distract me from the side effects. I do have the Royal Marsden cook book i think Michelle mentioned so i am goind to have a go at some of those to pack in some better energy foods. Going to try the cauliflower soup with garlic and turmeric first i think.

 

Great to hear the chemo etc went ok Gygi.

 

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Morning everyone I had chemo on Thursday so not been my best. im now having abraxane and cyclophosphamide.Its my 1st cycle of this this one. I don’t sleep too well when had chemo I’m 44 but feel 88 haha Has anyone else had the same combination as me .Hope everyone has a great day

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Yes, it is puffin chick time so hoping for some good sightings.
This morning I feel I'm getting over the first hump of Fridays final EC chemo tho as ever the symptoms threw me and I felt far more nausea than last time, despite the same drugs, and the fatigue was overwhelming yesterday but today is an improvement, so far. I'm tempted to go to the pottery studio even for an hour to keep occupied as its raining here today. I find my anxiety levels are quite high on the first week and so doing and making things help alleviate those feelings which can tend to mushroom if left undistracted.

Im so pleased to be finished this section of the treatment but as others have noted, I'm now very anxious about the unknown of the 12 weeks of Taxol though the experiences shared have definitely helped.

Dorabel, I love your term superwoman week.... Enjoy yours x !

Your day with the boys sounds wonderful and I hope all goes well for you today Sarah xx

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I love listening to the birds, Gygi. I just wish I could identify more than pigeons! I need Chris Packham to come and live here for a bit...😊
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Thanks everyone. Slept well woke up at 4 but stayed in bed and feel rested.
Hope your chemo goes well today Sarah.
Dorabel hope your superwoman week is wonderful. Michelle I'm going to try to go for walks this week every day. Might go with my daughter and the dog today if I feel up to it.
We put up the solar nights I bought as chemo gift the night Sunday night and they look so lovely in the evenings. They sparkle up the end of my day.
Here I am on my swing chair in the garden listening to the birds...so many. Hope everyone is getting on ok. Yes Dorabel 10 day delay made me realise that getting through on schedule is a positive.
Take care Gigix
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Would anyone not having chemo believe we would be glad to have it?  But each chemo treatment means one more done.  I hope the next few days are not too bad Gygi  I’m joining you for chemo 3 next Monday, the last EC one.  Week 3 is my Wonderwoman week and I’m making the most of it even if that means no more than doing ordinary things.  Ordinary is wonderful.

 

 

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Glad you are back on track Gigi and hope it goes well for you tomorrow Sarah.
Have a great time in Scotland Fiona, enjoy the Puffins, isn’t it chick season? Who doesn’t love a baby puffin?! X
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Yay Gygi! Great milestone! I'll be joining you there tomorrow. If only it was 6 of the same chemo and not a different one for 4, 5 and 6 but hey, half way is half way.
Been out to Erdigg, a local National Trust place today. My boys love the Wolf Den there - a wooded area with lots of logs to climb on and den building materials. The rest of half term is likely to be fairly low key for them so wanted them to have a good day today. Mind you they also have 2 PD days on June 4th and 5th so hopefully Mummy will be feeling a bit more with it by then!
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Hi everyone hope you all had a sunny day. Had chemo: that makes me halfway through chemo. Whoop whoop!
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I think you're right Michelle, I also find it easier to cope with the symptoms if I keep busy. It seems to me that garden centres must do a roaring trade with chemo patients. I've also applied a temporary halt on further plant buying as I love passing the time there and then in the garden.

I hope that the pain subsides in your ribs and that your tummy settles today.

Best of luck today Gigi, I hope it isn't too arduous.

I hoping that the sun starts to shine for you all this Monday but in the mean time I'm starting to pack for my trip to Scotland and Shetland on Thursday... Im ridiculously excited at the prospect of seeing puffins!

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They put a sea conditioner in my hair and said to leave it for 2 days after if possible. Big mistake as 4 days later it is still in a smaller mass of tangled hair. We will get it out though but I don't know how much hair I have lost yet as I have so much olive oil in all my hair. When its entangled I will was it with a paragon free shampoo such as Palmers or Simple. I think my hair was in bad condition anyway as its highlighted and I always find it hard to get anything through it. I am also using Aussie entangling spray as its so dry to keep it wet and oily whilst entangling it. 

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Hi all
I’ve bought the Mel life honey too after seeing the Dr Chris item. I’ve ordered it online and it hasn’t arrived yet, hopefully it will come before my next round of chemo.
I’m still struggling with upset tummy even after taking lots of immodium and eating foods that block. I think it can be caused by herceptin and perjeta so I hope I don’t have it for 12 months! I have also felt really achey down my sides this weekend, a bit like I’ve been kicked in the ribs (not that I’ve ever been kicked in the ribs!) Despite this I’m having a lovely weekend, bought some more plants for the garden, it’s really looking great but I think I need to stop buying plants now! We also drove down to Exeter for the day to see my eldest daughter which was lovely. We were there to collect some of her things and she is coming home on Friday for the summer so I’m looking forward to that! Just got to think of some things to do tomorrow. I’m ok as long as I’m busy and feel like I’ve achieved something.

Gigi - I hope you have recovered from your ordeal on Friday and your port is less sore and settled down ready for chemo on Monday.

Linda - sorry I’m late to this but I had exactly the same thing, a big tangled mess on the top of my head. I found it so upsetting. My daughter sat for about 45 minutes de tangling and although lots came out it was ok. Since then I have used a jug to slowly tip water onto my head and I use simple shampoo and don’t use conditioner. It seems to be working as it hasn’t been tangled since. I’ve now had my 3rd cycle of chemo and still have a lot of hair left so the cold cap seems to be working too.

I hope everyone is ok and enjoying the bank holiday weekend x
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Hi Linda

I have been scalp cooling each week and haven't had a problem with the tangeled hair but i was wondering how they treated your hair when they used the cap. when mine is done it is soaked in water and then they spray it with a detangle spray. i think it is a childrens variety. i then comb it through when the cap is removed using a wide tooth comb. if they dont use a spray perhaps you could take some with you next time. There are so many dos and don'ts it is diffucult to know what works for each person. i hope next time is better. 

 

 

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Wildshell, I bought some too for when I go to weekly. My bro in law shared that Dr Chris clip... I love honey anyway but they had a great deal at Holland and Barret so a good time to pick some up. Also, my nurses told me yesterday that once I move to weekly chemo I need to make sure I eat loads of greens, I can't eat too much- veggies, soups and smoothies ..so I'm going to do that too. All worth a try! X
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Thanks for the tips. Its coming out slowly after spending the am at the hairdressers who were great and having charged. Hoping to sort the rest soon, have used olive oil. May cut hair short for next time.Am using an aero comb silk pillow and just got a Silke. Hope it will look ok when out but time will tell.

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Wildshell the doctor on This Morning was talking about this the other day. He said a study had shown that chemo patients who used the honey didn't get the big dip in white blood cells. Let us know!
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Afternoon everyone I had my 2nd chemo on Thursday thankfully I didn’t have a allergic reaction. There has been some news about taking mukuna honey helps with chemo .MY daughter bought me some to try it helps with white blood cells x 

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Linda, I only have minimal cold cap experience as couldn't continue after round 1 due to migraines but I found that when my hair started to get very tangled, the body shop does a wide tooth detangling wooden comb that works really well but very gently. They sell out fast but I see they have online too. I used it successfully on a short Bob.

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/hair/brushes-combs/detangling-comb/p/p000789

Good 🍀 luck x
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Gentle hug Gygi.  Your ordeal today sounds awful - really felt for you crying with pain on the bus.  Doesn’t seem right that you should have to go through all this.  I just hope it makes chemo on Monday less painful.

 

Thanks, Christine & Michelle, for the info on taxol/docetaxel.  I’m starting docetaxel after the next (& last) EC course.  Can’t say I’m looking forward to any of it.

 

Hope the sun shines for us all this weekend.

 

 

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That sounds terrible Gigi... The neck tube definitely feels quite pronounced at first but settles down in a few weeks and as Christine suggests, painkillers help. I had 2 paracetamol then 2 hrs later 2 ibuprofen and continued that for a few days..
I hope you feel better in the next few days and I absolutely love Almodovar... One of my favourite directors.. Talk to her and All about my mother are faves of mine


Well, that's me done with the EC - yay!!

I'm having 12 weeks of Paclitaxel (taxol) next Michelle.

I understand the side effects are less but the tiredness is more as you've experienced... Thanks very much for sharing that; the swallowing sounds quite uncomfortable. I have difficulty swallowing the first 4 days of EC so will see how I fare on the new regime.

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Thanks Christine it totally feels like a tube in my neck and you can see it but hopefully tomorrow will get better. Thank you. Listening to Spanish music Almodovar sound track to calm me after all that palarva. Just been looking at the photos from Life kitchen and thinking one of them is you Sarah. Looks like a fun day x
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oh dear gygi. I am sure you could have done without all that. It was a very odd arrangement to have you rushing around like that but you would have assumed they would know best and would have advised better. i had been warned that i would need pain killers after the local anesthetic wore off and that was the case. i was pain free for a couple of hours. What do you mean about the tube in your neck? I have a tube that goes up towards the neck and then goes down into the vein and down to the heart. A small cut in the neck were it was directed into the vein. I did feel my neck felt stiff for a few days but i was told this was going to happen and to try to move my neck normally.

 

Anyway it is in now and hoepfully by monday it will be ok to use. They can use a numbing gel on the port if it is sensitive and i know a lady who had chemo the same time as me uses it. To me it just feels like a needle going in and is less painful than a vein. Once in you don't feel it at all.

 

My thoughts are with you and i will send a gentle hug.  

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Linda you could try a silk pillow or silk cap and some say spray a paraben free conditioner diluted with water. Look on coldcappers support group on facebook: type in tangle and they give lots of advice. I don't put conditioner on top of my head just on the sides and I use a silke. They also recommend not using a brush but your fingers or a wide toothed comb. Hope you find a solution x
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Sorry Linda I have no idea but there is a cold cappers group I belong to on Facebook. I'll have a look see if anyone says anything.
Hi everyone I had my port. It is horribly sore i have a tube in my neck ?????but ill give it time and take lots of pain killers. Got the shuttle bus to guys and just cried all the way there it was so sore. They refused to give me chemo as they said it was swollen and my drugs for chemo can cause tissue damage if it leaks out. I thought it was a bad idea to do chemo an hour after having the port put in. Quite a struggle to get home but here now and just got into bed and a friend called me and that was lovely. Tomorrow have a heart scan so at least not chemo fied for that. Chemo is now on Monday! Big sigh!
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Help! I used the cold cap and was told to wait 2 days before doing anything to my hair. I now have a big hard mass of tangled hair at the top of my head. I have tried detangling Aussie spray and Palmers shampoo and intensive conditioner. Am now trying palmers intensive conditioner but leaving it for an hour or so and ha e hair in cling film. My hairdresser suggested oil intensive conditioner so may try that next. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

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Thank you. Your post has said it all. I am just back from chemo 3 (fec) ans was in need of a mood lift, and you have done it beautifully.
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Forgot to ask something else. Lots of people refer to the drug T. I am not sure if this Taxol (pacltaxel) or Taxotere (docetaxel). I think i have seen reference to it on here in both respects which is a bit confusing.  

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Hi everyone

Back home after number 7 of the 12 weeks on Taxol and yes the effects add up over the weeks. i was exhausted before i started so actually took the bus to the hospital when i usually like to clear my head with a walk. One magpie at breakfast time seemed like a bad sign too. My port decided to play up so it took longer before the start of treatment and i just felt really out of it.  Blood results were fine from yesterday and apart from the blip on the first week before they reduced the dose they have been surprisingly good.

 

I did have an appointment with the oncologist on wednesday and went through the many side effects. the worst are the cough i have had and the problems withh sore feet. The feet she thinks is due to the drugs actions on the nerves 9 (may need to reduce dose but not sure i want that) and the cough she didn't seem too bothered about but did listen to my chest. I think it may be the targetted drugs rather the chemo that are causing this when i checked through the side effects at home.

 

That cooking course sounds good. i did have a quick look online and notice it relates to changes in taste when you are on chemo. That is also one that arrived after about week 5 i think and i do have trouble eating healthy low fat/low sugar foods with lots of veg. still love the fruit and pack that in but veg is just so bland. Any ideas would be apprecitated as i don't want to put on too much weight.

 

Hope everyone is well and the days goe to plan.

 

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Good morning all!
Hope treatment goes incident free for everyone today.
Fiona - how long will you have the weekly taxol for?

I know a few are moving into taxol soon so I thought I would give a summary of how my first week of it has been. Obviously it may not be the same for everyone.
I had an increased dose of steroids to take starting the day before chemo for about 3 Days and i think it was those that kept me going on the Saturday as I had lots of energy, but unfortunately energy went down from there.
I had quite bad heartburn for a day or two but eased up and I took fastab for it. It seemed once that passed I developed diarrhoea which as I wasn’t rushing to the toilet I stupidly put up with for about 3 days. I don’t recommend you do that! I have since spoken to my helpline and they have suggested immodium so hopefully back to normal soon.
I have also had a horrible feeling when swallowing food, it’s been difficult to get it down and the helpline thought I might have oral thrush which apparently is very common so I have some medication for that now too. The only other issue is that I have been very tired. I think like you Dorabel in my head I have been back to square one with each cycle but I guess we aren’t. They do say the fatigue is cumulative but hopefully I will have more energy next week. Although I would rather be without all of these additional effects it is all still doable.
The good news for me is that none of this has prevented me from my morning walk!
Wishing you all a good day x
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Sorry for the radio silence this week. I've had my nephew staying with me and he's been having abut of a tough time so I've been spending my time with his this week. Its been good to look after someone else and he's been excellent company.

Im sad to hear about your difficult week Dorabel and Christine. Those down days come on quickly don't they? I hope they have passed or at least passing for you both. I find them the most difficult of the side effects as there's no pill to ease them but I'm pleased that the wonderful words from Michelle and Gigi soothed you as much as they did me.. Thank you both for sharing them, they really hit the spot.

I'm having my final EC today then a 3 week break before starting Taxol. We're going home at the end of next week to Scotland to see family and friends and also going over to Shetland for 6 days. I can't wait and hope I'll stay well.

Winshell - that sounds like a real pain for you but hopefully it's all sorted now and the rest of the treatment will run to plan and you have an even better consultant..

Sarah, enjoy your food and filming.. We'll look out for you on the one show!
Gigi - best of luck with the port fitting and chemo . It's not the most pleasant thing but it's doable... And by this stage of the treatment you're definitely tough enough for it! :-)

Warmest wishes to you all for a good day and a sunny Bank Holiday weekend.
You are, as ever, a huge support and an inspiration

Fiona x
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Thanks everyone. I will let you know how it goes. Noahandwills mum I and my daughter Hannah did Life Kitchen with Ryan and Sue. We were interviewed too and were on itv news. All the girls in my school talk about it. I'm sure you will really enjoy your day x
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Love your words, Gygi.  So glad you shared them with us.  Hope all goes well with the port tomorrow.  I’m sure it will make chemo treatment easier.

 

Hope it goes well for everyone facing their next chemo.  It has taken me a while to twig that I’m not starting each chemo course from the same level of fitness as the one before.  Guess that was wishful thinking! It explains why it’s taken longer for the tiredness to lift this time.