I've found the Headspace 10 days free meditation course really helpful and have returned to it on many occasions. It helped me relax for the radiotherapy sessions on the patient unfriendly couch, and gets me relaxed during the night when I keep waking up in a panic. I also use the breathing exercises (shallow breathing centred on the chest) when people are saying the wrong things with good intentions and I'm conscious of having rather a short fuse!
Morning Ladies, first post.
I start chemo on Friday, 4 cycles of EC and 4 cycles of T to be followed by radiotherapy and endocrine therapy. Ive had a lumpectomey and partial node clearance 3 weeks ago for IDC grade 2.
Feeling v anxious, its awful signing consent forms to put such toxic drugs in your body, when otherwise feeling well. But it is a well trodden path and something that has to be got through.
Having a port fitted on Thursday and hoping to try the cold cap. Feeling a bit queasy about the port insertion but compared to surgery I guess its no big deal.
My husband lives and works in Switzerland. He’s over this weekend for the first chemo session but after that we need to work out when I am feeling worst and need the most support and juggle his visits to fit that. I’ve been following everyones SEs to see how they are finding it.
Sleeping really badly which has been quite exhausting. I need to knock this on the heads bc sleep is essential to recovery. Starting meditation and/or mindfullness - anyones tip gratefully received! Can’t quite belive this is happeneing. My life has turned on its head so quickly. So much information to process.
wishing you all the best
I am starting chemo on August 2nd, so this is where I will be chatting and chilling out during this roller coaster. It took ages to get this far after surgery in early June. Like many others I am having FEC T plus herceptin for a year and and bone meds for 3 years. No hormone treatment for me as no involvement.
A little bit scared spitless but keen to meet others in the same boat.
Hi ladies , I've started a new thread for those of you who are about to start chemo and those who are mid way to hop over from July Xx