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08-01-2019 08:34 PM
I suffered with a sore mouth & mouth ulcers with first chemo, I told the nurses for the second chemo & they prescribed me difflam which is a mouthwash - it did help although it tastes shocking!
Good luck tomorrow
08-01-2019 06:19 PM
I'm from Dec 2018 thread so hope you don't mind me gatecrashing. Just wondered with all of your experience if anyone used ice chips during chemo sessions to prevent mucositis. I had it really bad after my first one and ended up hospitalised with neutropenic sepsis. Have 2nd FEC tomorrow and wondered if I can take any preventative steps.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom. Sending love xx
08-01-2019 06:11 PM
Hi Sue & Jo
I’ve been the same during diagnosis & treatment - positive, optimistic & basically just got on with it.
I’m now 2 weeks on from finishing radiotherapy & have had my checkup with my oncologist today - all ok - next checkup in 3 months. I’ve also got my checkup with the surgeon at the end of the month when I’ll be advised of the date of my first mammogram post treatment.
I’ve not had a downer as yet but am expecting one at some point...although I have had odd thoughts of recurrence
Have to say though that the chemo is just like a bad dream now, as if it happened to someone else!
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08-01-2019 09:28 AM
Im hoping I’m on the final hurdle - 3 more days of my radiotherapy booster week.
It is going to seem weird next week- no appts or hospital visits! Strange as well- finish the treatment and then see you again in a month at a check up.....eek scary stuff. I remember reading that some people find the end of treatment a hard thing to deal with- in some ways I will be relieved and really pleased but in other ways.....it is a daunting prospect....or is that just me!
Have you finished your treatment yet Sue x
07-01-2019 09:22 PM
I have booked a summer holiday to France and managed to get insurance with a company called Insurance Choice. I thought it was a reasonable price and they cover my husband for his diabetes as well!
I got the name from the MacMillan website.
07-01-2019 09:21 PM
Please see below for a photo of the list of insurers I got from the cancer support center at my hospital. This is based on feedback that has been provided over the years from other patients. If you can't read the attachment send me a private message with an email address and I'll send it to you that way.
07-01-2019 08:42 PM
Hi Ladies - hope you are all ok
Cat - I’ve been using Nioxin for the last 4 weeks & my hair is coming back quite well - whether it’s from nioxin or it would be ok anyway I don’t know but I’m going to keep using it.
Unfortunately it’s mainly white but I had a patch test at the hairdressers so I’m going to have it coloured at the end of jan
Would appreciate any recommendations for holiday insurance
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