CONGRATULATIONS on ringing the bell! Fabulous timing, just in time for a nice break over Xmas before Radiotherapy starts in January. Well done you!
well today I had my last chemo yay 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 And what a lovely feeling it is ringing that bell!!
Just got to get through this week of side effects and wait for the hair and eyelashes to re grow! But for now I’m happy to be at this stage.
Hope everyone is doing ok.
Hi Lovely Ladies,
Pleased to report that after an unwanted delay I had chemo again today. Just 2 more sessions to go now so fingers crossed my last session should be Friday 14th December - yippeee!
Jude - great news that eyelashes and eyebrows are coming back so quickly too! There seem to be a number of serums available to help encourage eyelash growth. I brought 'Revita lash' but another one I heard about more recently is 'Rapid Lash'; I heard about this through one of the nurses at the hospital, she had the most amazing eyelashes I thought they were false but she said it was down to 'Rapid Lash'!
Sue & Sunflower - good luck with radiotherapy!
Ktk - congrats on completing radiotherapy - another milestone reached! And thanks for the top tips.
Tarnia - glad you got a 'fix' sorted for your runny eyes.
Good luck to everyone going through traetment.
Take care, Cat Xxx
I had my radio pre assessment meeting the other day, which consisting of a CT scan, lots of measurements and breathing exercises. My cancer was in the left breast and obviously concerns re location of heart. Apparently by breathing in pushes the heart and lungs out of the zone....well I hope!
I know start on the 10th Dec as they want 3clear weeks from last chemo before I start. Initially due to start on 3rd.
4 weeks of radio so due to finish first week in Jan, but as others have said at least the traffic won’t be so bad over the Xmas period!
I also start my hormone therapy next week, just tablets so hoping the se won’t be too bad. Bone strengthening infusion as well so back to the chemo unit for that and that take place every 6 weeks. The hormone treatment can cause oestioperosis (if that the correct spelling).
Nearly there everyone xx
Hi Lovely Ladies,
I haven't posted for a while either.
I'm not long home from a 4 day stay in hospital. Temp spiked, low BP and Nuets etc. Feeling okay now but chemo has been delayed this week (I was due in today). Hey ho, fingers crossed I can get back on track next week.
Sue and Amanda,
Congratulations! You've got to the end of the very long chemo road, it must feel great. Happy celebrations!
Sue - the winter walking in Austria sounds like fabulous fun.
Tarnia - I have a constant sore and runny nose but haven't suffered so much with runny eyes despite having lost 95% of my lashes. Sounds like it's one more of the many SEs we have to put up with. Thank goodness they are temporary eh!
Good luck to everyone elso who is still going through treatment.
Take care all
Yes runny eyes for me, as well and a runny nose! As like you worse when I go out. My nose just constantly runs- spoke to Onc about it and he didn’t really come up with anything.....just another SE!
It’s driving me mad! But eh ho just another annoying side effect🙄 Can’t wait to finish now think iv3 had enough of thi# chemo malarkey now!
Hope everyone is doing well. I’m just wondering if anyone else has suffered from extremely runny eyes on Docetaxel? I’ve had 2 rounds so far and this time round my eyes are streaming especially when I go outside! Anyone else suffered from this or have any tips?
Hello ladies-not written on here for a while but have been keeping up with all your progress you brave ladies and some of you have certainly been through the mill!!!
I rang the bell in chemo unit yesterday after X6 FEC-T. Not been the easiest few months have to say and at the beginning of August that last date seemed way off...... It goes remarkably quickly doesn't it? Been in a bit of a chemo blur all the way through which could probably be partly to do with it, as well as in built coping mechanisms!
Have 20 radiotherapy appointments starting 12th December (80 mile round trip) but small problem in the grand scheme of things.
wishing you all a speedy recovery- the end of treatment is in sight and we will be glad to see the new year!!
love Amanda X
Well done, it’s a tough gig this chemo malarkey, after the first cycle it’s hard to think how you are going to get through it! I hope you rung the 🔔. Good news on your radiotherapy dates, I know it’s creeping over Christmas but you’ll be fine
i had my last T today, just got the pesky side effects to get through! We don’t have a 🔔 on our chemo ward so the nurses ring a bell on their iPhone! Bless them, lots of hugs & well wishes all round.
Hope all you other ladies are doing ok
Thank you for your good wishes with my last Chemo treatment- all now completed YEAH...I can’t believe i have got through it all. I remember my first FEC treatment and spending the first night being sick every couple of hours and saying that I couldn’t get through it all....but here I am!
I have aplanning meeting for radiotherapy therapy on Tuesday 20th and then I start treatment on the 3rd Dec. I have been told that I will have 4weeks worth. 3 weeks plus an extra week to give me an extra zap! I also have a bone strengthening infusion planed for the 4th Dec. Unfortunately the radio will be going on over Christmas but luckily they don’t have appointments on Christmas or Boxing Day, so that is a nice relief!
Hope everyone gets on ok with the rest of your treatment
Well done on your recent T, the tiredness is cumulative according to my onc, so take it easy - hopefully you won’t have any other side effects 😁
Blood tests were ok so I’m on for my last T tomorrow - hurrah.
I hadn’t had confirmation of my radiotherapy dates so today I phoned my breast care nurse who has sorted, I’ve my planning appointment this Friday 16th & then 15 days of treatment starting Tuesday 4th Dec to Monday 24th December, so all done for christmas!
Jo - hope final T went well today 🔔 & you don’t suffer too much with side effects. Have you got radiotherapy to follow?
Hope all you other lovely ladies are doing ok,
Good luck with your final T on Monday. Sounds like you’re doing really well. I’m going for my second T tomorrow and so far been coping quite well ....no fatigue at all just hope it continues.
i haven’t heard of the trial you’ve been offered however I’m triple negative and I’ve been offered one talking low dose aspirin. I guess they have trials going on all the time for all the various sub groups.
Good luck to everyone going for another round of chemo! Nearly at the end point 😏
Just returned from my onc appt and if bloods are ok, I’m set for my final T on Monday. Discussed SE and I’m still on 100% dosage as they didn’t feel it was necessary to reduce it down. Although tiredness this time round is quite hard, really feeling it and I’m sure it will be worse next time round.
Finally have got my radio dates and I start 4weeks of radiotherapy on 3rd Dec so hopefully finish the first week of Jan! I will also need Bone strengthening injections but need a dental check up first as it can apparently cause issues with jaw/teeth. Initially I was due to start tamoxifen for my hormone treatment but they are now recommending letrozole as my blood tests show I am post menopausal which I was quite surprised about!
I was also asked about taking part in a trial called monarchE - it’s a licensed drug that is being used for advanced BC and they want to see if it has any benefits in preventing recurrence in early BC which is Hormone receptor +ve and HER2 -ve. Has anyone else been invited to take part?
Anyway, hope everyone is doing ok.