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Hi Lovely Ladies,

Tarnia - good luck with the op on 27th, hopefully you can relax and enjoy Xmas first 😀

Sue - thanks for the link, I came out as No. 2 aswell. Really interested to hear how everyone gets on with Nioxin.

Jude - weekly photos of hair growth are a great idea! Will be stealing that idea 😂 Good luck with the start of your radiotherapy on Tuesday. Let us know how you get on.

Take care everyone

Cat 😘

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Hi Jude

I'm doing exactly the same re weekly photos of hair!! Not sad at all - an interesting photo diary 😂😂

Sue xx
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Well done Tarnia!
It’s a great feeling having the last chemo - hope your side effects aren’t too bad & you cope ok.
Good luck with the operation, hope it goes well.

Cat - it’s good that you’re back on track after your little delay - hope all goes well with the remaining cycles & you are not suffering too much with side effects. I’m desperate for my eyelashes to grow back, I look sad without them. Rapid lash could be the answer, once my eyes have stopped feeling sore.

Sue - I’ve not heard of Nioxin but might give it a go once my hair is through this initial fluffy stage. It’s a bit sad but I’ve started taking weekly photos of my hair so I can see the ongoing progress! I’ve come out at 1 on the consultation! Let us know how you get on with it.

I got through the last chemo cycle relatively unscathed - tiredness was the biggest problem!
I start my 15 sessions of radiotherapy on Tuesday
so nearly there

Take care all

Jude x
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Hi Cat

I used this tool to determine which one use.

https://www.nioxin.com/en-GB/consultation-tool

For me it came out at 2.

Let me know how you get on with it!

Sue xx
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Hi ladies
Thank you all for the good wishes. I have another op on 27/12 as one of my margins was close in my lumpectomy but I recovered very quickly before so I’m not too worried about that! That will need to heal before radiotherapy can start but have an appointment on 11th Jan with my oncologist to discuss it!

I will be very interested to hear how you all get on using rapid lash and Nioxin please keep us updated.

Enjoy your weekend ladies, take care.

Tarnia x
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Hi Sue,
Thanks!
I think Amazon have an offer on Rapid Lash at the moment. I plan to start using my serum once my eyelashes start to grow back naturally.
I will definitely try Nioxin too, just had a quick look on line, there seem to be a lot of different products in the range. Which one are you getting? Will be interested to hear how you get on.
Good luck! Cat 😘
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Hello Cat

Good to hear things are back on track and that you will be done with chemo before Xmas. I've been looking at reviews for Rapid Lash and they seem mainly positive so I might give that a go but I'm going to leave it for a while to give my body a chance to settle down - maybe add it to my Xmas list.

My hairdresser has suggested Nioxin for encouraging and supporting hair regrowth - again reviews are largely positive so will be giving that a go too once my hair is past its current very delicate baby fluff stage.

Hope everyone is well and managing ok.

Sue xx
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Hi Tania

Congrats on your final chemo. Ringing that bell is a fab feeling - I had the biggest grin on my face when I did it last week. I'm sure it won't be too long before your hair starts to come back.

Hope the SE's are over quickly and that you get back to some sort of normal so that you can enjoy Xmas.

Sue xx
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Hi Tarnia,

CONGRATULATIONS on ringing the bell! Fabulous timing, just in time for a nice break over Xmas before Radiotherapy starts in January. Well done you! 

Cat Xxx

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Hi ladies

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.

 

Tarnia x

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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   

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Hi Jo

Good luck with the radiotherapy & the holding your breath malarkey - hope you manage ok
K - good to hear your radiotherapy went well, hopefully with plenty of hydration & creams we should all sail through it - always an optimist!

Well ladies I said I had a bit of grey fluff on my head & now my top eyelashes are coming back & I can see some growth on my eyebrows as well!!

Take care all

Jude x
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Thanks ktk, that is good to hear.

 

best wishes 

jo x

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I had my last of 18 rads yesterday. A walk in the park after chemo. I was told to expect fatigue but I am fine! The only SE is an itchy boob!! Using plenty of moisturiser and taking Piriton for the itch. Good luck with those starting rads. Kx
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Hi all,

 

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

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Hi ladies

Cat sorry to hear you been in hospital, hopefully you will be back on track very soon!
Good luck to everyone starting radiotherapy keep us posted how you all get on.
I saw my oncologist yesterday and she’s given me some eye drops to sort out my runny eyes 🤞🏼They work!!
Jude that is fantastic news about your hair, I hope mine grows back as quick!
Have a good weekend ladies.
Take care, Tarnia
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Hi Jude,
Thanks, will be taking it easy over the next few days and hope I can get back on track soon.
Fantastic news that your hair has started to grow back already. I’ve heard that it’s normal for hair to grow back like that initially and then to start growing back stronger afterwards.
Good luck with the radiotherapy.
Take care, Cat 😘
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Hi Jude

Me too but I've been warned that the fatigue is usually worse than most people experience on chemo.

Still at least winter is the right time of year for daytime hibernationon the sofa 😁😴😴😴😴
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Hi Sue

Fingers crossed you get finished for the end of the year - I’ll keep you posted how I get on, I’m hoping it will be a doddle 😂

Jude x
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Hi Jude

Finishing by Xmas sounds just perfect. I'd really been hoping I'd be done by the end of the year just so I could start 2019 fresh but I think it will drag over by a few days. I've got my set up appointment on the 4th Dec but won't start treatment then but will be given my schedule. I'm going to push to see if being done by 31st will be possible but I'm not holding our much hope.

Let me know how you go with your sessions

Sue xxx