14-03-2018 11:04 PM
14-03-2018 09:32 AM
Hi Cathsin, I'm from the Oct thread and I'm having Zoledronic Acid too-I had 3 every other chemo and then like you, 6 more every 6 months. My onc said it's for the bones, but she also said that in recent studies in the US it had also shown to help stop recurrance, which as I'm TN, good news x
14-03-2018 03:55 AM
13-03-2018 09:45 PM
So sorry everyone feeling so low. Just remember we're all nearing the chemo end which is a huge cause for celebration.
I am tail end Charlie, behind you all. I have chemo 5 tomorrow and will be in that chair 8 30 am with a smile on my face ticking it off.
Yes, it is hard, but we have no choice. I have one little grandchild, a joy, probably my only one. I want to see him at Infants, then Juniors, then, hopefully at Secondary school.
I want to be spat out at the end of this process and make better use of what time I have left than I did before.
(I had 8 steroid tabs today prob keeping me positive!)
We can do it!!
13-03-2018 05:10 PM
13-03-2018 03:32 PM
13-03-2018 12:33 PM
Anyone else have chemo on their birthday? http://drbexl.co.uk/2018/03/10/life-celebrating-your-birthday-whilst-having-chemotherapy-breastcance...
Was fine actually - feel crap all the time, so might as well 'do something different'. 3 more Paclitaxel to go... ;-)
13-03-2018 10:06 AM
13-03-2018 09:37 AM
Sorry to hear more very sad news mamadeacs so unfair
Sam I am feeling very similar at the moment, have been pretty positive throughout chemo so far, but this last week or two have felt really down, last one for me this thursday so you'd think id be happier but I cant stop thinking the worst again and convinving myself it hasnt worked or it will come back, its hard to pull yourself out of feeling cr*p but need to try and focus on being positive again and remind ourselves we will get there x
13-03-2018 09:08 AM
It is all worth it in the long run and we all a deserve a good old rant along this chemotherapy journey. Just remember that the ginishing line is in sight and I must admit that since my chemo 5 cycle on Friday (day 5 now) I just keep counting down the days now to cycle 6 which I can then tick off for good on my wipe board in the kitchen.. it helps me focus.
If you're on Day 7 of cycle 5 then you may be on a steroid come down as well which may be affecting how you are feeling and thinking but give it a couple of days and that should start to lift. Its my first day without steriods and I am feeling quite "roid ragey" so need to focus my mind today wirh various tasks.
It is all deffo worthwhilr though and just think after cycle 6, we will slowly start to get our lives back on track and the body will start to heal after all the chemo and supportive meds...and more importantly our hair will start to regrow!!! Having said that some of my head hair seems to be slowly regrowing according to my hubby but we shall see! 😊 If you havent been to one already then I would suggest attending one of the Look Good, Feel Better courses - I went last week and really enjoyed it and came away with a big bag of cosmetics.
Sending a ((hug)) to you SamH87 - the chemo finishing line is in sight xx
13-03-2018 08:47 AM
12-03-2018 08:21 PM
12-03-2018 04:46 PM
Karebear and Unicorngirlmummy - my night sweats are definitely getting worse. I didnt have any at all until the first day of cycle 4 and this cycle 5 they are far worse and averaging one every 30 to 45 mi s and last up to 2 mins before going back to normal. Mainly affects face, head, neck, back and under my breasts! My chemo nurse said last cycle that chemo can cause hot sweats - I guess its the effects on the ovaries. I have ordered myself a pedestal fan which hopefully should be here tomorrow so will see if that will make any difference. I have had a couple of hot sweata during the day too.
Unicorngirlmummy - I hope all goes well with scan, you always seem really upbeat and positive 😊
12-03-2018 11:32 AM
12-03-2018 11:29 AM
12-03-2018 10:48 AM
11-03-2018 07:04 PM
Sorry to the hear the bad news that a few of you have had in the last few days and I am sending a virtual hug to you ❤❤
I am on day 3 of cycle 5 with my reduced EC chemo to 80% which is supposed to be to reduce mouth ulcers. They usually start around day 5 so will see if there is any difference.
Im also having more hot flushes this cycle than last cyxle and am waking every hour with a full on sweat for about 2 mins at a time so have ordered a pedestal fan today to see if that helps somewhat during the night. It also appears that my periods have finally stopped as it was due on Wednesday last week....not sure whether they will start again as I am due to start Tamoxifen after radiotherapy.
Im also on the 3rd cycle of having the GCSF injections and have found that I am getting achy back and groin this time around which I didnt really get too much of last time - they do make me very sleepy and a bit more nauseous so have the injections around 8.30pm which I find helps a bit.