It's hard hanging around waiting Trixie, so can understand how you feel. I'm ok thanks x I went back to work in Sept after having 11mths off, now it almost feels like I was never away! I don't feel 100% yet physically or mentally, but I can see that I've improved a lot since I've returned to work xx
Trixie, the booking in appointment was to talk about side effects and things to look out for and any questions and I was weighed. I think some people have had tours of the unit at the same time. I took a friend with me to take notes because I knew I wouldn't be able to remember it all once I got home.
I'm not too sure how long FEC takes because I used the cold cap and that added an extra couple of hours. I think T took about 1 1/2 hours. In my unit you could have one person with you, but it was quite small, other units might allow more xx
Glad you've got it sorted Trixie and good news about the voucher x Btw, it might be worth taking someone else with you to help you decide which wig suits you x
Hi Trixie, I'm from the Oct '17 thread. I tried on wigs before I lost my hair and also I was able to get one that matched my usual hair colour by doing that x
I'm due to start chemo in February and will find out full treatment plan when I see Oncologist next week. Funnily enough I'm an ex nurse and I've been reading whatever I can too, but beginning to wonder if that's counter productive as its too easy to imagine that you will get every side effect going. My head is swimming with all the info too. I'm generally a positive person so I''ve decided to try very hard not to worry and take it one step at a time and cross all the bridges as I come to them - I might not have to cross all of them! I've been reading the Jan 2019 thread and am so impressed with such a supportive group of ladies. I'm sure this group can be too. Wishing good luck to all.
This thread is for anyone due to start chemotherapy in February 2019. Others will be here soon but please come on here and introduce yourself and you can all help one another through this phase of your treatment. If you have any questions please post away on here and others in the community will watch over you whilst you are getting started. Once you are into it you'll be pretty good at helping each other. You can also ask the nurses on this forum if you have any concerns. In the meantime, the top tip is always to stay well hydrated throughout chemo, aiming for 2 litres of water per day.
Here is the BCC guide on chemo:
I finished my chemo over a year ago and doing very well again now. Here is my story which has some chemo tips on how I coped which were collectively shared from others who had gone through the same from this forum: lifeafterlola.com
Best wishes xx