That makes 5 of us so far going into battle in January. You're mostly all starting on 4th but I'm a little behind you on 7th. I'm lucky that my husband is retired so can run me to and from the hospital. I didn't realise, until I was going through all the "bumph" they gave me, that Taxol has alcohol so could make me over the limit for driving.
I hope you all have a fab New Years Eve. I plan on eating a lot of pate and blue cheese while I still can!
Yes I am the same but not long now 😱, it will be here before we know it.
Absolutely, it will be great to catch up.
Thank you, I will have a lovely night and will catch up with you in the NY.
Let the battle commence 🥴!
Just introducing myself as I am new to this group.
I also start my chemo on the 4th of January; 3 x EC and 3 x Taxol.
Starting to get nervous now but that’s to be expected.
I have had a wonderful Xmas spending it with family and friends. Planning to have a fab New Year and then it’s time to start the 2nd part of my journey.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone when your treatment starts.
Take care and speak soon xxx
Thanks Sunnydaze, it's brilliant to read such a positive post. You're right, it's fear of the unknown that gets us.
G - I'm coldcapping too. The nurse said, with the thickness of my hair, I have an 80% chance of keeping it so fingers crossed. Just in case, I've bought a couple of beanies from a brilliant website called Hats 4 Heads. Lots of lovely styles and good prices.
I'm still suffering from the cough and cold I developed after the flu jab. My husband's just about to go up to stay with his family for the New Year but I've decided to stay at home. I think it'll do him the world of good to be away from all the stress and my poorlyness (is that a word?)
And hi G - what treatment are you having?
I'm getting 4 x AC (doxorubicin & cyclophosphamide) then 12 x Taxol. I can't believe it's only 1 week til we start (eeeeek)
Good luck Sunnydaze, I'm thinking of you today as you (suddenly!) start treatment. I know you're now really in the "December 2018" group, but let us know how you go.
I'm new here too. I start my chemo on 7th January - Taxol for 12 weeks and 3-weekly Herceptin for a year.
I went for the talk at the hospital this afternoon and came away with so much info to read. The nurses were lovely and kept trying to feed me lemon cake.
I had my flu jab last Saturday and have developed an impressive cough. Fingers crossed it's gone by Christmas.
Hi B34 I'm starting chemo before I have surgery so that maybe why some people are starting chemo before you. I have had to wait to start treatment as have had to have lots of tests and scans etc I think the waiting is hard when you just want to get started. On the bright side at least you can enjoy a nice christmas dinner ☺️ x
Hi I'm new to here too, I'm starting chemo on Friday 21st so before Christmas just wanted to say hello ☺️
B74, glad you found the blog and found it helpful. Pasting links on this forum sometimes works and sometimes not but googling "lifeafterlola" delivers the result anyhow. It works if you copy it into the browser. Best wishes. xx
Hi B74, I'm sure there will be others joining you soon. In the meantime here is my story which has lots of tips for getting through chemo which I collected from chatting with others on this forum along the way: http://lifeafterlola.com maybe you can get ahead of the game and be ready to pass on some ideas to others as they join the thread. Please feel free to reshare my blog if you have found it useful. I do wonder this time of year whether women are less likely to check their breasts and/or put off going to the GP until after Christmas. I finished 8 rounds of chemo a year ago and I'm pretty much back to "normal" again now. Just like Rosie, I also keep in touch with my chemo buddies. It's a very special friendship. Best wishes to you and I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year. xxx
Well done for starting the thread! I am sure that you will soon have other ladies join. It’s such a great support as you go through the highs and lows and only ladies going through chemo and other cancer treatments really understand how you are feeling!
I am part of the April 14 thread and 5 of us are still posting and have supported each other not just through chemo but surgery and radiotherapy! We meet up once a year for a reunion!
At least you have got Christmas and New Year before you start your treatment, have a good one! 🎅🏽🥳
I don't think anyone else has started a Jan '19 thread yet so I will.
Just found out I'm starting chemo (4 x AC then 12 x T) on 4 Jan.
I'd love to meet others starting their new year in a similar way!