19-06-2018 11:11 AM
Waiting for taxi for rad 10 feeling ok so far but scar a bit sore even though I am lathering on E45 and Aloe Vera. Managed to get some of the Lush shampoo bar on the internet through the Lush site so it's now back in stock if anyone is still needing some.
19-06-2018 12:47 AM
Well rads done and dusted - what am I going to do with my days now (apart from hanging out at club Tropicana)?
I have found rads to be fine for anyone worried about it. Slightly tired one day when I didn’t drink enough and some discolouration of the skin (about the size of my hand). I am just using aqueous cream to moisturise and it seems to be doing the trick at the moment. Have had a few stabbing pains round the mx site but they have only lasted a couple of seconds.
One thing I have noticed over the last couple of days is that my face gets really flushed, I am putting this down to the anastrazole though.
Hair is coming through - bum fluff as I like to call it.
18-06-2018 07:45 PM
18-06-2018 06:08 PM
18-06-2018 06:06 PM
Hi Rosie, I haven't even started rads! Everything is up in the air until I get the results of my PET scan I had last week. So by Friday next week I'll have my plan sorted which should include rads. It's great you're not experiencing any SE's from the Tamoxifen, hope that continues 👍
18-06-2018 05:11 PM
Again thank you ladies, it’s so much easier when you know you’re not the only one feeling a bit...unusual!!!
im def going to see what they do at our local centre, the LGFB course there was brilliant.
Dealdoh that’s amazing last Rads now...mine starts on the 4th, 3 days into Tamoxifen now and feeling ok no obvious SE in fact physically I feel a little better.
Amy is that you done with Rads too? Xxx
17-06-2018 09:59 PM
17-06-2018 03:30 PM
Exactly Dealdoh, that's what I've been like - want to hurry up and get back to normal, guilty if I sit and frustrated when I do too much and end up feeling like cr*p! Yay last rads 👍
17-06-2018 02:57 PM
I think that is very true Rosie, and I don’t think any of us realised that getting over it would be as hard as going through it. We have had to fight on both a physical and mental front and to me, the chemo was a more physical battle, although mental strength was also required but now, the fight is more mental, although there is the physical aftermath to deal with. I find myself thinking that now the chemo is over, I should be getting back to how I was before and I am impatient to do so. I feel guilty if I sit and then get frustrated when I push myself but can’t manage to do stuff. I haven’t felt particularly emotional/tearful (yet) just pretty bolshy and p***ed off.
On the up side, last rad session tomorrow.
17-06-2018 12:49 PM
Hi Rosie, I'm from the Oct thread and finished rads last Tuesday. Felt really emotional when I finished-had a cry in the changing room afterwards and it wouldn't take much for me to have a cry now! It wasn't so much because it was the end of rads, but the end of treatment and all the rubbish inbetween! We have so much to deal with physically, but mentally it's just as difficult.
My YD and I went to a couple of workshops run by Macmillan on Thursday-aromatherapy and energy boosts and found them really enjoyable and calming, it's definitely worth finding out what your hospital have to offer.
I've also booked myself to have some counselling in a few weeks (also with Macmillan) as I think I'm going to find it difficult to go back to 'normality' and returning to work xx
17-06-2018 10:29 AM
Thank you kind ladie and Shi I might ring them tomorrow about maybe some reflexology or something. Moomoo you are so right it’s hard to know where you got fit any more bursts of emotion in!!
I know I never realised at the start of this that getting over it was almost as hard as getting through it...lots of love to all this Sunday morning xx
16-06-2018 10:46 PM
16-06-2018 05:42 PM
Hi Shocked and Rosie,
So sorry that you are both feeling low. We have all been through so much but hopefully as our hair grows back we will feel more like our old selves again. Love and hugs to both of you.
Love those puppies Rosie.
16-06-2018 01:21 PM
16-06-2018 11:21 AM
16-06-2018 10:42 AM
Shocked your post just set me off...I lay there last night with my mans hair, fake boobs, no nipples and hot flush and couldn’t have felt less like a woman if I tried. On a good note I took with dread my first Tamoxifen and actually woke up feeling better than usual! So feeling a little more positive today...sending you huge hugs xxx
15-06-2018 10:25 PM
15-06-2018 04:03 PM
So after all the horror of the chemo not working and you might need more or you might need Zoladex and other drugs I can’t pronounce I am back to Tamoxifen! Onco says she thought about it and it offers the best protection for my peri menopausal state...so now I’m with you Shocked apart from Radiotherapy and Tamoxifen that’s me done until 14th December 2018...which is strangely exactly 1 year since I was diagnosed. As I left I wanted to burst into tears and I have no idea why...x
15-06-2018 09:54 AM