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Hello ladies... Im back!! Well what a pleasant experience. Was first on list... My prayers were answered so in op at 9, baxk kn ward at 10.30 eating toast and the best cuppa ever! Sent home at 2.30 now sag on sofa eating stollen cake... Seems even anaesthetic cant stop my eating. I saw a lovely surgeon, lovely nurses and made experience much nicer. Hardly any pajn at moment but ask me agsjn tomorrow might be a different story. Had level 2 clearance in end, they said theh wiikd do whatever they could get to easily, opened same scar but have the dreaded drain! So another step forward just got to wait 2 weeks for results.
CDC, what a nightmare you have had, ao sorry its made decision even harder, but definately seek a 3rd opinion if you need. I often think that if these professionals had walked one week in Our shoes how different they would treat us. One of the guys looking after me in theatre obviously knew why i was in and said "ive walked your journey, had the same hairstyle and isnt chemo crap".turns out he had bowel cancer and is all better now... Was lovely and reassuring to see him doing his job again and he was so kind, only those in this boat truly know. Stick to your guns and dont be put off by that idiot! Hope numble behaves too.
Ljnda glad you are doing ok, well done.
Thank you all for uour good wishes, i really appreciated them, i cried all way to theatre!
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22-10-2018 10:08 PM
@cdc Docetaxel is sold under brand name Taxotere. Regular paclitaxel is sold under brand name Taxol. Nab-paclitaxel is sold under the brand name Abraxane.
@Georgie I've been using the polybalm, but not 3 times a day; usually just 1 or 2 times. Among other things, the applicator for my toenail tube broke while I was trying to scoop balm out of the vial, which has made for a bit of a challenge. So my experiment is not ideal. Nails are holding on thus far, though my finger pads are a tad sensitive, top and bottom, both hands and feet, with a little peeling on my heels and tenderness when I walk a slight distance (usually 5ish miles), despite using Udderly on my feet morning and night. We'll see. Gah, sorry to hear about your other symptoms. I get bone/joint aches and pains, but mostly in week 1 of each cycle -- sounds like you've had it much worse.
22-10-2018 09:44 PM
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I am on my 4th day of first 75% taxatere. So far the S E's are a bit different to those on FEC.
I have excruciating knee and other joints. Have had to use codeine with nurofen to get to sleep for 2 nights now. First 2 days had a redenned face too so took piriton. Also have lost appetite, and a fruit pastille lolly I tried to take, tasted like salt water. Feel slightly nauseous when I look at any food in my fridge. Skin on my left hand seems to be peeling off on my palm between 2 fingers.
so have come to bed early with sore throat, codeine, nurofen, cyclizine and white count injection, plus using polybalm ointment on my nails - Reddi, how did you say you were doing on this? I hope I am going to have enough! There doesn't seem to be that much in the tubes.... Have had some pain in one of my finger nails so rubbed in the cream a little more thoroughly this time.
All the the best everyone on June and August threads, where I tend to hang out.
Kip I especially will be thinking of your op tomorrow.
Be kind to yourself and take all the pampering u are offered!
Everyone else, lets all be here for one another - we are a great bunch of girls on a tough mission and between us we can all get through together 😍😊😃
Georgie Gee xx
22-10-2018 07:48 PM
Clare ... what a horrible man. Don’t think it’s helpful at all to talk about being in another country as don’t know what the service is like, wherever he was thinking of !! Very confusing for you but interesting that personally he would recommend a relative to have bilateral mx. Hopefully you will be able to be seen by Ms McNeil, if not go elsewhere for another opinion. Pleased you have given feedback.
Kip .. hoping you get in first tomorrow and get back home asap... hugs xx
Reddi has also left a message about the missing surgical threads
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