Hi all, yes good idea to think about one treatment at a time, just trying to get my head around the hair issue. Do I get a wig before I lose any hair or when I have lost it? Any advise on what to expect re side effects and tips on how to get through it would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
welcome to the thread.
There is a lot to take in at the start and it can all feel overwhelming. Try to break it down and think about one treatment at a time. Focus on the chemo, and break that down into each cycle. It is more of a marathon and not a sprint. Look after yourself and take it easy.
I finished FEC-T last week, if I can be of any help at all.
Good luck to all those starting or on their journey xxxx
I have just come from my hospital appointment where i was given my resuls post surgery (masectomy and 4 nodes removed). The nodes were positive so am having 6 x FEC-T chemo (not sure what that means as still in complete shock) and then rads and tamoxofen after that (plus possible surgery to remove remaining nodes?). Am so scared so will glad to see how you all fair and pick up any chemo tips along the way. Big hugs Kip
Hi ladies, hope you are all ok 🙂 I'm also starting chemo 4th June.
3 cycles of FEC followed by 3 of T.
Starting on Monday with the E so looking forward to having red pee on Tuesday 🙈😳😬😂😂😂
Wishing you all lots of love 😘💖
Thanks so much for letting me know how your first chemo session went. It's really useful to have someone with experience of the whole process as it's the not knowing thats the worst.
I hope your second session went ok.
Will let you know how it is for me
No, I had TC chemo, so slightly different. Fec t seems to be the most common though. Try popping a question on earlier threads, like May or April, and I'm sure there will be ladies on there who can help.
I didn't have any delays, so my chemo was every 3 weeks. But what they will do is take a blood sample each time and make sure that everything is ok. So it will depend on that.
Hi Floss, sounds like we are having similar chemo. Seeing the chemo nurse on thurs, lots to get clear answers to. At school part of my job is welfare so need advice as to when to be in school, already sorted that I will not be doing any of the 3 S's ( snot, sick or s h i t ) but I will need a care plan in place for me. Maybe I am looking through my rose coloured glasses from 12 years ago ,I expect to feel well enough to go into school. Have a happy Sunday, X
i too start on the 4th June, FEC and then Docetaxel, Herceptin and Perjeta.
I’ve had type 1 Diabetes for 43 years and rather worried about all the possible side effects.
good luck everyone x
Welcome Lynda and Sally to the thread.
It really won't be as bad as you think. Just try and organize things so you don't have to do much for the first few days. Take it really easy.
I certainly didn't feel ill at all.....Just fatigued.
I'm from the May starters and am just coming to the end of my first FecT cycle - I have the second on Monday.
It's normal to be apprehensive about side effects, and everyone is different, but I have found this first cycle very doable.
Aside from the first four days...vomitting on day one, then nausea, fatigue and general wooziness - the remaining two weeks plus of the cycle I've felt completely normal.
I went right off tea and coffee almost immediately, and my taste buds changed, but after week one my appetite was back to normal and I'm enjoying tea and coffee again.
I did have mouth ulcers during the second week, but these cleared up after seven days with Difflam mouthwash.
And...early days...it hasn't been nearly as bad as I was anticipating.
I am also starting FEC-T chemo on the 4th of June so it will be good to chat to all of you going through it at the same time and to those who have been there. Glad to be finally getting going but must confess to being anxious about the side effects. Any tips gratefully received
I am going to but kept use the cold cap, 12 years ago, other breast, I used the cold cap lost all hair below my neck kept all above, though it did thin a bit. As to fasting I read back over several threads and there is some very good info have a browse. Cazzy