Yes I had heard about Nail varnish might do it tonight just in case. Thanks for the tips re thermometers, I will ask nurse fomitomo at chemo.
Mai7 - you're link doesn't work. Thanks for the encouragement and hope you are doing well xx
Kip my temp. is 35.5 in the morning and goes up to 36.2 ish later in the day. I think as long as you use the same thermometer in the same place at roughly the same time each day and you feel ok then it probably is ok. Just keep writing it down in a running list. You'll see a pattern. I scanned in at the hosp at 35.8 and they were fine with that.
We have a glorious day and I have to sit in the shade and behave apparently! Happy days xx
Hi Ladies, hope you are all doing well. Here's my blog which you may find useful for chemo tips. I collected the list from information we learned and shared along the way. I finished chemo last autumn. Keep going you can do it. https://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com/ xx
Hi CDC I have to have a bone scan, CT and MUGA heart scan which should happen before chemo but because my chemo date came first they said it would be ok to have one chemo before. I had bone scan which was fine, you have an injection which is like a blood test then go away for a few hours then return for the scan. It only lasted about 15 minutes . The ct is in the ring shaped scanner and that looks at your organs I think. Not sure what the MuGa is? I get my results on 26 June when I see oncologist after first chemo.
sallyg you poor thing with the temp etc glad you are ok now tho. I've just bought a new thermometer and it's says my temp is 35.6 is that normal?
I did some pre chemo shopping, lots of ginger things, cordial, biscuits etc, sweets to suck, immodium, sennokot, lip balm etc. I got a nice water bottle that you can out fruit in the bottom to infuse to help with the fluid intake.
Think I am almost ready now...Kip
Just to point out the gym was pre treatment to deal with the nerves!
cdc the ct scan is nothing to worry about. It takes about 5-10 minutes. You drink lots of water beforehand and they jab you with dye. Close your eyes and be somewhere else. They jiggle you in and out and you can go home. The results went straight to my consultant but I had to wait until my next appointment to find out. Stress!!
The echocardiogram is like a pregnancy scan. Ultrasound, non invasive. I found it a bit wince making as I have a rib injury from something else and they press on a bit but it would have been fine if it weren't for that. Took about 12 mins.
Sally sorry to hear about your hosp trip - nightmare. Every time we go we're looking at 5-7 hours a visit. I was told my chemo would be 40 minutes and it was 3 hours. I think a misunderstanding - she didn't mention the drip before and after. I bottled out and had to get a screen put up because I was a bit overwhelmed by it all and it's not nice crying in front of strangers. Waiting for district nurse to come and stick a needle in me lol. Fun. Love to all on here xx
Hi Cdc it's good you have a date, I'll be just in front of you so we can compare notes and egg each other on! I'm not sleeping much still as can't stop worrying about Monday, just want to get through one and see what's what. Ive had my bone scan but still havent got date for ct, heart one on 22nd i think,.
Have a good weekend and rest up. kip
Welcome to the club cdc. Waiting is absolutely the worst most stressful thing. As we're mostly on different meds it's difficult to compare. Had my steroids after 2pm yesterday as hosp was running late - woke at 2am this morning wide awake and starving!! Will take them earlier today. They can give you something if you have trouble sleeping while waiting. I tired myself out at the gym so I fell into bed exhausted in the evening. Be brave, everybody is really helpful and kind. xx
Hi just a quick hello to say I’ll be joining you. Start on 19th June if bone scan, ECho cardiogram and CAT scan and various blood tests (to be taken next week ) are ok. I’m truly terrified. Not so much about hair loss but just feeling generally grim, I’ve been warned day one is usually ok but by day 2/3 the fatigue and nausea can kick in. Has anyone who has had their first session found this to be the case? Also I’m on AC and then T. Anyone else on the same drug regime? Off to try and get some sleep. Goodnight everyone, xx