13-12-2018 08:54 PM
13-12-2018 07:51 PM
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13-12-2018 12:14 PM
Oh dear CDC, I know those knees! Today mine are so stiff and sore when I get up from sitting or try to go up/down stairs. I don't know if its chemo, tamoxifen or just the menopause or possibly all 3. I;m currently walking around with a heat pad stuffed down the back of my jeans on my lower back.. not a good look!
13-12-2018 10:00 AM
13-12-2018 09:29 AM
Forgot to say, I also got a phonecall from teh physio department and they are passing me over to the lymphodema clinic for some physio as they are the best placed to offer advice apparently. So still nobody has actually looked at my arm as yet and don't know how long I wait for an appointment. Woke up today with horrendous stiff legs, back, bottom again... I thought it was getting better.. am really beginning to think the chemo has brought on rheumitism/arthritis which is triggered when it gets colder... already feel 100 now I feel 150..!!
13-12-2018 09:26 AM
Hi CDC - I haven't used any hair chalks yet, but might invest in some.. still working on updating the profile.. watch this space!
Didn't get to have my radio yesterday as I got a phonecall mid morning to say the machine was broken and the other one was in pieces being serviced and they had a 4 hour waiting time. I was offered to either skip a treatment (didn't want to risk that), add it on to the end (didn't want another day added) or go in on Saturday morning.. so Saturday morning it is...not ideal as I have so much to do, but didn't dare go for just 14 sessions. What a nightmare, but it was good to have an afternoon off, especially as it was my daughters birthday! Didn't fancy laying there thinking "14 years ago I was having a baby.. now look where I am!".
Sally - that is a long wait to decide to have Radio isn't it!
12-12-2018 09:03 PM
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12-12-2018 06:43 PM
12-12-2018 09:43 AM
Hi LJ, lovely to hear from you. Glad the Rads are ticking off albeit with a nasty journey added in. I'm on No 10 today of 15 so getting there too. So far so good, no soreness or anything just the annoying visits every day. I keep checking and waiting for something to happen, not even sure exactly where they are pinpointing the radiotherapy but just know its chest wall and collar bone... no signs of anything yet.
Your nails sound exactly the same as mine.. the horrible colour and the ridges. As the horrible bit gets to the top it breaks off so am hoping it will just grow out eventually. I keep them painted because I look like I smoke 100 a day if not! Not a good look when you are having radiotherapy is it.
Glad to hear your hair is coming on nicely too, so nice to have some again itsn't , almost dont mind the white.. everyone tells me it suits me.. not sure on that front but its hair afterall. I keep trying to update my profile picture on here from bald to skinheard.. not having any luck yet! IT brain not working as it was I think.
12-12-2018 09:17 AM
Morning ladies. I've been rather quiet lately - the travel RT is pooping me out and I've just not had the energy. Day 13/20 today so the end is somewhere in sight! How is everyone else doing on RT?
My hairdresser put a wash in, wash out colour on my hair five weeks after my last chemo. We went for that as it was gentle with no ammonia or peroxide. All has been good with no adverse effects. Regrowth is good - the parts which really thinned on the top of my head are much thicker and my scalp is no longer visible! But my hair was really before and grows like weeds. Another fan of the Lush shampoo bar too.
On the nail front, mine are holding on, albeit not without problems. From the tip to about halfway down they are yellowy which I presume is the result of FEC, then after that I've got three ridges which is the result of T. Three nails are showing signs of detachment at the tip, but not all the way across. I've clipped them very short so there's practically no free edge and am keeping them painted with colours that don't allow me to see through so I'm not tempted to fiddle! I'm also using latex gloves whenever I'm doing anything houseworky or food related to limit the amount of times I get my hands wet. Am also rubbing Lush's Lemony Flutter cuticle butter in at bedtime.
11-12-2018 10:14 PM
11-12-2018 11:41 AM
11-12-2018 09:38 AM
Hi Sally, mine started to grow when I was having the 2nd lot of Docetaxol, which was about August time. Since finishing chemo it has just grown quite quickly. I have been using the Lush "new" soap bar which Shi recommended and was even using it on my bald head! Not sure if thats helped or not. I did have very thick hair before all this and it grew quickly so perhaps thats why. I think from research everybody's grows differently and at different times. Did you have FEC-T? Sorry can't remember?
I lost the tip of a nail today, just the horrible white bit, so hoping the rest will just grow out now. Must try to paint then tho as they look like a mouse has gnawed at them.
11-12-2018 07:56 AM
10-12-2018 06:22 PM
Wow hair chalks hadnt thought about that.. im As white as Philip Schofield!! mynails are still in tact bbut the end white bit got progressivly lower but thet dont hurt, imI just cuttjng them very short and hopjing to grow out the ridges and nastiness. Heres an update in the hair....
10-12-2018 02:11 PM