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Brilliant Heather, I have been reading your comments following your treatment but having read this below has made me feel better.  I have been soaking in epsom salts every other day but will use daily once I start this. I did suffer a lot with sore bum on fec I have them fisures for every treatment which was really painful and only just healed.  I am not looking forward to the 8 steroids but i suppose it is better to take day before so you are nearly finished them by the time you have chemo

 

Once I have finished tuesday there will be 3 left to go and that sounds a lot better than 8.  I can just see finish line in the distance whoop whoop

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Misyangel, I have found having the T far easier than FEC. Given via a pump,over an hour was easy, they start it, check for allergic reactions in first 10 mins or so then leave you to it, followed by a 10mins flush.

 

Side effects were much less than on FEC and started earlier for me day 3 and 4, once I got past that it was just the yucky mouth. Steroids x 8 the day before, day of and day after. No constipation, but watch for numb fingers so use Epsom salts in bath and soak for 20 mins daily in the first week if poss to prevent it. 

 

If I had a choice I would take T over FEC any day, so much easier. Don't worry you will be fine, and another step to finishing 🚢

 

Heather

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Ladies as regards sweets for bad tast maom sweets do sour ones and these are great for getting rid of taste for a short while.


Treehouse so please you managed go to the wedding.

 

For anyone who had the herceptin drug prior to chemo, did you have any effects or feel unwell.

I have my first herceptin and another drug tomorrow, also how do they do this is it drip form or just one injection.  They have told me I will be at the hospital for around 5 hours to check for allergic reaction.  Then will have the tax on Tuesday.  Also how as the tax compared to fec now some of you have had a couple of sessions?  I am feeling anxious about the unknown

 

 

 

 

 

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Soft Haribos, fried eggs and love hearts and Starburst!!

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Treehouse, so glad you enjoyed the wedding, including cake and smooch. πŸ°πŸ’˜

 

MJK, your description of your aunts made me think of you as little red riding hood! Keep a look out in the woods for Wolves who like cakes! πŸ˜‚

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Back to hotel after lovely day. Shoes πŸ‘  stayed on til after dinner. Had cake and a smooch slow dance with my husband. 😊
Time for a bath and first injection which has been sitting in a cool bag waiting πŸ’‰.
4 day on steroids, I am expecting a big crash back to earth tomorrow.
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Like the sound of the sweeties ladies x
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Can recommend Skittles for a bit of flavour, never checked sugar content!

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Thanks for this recommendation Mai - I'm getting bored now of sweets (WOW never thought I'd ever mutter those words!) - today I've got mint imperials and fruitella!
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Hope you enjoyed the wedding Treehouse and made it to the cake. πŸ‘°πŸ•΄πŸ°. I'll pop to my new corner shop (M&S) for the rhubarb and custard drops before round 5. Sorry to hear about the unhappy veins 😯. We're now visiting my aunt who lives in a cottage in a wood 3 miles from Bath. Great food too.
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Lol, WolfEE, a bit of self discipline is needed! They're in little boxes usually near the checkout area. The good thing is, they are also nice and smooth. No knobbly bits scraping the roof of your mouth, unless, of course you crunch them! πŸ˜‚

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My problem is I can't suck I crunch can't help myself.
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Oh yum, I've been having the Tesco ruhbarb and custard, pear drops and humbugs but I have 2 say the sugar on the outside has started getting a bit rough on my mouth so I'll nip over m&s tomorrow and get a few hundred packs ready for the horrible mouth from Monday!!
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I can recommend M&S sugar free rhubarb & custard drops for anyone wanting to entertain the tastebuds and stimulate saliva production. They're zingy without being stingy so don't make the mouth sore. 🍬

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Well done Treehouse, woohoo! enjoy the glam as long as you can! πŸ‘ πŸ’„πŸ‘’πŸ’ I hope you make it to the wedding cake! 🍰 And maybe a throw a few shapes in the dance floor! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

 

Raitchr, sounds like a plan. Just keep going as best you can with the tongue! πŸ‘… My veins are also showing signs of collapse. One vein in the back of my hand turned brown and the skin peeled off. Now looks like a vein-shaped oven or iron burn!

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Well done Treehouse - you make us ladies all feel proud - we can and we will survive!  Have a great day! x

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Good girl all dressed up and ready 2 go. Enjoy the wedding treehouse x
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Well done treehouse! Enjoy. 

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Go girl! X
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Face on. Wig on. Contacts in. Frock on. Heels πŸ‘  on. ( flats in bag) day 4 of steroids. Let's get through the 'I do' anything else is a bonus. X 😜
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Morning all, hope all doing ok?

Hope you make wedding treehouse. Hopefully steriods will come in use for once and keep you going x