12-10-2017 11:40 PM
Treehouse - Well done lady, you are through the other side!!! Hope your not feeling too groggy and get a comfy nights sleep and painkillers are doing a good job. Sending you big hugs 💜 xx
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12-10-2017 03:02 PM - edited 12-10-2017 04:52 PM
Tatyana, speaking of chemo brain: I decided to get back to work (from home) today and in my lunch break I fell asleep on the sofa, when I woke up I came and sat back at my desk and within seconds spilled a whole mug of herbal tea all over myself! Goodness sake! 🎭 🃏
Andi, glad you now have a more suitable treatment plan. I've had to have adjustments on the Docetaxol as it was totally kicking my ass at first. I had first dose at 100% then the last three have been 80% then 75%.
Shi, glad you are settling into the group. Have a bounce over to October starters as well. I sometimes pop onto other groups just to say hi and wish them all the best.
12-10-2017 02:32 PM
HI WolfEE, Mamoplasty was where they took it out and gave me a reduction and lift at the same time on the one that needed help. I had SB at same time while I was under in the op. Shi xx
12-10-2017 02:29 PM
12-10-2017 02:27 PM
Hi everyone, thanks very much for the warm welcome. Katie11, 5 rads away from finishing - yehhhh, how have you found the rads? Andi 71 - glad treatment gone better than you hoped for, i am just at the start of the chemo journey and luckily for me met Mai7 who has been my tip sparkle queen this last week - love you Mai7. I was already crazy before the chemo (as Mai7 will confirm) but think for me being crazy through this and a sprinkling of sparkles helps me deal with it. Love and Hugs xx
12-10-2017 02:03 PM
Welcome to the group!!! Everyone on here is as you can see very friendly and supportive, so any questions you have or just want to let off steam or give friendly advice we're all in it together 😃 xx
12-10-2017 01:57 PM
Hi Jay - It's so good to hear your getting back to 'normal' and I'm chuffed your doing great!! It's like your the big sister of the group having been there and done it kind of thing 😁
Today went better than I could have hoped for. So I unfortunately I had been reacting very badly with severe chest pains (and back pains) and ending up in A&E (5 trips in and 1 overnighter) so we've decided instead of having 2 more hard hitting sessions, we're breaking the dose down into weekly sessions!!! So side effects should be a lot easier.
This isn't something hospitals want to do as a rule because of putting a strain on staffing and it's less cost effective for the hospital to do so. But in the odd case theyll go for it!! The downside is a weekly bloods appointment to add to the weekly sessions, but a small price to pay for feeling slightly better. Apparently in America, the hospitals get paid for every chemo session, so it's normal practice for a lot of chemo patients to be in and out every week!
Next chemo is next Friday (1/6 weekly) and counting 6,5,4,3,2,1 .... 💃🏻🏁
Feeling more positive and less anxious now :-)
12-10-2017 12:53 PM