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May chemo starters 2018

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I have got 34f but will use an expander or exchange if need bi. Did you have an op to the other boob Shi? Dont they give you one when you have op?i am having op at a different hospital as I trasferred the surgery so not sure who is responsible for the fillet. I can ask where i live and see what they say maybe. I have 1 knitted knocker and i think you can buy fillets locally.
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Linda front fastening zip bras m&s with a racer back perfect for after op go up a size or 3 I am a 36 but had a 40 because you’ll be a bit swollen get a 36 or 38f I had therapeutic mammopkasty to one side too and that worked for me. Also see the Breast nurses and get appointment for your half a chicken fillet to put in bra and level you up for after op too and m&s do pretty bras with fillet holders and take vat off too. Hope that helps 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Kris yes I was offered test because of age and family history. I know some ladies on here have had to make a bit of a song and dance to get the test, lay it in thick till you get one it’ll give you peace of mind when you have it. I know none of us like to make a fuss, but we have to are you are a 💪💪💪lady so don’t take no for an answer, if that means crying or whatever you need to do to get the test do it. 💕💕✨✨Shi xx
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Went to see the surgeon yesterday and so have a date for surgery. I need to get some rear fastening sports bras but as I am only having a therepeutic mammoplasty on one side not sure what size to get. I wear 34F at the mo. Any suggestions? Its my birthday today too so am off work!
7 days to go until last chemo!
Hope all ok.x
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Hi Shi and Jencat. I am TN and although I’ve sdked about genetic testing I don’t think it will happen. Did your oncologist offer it to you? Kx
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Hi Tropic_al, I'm from the Oct thread like Shi. I was also offered genetic testing as I'm TN. I decided to do it when it was offered as like Shi said, if my bc was caused by a genetic problem I could do something about it and also I have two daughter's and female relatives, so I felt I needed to find out for them. (After ten weeks waiting for the results, I found out that I didn't have a faulty gene) x

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Tropical, I’ve been tested for brca, it was a no brainer for me as a Tn, I wanted to know and then if necessary do all I needed to do to live. It’s another hurdle on a the journey but one that you will 💪💪💪get through beautiful 💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hi Tropic_al hope you have had a relaxing afternoon. I would be interested to know how you get on re genetics testing- after being in touch with very close relative found out they have had bc too- trying not to think about yet, get over treatment and all clear, build my strength up & then investigate I think.
Tanya- thanks for anti histamine thought- I usually take for hay fever & hadn’t for a few days - rash on hands and face very pale now 😊. How are you doing post chemo? Oh that’s such a good thing to write😊🎉.. hope se have been good to you.
I’m having a good week 3- walked 12km yesterday, bikes rides each day - that almost normal feeling. But finding my muscles ache and I’m not as strong as I was but looking forward to ringing the bell next Tuesday and building strength up.
Herts- are you OK? Not heard from you post chemo.
Jacq- hope wig survived washing-‘ Audrey’ being washed on Monday, again grown quite attached as she gives me confidence to go out.
Greece is in reach of us all- cocktails all round 🍸xx
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Hi Tracey Mac

Glad you're feeling better..l am day 12 and also felt much better this time, think the cooler weather helped also. My aches were early on and less mouth issues. Feeling a big down and less lively today so going to have a bit of time out I front of a film this afternoon or with a book..don't want things to go wrong. 

Cant wait to get the last one over with personally..move onto the next challenge!

 

Hope everyone else is ok today.

ive been to see the genetic department to talk about testing. I guess I need to know and then maybe have decisions to make. Have others been for testing?

 

Tropic_al x

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Hope everyone is doing okay, we seem to be quiet over the weekend.
I am day 6, second T and I am (Fingers crossed 🤞) suffering less SE this cycle. I did decrease steroids more gradually this time on the advice of my chemo nurse and I have been taking regular pain relief instead of waiting for pain to start. My mouth issues are not peasant but I definitely have less bone pain and general aches. I feel fatigue and weakness but it seems more manageable.
Hoping I haven't spoke too soon but i do believe some other ladies experienced this too on the docetaxol.
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Hi all,

Just checking in..some of you have been busy on here.

 

Tanya and Hets..congrats on finishing chemo..looking forward to it myself. Hets, hope you feel better about the way it's happened now.

 

Hope that everyone who's been feeling ill of a little low over the weekend is on the mend now ❤️

 

I've been feeling ok this time so hopefully that continues into the last cycle in September. Have ventured out and about a bit over the weekend  and spent time in the garden and will aim for a good walk today as yesterday was so cold and miserable.😊

 

Nothing too much to report here, which I'm definitely taking as a good thing for once and keeping my fingers crossed that it continues that way.

 

Enjoy the remainder of the bank holiday everyone xx

 

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@jempd hi I had a rash on my first T and was told it was a delayed reaction, it was all around my neck and hands under my chin and around my eyes and itched like mad I was told to take an antihistamine every day and to continue all the way through it cleared up within a few days and touch wood has never come back. Hope that helps a bit . Xx
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Hi Jem sorry to hear you’ve rash, it can happen think some of the Chemo ladies last year had it, just ring the rapid response to be sure all ok darling, it’s all about keeping safe which you’ve all been brilliant at along with you all keeping 🤪😁🤪😁🤪😁 well done with gcse results 👍👍👍excellent news, hi jay68 😘😘jay68 was one of the amazing 💪💪💪beautiful may17 thread who got us oct17 thread through chemo, rads safely ❤️❤️Love you jay. Well ladies airport lounge filling up nicely with all the 🛎 ringers 👍👍👍 😁😁😁time to get your creams for rads and bits and bobs for ops 👍👍👍 keep focused, club Tropicana thread is just down the road now ❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕✨✨✨Shi xx
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Hi Jem,

Day 4 for me and have the mouth coating and fatigue so having a rainy Pyjama day. Not had a rash so can't help you there. I am sure someone can relate and give you some advice. Xx
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All quiet on here! Hope this means everyone OK. I'm feeling so much better.  A quick question - anyone on the dreaded docetaxel come out with a rash on their face? I have a rash on my hands again but now on my face- under the skin red rash - even the green make up doesn't hide it. Doesn't itch or hurt just looks awful.

jem x

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Tanya well done you, you've crossed the finish line and made it to Greece😎🛎🎉 hope se are minimal over next 10 days.

Herts you too congratulations on crossing the line and making it to Greece 🎉😎- hope you are ok with the decision, was chatting to my nurse at PICC line flush today and her thought was the current thinking 4 cycles are all that's needed. Hope you can celebrate- just think - no more side effects 😀

Joandbasilthedog - well done on venturing out. I know what you mean about celebrating- earlier last week a friend was trying to be helpful saying in 15 days it will all be finished, all I could think was I've got to go through all this again😥😥.

Sarah - hope tomorrow you will be over the worst of the horrid horrid se- keep focussed on no more😀

Tracey - hope se ok

Well done to all who's children had gcse results yesterday - how amazing and resilient are our children😀

Yesterday was first day feeling OK. Somehow managed children having friends over in the pool and packing for us all. Now in sunny warm Somerset - not! Raining and blowing a gale😥

Big hugs to you all xx

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Does anyone know how long after chemo ends surgery is done at the Royal Marsden in Sutton? Many thanks.
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Hi Ladies

 

I've been popping into your forum from day 1 - I'm particularly interested as I am a warrior from May 2017 group.

 

I just want to say well done and congratulations to ladies who have completed their chemo journey today in particular - a year ago today that was me! 

 

Good luck to others yet to finish  -  Jay68 xx

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Hi Tracy there are a few around but as you go into main entrance there is a bell in there by the entrance on the right by the main doors not long now for u now xxx ring it loud and proud Hun ❤️
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Well I have broken out over the prison fence and managed to see the outside world . Although with a horrible taste still but getting towards that third ‘good’ week . Sarah , I have lost count of the people who say Last chemo coming up ! And then think I will be partying .. As you say got to get the sideeffects out the way first !! ..
Hets .. Weird feeling for you but I am assuming the docs have made the decision for the best and safe reasons . Now you need to concentrate on getting better and though you might not have jumped over the last hurdle you have definitely finished this race 🥇!! I too had a teen yesterday with amazing gcses and I had though I had ruined it for her when diagnosed in April and starting chemo on the same day she had an exam .. They surprise you 💕
Tanya , You have finished .. well done 👍🛎🛎🎉heads down for se and push through
So hope everyone has good bank hol weekend , tracey, linda , Michele, jacq, Tropic , Kip..and everyone else .. Jem finally hope weather is good in Somerset and enjoy your 3rd week hope you can relax ( even with kids) xx