15-11-2018 10:59 PM
15-11-2018 10:07 PM
15-11-2018 09:37 PM
I'm day 14 on Taxol and carboplatin every 3 Weeks and have been cold capping. Got home this evening and the lady garden has tidied itself shall we say! Head hair still hanging in there but we'll see what the next few days bring. Think I've read on here that the non head areas seem to go first.
Hope you are recovering well from your abcess?
15-11-2018 07:19 PM
15-11-2018 04:19 PM - edited 15-11-2018 04:40 PM
Hi Liloc, sorry to hear you’ve been unwell 😞
I was quite poorly as well that first night, I was only given anti sickness tablets to start taking the following day, for the next 3 days, and I think the antisickness that they gave me intravenously just before the chemo must have worn off by the evening. I discussed with my oncologist and he is going to prescribe some extra tablets for the next round.
The nausea did wear off for me, I was in bed the whole of day 2 after chemo with sickness and nausea, then day 3 I felt a little better but stayed in bed, still a little queasy but mainly exhausted from the ordeal and feeling sorry for myself 😞, day 4 I was up and about with just a little queasiness if I thought about the wrong foods (it really put me off some things, temporarily!) and the nausea was pretty much gone the day after that.
Try and remember to keep taking small sips of water if you can, my nurses kept stressing to me that it’s important to stay hydrated. And if you can, eat little and often, I found something bland like dry crackers or toast were easiest, then plain clear soups when I was up for it.
All the best, hope you feel better soon x
15-11-2018 10:06 AM
15-11-2018 08:57 AM
Don't know whether the cold cap has worked or I have just been extremely lucky but at day 14 I still have all my hair everywhere! However, since the chemo I got a urine infection last week and last night was at A&E with a massive abcess in my armpit! I suppose it is the luck of the draw.
15-11-2018 07:10 AM
Hope everything went well for you yesterday Liza. It's sounds like you have a great network of friends around you. I have been lucky in that way too although nobody has cooked me food! 😄
Love Lisa xxx
14-11-2018 10:24 AM
14-11-2018 08:56 AM
Sals, I've been working on and off - I had two days off for the chemo, but since then have been working from home (3 days) and going in to the office (2 days). Luckily my work have been brilliant and are letting me decide what I am capable of. I've been much more tired than usual, so have only been doing 4ish hours in the office - I'm hoping to build that up a bit over the next 10 days or so until my next chemo. I find that if I don't demand too much of myself it's much better all round! Doing this amount of work has definitely been good for my mental health. But, as with everything, I think it's going to massively vary from person to person, so, if your work are sympathetic, you need to find a system that works for you, whatever that is. Good luck!
13-11-2018 10:08 PM
13-11-2018 10:05 PM
13-11-2018 10:02 PM
13-11-2018 05:21 PM
Our stats seem quite similar, I’m also ER+, HER2-, grade 2 with node involvement. I had surgery early September. I’m on day 12 of first round of FEC, I’ll have 3 FEC and 3 T in total as well.
From what the other ladies have said, it’s normal to start losing hair down below first, although I don’t seem to have started losing from anywhere yet... I’m kind of on tenterhooks waiting for it to happen!
Glad to hear round 2 hasn’t been too bad for you, fingers crossed for round 2 to be better.
13-11-2018 02:47 PM
13-11-2018 12:52 PM
New to this but was diagnosed July. In August I had 2 lots of surgery, grade 2 tumour and lymph node involvement, ER+, HER-. Now I am day 13 after the first round of FEC chemo. All OK, survived the portacath under local (yuk! what a nightmare!), and then the actual chemo. So far I have been tired and a bit achey, but I am dreading round 2 next week in case it is worse. I have 3 rounds of FEC and then 3 rounds of T , so one down , 5 to go. It is strange to see the variation in treatments, but I assume the oncologists know what they are doing.
My hair is still on my head, but elsewhere is experiencing autumn.Very odd. Still it saves shaving. I wondered if it was just me - I have a wig and hats and scarves at the ready, and am almost frightened to brush my hair.
It is the waiting I can't stand, and feeling like my life is on hold whilst also trying to make the most of every day as far as I can.
Also trying to carry on whilst I avoid anyone with any kind of bug! I appreciate what some of you have said about horror if anyone nearby sneezes! I am thinking of going out with a scarf over my face like a cowboy in a dust storm!
Keep going everyone, we can do this. My favourite quote about this so far, I don't know where it came from :
"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
The water is quite warm right now. X