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Thanks Tbird and kitkat, i’ve not got any redness just a weird aching sensation and a bruised feeling but no visible bruising, the thought of a needle being inserted in this arm is making me feel nauseous! Problem is my other arm is the one where I had the mastectomy and lymph nodes removed so it’s not recommended to be used🤷‍♀️ Will have to wait and see what the nurses say.
Good luck Tbird for Tuesday I guess you have the steroids at the ready for tomorrow 😬 tracybev how are you doing since T on Friday?
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Hi Sals, I have also had arm pain since my 3rd dose. Not at the cannulea site but mid forearm that went up to the bicep but it is easing after nearly 3 weeks. If it is red and swollen it should be checked cos yes it can be phlebitis or possibly a clot. Mine I think is cording as the vein seems to have shortened. Fortunately my other arm is still usable but it doesn’t bleed well, but will have to try that this time x

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Hi sals

 

i had pain in my hand and forearm from the chemo starting in cannula site, I told doctors about it on several occasions I even went to assement unit because the pain was getting that bad.  I saw my oncologist Friday who said it was Phlebitis and told me to use ibuleve gel which I have and am now getting some relief from the pain.  I am also having a PICC line inserted tomorrow (so nervous) for the rest of my chemo treatments because my vein is that sore.  Sals ask your chemo nurse to use your other hand this time then ask your oncologist to refer you for a PICC line.

 

i am starting T on Tuesday and am so scared of the Unknown SE's again 😰😱 

 

Love Tbird xx

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Hi everyone, can I ask, does anyone who is having their chemo through a cannula have any pain in their arm? I have had some pain that feels like bruising since my last sessio I thought it would wear off but it seems to be getting worse, i’ve got my next session on Tuesday and I really don’t feel like my arm will be able to take it! Just wondering if anyone has had any similar experience?
Thanks
Sals
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Tracybev, Glad to hear your treatment went well, fingers crossed that it carries on that way! Xx

 

Yep I have my PICC line flushed in the Chemo ward every Thursday, and when its treatment week they also take bloods at the same time as the flush. Would have been nice if they’d checked my numbers beforehand, and phoned me to let me know, to save the trip! Not to mention the extra steroids they injected into me! Ah well. Hopefully I’ll sleep a little better tonight? Not feeling tired yet though 🙄

 

 

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Sorry pigeon just seen your previous post you had bloods done day before not chemo day 🙄

Xx

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Hi Pigeon

Sorry to hear your first T has been put back a week but like you say it's nice to know you will feel 'normal' for another week.

Went very well today feeling ok with no side effects yet but will take each day as it comes 💪.....only had about 15 mins sleep last night 😲 doubling up those bloody steroids meant I was wide awake still don't feel that tired tonight !!

Do you usually have your bloods done on chemo day ? I have mine done beginning of week about an hour before appt with consultant so they are back for him to check its ok to continue that week 's treatment

Tracy 

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Kateday, I had horrible constipation after rounds 1 and 2. If the senna doesn’t help, my oncologist prescribed Movicol, which worked wonders for me - it softens things up so it’s not too painful to pass (sorry if TMI 😳) Or if it’s awhile before you’re due to see your onc, it might be worth trying your GP, mine have been really helpful with prescribing stuff like this!

 

Tracybev, did you have your first T today? Hope you’re not feeling too bad xx

 

 

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Well! After all that faffing with steroids and other pills in preparation... I turned up to my appointment, sat in the chair, got all hooked up to the drip, had my steroid and anti sickness injections... the nurse went to fetch the taxotere from the pharmacy, and apparently the pharmacist couldn’t give it to her because one of my liver function counts is fine, but the other one is too high!

So long story short, they got in touch with my oncologist, and he said to postpone a week, plus have reduced dose next week!

Have to admit though, although it’s frustrating to have to postpone (and have more time to spend fretting over the anticipation of first T), I’m a little relieved to have another week of feeling “normal” and being able to get stuff done...
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Hi all

 

Sorry to hear your treatment has been put back Harkes, it must be so frustrating and very painful having shingles.

 

to all others starting T this week I'm having my first T Tuesday 8th and am so 💩💩  myself, but at least we will be all in it together and can swap tips on SE etc, and for those who have to wait another week we can share tips with you.  I think starting T is like starting FEC for the first time again, it's the fear of the Unknown ahhhhh.

 

love Tbird xx

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Good luck to all those starting the change over to tax I just finished my fourth EC and I’m dreading the change EC has been shocking and I’m preying with all my might tax is no worse
I also get very fed up of people saying you look well
Well I don’t and the heap of weight doesn’t help
So I’m now blinking constipated have took some senna let’s hope it works hehe x
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Hi Jencat, well... I took my second dose at 6pm last night and was awake until ~3am! Unlucky I guess, but I’m not surprised, as the nervousness for starting T won’t have helped with any sleep issues! Today I will definitely stick to morning and afternoon doses.

Hi Sals, I had a bad time with FEC for rounds 1 and 2 with sickness, exhaustion, aches and pains, etc (although no unplanned hospital visits, fortunately) but round 3 went fairly smoothly and I seemed to bounce back relatively quickly in the second week, so who knows how T will treat me! We shall see over the next few days/weeks 😰 I just wish I knew what to expect.

Happy New Year, and Good luck to everyone starting to new regimes! I’ll keep you all posted with how I get on. xx
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Hi All,

I am supposed to be having my first cycle of T next week but has now been postponed because I have got shingles! After spending most of Boxing Day in A & E with a chest infection this just caps a sh***y festive season for me. Hope the T goes better and good luck to all of you.

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Hi pigeon,
I feel exactly the same about T, I start next Tuesday and somehow feel like as I have coped relatively well with FEC that this will be the one that wipes me out, fingers crossed i’m wrong about that. I saw my oncologist tonight and between us we discovered that the hospital forgot to give me the steroids to take before when I was there last so now they have to work out how I can get them!
Good luck to everyone especially those starting new regimes, let’s meet back here next week to discuss how s*** we feel!!! Happy New Year all lets hope this year sees the back of the big C for us all 😘
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Hi pigeon, I'm from the Oct '17 thread. When I had T I was told to take the steroids morning and lunchtime/afternoon to avoid being kept awake at night. Saying that, I wasn't told that at first and I'd thought I'd better space them out as you do normally with tablets and I still seemed to sleep ok, but perhaps I was just lucky! x

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Tracybev, looks like we both have our first T tomorrow - best of luck, I’ll think of you when I’m there.

 

Well, I just got back from having my bloods drawn and PICC line flushed.

 

I popped in to the hospital pharmacy to ask for advice regarding the steroids, they said to try to space them evenly in the day - morning and evening.

 

Then the nurse who did my flush/bloods said to take them morning and lunchtime/aftermoon, and avoid taking them after 4pm so they don’t keep you awake - she said when I go in tomorrow for treatment in the afternoon I should have had both doses.

 

So if we include last week’s nurse, that’s three different sets of advice I’ve had! 🤷‍♀️

 

Today I’m stuck with lunchtime and evening, because I didn’t take them this morning, but tomorrow and the next day I’ll take them morning and lunchtime.

 

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Hi everyone
I started steroids today prior to first T tomorrow, my instructions say to take 4 in the morning then 4 before 3pm today, tomorrow and the day after I thought if you take later in the day it makes it difficult to sleep ! Guess we are all being given different instructions 😳 Just had 1st injection for Herceptin seem to be ok at the moment nurse has said main side effect is a headache ...can deal with that !
Take care all
Tracy x
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Thanks Clarabella,

 

I asked the nurse about it when I had my PICC line flushed and she wasn’t really sure, but suggested that the day before I take 4 with lunch and then 4 with evening meal - since it says “24 hours”, and that keeps it somewhat close since my trealmente is at 14:30. I wish my instructions were more clear 🤔 

 

Do your instructions say to take in the evening on the day of chemo as well?

 

I have my blood test today and first round of Docetaxel tomorrow, and as happy as I was to see the last of the FEC, I think I’m more scared now than I was before my first round of chemo. I’m really dreading it! 😱

 

Just have to keep reminding myself that we’re halfway through, chemo will be finished before we know it.

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Hi Pigeon,

 

I had my last EC on NYE (rock n roll) and move on to Docetexal (spelling?) next.  I too was given a lovely lot of steriods to take.  My instructions say to take 4 with breakfast the day before and 4 in the evening the day before, then 4 the morning of the chemo itself - not sure if this helps you or not.  

 

I have my bloods done on the same day as the chemo so I'm a bit concerned that I'll be as high as a kite and "fail" my blood test then have to start again!  

 

Given that I'm only getting about 4 hours sleep a night with the steriods for the EC I'm not looking forward to the increased dose.  

 

 

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Happy New Year everyone! As I have been on a trial I have been having my chemo weekly and will be on week 9 (end of cycle 3) tomorrow. I had Paclitaxol and Carboplatin for the 1st week and every 3rd week and Paclitaxol only on day 8 and 15 of my cycle. The weeklies will end after week 12 (4 cyles) Then, I will begin 3 cycles of EC every 3 weeks, which I am dreading after reading the side effects you lovely ladies have been experiencing 😞 So, in essence we're doing our treatment it in reverse. I know we're all different but for me personally having the chemo weekly has been very manageable and have still managed to live life as normal as possible. The main thing I'm suffering is the build up in the fatigue but again listening to my body and resting when needed does the trick. So I'm hoping for you all that you have a better standard of living for your next half of your treatment 😘 Will be interesting to hear how you all get on xx
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Hi Lou43

It seems like the side-effects are less with weekly T, and the research papers show better results for it so Im going to take the weekly option event though its logistically more challenging to get to the clinic weekly. So im keen to here your expereince with it.Im behind you other November starters as Im getting 4AC before the 4 T( or 12 weekly) so I still have 2 doses of AC to go - next one is on Friday

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Hi ladies,
Wishing all of us a happier and healthier new year ahead. Half way through and thought I was coping well until New year's eve hit and all the posts about the coming year on Facebook came out, all a bit too much when you've just had 3rd chemo and feel rubbish after injections. Just as I was getting used to taking each day at a time again, the thought of the whole year rolling out in front of me was a bit too much to think about.

Anyway the dawn of the new year this morning made me feel better to shut the door on the last few months of 2018.
We can do this, we're half way through. Wishing those of you moving on to the next stage lots of love and a smooth ride. I'm probably moving to weekly chemo - don't know if anyone else has been offered this? 9 weekly instead of 3 x3weekly which my oncologist recommends. Apparently I don't have to do the injections which is a big plus for me right now.

 

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Hi November ladies, here's hopefully to a happy and healthy new year to all of us Smiley Happy

 

Like you Liloc, I didn't make it to midnight as was wiped out by my final FEC, which has proved to be a strong one Smiley Surprised

 

Hoping for an easy transition to T and continued best wishes for all of you Heart

 

 

 

 

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Hi all, dropped off the radar for a while there! Been coping with Christmas and all that entails. Hubby has been very good at coping but increasingly grumpy. I do my best but sometimes I just can't. Anyway, Happy New year to everyone. Here's to a better new year... Good health and happiness to you all. Don't worry about starting new regimes, we've all done it before. We are the half way girls and each passing day is closer to the end of treatment. We can do it!!!!!
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Hello November girls. Just want to wish you a very Happy New Year in advance as I won’t make it to midnight this year 💤😴💤, feeling very rough so not going to even try. However know next week is going to be better, finishing chemo will be even better, finishing BC treatment even better still and this time next year should be a vast improvement! So scope for 2019 to be a good year still for all of us. Big hugs xx
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Hi ladies
Just catching up
I think me and my hubby may need that talk about scream etc
He was fab to start with but over Xmas has been grumpy and snappy not like him
I had PICC line fitted yesterday , my arm has texted to something so I said I need to see if I can have antihistamine as my final EC is due tomo , his reply anything for sympathy
Then later I said can we put out new blinds up in kitchen to be told he was tired he hasn’t had a day off over f ing Xmas
Which he did Xmas day and Boxing Day
He has had to work but so have I
Not forgetting that when he is home I have done the cooking and cleaning
Just feeling really quite hurt by his snappiness and grumpy ness and with chemo tomo I think I’m just emotional
Sorry for long post
I’m interested to see how the change over of chemo is for everyone xx
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Hi Holeinone,

 

I have my first T on Friday the 4th, I was also given the big box of steroids to start the day before, 4 pills per dose, double what I was given for FEC. Dreading them as well, as they also make my face round, hot, and flushed, trouble sleeping, etc... but the nurse said it’s to help prevent a reaction while the T is being injected.

 

Bit confused about them, because it says start them 24h before chemo, but my chemo is in the afternoon - so am I supposed to take a dose in the afternoon and then a dose at night?? I’ll never sleep!

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Hi Harkes

im not sure if OH has found this forum and read my posts but all of a sudden he has become attentive caring and has even made me a couple of cups of tea, it just makes things so much more bearable.

 

Holeinone, I start T 8th January so hopefully it will go well.  I do feel a bit nervous like I did before I started FEC but I'm sure it will be all good. 

 

Ladies Happy New Year, this year we kick butt xxx

 

Love Tbird

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Harkes, so pleased you have cleared the air with your OH. Really sorry you found yourself in hospital on Christmas Day, that is pants Smiley Sad

 

I think as a rule we don't do ourselves any favours by trying to carry on as if nothing is wrong sometimes. I've just had my third and last FEC (so it can now FEC off!) and although it knocks me off my feet I've done two loads of washing and all out on the line, washed my wig (first time, hope it dries well!) and washed up. Now I'm paying bills online when all I want to do is sleep.

 

Third FEC went without a hitch after me passing out in the chair during no 2, same nurse so I think she was pleased there were no more dramas from me!

 

Anyone about to go on to T chemo? I've been given a huge box of steroids to take pre T. Wondered if this is normal? I'm having bad reactions to the steroids and this is 8 pills to take the day before I have my first T, when I have terrible trouble with just two a day (reduced dosage) think I need to chat with onc at the pre chemo appointment. My face flushes up and burns badly on two pills and I am once again having trouble sleeping, and my heart races away, think T will be trouble Smiley Sad

 

Stay strong ladies Heart

 

 

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Hi Harkes

So happy you had that cry and talk it does help.  We did have that talk after a huge row on the day of my 2nd chemo, I think I shocked him with how I was feeling and my black thoughts, we both cried he said he would try more to think of me and for a few days he did.  

I suppose I don't do my self any favours because I always show my strong side and try to do everything myself.  I sit watching Tv with OH sometimes thinking I would love a cup of tea but haven't got the energy to go into the kitchen, I don't ask him because I know he will do it begrudgingly and I don't want it like that, I want him to offer.  

Like with you Harkes it might be the age group I'm 63 and OH is a very young 73 who still works 3 days a week helps with grandkids etc so perhaps it's a case of old dog new tricks ha ha.

Im going to try the talk again and see how we go.

 

Love Tbird xx

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Dear TBird,

Glad to hear I am not the only one with problems. Did manage to get him to talk to me this afternoon after I burst into tears. Like your OH he finally admitted that he is frightened he is going to lose me and all the other things he does are a distraction. We had a really good cry together and I think that is what we needed as we haven't done that before. He is quite old fashioned and believes he should be strong all the time. He has agreed to stop spray painting in the conservatory and is putting an heater in the shed. So some progress!

Hope you manage the same. I don't know whether it is an age thing, my OH is 63? I have decided to stop telling people I am managing and just say " actually I feel like S**T"

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Hi all, Harkes and Tbird, sorry to hear about your problems with OHs. Think it’s so hard for us to express our feelings and I think it is for most men even more so. I have to say my OH is very supportive, coming to all my appointments and chemo sessions, has always done most of the cooking anyway, nice little acts of kindness like tea and chocolates and today has even gone out with my son to buy him new school shoes in the sales which is a first (school shoes are usually my responsibility and we both usually avoid the sales like the plague!). Still it’s not all roses, our sex life has gone to pot since starting chemo, my fault, either I am feeling too awful or just no libido anyway. Doesn’t help that I go to bed about three hours before him now so am fast asleep by the time he comes up. We should talk about it but neither of us has brought it up yet...
Harkes, think you should try and sit down and chat with your OH though, so it’s not all boiling up inside you. Don’t make it too accusatory but just say you are feeling really vulnerable at the moment and need all the support you can get. Suggest some doable ways he could do that: if he doesn’t cook, maybe he could clear the table and the kitchen afterwards so you can relax. Or he could limit doing his hobbby and spray painting to when you are having a nap?

Hope everyone else had a nice Christmas. I was lucky and at the end of my cycle so had a lovely family day at my sister’s. Had EC No.3 yesterday which was fine, much easier now I’m using the port and only had to prick that once as did bloods and chemo all in one day because of Christmas closures. Third EC out of 4, then 4 T to go (hopefully, unless they extend chemo if there is no lump shrinkage).
Not feeling too bad today, very dozy and not bothering to get dressed as I may soon be back in bed for a siesta. Nausea seems to be under control so far with all the meds 🤞. Oh, got a nifty pill box for Xmas which has been great for my 40-odd supply of pills this session, no fear of wondering if I’ve forgotten to take one or am overdosing 😬
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Hi Harkes

Sorry to hear you had a bad Christmas, on reflection we probably all did but painted on our smiles and told everyone what a lovely day we were having but really screaming inside.

 

My relationship with OH is under strain, all he seems to do is shout at me (I think he thinks that if he shouts loud enough the cancer will go away).  I really feel like telling him to move out until this is all over, the only time he has hugged me since my diagonosis was when my sister shaved my head.  OH has moved into spare room and although I'm surrounding with amazing family I feel so lonely (I'm awake half the night so it made sense for him to sleep in there).

i have tried to talk to him about how I feel, explain little things like making me a cup of tea (no he doesn't ever do this) every now and then would make all the difference but it's like talking to the wall.  I try to understand he's frightened (not that he has told me this) and feels out of control but a little kindness goes a long way.  Hopefully we can ride this out without me murdering him.

 

keep strong you're not on your own love Tbird

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Hi Harkes so sad to hear about your Christmas and about OH. My relationship with OH has actually improved with my diagnosis as for the first time in a long time we are talking about our feelings, our fears etc
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Good morning all,

Well had a s**t christmas, in A&E on Christmas Day - got a chest infection and felt like death warmed up. After a couple of doses of IV antibiotics they let me go home. Have had a bad night, lots of negative thoughts about OH, had a real go at him yesterday. He is like an ostrich, he buries his head in the sand and hopes the problem will go away if he doesn't  talk about it. It is a good job the daughter still lives at home because if it had been left up to him I would weigh about 6 stone by now, all he says is "I can't cook". The problem is because since I retired 5 years ago I have done EVERYTHING in the house and he has not had to think about it, he goes to work - and that is his contribution. He has an hobby - messing with meccano, which seems to involve spray painting a lot of little items, as you can imagine this doesn't help when I am feeling sick. Has anyone else noticed a deterioration in their relationship? Am sat here typing this and the cat is looking at me wanting to go out - at least he is consistent.

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Hi I also lost half a filling after round 2. My dentist went ahead and refilled it - I told him about chemo but he didn’t think it was a problem. I had no strange side effects or bleeding afterwards
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Hi Third

I've had exactly the same happen with my filling, I already had an appt to see my dentist for a check up after I'd started chemo he looked at it and as it's not causing me any pain he's happy to leave it until after I've finished chemo, but it's a good idea to try and speak to your dentist to see what they recommend.

Tracy x

 

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Hi Tbird. I was advised to visit the dentist before I started chemo. I would ring your dentist and explain your situation to her/him. If you are due to have bisphosphonate later you need to get your treatment sorted before then. Chemo does make your gums bleed, so do visit your dentist and keep brushing your teeth 😁😁
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Hi all

i hope everyone is keeping fine.  Can I ask has anyone had any problems with their teeth during chemo, I have just had half my filing fall out (I think I swallowed it) and was wondering if I can have treatments whilst on chemotherapy.  I can't contact my oncologist because of the holidays and assement unit is not answering.

 

love Tbird xxx

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Hello lovely November ladies, and new member Rowan welcome to the gang,

 

Also sending good Christmas wishes to you all and hoping you are all well enough to enjoy the festivities.

 

Have a great day.

 

xxx 

 

 

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Hi Ladies

 

i hope you are all having a lovely day.  My family have been brilliant and spoiled myself and hubby rotten.

 

Hope everyone has managed to avoid hotel nhs.  Have a lovely day eat nice things and rest (you can do it all next year).

 

love Tbird xx

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Good afternoon ladies
Mo hope your all managing to keep well
Just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas 🎄 xx
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Happy Christmas November Girls, wishing you and all your families a very merry Christmas Day. Hope those of you that have had sessions recently are well enough to enjoy today and hope no one is working too hard- this is definitely the year to sit on your hands and let others take over the kitchen! Plenty of years to come when this is all behind us when we can get back to turkey basting 😜. Have a lovely day Love Liza xxx
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Hi ladies I’ve just seen this thread - I started my chemotherapy on November 6th so am now halfway through! Had my third few days ago week before Xmas day. I was told by the nurse that I would know I was having Chemo by now and she was certainly right. I have been ok other than a couple of temp spikes and trips to hospital, all was ok! I can’t work as am a deputy manager Care Home so too open to infections. I’ve kept my hair so far by using the cold cap - if you can get through the first ten minutes you’ve cracked it🤪 Reading through the comments I resonated with lady who wanted her mum who had passed away. Same here - after 40 years without her. When I reach rock bottom I just cry for my mum. Not often as I’m strong most of the time. Does anyone else feel ‘dirty’ because of the Chemo? Last night I just felt itchy, smelly, mouth like a budgies cage, have thrush. Not a happy bunny☹️ But only 3 to go yay. All the very best wishes of the season to everyone, it can only get better. Lots of love 💜
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Hi Ladies

 

thanks for asking holeinone my 3rd session has been fine, a bit spaced out and energy levels low in the after noon but we can all cope with putting feet up once in a while.  Next one will be the big T so fingers crossed.

 

Lou43 like you my husband doesn't understand how the slightest thing will make me burst into tears and gets mad because I can't explain it - I know it's because he feels out of control and frightened.

 

i am on antihistamine with my streiods so not doing too bad with the sleeping malarkey.

 

i hope you all manage to have a good Christmas 

 

Love Tbird xxx

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Hi all,

For those of us coping with hair loss - my sister bought me a silk cap to wear in bed: https://www.amazon.co.uk/LILYSILK-Womens-Sleeing-Bonnet-Mulberry/dp/B012ER5I6M/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qi...

It's brilliant! Very comfortable, keeps my head warm (I am cold capping but have still lost lots) and keeps hair from shedding all over pillow, bedding, dressing gown etc. I've taken to wearing it round the house during the day too.

Hope everyone has the best Christmas possible, given our circumstances...

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Hi other than an issue sleeping maybe due to hot flushes which result in my head feeling like I have got out the shower and forgot to dry it , my reduced dose has deffiantly made a difference

I have one more EC to go then change over NYE marks the half way point then I move to T and can count down yippee
How are all you feeling I’m join the T chemo isn’t so hard xx
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Hello ladies, hope we are all Christmas ready while we chemo our way through the festive season Heart

 

Tbird and Kateday, hope you are not feeling too bad after your 3rd round.

 

Lou43, mine is the same, he actually doesn't want me to be upset and we both burst into tears in the hospital car park after my pre chemo session, I think reality hit us at that point. I feel I have to be upbeat because I know he is actually as scared as I am.

 

Sals, arrgghh, the dreaded steroid insomnia, hope it passes soon and you are feeling OK after your round three.  Hats off to you for doing your own injections though, well done! Yes, can concur with the odd new hugging technique!

 

Anyone else getting neck cramps at night due to no hair and a cold neck? How do bald men cope? I have my little sleep cap on, I feel like wee Willie Winkie sometimes, hat, nightie and bedsocks Smiley LOL

 

I'm cracking open the non alcoholic beverages tonight, hubby finishes work for Christmas so let the festivities begin, cheers!

 

Keep well and keep going, November girls Heart

 

 

 

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Hi All,
I had #3 onTuesday not been too bad until last night, have barely slept a wink- bloody steroids, trying to think I may as well get up and write some Christmas cards but can’t quite force myself!
@juzcooper, I really wasn’t feeling like this cycle either, too many other things to do and like you the thought of the next few days feeling crap is not welcoming. I change my drug for the next 3 to T with the injections every night, that will go nicely with the blood thinner injection I have to do evrty night - i’m Quite the professional at injecting now! Apparently my chemo nurse told me (when I asked) what the side effects of the next drug were she said less nausea 👍 but feel like you’be been run over by a bus 👎tell it like it is then! So if anyone is in the same boat hopefully we willbefeeling a little more human by Xmas and can celebrate the half way or being well on the way marker 🍾 . For those of you whose next cycle is too close to xmastobefeeling ok my thoughts will be with you.
Sending everyone a special hug 🤗 for xmasnot too tight to squeeze those post surgery boobs though! I go in for the sideways hug now left shoulder back so my mastectomy side doesn’t take the full force 😂😂
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Re: November 18 chemo starters

Good evening ladies
I have a feeling tmits Christmas making us all a little emotional
Hope your all keeping well as can be
I had a better third cycle woth rediced dose and now hopefully few good days ahead
Keep strong ladies xz