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Re: November 2017 Chemo Starters

Glad you were treated well AnnaKarenina 😊. Hope side effects are kind to you. Cycle 4 turned out pretty well for me.
Fear of the unknown is often worse than reality x
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Morning everyone, I cannot tell you how cheering it is to return to this thread post-chemo. Giggles and honesty about the nonsense that this treatment can cause. It is brilliant. And Lesley, I glimpsed your outfit photo just before I sat down in the chair yesterday afternoon and went from shaking with nerves to shaking with laughter - thank you!

 

As with much that I have anticipated along the way, the portacath access was much better than I feared. But boy were those fears visible by the time they had got all the kit out to begin. Fortunately, I had the most patient, understanding, skilled and kind staff looking after me. It took two goes (you can imagine how I responded when they broke it to me that it wasn't flushing and would need to be removed and reinserted) and more nonsense on my part than any grown woman should indulge in, but it went in quickly the second time, with limited sensation and it ultimately made the process easier. It's almost as if everything that everyone told me turned out to be accurate!

 

I am feeling pretty headachey, spaced-out and nauseous as usual this morning, but knowing a) I survived the port business, b) I have now completed cycle 4 and all my EC treatments, c) that means I am half-way through and d) the latest scan and examination/measurement show an increasingly positive response to treatment so far, make it possible to push through. I may need to return to these four facts when I hit the steroid crash days next week and nauseousness is hanging around.

 

Have a good day everyone. Do what you need to do to make it as okay as possible. Thinking of you all and especially Anadan who it was great to hear from - keeping everything crossed for no more disruptions and good news about scheduling the next session. xx

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Well done, lovely ladies ✨✨✨✨✨ you’re wonderful 😘😘😘 and doing so well 💕💕💕 

 

I’m hanging there, at the back of 🚋🚃🚞 , my last fec next Tue  (won’t accept anything different)

 

thrush, yes, a horrible thing 😫 knocked me down last time 😫 I have Difflam regularly, but fluconazole was given only last week, when onc looked in my mouth 😱 must try your home remedies with apple vinegar 👍 thanks for sharing xx

 

my eyebrows are going, I look really wierd ... all my hair is gone 👍 everywhere 👍 one good thing 👍 enjoying while I can 😂😂

 

good night to you all ✨💕 

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Love it Lesley... What a hoot!!! Hope you and annakarenina do well tonight. Maybe little nausea on way back to car was just nerves settling as it was all good?
I've forgetten to take my steroids at lunch so better pop them now and hope I can sleep doh!
I had surgeon appointment today so looks like op will be 21st March then rads! By then some of you will be rad queens. Need to keep my informed xxx
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Well done Lesley, hope you are okay too Annakarenina 💕💕💕
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Hi Lesley

 

Hope you managed to get back to sleep after call ☎ one thing I don't miss about being at work but starting to get a bit stir crazy😜😜

 

 

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Already crawled into my pit and woke myself up snoring Shi!!   Fortunately just in time for a conference call!!

 

Only to rest up but dont want to sleep too much in case it impacts on tonight 

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Lesley 😘😘well done on getting 1st t done darling, rest up and get the fluids going 😘😘😘💕💕✨✨✨shi xx
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oh JC I am feeling your pain!  Hope you start turning the corner soon xx

 

Back from the first T - 2/3rds of the way thru now!

 

All good, no reactions, but I feel wiped out now, so may curl up on the sofa

 

Thought I was going to throw up as I walked back to the car but managed to quell it - don't know what that is all about.

 

Will be thinking of AnnaKarenina this afternoon.

 

We got this ladies!!

 

xx

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Lesley, after having a crap night you really made me laugh 😄😄
Good luck to you and Annakarenina for today's 🍹🍸 I shall imagine the pair of you in your golden outfits 💪
Am still in bed with little energy, have had a touch if sickness most days, last night's wiped me out. Sleep is all over the place. Temps are ok xx
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😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂kick t ass Lesley’s back 😁😁😁love it Lesley, hope your first t goes well, get the fluids down you like usual. Difflam and fluconzole for thrush mouth, I’ve had it every round, never had thrush in my life at either end before this. Annakarenina 💪💪💪hitch those gold hotpants up lovely or go for full gold power ranger suit like Lesley 😘😘😘💕💕💕✨✨✨shi xx
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what treatments did you have from Haven - I have a healer coming to the house next Tuesday and I'm a bit hesitant about it if I'm honest??

 

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That's great Lesley 😂🤣 good luck ♥️
Annekarenina I have my first Haven appointments next week as I had to cancel this week's because chemo was delayed. Are you going to the London one or elsewhere?
Otter am using difflam too but also anything else I can try 😉
Temp 35.1 degrees when I woke up this morning but now 35.6 so phew no hospital call 😳
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Brilliant Lesley love it 😂😂😂😂

Bug hugs to you and Annakarenina today 💕💕💕

Off on the school run them nose into laptop again for me today.

I hope that aches, fatigue and mouth problems are starting to improve and that everyone had a good day today xxx
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This one is for Shi ....... me getting ready for chemo 4!!

 

Didn't sleep too badly 2330-0530, no complaints there!

 

See you after the cocktail!! 🍸🎢💕

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Thank you for the positive thoughts everyone. And for all the port access advice and love in response to my worries about it. Not up until 4.30 this afternoon, so will try to keep busy. I went to The Haven yesterday for the first of my ten sessions and it could not have been better timed and more helpful. They are an amazing charity.

Thinking of you Lesley this morning and of everyone being so resilient in the face of aches, pains, thrush, fatigue and more. You are fab. Xx
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Ruth I have Difflam will that work

 

Good luck to T starters tomorrow 😍 

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All the best for tomorrow Lesley and annakarenina 🍀🍀🍀
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Ohh cider vinegar hadn't thought of that - thanks so much Lizabeth will try that out tomorrow 💕
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Hey Ladies,

I wanted to pop on and tell you what worked for me with having thrush on the tongue after chemo treatments.  I took about 16 oz of water with a teaspon of apple cider vinegar, teaspon of honey, lemon juice and grated ginger.  It wiped out the thrush in a couple of days.