11-02-2018 04:10 AM
11-02-2018 03:21 AM
Anyone got a magic wand for acid reflux? My whole belly is swollen and gripy and I keep getting that horrible acid taste in my mouth. I don't want to eat anything and Iying down makes it worse and **stamps foot petulantly**. And of course it's Sunday so I can't even ring the oncology nurses and whinge at them. So I'm whinging at you guys! Sorry!
I also heard that colitis can be a serious side effect of docetaxel but don't know what colitis is and at what point to worry. So I'm worrying anyway. The whole digestive system is much worse this time round. Any thoughts?
10-02-2018 11:10 PM
10-02-2018 10:34 PM
Oh Anadan, how horrible. Don't be a hero! My onc said that occasionally they admit people to the ward to manage pain. Which is not something to aspire to but his point is you're not meant to tough it out, and they have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves to help. I won't take codeine because I'm too scared of constipation so he gave me a new pain killer this time -- which I haven't had to use, thank goodness, been ok on panadol.
SEs over here deeply unpleasant but no major dramas. I've also felt quite spoilt because I organised for a friend to ring me each day to check I was alive, milk in the fridge etc, and they've all taken me out for a dog shuffle and coffee, which is very cheering. And also makes me feel justified in then spending the rest of the day on the couch! Day 4 revolting, now day 6 and still foggy but functional. If it's anything like last time it's a slow steady climb out.
Good to hear Lesley and everyone else hanging in there. As my brother just reminded me "Winter always turns to Spring". Or, in my case, sticky, enervating Summer always turns to Autumn eventually.
10-02-2018 10:32 PM
10-02-2018 10:14 AM
Bythesea that is a stunning photo, I'm quite envious of you ladies living near the sea, it's not quite the same walking around North London, just pounding the pavements or a park. Keep up with the photos.
I've been ok this week, just catching up with friends and family so not always able to dip in.
Carole, Harryfiddler and any other chemo 5 starters this week I hope the se's are being kind
Lesley I'm glad the reduced dose worked for you too - it has made such a difference. Enjoy being spoiled by your OH, mine sent me flowers with the message 'nearly there ' - I think the message is for him as much as It's for me!!
Anadan, sorry to hear you're in pain. I was recommended 1 co-codamol (500mg) with 1 paracetamol (500mg), which I took about ever 6-8 hours until the pain subsided. Have you phoned your unit?
Wishing you an enjoyable weekend - sorry but I have to say GO ENGLAND as my 3 daughter's are ardent ENGLAND fans and will watch the game in their England tops shouting & cheering. My middle daughter's boyfriend is Welsh, so it will be quite interesting 🙄
Right, now to tackle the washing ....
09-02-2018 04:16 PM
Very jealous Carole - I will be watching on the telly!
I have a treble going ....... wins for Ireland, Wales and France will see me smiling on Sunday ..... I do like a bit of a flutter!
Off to the OHs now - he promised to spoil me .. and I know he will! 💕
09-02-2018 04:10 PM
09-02-2018 09:02 AM
hope everyone is ok? and not suffering too badly.
Don't think there is any danger of getting any wind or sun burn on the face today .... more likely to go rusty with all the rain... and it's going to be depressingly dark all day 🙁. I'm not impressed.
I've woken up with the now familiar furry lining in my mouth. And despite the reduction in dose I can feel my feet beginning to become much more sensitive to touch etc.
Also my pelvis is achying slightly - so a least I know the injections are working and my body is going on WB production with a vengance!
Snuggle up on the sofa today and keep cosy.
love to all
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