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November 2017 Chemo Starters

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Nice one JC

 

Is that you finished then or do you go onto Rads?

 

I've just had a confirmation call re last pre chemo check and  last chemo - I still think it is bad that you have to chase these things!

 

xx

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Thanks Lesley I checked out link -- I shall have to look out for some.

Oncologist has agreed to keep me on 80% dose πŸ˜†, so as long as there's no phone call tomorrow I'll be good to go on Friday!! Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

They'll then see me in around 4 weeks to start me on hormone tablets

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Jc you read my mind on milking tiger ha!!! Good luck Lesley, just don't look the tiger in the eye I've heard they don't like that ha ha xxx
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Lesley - milk from tiger nuts? Interesting

Please let us know how you get on, I'm intrigued. I also trued almond and soya milk 😝 and couldn't get on with them. Good luck with your milking xx
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Wow Bythesea, that has leapt out from behind a hedge on you hasn't it??? 

 

We will all be here to hold your hand!

 

Were you at the LGFB session this week - should add to the Glam look - you go rock it hun!!

 

I'm trying to get healthy with all my messings about - I cook 99% of all meals from scratch but there's a lot of rubbish in breads and stuff so I want to try and go self sufficient???

 

I am also going to try making 'milk' from tiger nuts ..... I've tried almond and soya milk and I don't like it, so I thought I would give the tigers a go!

 

Have a lovely evening with your loved ones tonight - I will be saving my snuggling for the weekend!

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Good luck Jc x. Flowers and a night alone for you to pamper yourself. He must really love you. I'd get an m & s valentine meal with bubbles and chocks and spoil yourself tonight xxx
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And a happy Valentine's day from me πŸ’–

Am at the hospital waiting to see oncologist, will let you know later how I get on.

(I did get some yellow roses this morning but I think this is the highlight for me as OH is out tonight πŸ˜•)

Bythesea have a fab evening and you go glam girl, nice red lippy, the works πŸ’„πŸ‘ 

Enjoy you day everyone xx
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Happy Valentine ladies xxx.
I've got surgery on the 28th Feb argh!!! But no more chemo for me woo hoo!!!!!!!! For now anyway x
Lesley the bread peddler, good luck with next batch.
Out for dinner tonight and I'm going glam! Have saved my hair wash for today and now going to have to deal with pesky armpit hair pah! Was getting used to the super silky me :0(
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thanks anadan

I'm feeling much better today - bones are still aching but not as bad as yesterday.

 

I'm trying to make some ciabatta bread - yesterday's attempts were a disaster - Mr Hollywood had the wrong ingredient amounts on his website and today my food processor has stopped working.

 

Quick trip to John Lewis and I'll be attempting another batch today πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ .... I'll let you know how I get on!

 

xx

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Lesley , I'm sending big hugs your way πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
Have a cry, shout, rant, whatever you need, you have a big enough reason 😘😘😘😘😘😘 and it helps when you let go ; have you tried Headspace? I use it every day now, it's good; they have cancer, anxiety, and many other different packets when you pay x

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Thanks for all your lovely words .... given myself a talking to and I’m smiling again.

I think it’s hit my tonight that although chemo is nearly done it’s going to be the middle/end of may that I’m going to be free of appts and SEs .. still a way to go!

Sweet dreams everyone xx
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Hi

Yes I have some hair growth in armpit and a fuzzy covering on my head but grey not normal hair colour πŸ‘΄

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Lesley try not to fill up, I had some moments last week when they told me surgery might be sooner as chemo plateaued. All it left me with was big red dry wrinkly eyes Not what one needed before course! No amount of tips can disguise wrinkles!
I think I just wanted someone to tell me I was going to be ok. So Lesley your not going anywhere soon. We all love you and we don't need new wrinkles on top of everything else. So chin up and sherry down! xxx.
Sending lots of love and hugs to all November ladies xxxxx
Oh....... has anyone else got a sprouting of armpit hair?????? :0(
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I think this is an emotional time for us as the end of chemo is in sight and most of you still have a journey to go on. That's why we will still need each other as we continue on our separate journies.

I've been more crabby than emotional this week. I did have my pancakes earlier followed by a nice relaxing bubble πŸ›€ready to see onc tomorrow, which will hopefully be good for us all.

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Keep up with your meds anadan and you’ll be on the home straight.

I’m having a bad night, keep filling up for no reason - really don’t know what’s sparked it off.

Early night and a fresh day ...... hopefully I’ll be back on form tomorrow

Xx
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Bythesea, I have two more, one tomorrow, the last one on Friday. I had a break today, and I’m scared now this horrible pain will come back 😱

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No Anadan please don't bathe like Whitney!!! no matter how painful it is xxx. How many days of injections are left???
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I had to cancel my LGFB because I had an infection Smiley Sad I’ve moved it to April, after chemo, to make sure I can make it : and now there’s something to look forward to xx

 

I’ve noticed we’re living a celebrity life πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚: 

- shave like Sinead O’Connor / Carla Delavigne

- shine like Kojak

- bathe like W Houston

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Ooooft I go away on LGFB course and now there's loads to catch up on!
I would love a meet up for bubbles but don't think I'll make it so another time sounds super x. I'm waiting to hear tomorrow if surgery will be on 28th Feb argh!!!!! Might need to wait till scars settle before bringing them to London and flashing them off :0)
Anadan sorry to hear your still sore but the cocaine option I think will defo help, maybe not in the bath of Epsom salts tho! Look what happened to Whitney!!!!
Lesley sorry your also sore :0( No need to turn up naked to LGFB they give you the bag then you go through it starting with the cleanser to take everything off.
I would recommend it to all ladies. It did what it said on the tin xxx
Off to attempt pancakes now!
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Just had a lovely lunch with friends, perking me up to see oncologist tomorrow and 🀞 last chemo on Friday.

I didn't have pancakes as I'm saving them for tonight πŸ˜‹πŸ₯ž

Lesley, sorry your aches and pains have lasted all day. Have you taken anything for them or had a hot bath - hopefully they'll ease later. If your temp is still high maybe phone your unit.πŸ€’πŸ˜Ÿ

Anadan I had terrible pains on my last FEC , particularly in jaw & cheek area, along with a sore mouth. They gave me a selection of mouthwashes to use along with regular paracetamol & cocodimol. I hope it eases for you soon. I used to put a hot water bottle or microwavable hottie under my cheek. πŸ˜“

Take care all

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AnnaKarenina - it's sort of good you can't make it - gives us an excuse to do it again! 😍

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you are all putting me to shame with your pancakes - we are having ours on Friday when me and the OH get together with syprup and ice cream!

 

Are we allowed to give up Chemo for Lent??

 

Otter - if I were you, I'd have a nice hot bath and use the lemons meant for your pancakes in a hot toddy instead - plenty of whisky!  Should go down a treat with the cocaine!  You wild child you!

 

My pelvis crush has continued thru the day and my temp is all over the place ... and I thought I was doing so well!

 

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Hello everyone,

 

First, a huge and gentle hug for Anadan. I am so sorry that you're in such pain. It is just the most tiring, wearing and difficult symptom. I wish you a more peaceful time whether it be morphine (or cocaine!) induced, so you can get some rest and respite from feeling wretched. When is your next chemo? 

 

I am thrilled that there is the possibility of a get together, but less thrilled than I can't make it. Unfortunately it is three days before chemo number 8 (assuming I stay on schedule) which is also my last one, so I probably ought not to be out counting my chemo chickens before they have hatched and I have completed the course. I also have a longstanding commitment to speak at a conference at City Hall so will be across and down the river waving to you Prosecco peeps and wishing I could join you. Another time I hope.

 

Like Otter, I've been at the hospital this morning and got the all clear for chemo number 6 on Thursday. Paclitaxel part 2 is on. Also like Otter, I am using codeine a bit, but not cocaine! Who else is scheduled for this week? I am also booked in for my pre-surgery consultation at the beginning of March which has made the next step v. real. 

 

I've heard only brilliant things about Moving Forward courses and definitely intend to do one when I am finally in a position to move forward or move anywhere after surgery and radiotherapy. I think (know) I will find anxiety and worry about recurrence a challenge so I will take whatever I can get in terms of help/support.

 

I met someone last week who had BC five years ago and she told me that she is still in touch with several of the women she met via her monthly chemotherapy thread. She was thrilled to know that the threads continue and are as helpful/supportive/fun/encouraging as she found them. 

 

Off to make my batter and ruin my floor/ceiling soon. Toodlepip. xx

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Hi πŸ™ƒπŸ˜Š

 

Chemo brain I'm sure I wrote codine but cocaine might work better πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

 

Hospital appointment went ok got go ahead for Thursday oncologist was thinking of not going ahead at all as I've been getting increased neuropathy but decided es it could be linked to my fibromyalgia not the chemo that we would go ahead. As I don't want to have gone through all this an not finish otherwise l would always be wondering if I might get it back somewhere else

 

They are doing a Moving forward course here in October so I've been booked on by my BCN as its run at the hospital

 

Not sure if I will do pancakes today will see how I feel later as got soaking wet on way back from hospital so feeling very cold and achy

 

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Did I get the names right....? It wasn't Bythesea asking about a mastectomy, was it? I'm sorry, ladies 😟 chemo brain πŸ˜‚
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It's all good advice and links xx thank you JC and Lesley 😘

Cocaine πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that's even better than morphine Otter πŸ˜‰ I feel drowsy and very tired, exhausted actually, but MF is working πŸ‘ I'm here, that's a good sign x Lesley, I don't think they wanted to experiment with the middle range drugs with me 😱 even my jaw and cheek bones were hurting 😱

Yes, ladies, hot baths with Epsom salts for less ridiculous pains than mine really work. But it has to be hot xx

Bythesea, I have a mastectomy booked in for mid May, after chemo, AnnaKarenina too; we'll still be together here for each other 😘😘😘

I managed a short walk in the rain today x
Stay warm and strong πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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Thank you Lesley - I just checked out their website too. I guess you could always call them.

She also spoke about their someone like me, where you can phone or email and they will put you in touch with someone just like you. OH's, friends and family can use this service too.

We were given a copy of their Vita magazine & there is an article about hormone therapy and one on stress free travel tips which I shall read later.
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Cocaine !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I think I may need that sometimes.

I hope you are all coping with the aches and pains I feel so lucky that I can manage mine on paracetamol and ibuprofen it must be so awful. Big hugs to all πŸ’•πŸ’•. I wish I could do something to help. Positive vibes being sent too.

Happy wet Tuesday. Need to pop out for lemons for pancakes x

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We will need to keep an eye on Otter during lunch, if she keeps nipping to the loo we know why!!!!

 

Pains are manageable, I'm getting off easy.  And as you say, at least it means that the injections are working!

 

The moving forward courses sound good - how do they normally promote them?  

 

I do worry about ladies who don't know about half of the things that are around and forums like this to get you thru it all!

 

xx

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Otter - are you on cocaine??

Sorry to hear about your pains Lesley - I was advised by my unit to take paracetamol/cocodimol at regular intervals not just a one off. At least the pains show us the injections are working. How about a warm Epsom salt bath?

Last night I went to a local support group who had a speaker in from breast cancer care. She was promoting the moving forward courses. They're free and are held locally and run for 4 weeks. If you're 45 and under you can go on a free 2 day residential course . They cover a lot of topics from lymphoedema, menopausal symptoms, dispelling cancer myths to complementary therapies, relationships and activity and energy.
May be worth checking to see when the courses are run in your local area.

Good luck for today Otter and fmb 🀞

Happy Shrove Tuesday and enjoy your pancakes πŸ₯ž xx

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Hi 

 

Yes wet and windy here πŸŒ§πŸŒ§πŸƒπŸƒπŸ’¨πŸ’¨

 

Hope you pain eases soon Lesley I must admit Ive been having to take the maximum amount of cocaine I can to get through the injections

just going to get ready for a fun morning waiting around at hospital as never run on time

 

Hope you all have a good day snuggle up on sofa if you can

 

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Morning all

 

my last injection last night - thank goodness... but was woken up this morning by some seriously strong pelvis pain.  Nothing like what Anadan is dealing with, but prompted a couple of paracetamols .... which means its bad!

 

Sending everyone hugs this blowy, cold morning 

 

xx

 

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Hey Anadan, big hugs from Australia. Thank goodness they're looking after you. You'll get through this. Take the drugs, sleep, and swear a lot. 

 

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Anadan

 

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Take care and make sure you get plenty of rest

 

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Opps...meant Anadan 😁
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Take lots of care Anadin x
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Sorry to hear your struggle Anadan. Take care xx

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Anadan sending big hugs too, take care πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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oh anadan ......... sending hugs

 

from ibruprofen to morphine.... your unit need to work the middle ground a bit.

 

keep your fluids up and make sure you have people around you to look after you 

 

 

xxx

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... clicked post by accident ...

So morphine and the remaining injections every other day.

Hope to get some sleep tonight xx
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Hi Ladies xx just to wish you luck for no 6! ⭐

I'm sorry I haven't read all the posts, I'll catch up later x just wanted to tell you, I'm struggling Smiley Sad on morphine at the moment,
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Also got mine cream from Amazon makes feet nice and soft as I cover them then put cotton socks on 

 

12th should be ok for me too 🍸

 

Been signed off for another 3 months as doctor thinks I will need time to recover after trestreat finishes but might have to go back before then as I will hit half pay at end of March so will depend if we can manage.

 

 

 

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Thank you all very much xx

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Yes mine from Amazon too with 10% urea
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I've been slathering on the udder cream too - got mine on Amazon - it definitely helps, but I can tell when I forget!

 

Good to see you onboard for the Prosecco fuelled meet up Carole!

 

 

xx

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I bought some from Amazon - with extra urea
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Hi Elora,

I'm from the Oct thread. Where do you buy the udder cream for your feet please? x