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Re: November 2017 Chemo Starters

Well done AnnaKarenina, kneading bread is very therapeutic!  Glad everyone liked it.

 

And one day of feeling pooh isn't too bad.  As you say, much better than the (F)EC side of things.  And good you have a measure of it, given that you are now every 2 weeks - at least you can plan.  And those around you know what to expect as well.

 

You get sucked into the Olympics all you want .... you have a great excuse!!

 

xx

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Ooh Lesley, final flush! I love it. I am much less fond of the news that your poor skin is wrecked but hope that when they remove the PICC line SOON, all will heal well. Super impressed by the creation of milk from tiger nuts. Amazing. Inspired by you, I made some (very simple) wholemeal bread yesterday which went down a storm in these parts. I was in Paclitaxel pain land and there was something quite therapeutic about creating something good whilst beating up a piece of dough. 

 

How is everyone else today? Elorac, Otter, Bythesea, Anadan, Harryfiddler and the gang?

 

I think I can say with some confidence that I now know the Paclitaxel cycle: sense of security on day 1 with not many problems, sense of apprehension with creeping pain and changed sensation on day 2, sense of self-pity on day 3 as I grapple with horrid pain, weird sensations in feet/hands and shedding skin, sense of cautious hope on day 4 as it all begins to settle down a bit. I am day 4 now, but yesterday was miserable.

 

Still, it remains lots better than EC SEs, especially as there is no nausea and the bleurgh seems to last less time than the bleurgh of post-EC cycles.  

 

Must now go and do some work. Must. not. get. sucked. into. vortext. of. watching. Winter. Olympics. Must. not. xx

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Morning all

 

hope everyone is ok - just been for my final flush!!  Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

 

The skin on my arm is a right mess - I've developed an allergy to ALL the different types of dressings they use ..... but only a week to go and then it wont be an issue!

 

I've made my first batch of tiger nut milk ...... and it's ok!   I didn't put in the sugar that they included in the recipe and I think its still sweet enough.

 

You have to soak the nuts, with an optional cinnamon stick, over night.  Then just whizz them up with water and strain.  You're left with a load of pulp which you can use to make cakes with or dry out for a nut like sprinkle topping.   

The tiger nuts are not actually nuts but tubers - so good for anyone with a nut allergy.

 

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Happy Monday everyone and goodluck for anyone having their 🍸 this week 🎢

 

xx

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Hi Chaffinch...I had my first herceptin injection on Thursday so will have a look to join in there. Haven’t felt great. Hope you are ok xx
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Glad to hear that some of you November ladies are ringing bells 🎉🔔. Finishing chemo feels so great. After initial side effects were over I felt like running around shouting and laughing like a mad woman. Felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders 😊.
Is anyone in this group having Herceptin as part of their treatment? I’m trying to set up a group in the Targeted therapy section for help and support. It is called February Herceptin starters? I had my first injection on Friday and so far so good.
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Hi all

 

How are you bell ringing ladies doing? Hope you are all keeping well and SEs are at a minimum

 

I've had a lovely weekend .... and it's not over yet!

 

Enjoy the sunshine if you have it.

 

love and hugs to all

xxx

 

 

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🎉🎉🎉 well done JC 🎉🎉🎉
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Well done JC, another across the line!!

Beautiful morning here, enjoy the sunshine and build up those blood levels ready for next weeks 🍸🍸
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Thank you Lesley Smiley Happy

I'm definitely going to have a go at the bread once I've finished chemo-apart from it being healthier, I reckon all the kneading will be theraputic! My girls might not be so enthusastic though, I'm not usually great at cooking! xx

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Hi JC

 

🛎🛎🛎🛎🎉🎉🎉🎉🔔🔔🔔🔔

 

Well done now relax 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

 

My job was117 so plenty of protein and spinach for me too

 

Hope you all have a sunny 🌞🌞🌞 Saturday 

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🛎🛎🛎🎉🎉🎉well done Jc 😁😁😁💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🕺🕺🕺💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻enjoy the meal 😘😘that’s your first 🎢carriage in now isn’t it amazing Nov ladies, harryfiddler whats 30 degrees 😂🤣😂🤣😂 and like ok on the 😁😁side at least when you go for dip in pool or sea to cool off its ☀️☀️so your glorious weather does have its bonuses 💕💕✨✨shi xx
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Whoop whoop 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 and I have ringing that virtual bell loud & clear 🔔🔔🔔🔔♪♫🎶🎵

I'm done & on my out for celebratory meal with OH whilst my girls party celebrating older daughter's birthday. Just making the most of this time before se's luck in!!

My hb levels are still low, 94, but they said not to worry as It's my last chemo but to keep up protein levels.

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What did this Friday bring? A swim in the ocean! Now, I'm a strictly English style swimmer -- breast stroke, head above water, ideally wearing a flowery bathing cap -- but some of my Aussie girlfriends dragged me off to Curl Curl Beach for a very quick dip. The big problem here is that it is *so* sunny that I've got to be really careful about exposing my skin to too much sun. Yes, OK, it's a nice problem to have! Although I have looked enviously at your cool temps on those days when it's 30 degrees and the hot flushes come to play. 

 

Still battling swollen and bleeding sinuses - has anyone else had this delightful SE? However, I think I've dodged the finger tingling bullet, for which I am very grateful, and the aches and pains are all gone. So now it's time for a week of relative normality before LAST ONE. 

 

I also saw a psychologist specialising in breast cancer ladies this week. I don't think we have a 'moving on' program here but I was very impressed with how across it she was -- that big mush of relief and fear and what-happens-next. Felt good to know that there's guidance available through the next bit of the maze.

 

I'm parcelling up some rays of sunshine and sending them your way,

 

Harryfiddler xx

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Well done on the 2lbs Lesley.
I'm going to try and put 2lbs on 🍮🍰🍩 😂
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Re: November 2017 Chemo Starters

morning jencat - come and play with us!

 

I use a food processor to make the dough and then the rest is by hand, but with ciabatta its all about the proving - lots of time involved!

 

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I feel like Maria in the sound of music, I just want to go running thru the hills, singing at the top of my voice - such an inspiring day!

 

AnnaKarenina, you can't go far wrong with Mr Hollywood http://paulhollywood.com/home/recipes/bread/ he says which is for the novice etc ..... let me know how you go 👩🏻‍🍳

 

lost 2lbs this week 😍

 

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Hi Lesley, I wanted to add how nice your bread looked and although I'm not much of a cook, would like to have a try at making some myself once I've finished chemo. (I'm the only one from Oct not finished yet Smiley Sad)  Do you use a breadmaking machine or do it all by hand? xx 

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Good luck JC ring that virtual bell 🔔🔔💕💕

Beautiful day here so off for a walk in the Great Park. Been good all week eating healthy food and no weight has shifted 🙁 so it has to be done, cake and coffee after the walk as it makes no odds 😄

Have a lovely Friday everyone, hope SE ease and the sun shines for you all xx
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Oooh, JC and Otter - what a stage to reach! I am doing a happy dance for you both. Just brilliant. Vicarious celebrations and marking of THE END of chemo are a brilliantly inspiring way to battle through the next few days of Paclitaxel-induced nonsense. 

 

Lesley, I have been inspired by your bread making combined with a piece on the radio that claimed that bread is one of the most processed products we tend to buy when it could/should be made with 3-4 simple ingredients. I am nowhere near ciabatta level, but what would you recommend to a novice as a source of easy recipes?

 

Anadan, how are you doing? I really hope the pain has settled a bit?

 

Elorac, Bythesea, Harryfiddler and friends: what does this sunny (although not as sunny and certainly not as warm as it is likely to be where HF is at the moment) Friday bring you? Only good things I hope.

 

Off to try to heated body wrap to see if it can nip the aches and pains in the bud (bone). xx

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🎵🎶It's the final countdown 🎶🎵

Beautiful but chilly day, 1st steroids down. It's my daughter's birthday so we're having a double celebratory brunch this morning.

I don't think there's a 🔔so it will be a virtual one!!!!
Thanks for your support xx