Hopefully now that you're on day 11 you'll find that they're all good days from now on, the worst will be over for this cycle.
🍒 Bakewell xx
Ali is out of hospital. Hurrah!!! So hopefully she'll be joining us later. Welcome Ruth. So sorry you've had to join the club 😒
Definitely give the cold cap a whirl. It's pretty grim (it made me sick during the actual chemo sesh - pretty sure it was the cold cap as I had no other nausea at all post chemo and I had fairly excruciating brain freeze for quite a lot of the sesh) but touch wood, it's day 20 and still no sign of massive hair loss. I'll probably wake up bald as a coot tomorrow now!! Ha. Noticed a few stray strands on my coat today but not sure if it any was more than I'd be shedding normally. I'm washing and brushing my hair so infrequently that I'm not getting rid of loose strands as I usually would.
Chemo round 2 on Wednesday (bloods permitting), so it'll be interesting to see how the hair fares after that. Apparently it's the worst one for hair loss...
Cherry Bakewell xx
Runnerbean, sorry to hear you're not feeling too great, rest up and hopefully you'll start to feel better.
karana, I also started to feel weird when I went to Tesco yesterday! I called the nurse today about feeling anxious as I seem to wake up with it and it continues in the morning but seems to go by evening time. She said that was quite normal during the first round and wasn't concerned. She said I could take some of the lorazepam they prescribed me but I'm not going to do that as it's not really that bad and those pills are addictive. I was wondering whether the anxious feeling is a withdrawal from all the drugs last week.
Welcome Ruth!! I also have found this forum such help since starting chemo last Wed....although wish someone had told me not to eat Chinese last nite lol!! I'm gonna attempt a veg bake for tea and add extra spinach...I can't stand liver or Guinness so won't be opting for either of those I'm afraid!! Went to Tesco today and had to open a punnet of grapes before I got to checkout as started to feel very strange!!
I also agree that that's a lot of wee sue!!!
How are you doing Sam?
Hi Ruth, you might be surprised by the short hair. My hair had been past my shoulders for about 20 years and when I had it cut everyone loved it including me!
Good news about the liver, I'm not a huge fan but have eaten it fairly regularly over the last six months so will now add to the weekly diet.
Hope you are feeling better & home soon Ali.
Thanks for all your replies regarding my question, I have literally re read this whole October 2017 thread with a notepad making notes on what else to get in to eat, drink & occupy me whilst havng the chemo.
I've been for a wig fitting this mornng & hopefully getting that on Thuesday just before chemo starts
I am also toying with the idea of shaving off my hair before the chemo on Friday too, will see how I feel on Thursday.
Can I just ask about fingernails, what can I do to try & preserve them?
Chaffinch, you're so lucky! I'm back to cooking my own dinners, not doing too badly but I struggle with lunch. I used to have a huge chicken or salmon salad, which I do still fancy but can't be bothered to prepare!
SueW that is a lot of wee, bet you'll be glad to hand it over and be rid of it. Hope the results are ok.
Does anyone know if we can eat liver? Just thinking it might be good as that too is full of vitamins and iron.