30-10-2017 03:32 PM
Hello everyone, I am sorry to intrude, but I found out today that I am joining the chemo club. I won't start until next week, but I think I might just count as an October joiner by virtue of hearing today! The plan is for a 20 week cycle of 8 (every 3 weeks and then every 2 weeks) beginning next Wednesday. I knew it was likely, so it isn't a shock and I am pleased to have a bit of a plan.
After chemo, I will have a mastectomy followed by radiotherapy with good old Tamoxifen thrown in for good measure. Whilst I know it will be a long haul, I feel better for knowing that the bone and CT scans were clear and that I have some clarity.
I know everyone is different, but I would really love to hear your top tips for managing chemotherapy. I have been advised to get a thermometer and hand sanitiser, but other than that, I don't imagine there is much else I need in the house? I know I will be slap bang in the middle of chemotherapy when it is Christmas. Apart from delegating to my (adult) children and husband, is there anything I can do now that might make it a bit easier?
Thank you to everyone who has supported me this far. I have begun to read and explore this part of the forum (I had previously mostly hung around the 'recently diagnosed' section) and am finding my way slowly. I hope you don't mind me joining in over the coming months. It is so uplifting to know there is a community of us going through this strange, unplanned and unwelcome journey. xx
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30-10-2017 02:06 PM
Think we all seem to be having a bit of a down day today!! Everything OH has done I’ve moaned at as he’s done it wrong!! Went shopping on my own coz think I may have killed him!! He won’t let me start sandwiches as saying him and dad can sort it....cld be hilarious!!
Still got got a bit of a sore throat but no temperature, but keeping an eye on it....if it doesn’t clear up will ring the nurses!!
It it doesn’t do any of us any harm to get angry, cry, shout or scream, at the end of the day it’s all a bit lousy and we don’t deserve it!!
Heres some sparkles to get to get us back in positive mode, 🌟🌟✨✨🌟🌟✨✨🌟🌟✨✨
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