Hi Jencat, I did read on one of the threads that one of the ladies did have a bald spot on top but asked to wear a surgeons cap to protect her scalp and they let her, so it might be worth asking if they can use something like that.
I'm using a silk pillowcase i think it does help as I don't find much on my pillow.
Buddyfan, I was taking a vitamin D3 supplement after I got diagnosed but was told to stop during chemo. Only supplement they would allow me to take was an ordinary multivitamin and even then they weren't keen.
Sue, those pillowcases are slippy, must mean you have a nice silky head 🤣😂🤣😂
Thanks for letting me know about you and Dizzy, Meesh. I cold capped too, but noticed the last few days that hair seems to be coming out more-not clumps, but definitely more loose hair. Panicked a bit, but the leaflet about it said that shredding is normal. Hopefully got chemo tomorrow, but nurse said on Friday that until they put the conitioner on my hair they won't know if I can continue with the cap, depends on how much of my sculp can be seen. Fingers crossed I can have chemo and the cap tomorrow! xx
Thanks Shi, could probably shop on my own then now, think we'll both be relieved by that! Although maybe I won't tell him for another couple of weeks 😂
Jencat, both me and Dizzy are cold capping. I'm hoping they'll let me continue, I think they will as even though I have a bald spot no-one at work noticed until I told them.
Better go feed the cat, she's been harassing me for half an hour and she's now trying to lick the pattern off her bowl 😂
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary Chaffinch! Hope you're enjoying your celebratory lunch xx
Dizzy, yes hang on in there with your hair do you have any bald patches yet or has it just thinned all over. My bald patch seems to have decreased over the week (although I know it hasn't) as my hair seems to stand more on end each day. Will wash it tomorrow so will be back to sporting a bald patch, hope the hair loss isn't too bad tomorrow, it does seem to have stopped coming out in handfuls now. I know what you mean about it being drafty without the usual mop of hair keeping head warm, can only imagine how cold you baldy ladies are feeling without any hair at all 😱
question for those ladies who've already had surgery, how long is it til we can lift heavier things? I'm thinking shopping bags. My OH is still accompanying me on the weekly shop which, bless him, he does but absolutely hates but does as a sign of his love and devotion (apparently, according to him)! I think it was on the list in my literature along with not shaving pits and other things, but I'm not sure if it's a never to do again thing or just not while recovering.
looks like it's brightening up here again, me and the cat are sat cuddled up on the sofa with the fire 🔥 going. 😊
Ha ha Sue, that's why I'm in with the driver! Need to make sure we don't lose anyone or leave them behind! 😂
Mishy, hopefully you won't be bald for too much longer! Silverlady who finished in July said her eyebrows were back within 6 weeks, eyelashes 8 weeks and her hair now looked like a tight granny perm! 😂🤣😂🤣
Buddyfan, I'm not doing t just fec all the way through but I've been using my homemade curl cream (coconut oil, shea butter and aloe Vera) on my hands and nails and that is a bit like oiling them. My nails already had some ridges so I can't really tell if they're any different, they seem to be growing like mad though which is surprising.
Yes, Chaffinch happy silver anniversary hope you have a good day and lovely meal! 😀
My eyebrows and eyelashes are still all there. How's everyone's hair elsewhere? My ladytuft has thinned considerably but not fully gone yet, neither has armpit hair again it has thinned but is still there. Legs? Well think maybe we should forget asking about them as they are still there in full effect and hairy, really need to find my lady shave 🤔
Who's hoping to be on the 🚂 this week? I think it's going to be a full train this week as there were already quite a few of us and hopefully Cassie and Jencat will be joining us too! I'm up Tuesday and I know Chaffinch and Karen are after me on Wednesday, Shi are you Thursday? Who else is Thursday I am sure there was someone else? Runnerbean are you Friday?
Its going to be a busy week for me making sure that 🚂👨🏻✈️keeps us on the quick straight track to the finish!
Dizzy good to hear you had a good day even if you didn't feel great.
Dizzy, Karen, with regards to dizziness it's the one thing I've been struggling with this cycle. I called the number last week but they said that dizziness is an SE of fec but it may be worth you calling them. I actually feel better today just in time for cycle 3 🤞🏻
I have liver and bacon today for dinner, it seemed to work last round for my blood work tomorrow so I'm going with it again and hoping for the best!
miserable day out there now, hoping OH will agree to light the fire early today 😰😰😰
I noticed this morning my eyebrows are thinning...I’m gutted was hoping they wanted to stay with me!!
just got back from dropping YS off and feeling really sick and dizzy again...I normally feel fine at this time during the cycle so not sure what’s going on...now panicking about going out for lunch!!
had a bit of a lie in this morning and gave then been doing my jobs to get them out of way.
Chaffinch, yes I do think overweight has bearing on er+ I had also changed my diet over the last year to cut out sugar, processed foods but actually increased dairy intake and fat, veg and still managed to lose a stoneand a half. I've eaten more carbs this round and put 5 lb on 😬 My plan to eat what I wanted week 1 and then eat healthier weeks 2&3 went a bit out of the window with the fig rolls and choccie biscuits I ate! Plan to be more healthy this cycle if I can with healthy snacks and nit as much sugar!
Karen, enjoy your lunch with your friends it must be difficult to know what to do re:headwear but go with what feels comfortable to you.
Ruth, enjoy your girls movie afternoon!
Sue, enjoy your walk around the shops, I'm going off fir weekly Tesco shop in a bit.
its sunny here too at the moment might go out for a walk on the beach and an ice cream later (make most of sugar while I can)!
Hope everyone else is ok and gave a good day ladies!
Morning ladies, it’s bright and sunny here in Norwich, I slept ok and feeling more my normal self!
Were out for lunch today with some lovely friends, were invited on Friday but I had to decline as we don’t get staff in until 3pm, then friend asked another member of our staff if she wld come in for a couple of hours and he would pay her so we could go!! Delema of the day is what to wear on my head! It’s quite a posh venue we’re going to so can’t really have a woolly hat on so think my wig may have to come out and play 😬 I’m just so self conscious with it on tho!
Said I’d take my youngest son to work this morning, although he doesn’t live in the pub with us he’s only down the road and struggles on a Sunday getting a bus as Sunday service is rubbish, my dad has been doing this for me since I’ve been having treatment but they have friends staying this weekend, just hope we don’t get stuck in any rememberance marches, may have to take a different route!
Have a fab time shopping Sue....Anyone else got any plans?