Thanks for posting in the December 2018 starters shri and whytefawn, and thanks for inviting us to ask any questions in the Oct 17 thread.
My chemo starts on Tuesday 11th Dec. Only found out last friday after 8 weeks of thinking only rads - so still getting my head around things. I'm having 6 lots of FEC. (Makes me think of Father Ted...I want to tell them all to FEC off!!) I have a few questions ...any insights/advice really appreciated...
Did anyone try fasting before and after chemo day and what was the result on side effects..were they better?
Did anyone have FEC and cold cap and how did it go?
Also I've read that some women on FEC-T have found that they lost their hair on the FEC and it started growing again on the T...does this mean FEC is worse for hair loss?? (as i already have thin, fine hair I'm panicking)
Did anyone try Manuka honey for mouth sores?
I'm very phobic of canulas. I'm having one for 1st chemo due to lack of time and I'm considering PICC for 2nd. Did anyone have a PICC fitted and have positive expereinces to share?
Aaargh...so scared!! Trying to be positive though. Its my birthday on 10th (now have a wig trying session booked ...whoopee!!). I have decided that on my next birthday I will be in New Zealand and I will raise a glass to the me in December 2018. I'm also going to do as Shri, Wytefawn and others have done and post in a new starters thread to offer support and advice. I can't wait to be that post chemo me!! xx
Hi lovely Oct '17 ladies,
I could do with a bit of hand holding and Helena's big knickers please! I've got a CT scan at 5.20 to check that the last bit of cancer has gone. I'm hoping so as I finished rads in June, so that's a long time to be left! My onc said she'd very surprised if there was any, but I'm still feeling anxious. (and hungry and desperate for a cuppa now as I've had to fast )
Hope you're all doing well xx
Lovely Oct ladies, hope you're all doing well and sending lots of love to you all. Think I need to buy a Christmas present to myself and get a decent phone and then I'll be able to join you all on our Whatsapps group xx
Buddyfan, Jencat, Mishy how're you all doing? Work at the moment is manic for me, but I'm managing. We're thinking about doing some renovations to our lounge as well recarpeting upstairs but it won't be done before Xmas now. Is everyone planning lovely things for the festive period? I know I am after missing out last year 😊
Hope youre all doing ok 🤗🤗❤️❤️😘😘
Shi, it most certainly does! Had lovely meet up with whytefawn and karana yesterday for afternoon tea 😋😋 It's good to see everyone looking so well 👏🏻👏🏻😊
Hi Chaffinch, can I ask what symptoms you has with the bladder syndrome. I'm experiencing issues since chemo and starting tamoxifen which oncologist believes is linked to low oestrogen levels. Hope all you October ladies are keeping well xx
It's a year ago today that I started chemo, that doesn't seem possible! I've still got some neuropathy in my fingers and toes and lack stamina, but otherwise I'm ok. I'm back at work now, but on a Phased Return, which has helped. I was worn out by playtime the first week!
Love to you all xx
love this poem, makes me think of all you lovely ladies and the bond we have 💕💕
@Sue C wrote:
This thread is for anyone who is about to start chemo next week.
Hopefully you can all help and support each other as you go through your treatment.
I had chemo last year, so I will try and help as much as possible. If you have any questions please ask and if I don't know, I can at least point you in the right direction of who to ask!