I feel surprisingly well and I'm shocked by that to say the least. I haven't really had any nasty side effects, just slight nausea and headache for a couple of days. I've not needed to take the anti-sickness pills, I just make sure I drink at least 4 pints of water a day. I drank that much while I was receiving the chemo, I think it may have helped. I do seem to have a slight tingle in my fingers on my left hand today and my scalp feels a bit weird too, so maybe the FEC is working. I was beginning to think they'd given me fake stuff as I wasn't suffering much 😜 . I should start on the injections tomorrow, when the district nurse turns up, I don't want to do that bit!
I'm not looking forward to the hair loss bit, just like the rest of you. I hope it's quick. My hubby has agreed to shave it for me once it starts coming out. I don't think I could face going to my hairdresser 😢 It's going to be traumatic enough as it is.
It's a beautiful day outside, ladies, I hope you're all going to take advantage of it. I'm hoping to go for a walk later when hubby's home.
Stay 💪💪 and safe. Big hugs 🤗
💜 Fiona xxx
ElliesMum, be brave, you can do this. And we're all here to support you 👭 You've done the first one and got through it, so well done to you. 🏅Each cycle we go through is one step closer to the end and being well again.
I don't think my lump Humphrey is too pleased about his FEC treatment, he feels a bit tender today and I'm only on day 4 of cycle 1. I can only hope that FEC is doing its job 😉
Today's the first day on my own, as hubby's gone to work, although he says he'll only do a half day. I don't want to waste the day so have got a list of jobs to work through (or not depending on how I feel 😜). Does everyone else get tired quickly? I'm in bed by 9 every night, having already fallen asleep on the sofa 😀
Take care lovely ladies, stay safe and warm 🤗
💜 Fiona xxx
pinklilly hope you are okay and feeling better today,
hope all the lovely ladies are doing okay and feeling fine,
i have a bit of a dilema my hair is coming out quite alot now i was wandering if anyone else losing hair is experiencing the same sensation as i am its like a prickly feeling and tender to touch it is also tender when i lie down, i am thinking about braving the shave just to get it over with ,
any suggestions or advice ?
thanks in advance ,
Lou45, wobbles are normal but we are weebles and weebles wobble but they don't fall down! I took my afternoon steroids no later than 3pm otherwise there was no chance of sleeping. xx
I'm surprised at how well I feel to be honest. No sickness, just very slight nausea but I'm wearing my sea sickness bands and it seems to be helping, not had to resort to the anti-sickness pills yet. I do have a headache which started on the C input yesterday. But it's better than it was yesterday and I've not resorted to painkillers, just drinking loads. The only thing is I have a flushed face, but temperature is fine.
I didnt sleep very well because I was expecting to be ill! So I'm still tired but managing to do housework etc.
How are you after No 2? I do hope you're ok 💪💪
Take care all of you and keep fighting, you lovely ladies.
💜 Fiona xxx
Shi, you're bonkers! I'm just DJ'ing in for any late joiners who may have missed my blog earlier in the month http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com it's full of tips we collected along our chemo journey which you may find useful. I'll leave you with a little late night luuuurve "Caravan of Love" by the Housemartins - that was our chemo song in the May 2017 starters. xxxx
Wow ladies you are doing well, the hair/wig issue is a biggie at first but once its gone you do get used to it, go with whatever you feel is right, wigs arent for everyone, mine looked lovely but i still hated having to wear it. Now its getting colder out there will be lovely snuggly hats to wear. Somebody mentioned what to do about eyebrows and lashes? I didnt lose mine until chemo 5 out of 6 but if you can book yourselves on to the Looking Good Feeling better course, its free and you get shown how to draw in eyebrows etc and you get lots of lovely freebies.. its a really good pamper for you and a few hours away from this nightmare!
Keep ticking off the days,,
Ladies if you struggle with continued sickness please speak to chemo or help line there are other sickness pills to try, dont suffer in silence, also have you tried anti sickness travel bands?
Morning everyone, just wanted to say that I too have found the whole wig thing really traumatic. The wig provider at my hospital had the most awful selection with nothing in a mid length. I completely freak out at my first appointment.
Friends then recommend a local business and I went to see them, what a difference, massive of choice and in fact the first one I tried on I ended up buying. They even had a hairdresser on site who then cut it properly to my style. Back to the hospital to have another go. I realised just how terrible the NHS ones were compared to private. I ended up getting a completely different style to my own on the basis it didn’t make me look like a witch, instead it is more bagpuss! I really feel for those who have no option but to take the free one.
The only positive to come from the day was meeting everyone at the Maggie’s centre. They grabbed me as I came out of the fitting, sat me down with a cup of tea and were really really lovely to me. I just felt so much better after my chat with them. Goodness, this journey is hard isn’t it!
Good luck to to everyone who is having chemo today,
Hi 💜Fiona... Good luck for tomorrow, will be thinking of you x 💗💪🏼
Hi ElliesMum... Thank you for thinking of me x 💗💪🏼
Hi MurphyC... Yes, I ended up in hospital too! My hair is starting to fall out, it's been okay until the last couple of days but my scalp has gone tender and I seem to be losing more when I wash it! I haven't been brave enough to shave it off as yet! I went for a wig today and when I got home I was so upset it I actually cried! Can't actually get my head around me getting a wig!!
Any way...sorry, I'm waffling... Good luck for tomorrow! 💗💪🏼
It’s been an interesting first cycle - felt great, then in hospital with high temperature, hair has all fallen out and started to feel OK again...like a number of you, cycle 2 tomorrow!!!
Good luck everyone with your treatment, hope it goes well. xxx