I hope you're feeling a bit better today. I had to have a nap yesterday afternoon but it worked. We just have to listen to our bodies and if they say rest, then rest it is.
I'm having a bit of a wobble today so hubby's working from home just to be there for me.
Kateday, keep sipping the water. I'm on Akynzeo too with dexamethasone, but both of these I have to take one hour before chemo. I've got domperidone as anti-sickness pills but I've not had to use them yet so couldn't tell you if they're any good. I've still got taste buds so far, but I'm only on day 5.
I'm waiting for the district nurse to come today and stressing about that, what if they don't turn up etc.
Thinking of you all and hoping you all have a positive day, big hugs 🤗
💜 Fiona xxx
Well done on having your 1st chemo... Hope you continue to feel well! One down... 💗💪🏼 xx
Lou45... How brave were you getting your head shaved!! I'm proud of you!
(I'm still deliberating!! Or maybe I'm just a wimp!! 😋) 💗💪🏼 x
💜 Fiona... So pleased you managed to have a walk out! It feels nice to get out into the fresh air doesn't it! 💗💪🏼 x
ElliesMum... Hope you feel okay when it gets to Friday! Will be thinking about you! 💗💪🏼 x
I haven't done anything... I've been so weary and lifeless and off balance... I even went to bed for an hour! 😴😴
Hope everyone is okay! 💗💪🏼💗💪🏼💗💪🏼💗💪🏼 xx
Well done Lou, I'm pleased to hear the shave went well 💇
Kateday, I agree with the ginger biscuits too!
Hubby and I went for an hour's walk this afternoon, now I'm starving 😜
🤗 💜 Fiona xxx
Kateday, be strong 💪 I hope you're coping 💐
I feel the same, as my first session was last Friday so these lovely ladies this month are at least two weeks ahead of me. We'll all get there though.
Have you got sea sickness bands? They've certainly helped me and I've not needed to take the antisickness pills. And water, just keep drinking the water.
Take care 🤗
💜 Fiona xxx
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?