Hi Ladies... Hope you're all doing okay 💗💪🏼 x
I had chemo 3 on Friday... I was doing relatively okay until Monday! I was so weary and slept a lot of the day... Made it until about 11 pm and then I started vomitting... By the morning I had a high temp and ridiculously unwell... I'm now in hospital! (Again!!🤒🤕) My neutrophils have gone very low and they've put me in a side room!! Hopefully the doc will let me out tomorrow! The doctor mentioned reducing the dose of my chemo as I've been unwell after all 3 cycles... To be honest, I think it would be easier if I didn't have any more!!!! 🤒🤕😂
Take care everyone x
What a relief, Mrs Fingers 😄 It's so good to knock the chemo sessions off the list, isn't it? Hope you're feeling okay.
Thanks Georgie, that nail balm looks the business 😉
Stay warm ladies and 💪💪
Georgie here from August, but I write more on the June thread. Long story short, but I finished chemo early because of severe side effects and in hospital 3 times.
Wanted to give you a tip about cold heads! It can be freeeeeeeezing cold can't it!
I have taken to wearing a hoodie to bed, and also around the house in the day...... the hoodie keeps my neck warm, as it's another part that gets really cold for me. Often wear a sleep hat as well. Hoodies are easier to pull on or take half way off, if you see what I mean? I am getting lots of hot flushes in the day and night (thank you chemo!!!......) and sometimes I just partially pull back my hood and it all cools down nicely. Then when I wake up in freeze mode again, I pull it over again and zip up the hoodie!
Also, can I recommend a nail-saving cream to all those going on to Docetaxol, aka T?
Its quite a new product, and expensive but worth every penny. It's called polybalm, and here's a link to the website with info. Polybalm.com - worth a try!
Warm (especially your heads!). Wishes,
Georgie Gee xx
Really interesting to read everyone’s updates, and see how we are all getting on, or not.
i have to say I completely sympathise with your dark thoughts Elliesmum as I suspect everyone of us has been there. I find myself awake at 2.00 in the morning and I can feel the depression creeping on me like a heavy invisible cloak. Dark thoughts doubting everything and making me feel it’s not worth going on. So unlike me! The wonderful thing about this forum is we CAN say what we want here and everyone just gets it. We are all in this together, aren’t we.
On to lighter things, would you all like an update on my bottom! Yes, I thought you would! Well, after several terrible days of what only can be described as extreme soreness and bleeding . Nothing would soothe it. I even started my antibiotics a day early as I was terrified I was going to get an infection. I rang my BCN for advice! She went to ask the oncologist who asked to see me at clinic the following day. I was also ask to try Sudocrem on the sore skin.
Meanwhile, my hands and face has suddenly gone bright red and are very hot! I am now imagining a skin infection.
At my appointment with the oncologist she examines my posterior (commenting it is an area she doesn’t get to see that often now a days) and then calls the senior nurse in to have a look as well!! They concluded that I have an extreme case of nappy rash and suggest keep going with the Sudocrem. They also thought the treatment I was prescribed by my doctor was indeed working slowly. I have to say the past few days have been much more comfortable.
i then showed her my hands and face. She took one look and asked if I had been out side for any length of time in the sunshine. When I confirmed I had, she said, well you got sun burn! She went on to explain how sensitive the skin is after chemo and that they warn all their summer patients of the need to take extra care. So she advised me to wear sun block on my hands and face if I am going out side! So ladies you have been warned!
I am am looking forward to my good week next week, its just a shame I have two hospital appointments on concurrent days. It seems impossible that they are able to schedule anything on the same day!
Hugs to all, bottoms up........
im still feeling remarkably well...just a bit spaced out and tired! I haven't done anything today...except make a butty for the dinner! 😂
Thankyou everyone for you everyone for thinking of me...means a lot to be honest! 💗💗💗💗
Elliesmum... Isn't it an awful thought to have! As Fiona says 'it's pretty tough on to be positive but we have to be...as difficult as it is...but I do know exactly what you mean!!
There has been many times I've just thought to myself...How the hell can this be happening!! I think I'm only just getting my head around it to be honest.... Who would ever have thought I would be "here" 14 very short weeks ago!!!! But, unfortunately it's happening... 😥
We have to be strong... We're all doing bloody marvelously! We're obviously made of good stuff!! 💗💪🏼
Stay strong everyone and Thankyou for all your support, have a good evening xxx
💜Fiona, hope you're feeling a bit better today... 🌻🌷
I felt okay yesterday thankyou, apart from being so tired and a bit off-balance and 'airy fairy"... I have 4 bags of chemo when I go so I'm just about full to the brim!! 😷🙄
I've been awake quite a lot of the night (flipping steroids!) so I probably won't do much today!
The nausea usually hits me on a Sunday tea-time..it has done on my first 2 sessions so I'm going to be ready for it this week! 💗💪
Hopefully you'll be well enough to get out and about a bit today... or failing that, there's always the option of slonking in bed until dinner time...keep your chin up 💜Fiona... another one down!! Stay strong! 💗💪
Hope all you other lovely October ladies are well! Keep smiling! x
Well done Kateday... 💪🏼✂️🎉 I bet your hair feels so much better... I actually love mine (I had a no.2) -I even said I might keep it quite short when it grows back...probably a bit longer than a no.2 tho! 😂✂️
💜Fiona, I have an appointment with the genetics clinic but mine isn't until December...I could have gone sooner but the appointment clashed with my oncologist appt so I rearranged it!
Hope you and Erica were okay at work!
Hope all you October ladies are doing well...
Keep smiling and stay strong! 💪🏼
I finally feel a bit more 'normal' at last Lou45 thanks... Just in time for chemo no.3 on Friday!!!!
Youll be fine tomorrow... Just think how easy your treatment and blood tests will be! 💪🏼💗