Don't go on Google, it's the information from hospital I've read.
I've got a number for someone at macmillan, i will phone them.
Anxiety takes over my mind & I become irrational even though I can see on here that it's doable on here by the amount of ladies who've done it.
I've got friends who've had chemo & are now getting on with their lives
It's all a waste of time & energy what I'm doing but I feel so obsessed by it all going wrong for me !
Don't know how to stop my mind, I'm going to go out for a walk I think.
Thanks for your replies. X
Thank you, not sure if speaking to BCN will help.
I might phone help line later.
Reading all side effects is daunting, oncologist said to make sure I read it all, blimey how does anyone agree to having it, it's mind boggling worrying.
Thinking about positives is in my mind for 2 mins then hours of chaos thinking all sorts, need some serious medication to calm me down.
Having a really bad day, cannot stop shaking, I'm becoming obessessed with the chemo treatment.
Feel traumatised by it all.
Need some help with this.
Haven't been able to concentrate on anything since appt yesterday.
Oncologist said to try at look at positives, suffer with anxiety/depression for years so thinking is warped already.
Hi - seen Oncologist today I'm having 3xEC and 3xTax starting 24th October......Also a Bisphosphonate as long as my dentist agrees. As I'm post menopausal.
Been scared stiff by the side effects & things that can go wrong some fatal....My goodness it's scary.
Got my appt for chemo tomorrow afternoon, it's not even for the treatment it's just to discuss things.
Feeling so anxious about what they going to tell me, feel jittery & so nervous.
Not coping very well I feel so overwhelmed by it all.
Goodness knows how I'm going to be when the treatment starts.....
Hi Mai7... Thankyou for your good wishes 💗 (I will get round to looking at your blog one of these days!) xx 💗
Hi Shi... You're right, I for one certainly feel 😳😳😳!!! (I'm not going, I've changed my mind!! 😂)
Thankyou for all your positive vibes and advice....
Where's the bungi chord???? I'll hold onto this end! 💪🏼💗💪🏼💗💪🏼💗💪🏼 xx 💗
Hi Helen.kenn...i had a heart scan a couple of weeks ago, I have a pre-assessment on Thursday, start chemo on Friday! I will be having 6 x TCH and Pertuzumab (if I've read that right on my paperwork!! 🙄)
Get hold of the bungi chord! 💪🏼💗
Hope everything goes well for you, would love to know how you're doing xx 💗
Love Ann x
Heart scan tomorrow and a meeting with the chemo team to find out how it will all works then start 3xEC and 3 Docetaxel on the 10th.
Wasn’t expecting chemo until my oncotype score came in at 37 so here I am
hello all, we’ll help each other through this !
Hello Ladies, I just wanted to wish you all well as it's now October and the start of your chemo. I had 8 rounds of FEC-T and finished a year ago. For anyone that hasn't seen my blog, here it is with lots of ideas for coping with side effects (you may not get as many as me though so don't worry!). http://lifeafterlola.com If you want to ask any questions about chemo to experienced matriarchs (lol) just post them on the earlier threads and others will be able to help (I'm on 'May 2017 starters' and we are a friendly bunch). xxxxxxx
Oh no!!! How disappointing for you...
Fingers and toes crossed for you and hope all goes well xx 💗💗
Thanks for reply.
I'm trying to trust the experts (getting better) it's my panic not the team, it gets the better of me.
GP hopefully going to give me something to try & calm me down.
Fears are overwhelming me.
I think it's more the not knowing than the actual reality I'm OK for a while then anxiety back ten fold...😯 xx
Thanks for reply.
I had CT scan before surgery will I still need one ?
I have invasive lobular with lymph glands involved, had lumpectomy & ANC.
Im actually terrified of any more tests & the Chemo itself, spending most of my time sitting traumatised by it all. x
Do you have any idea as to how they decide how many cycles of chemo you have as I've seen ladies have 3,4,6,8 - plus how do they decide between FEC & the other one T ?
Also at first Oncologist Appt do they give you any other tests or is it just a chat about treatment ?
Just by chance I have arranged on same morning of Oncologist Appt have hair cut short & have colour put on it, is it OK to have colour put on ? Or should I cancel the colour on it.
Sorry to ask so many questions but worried about everything & don't know anything...feel quite lost about it all.
Oh no, how frustrating for you! What do they "assess"? (If you don't mind me asking!)
I'm having my assessment on Thursday, I don't want my treatment delayed...I've phyched myself up for it now!
Hope everything goes well for you during your treatment
please keep in touch, it would be lovely to know how you're getting on xx
When I asked my oncologist when my treatment would start she said "a couple of weeks" but I pushed for it sooner... So hopefully you'll find out when you go on Wednesday!
The waiting is awful isn't it! It could tip you over the edge!
Thinking of you X
I will be starting my chemo on the 5th October!
Chemo every 3 weeks for 6 cycles -I'm not sure if this is the norm!
(I've changed me mind.... I don't want to go now!!!! 🙄🙄)
Best wishes to everyone xx
I've got appt with Oncologist Weds 3rd October, not sure how long from appt treatment will start but assuming it will be soon.
Obviously don't know which type or how many but extremely nervous of what's to come.
Have wrote down tips I've seen on here of what to take with me - had a shock when hospital phoned me today with appt.
I don't go back to see Consultant until 10th October !