Had my first EC session today and am feeling ok. I was half expecting to be throwing up by now, as I spoke to a couple of lovely ladies on the ward last week, who were feeling dreadful after their first EC. I had a barrage of anti-nausea drugs this morning and have been given a large bag with more goddies for taking at home - so far they seem to be doing the trick, fingers crossed! I am feeling a bit more dopey than usual, but my kids would probably say that they can't notice any difference
It's my husband's birthday today, so will bake him a cake in a moment. Wasn't sure I'd be up to it, but am very relieved that I can go ahead. He was a little low last night - combination of getting older and the ongoing worry of my treatment. He is not one for letting on much if he's stressed or sad, tends to bottle things up a bit, and the last few months have of course not been easy. Hopefully a bit of yummy cake and presents will cheer him up.
Hope everyone is having a reasonable week.
Gaviscon is a complete waste of time. The only thing i’ve ever found to work on severe indigestion / acid reflux is Lanzaprozole. Maybe try your own GP & see if you can get them to prescribe something stronger like Lanzaprozol. It’s usually 1 tablet a day in morning & it works pretty quickly. Xx
Gaby it’s great to hear your genetic test was clear. Such a huge relief for your famiy ❤️
Lisa I was offered genetic testing as i’m Also TN & have strong family history of BC. My results not due till Christmas time. Re nails, have gone for nice Christmassy red varnish & just going to keep fingers crossed.
Treemad - have you tried ringing the chemo helpline. They are really good if you just want advice & you can chat through what SE’s your having. I’ve had quite lot indigestion - I think due to steroids but i’m On completely different chemo drugs to you so it’s hard to compare. I take Lanzaprosol on prescription which helps, but they say that if any 1 symptom is really bad, it’s best to get it checked out. Please don’t suffer in silence - it’s all hard enough as is. I rand 24 hr chemo helpline early hours one morning & the nurse was so lovely - she let me run through every single SE & then gave advice on how to deal with each one. Hope you get it sorted soon
Think i’m set for a late night all thanks to those pesky steroids this morning. Wide awake 😬😬😬
So relieved to hear your news Pulapula 🤗❤️
Just ticked another Session off the list. Now 2 is the magic number. I’ll be joining you Mama Tony & Lisa in finishing by end Dec.
I took my nail polish off last night & this is how my nails look. They’ve got horizontal stripes & tips are looking very brown. They’re still intact & not lifting so i’m hoping they survive another 2 sessions - Anyone else experienced this ? Xx
What a reilef this must be for you - brilliant news! Will you need to have any treatment for the cysts?
I was very interested in you comments about your tumour. I suspect that I will be in a similar position, as I am tripe negative and the tumour can no longer be felt. You don't seem to have been given a lot of time to make these major decitions, but I hope that you can get lots of support in this process from your oncologist and BCN. Do you have a Macmillian or Maggies Centre you could approach as well? They probably wouldn't give you specific advice, but perhaps they have someone who can talk the options through with you?
Enjoy your Xmas shopping!