03-01-2019 06:57 PM
03-01-2019 11:11 AM
Did I say daily Pilates? What a load of rubbish! Defintiively not doing any today, as I had a bit of a rough evening and night. For the first time I actually felt sick last night and went to bed feeling very ropey. Had loads of hot flushes in the night, but still managed to get some sleep. Am feeling a bit wobbly this morning, so Pilates is off! Also noticed that some of my finger nails have started to go slightly yellow I really can't wait for all this bloddy chemo to be over...
Hope you all have a reasonable day.
02-01-2019 04:01 PM
Happy New Year everyone! We're all slowly reaching the end of this rather lousy road and 2019 should gradually turn into a much happier year for all of us.
We also had a nice, relatively quiet Christmas. Loads of food (I had to be weighed today, as it was chemo day - oh dear!), lots of chatting with family and too little movement, so pretty much just the usual
I have two EC sessions left, but as I have a 3-week gap between each, I won't finish chemo until 13 Feb. Then I get 6 weeks "off" before surgery and eventually radiotherapy. Should all be done by mid/late May. Roll on the summer!
Am feeling very dopey right now after chemo, but am trying not to go to sleep, as that tends to mess up my night. As for eye lashes, mine look like they might be trying to regrow, but I suppose the EC session today will stop that pretty quickly How lovely, Jacqs, that your hair is starting to regrow, even it's a bit flimsy. I'm sure it will take a bit of time for our hair to regain strength - maybe ask your hairdresser about shaving it again, or check the other treads to see if anyone has posted anything useful on this?
Aley, I really hope you're starting to feel a bit better.
MamaTony, good luck with the surgery - I'll be thinking of you. It will definitively be a good feeling to get rid of whatever is left of that blasted tumour. And you get a flat tummy as well - I'm jealous! My surgery will apparently be very minor, basically just scraping out dead cancer cells. No tummy tuck on offer so I am starting a new regime of daily Pilates to get that under control, or at least, that's the aim. Let's see whether I stick to this!
Lots of love to you all
01-01-2019 05:20 PM
Happy New Year to all you lovely ladies. I hope it finds us all on our way to better health and a positive & fresh new start.
We’ve had a very quiet and relaxing week recharging batteries. Now just waiting for my appointment for surgery to have my rejected implant re-done.
Mama Tony - like you there’s no signs of eyebrow or eyelash regrow. My hair however is starting to grow, although it’s more like white fluff! Not sure if best option would be to shave it off again & see if it comes through any thicker? Any suggestions welcome.
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20-12-2018 08:22 PM
20-12-2018 02:25 PM
WOOHOO! Last chemo session completed🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉
Although only just. Had bloods taken on Tue & they called yesterday to say neutrophils were low again ( as per last week) & asked if I was happy to postpone. I said no & asked if I could have them re-done today. After having them done, ward sister confessed she made a mistake yesterday & they had been fine all along. Anyway, was so happy 😁 did not complain.
I also got got the results to my BRACA testing last night. NEGATIVE! So despite the fact that I have a strong family history of bc, looks like i’m just unlucky. I need to do more research to find out if other members of the family could still have faulty genes though!
Bee & Millie - congratulations to you both too 🎉🎉🎉
Mama Tony - congratulations on your last chemo too 🎉🎉🎉. Sorry to hear your tumour growth has slowed. We’ll all be hoping & praying that it turns out to be scar tissue. Will be thinking of you on 16th Jan ❤️❤️
A Little Pixie - i’m so happy that you’re coping better with the weekly. 4 weeks will fly ❤️❤️
Kath - again you’ll be there in no time. For me, the weekly sessions seemed to go so quickly. Possibly because I didn’t have the more extreme SE’s that you get with 3 weekly FEC etc. ❤️❤️
Sending you all big hugs xxx
20-12-2018 02:00 PM
Thanks MamaTony, for your very encouraging words.It is so good to know that your daughter's operation was a success. How wonderful! We were all in a bit of a state that evening, but our lovely daughter is so sensible and determined - she is doing lots of research on the operation (with lots of warnings from me about internet scare stories!) and we have had a number of very calm and interesting chats. My husband compared it a bit to when I first got the news about the BC - the initial shock is overwheming, but after some sleep and more info, it is something we can deal with as a family, one day at a time.
Thanks to everyone else as well of course for your very kind words. They really help!
Sounds like we're all more or less getting through this week in a reasonable state. I'm still stuck with this awful taste - I'm SO fed up with it - but am hoping that it will clear by Christmas. I really don't want my Christmas lunch tasting of metal!Hot flushes are also a nuisance, totally! And I've got a grand total of 5 eye lashes left - why?
We're celebrating Christmas Eve with my parents (my dad is Danish, so Continental style) and then we're off to my in-laws on Christmas Day (great driving, absolutely no traffic ). No wifi and pretty lousy data connection in their house, so the kids might actually have to pick up a book or doing something other than fiddle with their phones!
Big hugs to everyone
20-12-2018 10:53 AM
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20-12-2018 09:13 AM
Hi all! Haven’t posted for awhile but just wanted to share TODAY IS MY LAST CHEMO!!!
I didn’t think this day would come! This site has been such a comfort thank you 😊.
For anyone that doesn’t know i had lumpectomy and 3 nodes removed, IDC, HER2+ (lovely injections to look forward to). Love to you all & keep strong 💪🏿 💕xx
20-12-2018 12:14 AM