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September 2018 Chemo Starters.

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Thank you Aley and Lisa T....woken up much perkier although haven’t actually got up yet!...my H has provided my tea! And the sun is out so feeling more positive already ☀️😎

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Sending big hugs Galligirl ... it really does feel never ending at times! Keep going ...we’ve got this and we will get there 💪🏻❤️

Night night Grumpy 🤪 tomorrow will be a better day ❤️ Xx
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Aww sorry it’s been a rubbish day Galligirl hopefully tomorrow will be better. I’ve been eating like a horse this cycle..I was rough a couple of days after FEC(2nd) but after 4/5 days I’ve been eating non-stop..and like you Pulapula lots of gas both ends! Your dilemma re:ROSCO trial is interesting. I was asked about going on it and was up for it but my ER and PR was too high. I liked the idea of going to surgery halfway through chemo to break it up..but I understand your dilemma. Let us know what you decide to do. Anyway off to find food 🐷🤣 Have a great weekend guys xx
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Been a rubbish day...think it must be my neutrophils low point. Had the same feelings last FEC just a day or so earlier....thought I had escaped them this time round. Hoping that, like last time, I come bouncing back the next day! 🙂. Feel like chemo is going on forever I had my first FEC at the beginning of August....then lost weeks because of infection and removal of implant, started chemo again end of September.....from the beginning again which I as happy about but my last T will be in January which seems a hell of a long way away....

Anyway Grumpy is gong to bed and looking forward to waking up with a clear head....and some energy! 😊

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To be honest Pulapula if you have T you might as well write Christmas off!! I think your timeline will be similar which ever you choose. You need to talk to your family about this and decide what works best for all of you. Whatever you decide will be the right decision for you. Xxxx
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Hi ladies. I had FEC3 yesterday and generally ok apart from hot flushes and lots of gas (both ends).

I’m having a debate with myself at the mo, and not sure what to do. I am on the ROSCO trial which means I should have 4 FEC, then a scan and my surgery, but then may need 2 or 4 T cycles afterwards and possibly radio. That would mean last FEC on 22 nov, and then surgery probably new year. Then if I need chemo again or radio that won’t be til I’ve recovered from surgery so might not be all over til April/May/June??

I can leave the trial at any stage, so I’m now wondering whether to leave and go onto the standard 3fec 3t. But that would mean that I’d be having chemo over xmas/new year rather than a break. But surgery would then be Feb and possibly radio after so it might be done a bit sooner?

I would feel bad leaving the trial (as research benefits future treatments) but need to think what’s best for me too. Any thoughts?
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Gaby that does sound like the Piriton. It sends some people to sleep, and they say you mustn’t drive. With regards your breathlessness, I had that too. It did eventually wear off, but it took me a long time to recover from T3. I had 3xFEC then 3xT.

Keep going ladies, you are doing brilliantly!!! Kx
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Thanks For the advice again Gaby.

i didn’t eat during the treatment yesterday cause I was too nervous waiting to see if I had any allergic reactions.  Funnily enough I felt a little spaced during the pre-meds which did include Piriton.  

As for forgetfullness, hell yes.  It’s a nightmare.  If I don’t write it down, things just go right out of my head.

not feeling too bad today.

 

wishing everyone a good weekend x

 

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Ahh I’m so forgetful too GabyF - pleased it’s just not me 😂 xx
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Hi Jacq,

I had some nausea on my second cycle of Carboplatin but have since made sure that I wear sicknesses wrist bands during and for three days after each treatment which seems to have helped. I was also told by my BCN that it's a good idea to snack while having the treatment to prevent nausea, so I go in to the ward armed with a bag of goodies, lots of fruit and veg, nuts, a sandwich, and lots to drink. However, this week something odd happened at the end of the treatment. I didn't feel sick, but I felt completely spaced out and this feeling lasted until I got home and had a rest, very weird. Maybe it was the Piriton? I'll mention it to the nurse next week I think, as it was a very unpleasant sensation. That's if I remember of course. I'm a bit forgetful at the moment and often can't even think of the right words, much to my 11 year old son's amusement, who just replies' chemo brain, mum!'. 😁

Hope you have a reasonable day.

Gx
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Hi everyone.  Hope you’re all keeping well & not suffering too much this week.

I changed to my new treatment plan today & spent 5 hours on the ward due to an allergic reaction to the Paclitaxel.  Had really bad hot flush to neck & chest, heart rate, temperature & blood pressure all spiked so they had to give me more antihistamines & then a break to see if it settled down.  I did manage to finish the treatment, then carried on with the Carboplatin without any further issues.  Got home at 7pm & now just feeling slightly anxious to see what SE play out with these new drugs.  

8 more treatments to go.

Gaby - have you suffered much with nausea on these drugs.  I found that the nausea after my last FEC treatment last3d almost 3 weeks.

 

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Hi Everyone.  Hope you are all keeping well & 

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Hi everyone,

 

I've been a bit quiet this last week due two my double-dose of Paclitaxel and carboplatin, which knocks me out a bit. Had a new SE this time - yipee! Bad dry cough and terrible breathlessness when doing anything other than sitting. I also struggle at night if lying flat, so have to have three pillows in various positions amd can't lie on my side, as this seems to restrict my breathing still further. I've had additional bloodtests and swaps to rule out any infection and gastric reflux; all were clear, so it's just something I might have to get used to Smiley Frustrated Hopefully it will wear off a little over the next week and I am also trying to find other ways of dealing with it. For a start my BCN told me to slow down! I still leave the house walking at some pace, only to find that after a few yards I am breathless, so yes, slowing down seems like a good plan! Went to the theatre last night and in order to control my cough I had 3 Jakeman's sucking sweets, which oddly eoungh seems to make quite a difference once I was back at home and in bed - better night. Has anyone else struggled with breathlessness and got any tips?

 

I've got an MRI scheduled for next week to check on progress. Am rather excited about this and hope that the news will be good. If the tumour shows signs of shrinking, they may consider lowering the last Carboplain dose, which would be lovely. Then I move on to EC.

 

I have stopped cold-capping, as my hair is falling out big time. Well, at least I tried. Actually, it's quite nice not having to spend an extra 2 hours on the chemo ward every Wedesnday, far less tiring. I don't bother wearing anything on my head at home, but am aquiring a selection of nice little beanies and scarves for going out and sleeping. I didn't want a wig, it's just not me. Also haven't braved the shave yet, as I still have just enough hair to get away with it. I have a hairdresser appointment in 10 days, so will see if there is anything left to cut by then, otherwise....

 

Hope everyone is having a reasonable week. Smiley Happy

 

Gx

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Thanks all thats awesome! I am also a hypercondriac now its a perhaps a good thing as a dear friends BC came back secondary after a few years after she didnt notice symptoms so I reckon its a good thing abeit I'm driving my onco and nurses crazy every time I have a round of chemo!

An update on the side effects which was like cold turkey they are going to give me painkillers specifically for this on next round and could have taken paracetamol and ibropufen instead of being paranoid about masking an infection! The nurse thinks I'm a prize pratt!!

If worried about the T advice is call out the side effects if they happen and day 5 and 6 feel much better so better than the FEC in terms of timescales, no sickness either so there are positives.....make sure theyve given you good mouthwash terrible mouth issues thanks for advice re VIT C I'm off to get some! XXXX🤗🤗🤗
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Thanks Lisa-T for the tip on using the voucher to put towards a wig - will definitely look into that! Smiley Happy

 

Bee - so sorry to hear you've had such a horrid time with the loss of your dad as well, sending massive hugs to you Heart  How are you doing now? xx With the food stuff, I'm just over 2nd cycle of FEC and I do find my taste changes about a week later.

 

Keeno - sorry to hear you've had a rough time on the T.  I know what you mean about constantly checking temp like a looney, I was doing the same due to having already been to hospital twice after each round of chemo.  The helpline nurse had to be really firm with me and reassure me that I was just panicking before I eventually started to feel ok lol.

 

I'm really anxious about changing to the T drugs as well, even though I still have one more FEC to go. I was freaking out at my breast care nurse last week and telling her "I can't do this, the anxiety over infection / paranoia over side effets is going to break me at this rate!" (though I can see the funny side of it now actually that I am much calmer, realising I am probably the medical professions' worst nightmare in terms of the hypochondria that seems to have come out of me). Smiley LOL

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Keeno paracetamol is fine, but you might want to ask your go for something stronger like codeine. Kx
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Hi all! Not posted for a while as was sailing through 2 FECs! Then had a local recurrance on my recon scary week checking hadnt gone elsewhere but scan came up good, anyway resulted in having to change to the T for my 3rd cycle, fully hyper on steroids then day 3 and 4 terrible crash never felt so bad every bone in my body aching, hot and cold sweats. Onco says will reduce steroids next time as too much for me. Must be driving chemo nurses mad worrying about infection!! I also keep checking temperature like a loony.😫 Hoping will be better next time......is it ok to take paracetamol for aching bones? Much love to all xxx😘😘😘
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Hi all! I haven’t posted for a while (think it was couple weeks after my first ec) im now halfway had 3rd round week and half ago. After the second i felt pretty rough day 4,5,6 nauseous, dizzy and blurred vision. Ive not been feeling to bad after the 3rd, armpit hairs have gone which is great!! Bottom eyelashes gone. I find i go off certain food and drinks for the first week then it goes back to normal?? I found my 3rd round pretty tough due to the fact i lost my dad the day before 😢 i was called at 2am go and see him and by 5.30 he was gone. I was by hes bedside. Then having to go to chemo the next day was horrendous, it took 5 attempts to put cannula aswell. It just really gets me that my dad went before he got the chance to see me get through chemo and hes last image of me is all hairless! He died from metastatic cancer of the liver. So when i was diagnosed it was a massive blow to the family as my dad was then receiving hes final rounds of chemo So emotional its been tough. 

Love & hugs bee 🐝 xx

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Hi Gillyflower,

You can put your NHS voucher (amount varies for different areas) towards the cost of a wig ... which is what I did (although I didn’t need to put much towards it - £5). I was really surprised by the quality of what I could get with the voucher so I would give it a try. Everyone is different tho and wigs aren’t for everyone ... some prefer scarves. It’s whatever you feel most comfortable with ❤️

I’m loving having my hair done with no effort every day ... saves loads of time 😊

Big hugs ❤️ Lisa xx
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Thanks ktk - that’s good hear that you managed ok on Ts 😘 Can’t wait to see some tufts of hair - still get a shock when I see the bald version of me in the mirror 😂

MamaTony - pleased your first T went ok. It’s always the unknown that’s the worst so I hope I cope as well as you are doing. We are getting there ... 3 down 💪🏻❤️

Good luck for tomorrow ALittlePixie ... you’ve got this 🥊 and you’ll be half way 🎉 Sorry to hear you are struggling with your veins too .. hope your oncology nurse will have a solution. My girls are off school next week so I’m hoping to get away to my Mums (mustn’t be far from you ... Chorley 😊) for a few days as it’s my good week. It’s good to feel ‘normal’ again ... if only for a short time!

Love and hugs ❤️ Lisa xx
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Hi everyone Smiley Happy

 

I'm new to posting here despite starting chemo on 26th September....I finally have only just had some time and space to sit down and do this but have been reading some of this thread and wanted to say that your shared experiences have been a godsend to me! Smiley Happy  

 

I've had two hospital stays already (first one was due to a combined anxiety attack / body not handling the first chemo too well), then 4 days after my second FEC I somehow got a UTI and ended up in hospital for 3 nights.  Bizarrely I didn't actually feel all that ill the second time round, I thought I had come down with a bit of a cold or something but the high temp flagged up the infection. 

 

In between the hospital stays however, I have been very lucky to not feel too ill - most of my problems seem to be gastric / stomach ache or discomfort and my asthma seems to be a bit worse, so never sure if I'm short of breath or if its just the asthma!  I do find myself very tired sometimes and I've noticed if I over exert myself in that first week after chemo, I tend to get the shakes and my heart feels like its racing. 

 

All my hair is practically gone now so I'm embracing the bald look, its a bit upsetting at times but on the whole I found I actually enjoyed having really fast showers (who knew hair washing took so long!).  Supposed to be getting a wig on the NHS but I've heard they are appalling so I might not bother, so long as my head is warm I'm happy to keep wearing scarves and hats.

 

Hope you are all doing ok with your respective treatments, look forward to going through this experience with you from here on Smiley Happy Heart

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Hi everyone!
My veins in my left arm are also very painful, feel bruised and tight Lisa-T. I have a picc line, so I mentioned it to my chemo nurse and she said it could be the FEC (due my 3rd on Mon) or it could be my picc line resting on nerves. TBH, it does feel like nerve pain sometimes as it's so blooming painful. I'm gonna mention it to the Oncologist nurse as well.
I'm dreading this 3rd round and then I start on the T and Herceptin. It's all very nerve-wracking not knowing what the new SEs will be like.
I did manage to have date night last night tho, so my hubby took me to Manchester for dinner and a music gig. I'm still smiling and know it's given me the strength to get through Monday.
Love to everyone x
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Hi Lisa-T,

I think we are at the same point with 3 chemos down🎉🎉

I have had 2 FEC and because my tumour hadn’t changed they swapped me into T early so I have had 1 T.
The SE’s have been fine, not much nausea but tiredness and issues with oral thrush which I have found to be the worst. Now have an antibiotic for that so hopefully will clear up🤞 My vein has not been sore. Was apprehensive about the T chemo but so far 😊

Best wishes to everyone💕
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Hi Lisa, can’t comment on the veins as I had a Picc Line. The steroids for T are to prevent an allergic reaction, and they give you Piriton as an infusion which sends some ladies to sleep during the treatment! It probably means you shouldn’t drive afterwards too!! I found that T didn’t give any nausea and I felt fine for the few days following treatment. Personally I felt a bit worse mid cycle than I did with FEC. Feel free to ask anything else. Oh, btw, your hair starts to grow back!!!😁Kx
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Hi ladies,

I’ve now had 3 FECs ... half way 💪🏻 whoo hoo. Now I’m starting to stress about the unknown of the Ts. Are the SE similar to FEC and follow the same pattern? Double dosage of steroids for 3 days is a little bit scary too!

My veins have not liked FEC at all - they are bruised, tight and painful in my left arm (they can’t use my right arm as I’ve already had surgery). My nurse has said Ts are a bit kinder on the veins and will try a cannula for my first T. Has anyone else found they are easier on the veins? They will give me a central line for the last two Ts if not ... they’ve not mentioned picc line!

Love & hugs ❤️ Lisa xx
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Thanks - will definitely try it x
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Hi Pat, I've had a picc line for several weeks now and do Pilates three times a week, carry bags etc, without any problems at all. Week 1 was a bit tender, but it's totally fine now. But yeah, don't do too much cleaning!! ☺ Gxx
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Definitely not!! But the Picc Line won’t prevent it! 🤣 Kx
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Can anyone help me when you have a picc line fitted can you normall house work like cleaning windows and cookers etc thank you x
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Jacq, watermelon freezes really well too. Cut it up into cubes and lay it on a tray, then bag when frozen. Kx
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Lime cordial was ok yoo

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Really cold watermelon is quite soothing at the moment.  Worth trying if your struggling with bad taste / oral thrush.

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Ahhh I have heard of that...thanks for the reminder! Had a drink of squash today that tasted like seawater! 

 

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Hello ladies, sorry to drop in again but j though of something else the nurses suggested to try for nasty tongue and tastelessness...  Try getting the fizzy vitamin c tablets (ones in a tube which you should put in water) and let half of ine dissolve on your tongue... You can have a whole ine butntheh are quite sharp.  They do cut through the thick coating and help for a while.

Anyway just a tip to pass on.

Keep strong

Kip

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Thanks Aley - nice to know im not the only one. I think I was overly-worrying too as my Dad got pneumonia on his second chemo and ended up in HDU. Even bought myself an oxygen saturation finger monitor at the weekend as I was worried I was short of breath - my levels are a healthy 99%...

 

Yes I've had the injections this time and looking at the filgrastim research evidence online, day 11 does look like the lowpoint in WBC count. My WBC before round 1 was 7.8, down to 3.8 before round 2 so I guess I was starting from a weaker position. My neutrophils dropped from 5.07 to 1.41 too. Will be interesting to see where they end up before my next round...

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Hi Pulapula,
No it doesn’t sound silly at all-I was like that on my first cycle..my mind was just all over the place..I was ringing the hospital everyday at one point! I was on LGFB with a ROSCO trial lady who seemed to be saying that they were going to continue with all the chemo before operating.. but yes I was under the impression they operated after 4. Did you get the injections? You have them from day 2 for 5 days.. I had them this cycle as my white count had dropped..so far ok! Hope you feel better soon xx
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Hi all, I'm on the ROSCO trial. I think they scan (ultrasound or MRI) after the 4th chemo, and then I think they operate, and if necessary, more chemo afterwards. My tumour is easy to feel, and I can feel its shrunk a bit, but as they operate whatever, I dont think the size matters really.

 

I've been feeling very sorry for myself recently as I've been so tired and unable to do anything, and then I got a cold/sore throat too. But I think yesterday was the low point and now I'm on the up (fingers crossed). I was feeling so ill yesterday I phoned the hospital for advice. I was continually checking my temp, wishing it would go up so I could go into hospital to get checked over/have blood tests - does that sound silly? I was just so worried I had an infection brewing as I felt so ill. I'm hoping it was just the low point in my immune system (11 days after chemo) and now its improving. Hoping to get away for the weekend with the family before the next chemo starts.

 

 

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Aley,
I’ve not heard of that trial. I will google it now but no I’m not on it. At the hospital I attend they give you an MRI after every 2 rounds of chemo to keep a track of it.

I’m in bed feeling really sick Smiley Sad
Xx
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Hi CatGarland
Ok I might see how it goes after next FEC (3rd) are you on the rosco trial? Just wondering when they scan as it sounds a bit random re:timing.. I was told I’d be scanned after 7th cycle! Seems a long time to wait! So wondering if I should insist on an MRI earlier..I was a candidate for the trial but was told I couldn’t participate as my estrogen and progesterone levels were too high! Hope everyone is having a good day..X
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Aley, I had a Picc line put in on Friday as I told my onc I could no longer cope with needles in my hand, my hand is still bruised and painful from the last chemo session 3 weeks ago.

I was told my MRI results during today’s chemo. So far after 2 FEC chemos the tumor hasn’t shrunk but also not got bigger which they are please with. I start the THP on 13th November which they are hoping will start to shrink it, if not they may delay the rest of the chemo and operate early just in case it starts to get bigger.

Wishing you all a good week xxx
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Just walked my loopy dog in the sunshine....lovely! 

 

I have a port in my arm. I had it put in about a week before my first chemo. It was very easy to put in....I have little arms so protrudes a bit and I found it a bit sore and annoying at first - now I don’t even notice it. The nurse basically pushes a needle into the skin above the port...it can hurt a bit and they can apply an anesthetic but that takes another half an hour to kick in so I’ve not bothered. Once needle is in you can’t feel anything. They can draw blood easily and drugs just get pushed in! 

 

I have good veins but hate cannulas so have been happy with port.

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Thanks for the input Gaby.  I suppose i’ve Got to think that it’s 2 more months & then the worst is over.  Enjoy your gardening.  I’m making soup then off for afternoon out with hubby. It’s sunny but cold so just going to wrap up.

 

Aley - I have a central line which is similar I think.  It makes life so much easier than being used as a pincushion every time they try to get bloods.  Definitely worth it I would say.

i know the oral thrush & bad taste in your mouth is awful.  Keep persevering.  Mine’smuch better after about a week on nystatin but not completely gone.

 

Enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts x

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Hi Jacqs,

 

I'm triple negative and on weekly Paclitaxel plus Carboplatin every three weeks. The Paclitaxel is quite easy to tolerate - just tiredness, bad taste for a couple of days, a a few stomach niggles, but nothing major really. I find the Carboplatin harder to deal with, as it really affects my stomach and taste buds and I feel farily lousy for 3-4 days. The weekly routine does dominate your life a little. I have a picc line which needs sorting, plus bloods, every Tuesday, and Wednesday is my Chemo day, so that's two days of my week taken up with hospital visits. It's a bit boring, but otherwise totally manageable. The Carboplatin also seems to have a worse effect on my neutrophils, so that's a bit annoying, as I am always a bit worried that my count will be too low. I've got four cycles of paclitaxel/carboplatin in total; done two and am about to start on cycle 3 this week, i.e. have the double-dose of both drugs to look forward to for Wednesday Smiley Frustratedso have kind of written off the rest of this week plus weekend, as I know I won't be feeling great. You may react quite differently to this lovely cocktail, but I think in general both drugs are tolerated reasonably well.

 

Thanks to everyone for the various tips on dealing with the bad taste. I haven't tried ice lollies or fizzy sweets, so will give those a go, but I gues really it's just something we have to deal with.

 

It's still beautifully sunny here, so am going to potter about in our garden, which is a bit of a jungle. Smiley Wink

 

Gx

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Oh and has anyone had a port fitted? My right hand has taken a bit of a battering this time so I’m considering it!
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Hi Jacqs
Thanks, yes my Gp prescribed that last cycle..the chemo unit have given me antibiotics for it plus I’m using the corsodyl. Still looking (and tasting) yuk tho! I wonder if I should have Nystatin as well or if this is too much..
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Hi Aley.  My doctor prescribed Nystatin for my oral thrush.  I’m also using the corsodyl mouthwash twice a day, which is helping.  Hope you’re feeling better soon x

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Hi All,
Lovely crisp autumnal day. Had my 2nd FEC Friday. Had grotty couple of days feeling bit better.. still got oral thrush😞brushing after every meal plus got moushwash and antibiotics.. any suggestions?
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Wishing everyone a good week - it looks like we’ll have a little bit of sunshine to help keep us smiling 😎

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Hi ladies, i fully understand the taste issues, some of the things i found helped were regular salt water mouth washing, salty things were ok,  anything ginger,  tonic water, fruit teas, fizzy haribo sweets, pineapple.  It really is try and see, some soup was good too.    Also if your mouth gets sore ask chemohnit for mouth wash and for ulcers try Iglu and ask for fluconozole for oral thrush.  Brush yiur teeth after eating  too.  Hang in there your taste wil return.

Big hugs

Kip

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Hi All,

I’m having same problem with taste.  Pineapple is good, ice cold drinks ( but not fizzy) hot water with lemon, ginger & honey, ice lollies.  Unfortunately none of them last long enough to keep it away.

Does anyone have any knowledge on how weekly chemo differs to 3 weekly cycles?

i’be just finished my 3 FEC & was due to start 3 cycles of doxetacil (T), but yesterday following an appointment with a new oncologist I was advised that it would be better to switch to weekly Paclitaxel & Carboplatin for 9 weeks.  I’m triple negative so he feels this would be better for me.  Maybe it’s the thought of weekly chemo sessions as opposed to every 3 weeks.  I had some horrendous SE from FEC but still usually managed 1 good week out of each 3.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.  Weather is lovely here, crisp but blue skies so am going out with my step-daughter this afternoon for little retail therapy & bite to eat.  Xx