02-12-2018 06:47 PM
02-12-2018 05:32 PM
You will feel very much better symptom wise if you can fast for 48 hours before your chemo. I did this and my symptoms were far less that the other women on my thread and in my unit.
I followed the guidance of Valter Longo and to give you a bit of encouragement look at the two mice about 40 seconds into this video:
I had not stomach issues, no thrush, no sickness, I did still get tired but over all I did not feel too bad. I did lose my eyelashes and intended to use false ones but my eyes watered non stop and they fell off!
We do have a thread on here about fasting and a few of us have given it a go so explore if you think you would like to try it. I took all of my steroids on and empty stomach too and I was fine.
Also I used a cold cap and never needed a wig. You might like to try that too.
02-12-2018 03:04 PM
02-12-2018 11:35 AM
NannaJ, Im glad you're feeling a bit better about it now. It's amazing how you pull together as a family and like PeggyCat says you'll be surprised how well you do. I think we all expect chemo to be a 6 month vomit-fest but with todays medication that's all well managed. Keep those happy thoughts and don't let the big C steal them from you. xxx
02-12-2018 09:32 AM
01-12-2018 10:03 PM
01-12-2018 05:53 PM
Nanna J, I had chemo buddies who went to weddings during chemo so it is doable. Can you look for a dress which has a bit of give in it in case you gain weight. I didnt gain any weight during chemo, in fact I lost a bit. Cancer and chemo have taken enough already so I'd plan to enjoy your daughter's wedding, whether thats with a wig or a stretchy dress, just get your glad rags on and say "up yours" to cancer for the day. You have to be prepared to experience disappointment whilst on chemo but I think planning for optimism is good. You can take it steady for the day. After a cancer diagnosis its very difficult to look ahead beyond today and tomorrow but I've learned to plan to live now. xxxx
01-12-2018 01:23 AM