18-12-2018 08:27 PM
Sorry mate I have only just seen your post from 3 December.
Another milestone passed in that I went back to work last week, only 3 hours a day but it is a start. I really feel it when I come home and can not help having a nap in the afternoon. I have not had a problem with the driving however it is only 2 miles each way so not far, also as I have an automatic car I think that makes a difference
You will get there my dear honestly, just give yourself the time you will get there honestly xxx. How is the counselling going?
18-12-2018 07:23 PM
I finish on 10th January. There will be fifteen sessions, but because of Christmas and New Year it is dragging on til then. I was really keen to start earlier as I had healed well from my mastectomy on 31st October, but there was no availability, and I would love to have been finished treatment by the end of the year.
I still have to have Herceptin injections three weekly til around June next year, and I am on tamoxifen. Luckily, I have had no ill effects from Herceptin or tamoxifen, and I am hoping I don't find radiotherapy too bad!
Best wishes for your last radiotherapy tomorrow.Ring that bell!!
18-12-2018 06:21 PM
Ah thanks Jane, ive booked the moving on course to start in February and it sojnds helpful. You hit the nail on the head with what you said.. irs like being set adrift rwally. The ladies at my Macmillan centre said its very common. God luck with your rads .when do you finish?
18-12-2018 02:42 PM
18-12-2018 09:49 AM
Hi all, haven't posted on here for a while, just been doing the daily slog to Radiotherapy. Today is No. 14 of 15... so ringing that bell tomorrow! So far so good, no soreness, redness or burning... but well aware this may happen in the next couple of weeks. I think as i had a masectomy with no recon and have just a flat chest there is no boob to rub against the skin so perhaps that helps a bit.. got to be an advantage somewhere to being a lopsided flatty!! My only SEs at present are horrendous aches and pains from head to foot but the nurses think this could be a SE from the docetaxol chemo or from the Tamoxifen I'm now taking.. or possibly all of them!! Unforutnately I have developed cording from my ANC and am awaiting an appintment with Lymphodema clinic for some massage and exercise advise but otherwise just trying to get through this week and then some nice rest over Xmas. Am also feeling tearful at the though of end of treatment..ironic really isn't it as at the beginning couldn't wait for the end of it all. I'm hoping to attend the Hope Moving Forward course run at my hospital in the new year to help move on.
Take care ladies
03-12-2018 02:17 PM
03-12-2018 01:58 PM
Oh mate I can really assure you that there a light and it is starting to shine brighter fat the end of that tunnel for you now.
I am now 2 years post op and 22 months post rads finishing, life really has gone back to normal but with a greater appreciation about what I have been through and my priorities in life xxx
Done an airport run today as mum has flown home, it was quite a journey as it was pouring down the whole way, tired but again another milestone reached as it is a round trip of about 35 miles, which would not have been a problem prior to my hysterectomy!!
Sending you hugs
01-12-2018 11:46 AM
01-12-2018 09:45 AM
That is good news and is obviously going to help your overall wellbeing.
Yep totally agree still would be worth going to your appointment, at the end of the day mate, if it is not for you, you dont have to go back but you need to find that out first.
I am doing really well, I was out last night with a few of the girls from work at one of their homes, it was wonderful, had a late night and didnt get home until midnight, I slept for 7 straight hours which is something I have not done for months so it really did me the world of good. Had my apt with GP and am returning to work on 11 December albeit on a very reduced hours phased return which I am really looking forward to, I am ready and need to get back into the real world again.
30-11-2018 10:54 PM
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29-11-2018 12:00 PM
I'm sooooo excited! 2 weeks since completing 15 days of radiotherapy I've been discharged and told I'm cancer free. I will need to go for a mammogram annually and a bone desity scan in 2 years as I have Osteopoenia and need more weight bearing exercise and medication. I already do 10,000+steps a day! I even cycled to radiotherapy each day.
Anyway good luck to everyone at the start or even part way through your journey. I was only diagnosed on August 2nd, lumpectomy on August 29 and now out the other end.
I'm still an emotional wreck at times, but hoping going back to work will help.
29-11-2018 06:00 AM
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27-11-2018 10:05 PM
Thank you for your good wishes xx Oh that is great news having the all clear, know what you mean it just brings back memories but going forward now it is a good memory of everything being absolutely fine
Sending you hugs