30-09-2018 09:28 PM
30-09-2018 12:15 PM
30-09-2018 09:14 AM
30-09-2018 06:53 AM
Dear JWD, please don't apologize. Of course you need to let off steam; what a terrible shock for you and your husband. There is nothing I can say other than that I wish you both all the very best.
As regards the aches and pains from radiotherapy, I think what you and Caroline describe is quite normal. By the time I finished rads on 18 July, my left upper arm was aching quite badly and it was quite difficult getting it into position. I had axillary node clearance in May and it seems nerves have been damaged. I'm still getting a fair amount of pain, made worse by Anastrozole, and despite doing my exercises. I suspect this is normal.
Very best wishes to you and your husband.
If you need to rant, just come in here.
29-09-2018 09:58 PM
29-09-2018 08:08 PM
hi ladies I have my first oncology appointment on the 1st October so I will be finding out what treatment I will be having, been on Anastrozole for a month so far only a few se's, I agree the waiting has been awful. Fezzy. xx
29-09-2018 12:34 PM
2 down, 16 to go...
Any tips for stopping hands and arms getting sore and/or numb during treatment? I'm a climber and practise yoga regularly, but holding my arms above my head on the hard radiotherapy bed is surprisingly uncomfortable. It feels like a nerve is being impinged and I get spasms in my upper arms.
28-09-2018 11:58 PM
I have my first clinical oncology appointment on 4 October when I’ll find out my start date. Should be some time in October though. Just waiting, waiting, waiting, all the time waiting...it’s exhausting 😉.
28-09-2018 10:40 PM
As at every stage in our treatment it is fear of the unknown, once you get into the first few sessions it will be fine.
Ask any questions you want and I am sure that we will be able to help and support you
28-09-2018 09:07 PM
28-09-2018 08:22 PM
28-09-2018 12:41 PM
Just starting a thread for October for those ladies who are starting their rads in October and ladies who will be completing them during October and may come over to help and support the new ladies.