18-09-2018 10:40 PM
Hi everyone- radiographer said they wouldn’t expect to see redness after only 1 so got to see what it’s like tomorrow- they are checking if it’s warm ( it is) and swollen - not so much - so will see what they say. Wombat Woo did yours get any worse?
I have had some nausea and also find walking up slight hills and stairs makes me a bit breathless - can’t tell if it’s just my general unfitness, the Letrozole or the Herceptin.
Sleep well all
18-09-2018 07:42 PM
Hi wombat woo, I have not had any nausea since starting rads.
Just adding that I have noticed my arm stiffening up so keeping up with the exercises is going to be important.
18-09-2018 05:44 PM
I was quite anxious this morning but settled as the day progressed, no delays with the treatment and they seem to be going quicker, not so much adjusting, not so much asking me to move here and move there.
Bibi - as of yet I have no redness to the skin. I can understand your concern and I hope you get some reassurance/ advice from the staff.
Wombat woo - I am sorry to hear you're in a difficult place, I do hope the counselling works out for you and he or she has the compassionate approach you deserve.
Maggie, I am guessing you may be indulging in some more fizz.
No chocolate here today so I guess it is going to be full fat rice pudding.
18-09-2018 03:58 PM
18-09-2018 12:48 PM
Congratulations Maggie - what a great feeling that must be 🥂🛎🛎🍾🎉🎉
Good luck to everyone today - I’ve already been to one hospital this morning for a bone density scan - bit of a rest and then to a different one for rads and then out to the theatre - hope I’ll stay awake 😴
Question about skin reaction - how quickly did you get any reddening of breast - did you get any ?
I am quite surprised that after the first rads I have some redness - obviously will ask this afternoon but am worried about how Im going to get through 20 sessions .
18-09-2018 10:53 AM
Congratulations Maggie - I can hear those bells!
An easy to read book sounds like the perfect solution to escaping when low in concentration. A very thoughtful gift.
I will expect delays from now on and think of a plan to keep myself distracted - perhaps I will take along an easy to read magazine.
18-09-2018 09:55 AM
17-09-2018 07:23 PM
An hour delay today, got through it though.
Bibi, that is a pain regarding meeting rush hour traffic - not what you could do with.
Maggie, you finished?
17-09-2018 03:33 PM
Thanks Maggie - followed your example and had chocolate after treatment. Dropped niece off, went to beautiful Botanical Gardens had a walk and lunch before treatment. It was fine - staff all efficient but caring checking I understood everything and if I had any questions before starting. It’s just a weird feeling lying there listening to machine do it's stuff and thinking about whether there is anything left in there for it to zap - so I did some visualisation and took my mind out of the room. Biggest pain now is they have given me appointments between 4 and 5.30 for rest of week which means will probably hit all the commuter traffic 😏
My other biggest pain is the hot flushes which have kicked in with the Letrozole - been through menopause once and hating that feeling again.
Hope everyone else is getting through OK
Maggie must be great to get to end 🎉🎉
17-09-2018 11:51 AM
17-09-2018 08:14 AM
Morning Anxious Soul- yes catch up on. Bodyguard- so good and will distract you.
my sister sent me a lovely sleep spray for my pillow and some lavender self heating eye masks - they helped a lot through chemo when I couldn’t settle.
My distraction this morning is taking our niece to uni as my sister lives abroad - final year you can imagine the amount of stuff lol - we have to drive past the uni on way to hospital so not out of our way.
Have a good day xxx
17-09-2018 07:37 AM
Good morning everyone,
I am feeling a little anxious this morning, I will have to try and keep busy and catch up on Bodyguard.
Bibi and Wombat woo - we can do this.
Maggie - after your treatment ends I do hope you have some lovely times walking your dog and whilst outside get to kick those autumn leaves. And I hope you can continue to pop by here.
Whilst going through treatment I had many gifts from family and friends and the two gifts that I really appreciated were a bunch of daffodils mixed with yellow tulips and a bag of jelly beans. As I lie zonked in bed going through chemo both these gifts stimulated my senses.
Anyone else have have any gifts that they really appreciated whilst going through treatment?
16-09-2018 08:24 PM
Thanks for the kind thoughts Maggie and Anxious Soul - am feeling a bit anxious but not too bad - Bodyguard tonight and Vanity Fair - been watching River on Netflix which I can recommend - lots of distractions on Netflix - Orange is the New Black got me through chemo.
Yey for you finishing tomorrow Maggie 🛎🛎 - hope you recover over next few weeks well - have you any more treatment or are you finished?
16-09-2018 07:07 PM
16-09-2018 07:05 PM