21-08-2018 09:45 AM
Hello there. It takes about an hour from start to finish - they put a line in, flush through saline for 15mins or so, then 15mins of the bisphosphonate going in, then another saline flush. It is painless and I was given plenty of tea and biscuits as I sat there.
Side effects - the first was definitely the worst. I was told that I would feel like like was going down with the flu for the first couple of days afterwards and indeed I did. But that cleared after 48hrs and I felt fine. My second infusion was a lot better - I felt far less rough - which they say is because the body has been through the treatment before. I also managed my schedule a lot differently second time around in anticipation of feeling rough for a couple of days - I.e. took two days off work, nothing planned in the diary, generally took it very easy. I don’t know if that helped or not, but second time around was far less tricky in terms of side effects.
I will be having these infusions 6-monthly for 3 years, so my next one is in January.
Hope that helps / reassures?
P.S. Hello to all the other lovely ladies on this post. xx
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10-08-2018 05:41 PM
I was just saying to Colin it is about 10 degrees lower than it was two days ago here. We have had thunder and some rain but it only lasted for a short time, still not enough to warrant me not watering tonight
That sounds like you are going to have a fab weekend my friend.
I can imagine it did shake you, I would be the same, Lets hope she does come on here and we can support her in same small way
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04-08-2018 01:33 PM
It’s great isn’t it? I’m off to see it for the second time tomorrow.
So I had my second 6-monthly bisphosphonate infusion on Thursday. Was slightly dreading it as I felt awful after the first one in January but actually, it was ok. The staff said that the first one tends to be the worst in terms of side effects; thereafter your body is more used to it.
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the hot weather.
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30-07-2018 07:30 AM
Lovely ladies - just a quick Monday morning hello. Haven’t posted in a wee while (manic work schedule) but I always follow this thread.
Sending hugs to all.
29-07-2018 05:06 PM
Dont worry I will be. I have my mum coming over in two weeks, she is staying with my brother, and we are going to spend a lot of mum and daughter quality time together. I am also going out with some friends in the evening over the coming weeks so looking forward to that as well.