26-07-2018 10:49 PM
Michelle ... hope today hasn’t been as bad as yesterday. Steroids have a lot to answer for.
My surgeon is canny but I’m sure she’d just like me to get on with things...I’m sure she’d be happy if I go down the recon road. Anyway I gave her an easier day today ... it would help ease her in after her hols
26-07-2018 06:56 PM
Michelle21, strange isn't it you the think the relief would be immense reachinb the end of chemo, i thought I'd feel the same reaching half way but I've been more emotional thinking what I've still got to do, i hjavent had and T yet just finished FEC so still got that joy! At least we do know you get through it eventually. What surgery are you having and how long do you have to wait post chemo? Im havjng node clearance then rads then hopefully done and dusted and just regaining some normality and a bit of hair !
26-07-2018 12:13 PM
26-07-2018 11:23 AM
Hi Michelle, thanks for the post, all inforamtion regarding T welcomed, not sure what to expect but am expecting down times, just have to battle on... well done for reaching the end that must be a relief! Hope the tears dry up soon and you get your mojo back! Kip
26-07-2018 06:11 AM
25-07-2018 11:22 PM
Hi Jem... saw surgeon and went over things, again, which was helpful ... it’s been 5 weeks since last appt.
Pleased you’ve had a better day than expected... hope it continues 🤞
Your walks sound good ... its a few days since I’ve seen the sea.
hope tomorrow is good
25-07-2018 11:14 PM
great you got away with your mam...and enjoying your food a bonus... in spite of sore mouth.
Worry gremlins ... they pop up just when you don’t want them to. I would choose vomiting over crashing psychologically post steroids ... docs will have different meds to try and negate nausea/vomiting. Sounds like a good plan to ask not to have steroids.Fingers crossed for Tuesday.
Crop tops do tend to roll up a bit but good you’ve found something. There is extra outlay to attend appointments plus everything else. I’ve not bought any more bras although I’ve been tempted to look. Asda post op bras went back. I’ve delayed op for a week to think about implant vs being flat ... although I wasn’t keen it’s the only other option I would be happy to try as it can be reversed and it’s the simplest apart from mx. Do you think you will have bilateral mx?
Like Kip you’ll have had soaring temps
We resorted to the electric fan over the past couple of days... forgot we had one
25-07-2018 11:12 PM
25-07-2018 10:28 PM
How are your se’s? Sorry you were feeling so stressed before your chemo .. plus being hormonal on top of that obviously won’t help.
It must be hard having to change onto something new and try and be prepared for different se’s, different regime. I really hope work kick starts your positivity. You’ve got through so much but I know you’ve got decisions to make again after chemo.
No chemo, oncdx not indicated as beneficial and low prediction for rads after last excision. HER2 neg. ER 8/8. I was originally for wle, rads and hormone tablets. I had an 8 mm idc near nipple... I’ve dcis which didn’t show up on any scans/mammo/MRI but was still evident on second excision hence for mx as dcis unpredictable.
Sending a big hug
25-07-2018 08:20 PM
That sounds like a great idea and so glad your surgeon was so helpful, at least you have some great food for thought. So low prediction for rads does that mean no chemo? Sorry if you've already told me what's next .. Chemo brain is fully operational.
25-07-2018 08:14 PM
Quick update... got to see surgeon as she’s back from hols. I’ve been up and down about recon or not so she went over ie histology results, the whys and wherefores and about how I was feeling. I’m not considering flap ops but, as I’m uncertain about going flat I’m considering implant as it’s the simplest...went through it all, with diagrams and a couple of pics. Having mx, unless having temp implant, would lose skin and recon later more protracted unless having flap. I’m low prediction for rads. If I didn’t gel with implant I could have it removed. So instead of flat and if didn’t like it then recon I’m prob going recon and if I didn’t like it go flat !!!!
I was told it’s better to take my time... deferred op TIL next week.
gotta get back to hob
will catch up later
25-07-2018 07:01 PM
Hi Cdc glad you are well apart from sore mouth. Its weird I thought k would be feeling chipper as half way through chemo but actually don't, was quite stressed pre chemo and a biit emotional still, having my period probably adding to hormonal feeling. Having trouble getting my positivity back but going back to work tomorrow so hoping normality helps. Seems like a good plan to try to lose the steroids if u can, i believe Emend is the anti sickness to ask for it u don't have it already. You get so many more steroids on Taxol regime, mine are glaring at me every time j open my bedside drawer ... 8 a day for 3 days pre and post chemo then 4 a day for 3 days then none so a big a lump after that lot. My nurse did say if I don't feel too sick and have a big downer they will adjust them next time so I come off them slower... worth considering. I can't remember if you are having T next? But worth sorting if you are.
Take care ladies and if you are forum surfing Feenix sending big hugs for tomorrow xxx Kip
25-07-2018 04:47 PM
25-07-2018 06:51 AM
24-07-2018 08:53 PM
Michelle ... call it pre treatment jitters. Would be the same before starting chemo..anything that’s “unknown” and new, different. I call it the cr@p factor
How are you after your drain escapade ... no lasting damage I hope.
Hope your se’s are minimal ... onto surgery next ... things are moving along.
24-07-2018 04:00 PM
24-07-2018 01:40 PM
Clare...cdc... how are you doing? It’ll be your 3rd cycle in a week. Hope your se’s are ok and perhaps you’ve managed a trip to your mams again.... school holidays permitting.... I’m sure all schools will be out now. It’s amazing how quiet the roads are around here. Feels as though lots of folks are away... or perhaps they’re keeping out of the heat at this time of the day.
24-07-2018 12:54 PM
I hate the up and down of things Kip but they are part and parcel of “this”. I remember that you, Sally, ktk and everyone else have been here before and made it through. Youre still going through the other cr@p now and still you’re all so supportive. You’re all bloody Fab
heres hoping there’s a bit of rain on the horizon sometime soon