Hi All ,
It sounds like we all have the same SEs...tummy ache, diarrehea followed by constipation and a sickly feeling after eating. Also my fingers have started to crack and bleed. But if the pills are doing their job, I guess I'll keep on popping !
Also, thanks everyone for travel advice
Love to all..GG xxxxxx
Hi Ramade, have you looked into taking Kefir? It certainly helped me when I had problems with infection after some dental work, which I appreciate isn’t your issue, but two friends of mine..one did have bowel problems, the other more digestive (ulcer and indigestion)..have found it has helped them, so it may be worth a try. Kate xx
Can anyone help, side effects are really sore tummy and either constipation or diarrhoea. Does anyone take gaviscon for this?
I don’t have any links to the armed forces but my Dad did and I think it was through him that I found out about this policy. I still think it’s pretty reasonable even without the discount. The past couple of years I haven’t been able to travel further afield due to being on chemo so have used Eurotunnel again for European trips. As I’ve said I’ll try and update the travel insurance thread and let this thread get back to its roots!
Having said that 8 hope all Cape crusaders are coping with the side effects and any dosage reductions help, but still kick the little uggers hard.
Hi Nicky. We also use Axa Ppp and have done for three years. I have claimed once on a trip to Majorca for UTI and submitted the receipts when I returned home and received a cheque back from them within a week..
Like you say it Covers both of us = another benefit for us is that there is no age limit, a lot if insurances only cover up to 70 and my husband is 74 now.and has had a minor heart arrack.
i discussed the terminal question with my Onc and he said that he didn’t consider.secondsry as terminal, these days it is incurable but treatable and he said that he saw no reason why we shouldn’t be having the same conversation next year when it is due to be renewed again. He did say that he can’t predict the future but then nobody can about anything.
when I rang and spoke to the insurers I mentioned this to them and the lady asked me if I had ever been told that I had less than 12 months to live, I said no and she said that wsa all she needed to know.
Do you have any connection to the military - we both served and were told that the price was discounted because of that.
Hi Graceland girl
Id say go especially as your oncologist has said you are fit to travel. Pace yourself as others have said. Since my secondary dx in 2008 we have gone several times to USA and also to South Africa on a couple of occasions. In fact we’re off to Miami next month as I’ve just had my most recent scan results and as I’m still stable and currently NED in my liver I have grabbed the bull by the horns! The stumbling block will be insurance. I have just taken out an annual (yes, annual!) policy with AXA PPP who will cover me and my husband for worldwide for £465 which I think is a good price. They don’t ask any questions about health although there is a question about being terminal. When I said that I had secondary BC but it was being treated and wasn’t curable they said that it was fine. They only do annual policies so if you can find a single trip one for less then maybe go with that. I will update (when I can find it!) the travel insurance thread.
...Hi Graceland girl...
I think that you should definitely go if you feel well enough. We enjoy USA and have been several times since my diagnosis in 2012. We do road trips and have a hire car so can - on the whole - do things st our own pace.
The last time we went We had earlyish nights, but were up early. If you can have a time to relax each day and do things at your pace and your friends understand that then you can enjoy it.
I am just finishing my 6th cycle...we have a holiday in Italy booked for May but I have a secret desire to go back to the US later on in the year .... just hoping that the peachy pills continue to work their magic
Having said all that I also enjoy day trips to the coast or nearby attractions... just nice to have something to look forward to
Let us know what you decide
Hello everyone , hope you are all feeling quite well on this sunny day. I've lost count how many cycles I've had of Cape...I might be on my 7th one. I've been lucky that I haven't had any dreadful side effects. Mostly mine are feeling bloated when I've eaten even if it was only a small meal, and not being able to do anything strenuous. I need to sit down all the time. I do get diarrhoea but that seems to make an appearance on my week off ! Because I'm not feeling too ill, my friends want me to go with them and make a return trip to Graceland, Tennessee. Has anyone ventured over the water to USA whilst having treatment ? I asked my Onc what he thought and he said go, and I could take a break from the pills. I'm not sure if I will go as I'm a bit worried to commit mysel....but its nice even to think about it.
Best wishes to you all GG xxxxxxxxxxxx
hi Carolyn and everyone, i have just finished my second cycle so i'll let you know if the skin blemishes go during this week off as my platelets build again. interesting.
hugs to all xx