13-12-2018 12:29 PM
12-12-2018 05:04 PM
i often read that ladies have problems with needles, bloods taken etc, , which is what I had for several years, however earlier this year I had a port a cath fitted, its brilliant and I don’t get problems at all.
A lot of hospitals don’t offer the option unless you asked, which I did and they arranged to have fitted quite quick. (I only learnt about it from a fellow chemotherapy patient)
Contrast for scans go in, bloods out and chemo in. Once used a small plaster on and off I go.
over the summer I as able to swim etc as all that’s visible is a small bump on my chest and no external tubes.
The last straw for me was when they had to take bloods from my feet, very painful and slow and bruises horrendous.
im sorry if you already know about this but I didn’t so thought might be worth a mention here and help someone else having similar problems that I had.
good health to all. X
11-12-2018 11:32 AM
11-12-2018 07:38 AM
Morning all, hope you are all coping.
Carolyn, thanks for your reply i thought that might be the case with the brain. They are not talking about wbr yet but they are going to biopsy the neck lump because i have to physically hold my bottom lip down on the left in order to eat. Whole apples are out as i'm sure you've found. i think i'll have to ask my daughter to mash my food up as she does for the little ones lol. how are your twins by the way.
hugs Ramade x
10-12-2018 08:33 PM
I’m a week in on first round of peachy pills and apart from feeling slightly nauseous in the morning, I’ve not been too bad. Liver pain has started to ease off as oramorph kicks in. Nurse said to maintain pain relief not try too get on top of it once too bad, so at the moment that’s what I’m trying to do.
still waiting for biopsy result.
Is this normal, whatever is normal, start to cape. I’m not sure what to expect!
good luck to all and stay well. X
08-12-2018 07:49 PM
08-12-2018 09:47 AM
Hi all,hope everyone is still coping and having some success with the peachy pills(Carolyn thankyou)
Cape is going ok for me so far after first few days. i have cancer in neck,brain,brachial plexus and bones.
my Face is numb all down left side and i can't open my mouth very wide so eating is difficult. i have also lost balance so can't be let out on my own. So i'm wondering does anyone know how long cape takes to work if indeed is it working on me. Trying to stay positive.
hugs to eceryone
07-12-2018 02:55 PM
06-12-2018 01:56 PM
Yes, I think I had them for a while but never had a scan on brain until they thought they saw something on my spine and then did an MRI.
I had whole brain radiotherapy, It was a very easy procedure and very quick but I have never felt so low in my life and I really didn't know how to cope for a few weeks afterwards but thankfully with a very supportive family I came through. I just hope that cape can help, I wasn't aware until reading your post that there are chemos that can reach the brain ! I really should ask more questions but to be honest I am so scared I just want to get out as soon as I can. I had the WBR in February this year. xx
06-12-2018 12:10 PM
06-12-2018 11:36 AM
Carolyn, you have such a lovely sense of humour with all you have to cope with . I did have brain rads and I must admit to "going along with it" and not putting much thought into the implications. Looking back I should probably been more questioning. Still its done now, I just wanted them to make it go away !! I hope you are having a nice day and managing lots of on line shopping treats for yourself and family .
Hugs and positive thoughts as we wait our results xx
05-12-2018 09:02 PM
05-12-2018 08:02 PM
Hi Carolyn, it sounds like we were scan twins last night ! I still panick after a scan even after 3 years of it. I will now be a hopeless case until results day . I really need to keep it together so I don’t ruin Christmas for my family, I just worry about getting stocking presents muddled up and wrong labels on parcels. I suppose it’s keeping my mind busy . I hope you don’t mind me asking but do you get many side effects from your brain mets ? X
05-12-2018 11:36 AM
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03-12-2018 08:45 PM
03-12-2018 08:24 PM
Caroline my scan is at 6 as well. I will be sending you positive vibes. I really think a scan results ban should be enforced in December!, I always get December flaky brain without this added stress. Good luck tomorrow x