I wanted to share with you all about support groups.
Our support group had its Xmas lunch yesterday at my home. Everyone bought a plate, drinks and we had door prizes, a magnificent painting by Cheryl in our group (that everyone wanted), beautiful candles, and free make up that was donated.
We laughed, ate, drank and had a great afternoon. We even got to see someone's NEW BOOBS yeh!
My 2 daughters 26 and 20 joined us and later on commented to me on what a great group of ladies we were.
This is my first time blogging. I was diagnosed on 20 September and have had a lumpectomy. I'm two rounds down for A chemo and have 2 more to go and 12 of taxol. I'm working 2 days per week and want to keep healthy, relatively fit and either stabilize weight or lose some for rest of treatment. I currently try to walk every day and go to Curves 2 days a week. Does anyone else do curves and how ha r they found it during treatment? I've seen the physio and she said it's fine but if I find it too much to do pink pilates. Loving all the motivating tips on this site.
Hello all, I'm feeling really flat and sick and wonder what the rest of you do to treat yourselves during treatment?
I read that so many of you stress the importance of exercise but I find I just don't have the energy to do anything at all.
I've got yet another nasty stomach bug but no hospital this time and frankly I'm fed up!!!
I know I've only got 2 rounds of chemo to go so I should be thankful for that and bellieve me, I am.
It's just that it would be nice to have a little sparkle or something in my life at this time.
Oh my giddy aunt there's a reason I feel so crappy, fat and worn out. My thyroid has left the building, stopped working, kaput. At the start of this, I was working part time shift work, running around after my mother, and looking after my son who has special needs. I could do quite a few lappies round the park with my goofy dog in tow, usually twice a day. Chemo started and I slowed down a bit. Getting to the toilet on some days was all the exercise I could manage and other days I'd be back at the park doing my lappies just a bit slower.
I am hoping someone here can help me.
I am seeing a breast surgeon on the Gold Coast who suspects I have DCIS as I have a painful bleeding duct. I am having an MRI on Thursday as nothing showed in the mammogram (tissue too dense) or ultrasound.
The pain I am experiencing is on the outer lateral side of my breast, almost as deep down as my chest wall.
My breast surgeon wants to excise the duct regardless of the MRI findings, but only 4cm of duct from the nipple. I am worried that if it is DCIS that the surgery may do two things I am extremely concerned about.
I wanted to let you know that I came across this great website to buy swimwear following a mastectomy. It's called Jamu Australia and even though they're based in London, they appear to have a distribution house in Queensland. I ordered a tankini last Friday and it came in on Tuesday!! It sounds weird but I'm a little bit closer to feeling normal again.
Now I just need to find a website that sells good head garments. Any ideas? Just started losing my hair last weekend with only 6 treatments to go... bugger...
Hi I go to my first app. With my oncologist on this coming Monday.
I am getting nervous now.
Please are there any questions I should ask,?
What sort type of chemo?
How long & where can I have it?
Dos & donts
Please add any. Other you think I might need.
I have 3 lots of taxol to go. Then I am done with chemo.t I have gone pretty well on taxol. I've had hardly any side effects. I feel sick while it is being infused but fine by the next day. I have no fatigue and am busy zooming around doing lots. I had a horrible rash break out on my face, neck, shoulders, back and chest that looks like acne. I hate it as I already feel self conscious of my appearance. I haven't heard of anyone else mentioning a reaction like this. So I've been put on a cortisone cream 3x day and will start antibiotics for it too.
I was diagnosed in September, and have had a successful lumpectomy (with a re-excision), but it was marching into the lymph nodes so off to chemo I go. Tomorrow.
Dreading it. More because I'm afraid it won't work I think. And they've said I am already officially "cancer-free" so I'm terrified it will make me ill.