It's 8.00pm on a Thursday night and my phone rings. It's my surgeon letting me know that today's CT scan of my brain was clear. I now officially have no signs of metastatic cancer. Woohooo!
She then spends half an hour talking about my prognosis, my surgery and my decisions.
I have recently heard of girls using dark (black?) nail polish for chemo. Could someone tell me what that does or prevent?
Also, if anyone has experience with the cooling cap, can you please tell me how long does one wear it before the actual chemo starts? I would like to know because I am hoping to get my timing right with the numbing cream
Thank you in advance, you ladies are always so helpful
Hugs to all xox
I have 2 more radation treatments to go and my skin is quite burnt and sore. I have blisters under the fold of my breast and underarm. The nurses are taking care of it after each radiation treatment but doesn't seem to be healing.
Can anyone recommend anything that was helpful to ease the stinging? The nurses have advised to keep the area moist with solugel or aloe vera and bandage. It's very uncomfortable and I hate applying the sorbolene cream as my breast is sensitive to touch and the cream is hard to apply without rubbing.
Having just finished 8 rounds of chemo 2 weeks ago (4x FEC, 4 x Docetaxel) I am feeling ok, still tired, my nails hurt and I have tingling in my hands and feet. But my gums have stopped bleeding when I touch them. So I can now thankfully brush my teeth like a normal person, the cotton buds just didn't do it for me!
The countdown is now on for surgery, 10 days to go. I am having a double mastectomy, my choice, I would not be happy with one breast and I didn't want a reconstruction. Happy to be flat chested, no bras, there is an upside after all haha!
Hello ladies, do you live in Marleston or the surrounding suburbs?...Or perhaps you just feel like a drive to Marleston to meet some very special people? Our next get-together will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, 6th of August at the Rex Hotel, Marleston, so why not come along!
Hi, I post on the Breast Recon site and tonite looking further on the BCNA site have come across this group.
I live in Mordialloc and had no idea there was a bayside group, would love to join and meet other women going through this journey .
I see there is a meeting/ get together in August would it be ok if I could come to that ?
I had a medical oncology review and radiotherapy oncology review on Tuesday as I just finished radiation about 2 weeks ago. Next step is to be hormone therapy but because I have problems with my joints and nerves in my hands waiting awhile for those chemo side effects to die down. I have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis and carpal tunnel which doesn't help. so I have been sent for lots of X-rays/ultrasounds back for a review on 10th august with oncologist. I didn't think chemo would knock my bones around so much and they can't tell me if my knees will recover permanently.
Just wondering if any of you ladies have had any success in getting a rebate from a private health fund for scarves, hats, etc. after chemo. I know they rebate for wigs...and I am aware that each fund is different...but just wondering!!!
Hi all, I am not using computer much, only iPhone. Am not on here much really, but if any Tasmanian members want to ask any questions, it is ok. My tumours were oestrogen negative, stage 2. Still living in the N. E. of Tasmania. All the best to you, Katherine.