Chemo is Over

AnneD's picture
Posted by AnneD on 02 Sep 2014, 01:30PM

Hi all,
Just celebrating the end of my chemo rounds last Friday, yay!!! I had 3 rounds of FEC and 3 rounds of Docetaxel. I had a variety of side effects at different times and 4 days past the last round, I'm still feeling a bit tired and sore.

Overall I am not not feeling too bad all things considered, and my hair has started to noticeably grow back. My partner and I are about to go away for 12 days to Margaret River and Pemberton to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate :-)


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Posted by Mich x on 01 Sep 2014, 10:46PM

Hi girls

Our Get Together is on again.  This Saturday 1pm at Chris's house.  We also have a guest joining us and a lil surprise to boot!!!!

If you haven't already joined our Perth/WA Womens Group but would like to, we would love to have you.

If you would like to attend our Get Together please join the group and then PM fme for details.

All us beautiful pink sisters get together face to face to chat, share, eat, drink, laugh, cry whatever the moment brings but we all go away having had a great time.

Hopefully the last time

bmunn88's picture
Posted by bmunn88 on 01 Sep 2014, 08:52PM

Walking into you GP… telling them your Breast has been sore for a couple weeks and you are scared.

See you soon Frankston!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 01 Sep 2014, 03:11PM

Hello everyone,

We’re excited to announce that BCNA will be hosting a free information forum in Frankston on Wednesday 10 September.

Women from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are invited to attend this event, which is designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer up to five years ago.

The forum will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis.



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Posted by Merrilyn on 01 Sep 2014, 02:12PM

I have just been put on Letrozole as am unable to tolerate Tamoxifen.  One thing I have noticed is that I am extremely short of breath all the time and even worse when I actually do any activity.  I feel as if I am not getting enough oxygen.  Oncologist said this is uncommon, but then again they tried to tell me that my horrendous side effects with tamoxifen where uncommon also!   Having held down a full time job whilst going through 16 cycles of chemo and all my radiation treatments I am certainly not someone who doesnt give up easily with a little pain. 

What is best prosthesis/form for swimming?

JessicaV's picture
Posted by JessicaV on 31 Aug 2014, 06:16PM

Does anyone with a largish (DDcup) remaining breast and using a prosthesis on the other side, have any helpful advice on brands and types of breastform to use for chlorine and sea swimming?

I will be in Melbourne on Wed and Thurs next week and hope to pick up a suitab le form.

Just Diagnosed

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Posted by rhoanch on 30 Aug 2014, 08:43AM

I have just been diagnosed and have seen my surgeon. I have been referred to a plastics surgeon and I am currently weighing up whether to go down the reco path using trans flap from the tummy.  Based on the research it looks like a major op with considerable rehab time. I am a very active person and I wonder whether the mastectomy would be enough to cope with let alone the reco.

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