Hi to all, I have now finished all my treatments and hair is slowly starting to return, all be it grey but I am sure when it is long enough I will be dying it lol.
After all my treatments I thought life would have to be finally on the improve, but oh no. Just when everything was going well I have lost my job.. was there 8 years and now I have to try and start again, as if this year has not been bad enough.
Hi to all, it has been awhile since i last was here and i expect there are lots of new ladies who have joined our journey since last time i posted hello and my best wishes to you all.
I am now half way through my radiation and slowly my hair is starting to regrow seems funny now to see myself with hair.. after all the time it took to get use to no hair lol.
Hello ladies, i am back finally. So much has happened since last time i was here, on the non BC side of things, i have turned 50 and finally after 42 years living here become an Australian Citizen. On the BC side of things i had a very bad reaction to the Docetaxel that was meant for the last 3 rounds of chemo, my hands look like they have been burnt, and they felt like they were on fire for a good few days as well, so bad was the state of my hands the oncologist said there was no way i could continue with that treatment so it is back to FEC for me.
Hi all I am back again, it is day 3 after last round of FEC which means in 3 weeks time i move on to 3 rounds of Docetaxel so any words of wisdom on this next 4 rounds would be much appreciated. Seems a bit scary to me that they have you start your anti-nausia medication the day before the treatment.
Went for my first visit with radiation oncology the other day, that seems to be the next added bonus to this journey, they tell me not to wear a bra while getting radiation, but do they know how much the boob that had the surgery aches when not supported?? hmmm what to do.
I am back after a couple of weeks of self imposed computer free time, i thought the computer compounded my headache problems after chemo so gave myself some time off to see if it helped, unfortunately it didn't so next time i will just keep using the comp and hope that they change my medication to help with the headaches.
Anyway today i have a day off work for a good reason not more hospital and doctors appointment,, i get to go to the Look good feel better workshop that is being held at our local hospital, am really looking forward to it.
Hi ladies first i hope you all had a very happy mothers day.
I have more questions lol seems that is what i do best here at the moment,
Have any ladies got wigs and if so how has that gone. Am tossing up the idea of getting one because i really don't want to look like a "cancer patient" to the rest of the world but on the other hand is it worth all the money they cost... any suggestions ladies??
Two weeks to the day from my first round of chemo and my hair has started to fall out.. while i knew it was coming it is still a bit of shock when you notice it.. just a question i have been wondering about. I am having FEC treatment and wondering if anyone else who has had the same course has lost there eyelashes as well, hair going i can sort of deal with but the idea of no eyelashes i am really struggling with.. guess it is something else i will just have to come to terms with really.
I have been reading blogs on here from ladies and i am realizing how fortunate i have been all the way through with my diagnosise.
I have had 2 operations that have been successful with very few side affects and 1 round of chemo that left me feeling very tired and nauseous but luckily that only lasted 3 days, by day 5 i was back to work and doing ok. It is now day 10 after the chemo so it is off to get blood tests to see what has been happening to me..
It is now 6 weeks since i was first told i had breast cancer, in that time i have 2 operations and am slowly coming to terms with the year ahead of me.
At first i was told i would need an operation to remove the lump and radiation to the right breast. After the first operation there was good and bad news, the good was that it had not spread to any lymph nodes, the bad was they had not gotten clear margins which meant i had to go back for a second operation. It also meant that chemo was now on the agenda.