I have now finished my FEC's and on Tuesday start my last three chemo's with the different drug taxotare. I am anxious about this..better the devil you know maybe.
Can anyone who has been there before me give me any advice on how to manage this one? anything I need to do in advance? think i saw something about painting nails black?
Hi Sydney ladies,
I have been told that I should have my radiotherapy first then wait a bit(cant remember how long they said)before having reconstruction.
I am aware that having radio first, there are certain methods that will be not be able to be used for me. My radiotherapy finishes around Christmas time. I am wondering if I should be seeing someone soon any how if there are likely to be waiting times.
Well as if it's not hard enought dealing with my own emotional issues as I ride this part of my life.
I have 3 teenagers. My 19 year old daughter has just continued on life as normal and just treats home as a stopover place where I get no home help or hugs/how are you going.
My 16 year old son, has been the most caring and always askes me how I am going and gives me lots of emotional support BUT does not do anything around the house.
When I went in for FEC 3 on Tuesday, doc said my neutrophils(part of white blood cells)were too low but they decided to go ahead anyhow but I had to come back the next day for an injection to help raise the levels again. I was offered the option of self injecting but as I am a bit of a whimp and don't live far from hospital so did that. I was told that I will now have to have this after each of the next 3 chemos too.
I was worried about how my veins would go as i had had lots of pain since second dose but all went ok there so that was a relief.