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  • Forum Post: RE: Sick Pay query

    Hi George & Jackie Thank you for your reply and help on this matter, i am just battling with them all the time, and its really getting me down now. They dont have a clue at all, and like you say they dont care cause they have no need to care. Its so hard trying to educate them on what you have...
  • Forum Post: Has anyone had Topotecan

    Hi I am about to start my 3rd round of chemo and now going to be having Topotecan, and i am just wondering if anyone has had this chemo before, and how they found it, what side effects etc they had. Thanks Melissa
  • Forum Post: Starting chemo tomorrow

    Hi everyone I haven't been on the site for over a week as had problems with internet connection - just as I had found you and felt there are people out there who could support and advise me! Anyway, problems sorted, internet connection now restored. I will be having my first chemo treatment...
  • Forum Post: RE: Chemo care package

    Hello! Most of what you stated are true and correct, also here are the main side effects of chemotherapy Fatigue Nausea and vomiting Hair loss Cold cap Increased risk of infection Anaemia Bruising and bleeding Loss of appetite Sleep problems My friend who undergo ovarian cancer chemotherapy...
  • Forum Post: Taxol + teeth

    Hi, I have posted this already in the under 50s group but it was suggested I might have more luck here in the main group. I had FEC and am now having weekly taxol and have just had my 11th dose (just one more!). I had the treatment a couple of days ago and since then have had really sensitive teeth...
  • Blog Post: Hit By The Chemo Train

    Well, the chemo train eventually hit me on Tuesday. I've been suffering with pain and a little bleeding due to hemorrhoids, although I don't have constipation. I think it's more inflammation as Ibuprofen seems to help a little. I didn't take any for a couple of days as back pain was more...
  • Blog Post: Putting things into perspective

    12 days post tax, looking forward to going back onto FEC (am I mad?). Feel more normal today, I can eat and it doesn't hurt. Went shopping at Asda and had one of their breakfasts (a small one). I forgot to buy a new thermometer. I already have three, and none of them are very reliable!! Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Keeping A Secret

    Keeping A Secret When I first found my lump, I didn't think it was serious, so ignored it for about five weeks, I didn't even mention it to my husband. Then I decided it had to be dealt with eventually, so told him. He packed me straight off to my GP. She initially agreed with me, as the...
  • Blog Post: My cancer and my children

    Being told you have cancer is tough. But then you need to tell everybody else. The thing is there is no manual out there on how you tell your children, and once you’ve left the hospital after being diagnosed you’re pretty much on your own. No one else can really break the news to your children...
  • Blog Post: Listen up! Chemotherapy audio clips

    You can now listen to some of our information on chemotherapy as an audio recording. It’s important to Macmillan to make sure that our information is easy to access for as many people as possible. We’re testing out making some audio clips available on our website. If you or someone...
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