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Hey, anyone missed me?
Week two of cycle one found me in Hospital! And when I got out yesterday, my Hair started to fall out. - Been a bit of a week ...
Friday was day 8 for me. Started with a sore throat Thursday evening, then a raised temp - 37.8! What do you do with 37.8? Monitor all night whether it exceeds 38, which it didn't, and get yourself a sleepless night in the meantime. lol
Friday morning I went to my GP, as recommended by the onc, to get oral antibiotics. And whilst I was there, just get full bloods done.
Friday, 6pm: phone call from said GP: you need to be admitted! Your neutrophils (part of my white blood cells) were at Zero!
So, I then spent 5 nights on 3 different wards ... because there was no room on the oncology ward to begin with. And I had a VERY VERY sore mouth!
But, all better, by Wednesday morning. Ready to maybe head home again, when disaster struck again ... and I woke with loads of hair on my WHITE pillowcase. :( Not cool. My nurses had quite a job to recover my composure. - They were BRILLIANT!
So, allowed home, with a stunning amount of neutrophils of 1.1! Only to go be brave and get the clippers out. - Must say, for all I was very upset and very worried: I am fine. My son did the honours, and I had a huge amount of compliments when finished. So, it's all good!
And I am now wearing my beautiful head scarves, apart from anything, because my head feels cold!! - and it feels weird under the shower, lol.
Believe in Better! xx
Yes I missed you? What's the H & H for? Hair and hospital or hell and highwater!
'When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a
thousand reasons to smile'
Of course we missed you !!! How are you doing now ? That sounds like you have been thru the wars in the last week or so, was there nothing on television so you fancied the excitement !! 5 nights on 3 wards sounds like the package holiday from hell - just why are hospitals so under resourced these days
Are you on FEC ? Sorry I lose track what cocktail people are taking as so many junkies on here
Sending you hugsss xoxo
It's a great life if you don't weaken.
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Hi ya Dorothee,
So sorry to hear you had such a crap crap time !! What cocktail are you on? How are you feeling now since you joined the baldy beaut gal group ? Make sure to keep your head moisturised, I find it prevents the itching..... Well pet, I sincerely hope your feeling much better & getting stronger every day. This shit journey will soon be over for all of us so we must stay brave ....Lots of love & hugs to you,
Im not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship !
Sorry you've had a rough time with Hospital and Hair, but pleased to see you still have your sense of humour!!
At least the next cycle can't be any worse! My second FEC (am presuming yours was FEC) was better than first so definitely fingers crossed for you next cycle.............
I am sure my bloods are back to happy levels, and my sore mouth is recovered too.
Yes, I am on FEC, and I think they slightly ODed me, lol. So, next round is gonna be a bit different on the dosages. I am meeting my onc on Wednesday to find out.
My tastebuds are all over the place: like being pregnant all over again ... I have always been such a sweet tooth - but pregnancy and chemo seem to change that. So, it's out with the cream cakes and chocs, and in with anything vinegary. Caffeine doesn't do it anymore, so I am drinking fruit teas instead. All very bizarre.
I remember a few days after the chemo, when I hadn't had an appetite at all, and my neighbour said she was going to get a chinese .... well, that was it, I was hooked.
And hair, well: the lady garden is having an autumn season. So, if my hair on my head had been doing that, then I am glad I have gone for the plunge. ;)
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