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Yes good luck earwig o for today and Frankies_Ducky for tomorrow
Rose2018 was yours yesterday? How did it go, and has the PICC line settled down?
Dizzy17 I think your second dose today? Good luck! I would have had my second dose today but low white bloods so deferred a week.
Who knows how long your scalp stays sore for? A lot of my hair has fallen out and I’ve had it cut short now, but my scalp is really sore. Would it be less sore if I shaved the rest off?
Hi Betty, It went really well, wasn’t scary at all and very quick. I’m feeling slightly nauseous but not too bad. The picc is definitely better now I’ve had it cleaned :)
Good luck for today. I hope that everything goes smoothly and the SE are minimal xx
Thank you. I wouldn't be anywhere near prepared if it wasn't for the wonderful ladies here so a very big HUG to everyone and thank you all xx
Cooling spray is a very good idea, thank you. No doubt I'll be on here before then but just in case my brain goes awol - Good luck for next week, I hope it all goes well xx
Good luck to anyone else who are having any treatment or procedures done. And hugs to all who need them xoxo
I'd honestly be lost without this forum, it's a real godsend.
Much love & gentle hugs, Frankie xxx
Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know. - Amy Poehler
I'm only focusing on the positives of the things I can control - as for the negatives of those I can't, well they can do one as life's too short to worry about them!!
Thank you Betty. I'm sorry that yours has been postponed and that you're going through some discomfort. I hope it gets sorted out soon xx
Leolady56 (I've tagged you as you put up the link)
Just wanted to say that the chemo tips blog is being updated (according to the link) and I was wondering if anyone knows an eta of when this was going to up again. I know there are other posts with helpful tips and advice but I'm a little concerned that they may be missed by anyone who's new to this forum or anyone (like me) who are still getting used to navigating their way around.
I asked admin about this for you - The tech guys are still working on smoothing out some of the bugs and blogs will be back up and running as soon as they have finished
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Life is like a boxing match, defeat is declared not when you fall .....
But when you refuse to stand up again .......
So, I get knocked down but I get up again. x
1 down and 5 to go!!
All went in two attempts to get the cannula in then over an hour to slowly push the Epirubicin in...but in it went then the last two were very quick. A positive experience and fabulous nurses.
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Hope radiotherapy was a good experience Yme
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Hi Betty Mango,
Hair wise it might be better to leave it be, Ihad a sore scalp until my hair fell out, it was really uncomfortable. The only problem cutting your hair shorter (I shaved mine) is that it might make those tiny hairs that are left feel like pins, that’s what happened to me and I couldn’t sleep at night for the discomfort.
I’m having similar problems with wbc, fortunately my oncologist has (finally) prescribed weekly jabs of Filgastrim which should mean no more missed therapies! Fingers crossed
Maybe you could ask about the possibility of doing the same depending on how many therapies you have to have? I’m getting impatient, it’s been 6 months and I still haven’t finished! I just want to get the therapies finished now, no more hanging about, I’ve got the rest of my life to get on with... : )
All the best for your therapies ladies, long live the PIC line, mines been a godsend, I hope yours is Ok now Frances Duckie!! x
Thank you Dreamthief
That's okay Leolady56 I hope it went well x
Sorry for the multiple posts, all I'm seeing is grey lines again so I'm having to log in and out to see & answer them (memory seems to have left me and I haven't even started chemo yet so can't blame chemo fog!)
earwig o I'm glad that it was a positive experience for you today and I hope it continues xx
maggiemee it's fine now thank you Maggie. I've realised that the pointy bit if the clamp was digging into my arm but with a little tweak all is good.
Good luck to anyone who has treatment tomorrow, I'll see you on the other side xoxo
Aww well done earwig o love your attitude xxxxx best wishes Ali xxxxx
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it
I'm due to have my 2nd chemo on Tuesday but I have thrombophlebitis from my first chemo which is still quite sore.
Has anyone else had this?
Much love, Kathryn xxx
1st one done and I feel pretty good so far. I went into work this afternoon as normal (well I was a little late and I'm still here for another hour) but I am taking it easy and not whizzing around like Usain Bolt (my normal speed).
I can't remember who else was having treatment today (I can blame chemo brain now, yay!) But I hope it all went well and that the SE are minimal for us all xx
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