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  • Jacks sprat-x1&RobertA Jackie , I found another photo which made me smile which I wanted to share, it’s my 2 granddaughters walking in front of me when we were out shopping, I just love this picture. https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/113/W6RQ…
  • Hi Shands, it’s good to hear you’ve got through your Chemo, I personally understand how awful it is, I asked my Oncologist if I could stop after 4 sessions as I felt so bad, but I persevered to the end. Regarding your questions re flowers, I will pu…
  • https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/872/VO58NAGV6WHB.jpeg I just had to share this photo, my 6 year old granddaughter having a pamper, after a few minutes, she took the cucumber off her eyes, and ate it 😂 This photo always makes me smile, she is th…
  • Had my first walk along my local beach yesterday (Monday),it was warmer and less windy, picked up lots of nice shells to put under my beach hut, we are one street away from the beach. The reason I am telling the story is because it’s been over a yea…
  • https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/438/YY8IB8MWGDAD.jpeg I saw this and it really made me smile, especially after not having a drink for over a year whilst having treatment. Maybe just one this weekend might be in order...... I’ve earned it haha 👍…
  • https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/795/HPBE69RH32TG.jpeg This was Molly and her sister Rosie on the right ,presenting the collection tins which she had placed in the school to add to her just giving page for her hair cut, read above story for full…
  • https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/743/PROOOA9M9EUB.jpeg https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/320/ZE8ZYR8F6DRI.jpeg https://us.v-cdn.net/6030992/uploads/567/U49ORI4JKBXB.jpeg Hi everyone, I wanted to share this with you all as I’m so proud. Today …
  • Hi Lou, hope you are well. Apparently once you stop the Herceptin over time your heart function should improve, they will probably do more regular echocardiograms to check on it, there no problem..... had a lot worse 😱 I do find the Oncologist I hav…
  • Hi Rob and Lou and Debra, I had the echocardiogram on Sunday, showed heart function at 48% ( it’s out of 70?). Oncologist stopped my Herceptin treatment, only had 4 left to do out of 18!! Im seeing the Oncologist on Monday, will find out then whethe…
  • Hi Jimjam, I am so sorry hearing you describe your head pain, especially so soon after starting your first chemo. I also had my hair shaved off as I found the pain so awful, nobody warned me about that, I think I mentioned it on this site almost a y…
  • Hi Lou, lovely to hear from you, I hope you are keeping well. I had a Muga heart scan on Monday, then blood test on Thursday, with a view to have my Herceptin treatment on Friday. This would have been number 15 off 18. Oncologist rung me on Thursday…
  • Hi Rob, thank you for the compliment regarding my wig, I must say that it is the best purchase I’ve made during this awful time. I would not have had the confidence to go out without it. Although my hair is now returning, it’s coming through white😱😱…
  • Hi Sue, I was advised not to try the cold cap as most people loose some if not all of their hair anyway. A friend did say to me “it’s only hair” which quite upset me as it’s so much more than that. I had a short hair cut, started chemo and lost my h…
  • Hi Lou, lovely to hear from you. Had number 7 of 15 Radiotherapy sessions on Friday, I’ve got every day next week then 3 more, finish on 11/9. Had radiotherapy first on Friday then went to chemo suite for Herceptin injection, I was really tired yest…
  • Hi Lou, thank you for your suggestion, I certainly will ask my Dr about a blood test. Good start today.... all the computers had crashed at the hospital causing a 2hr delay, I was offered the choice of waiting around or coming in on Bank Holiday Mon…
  • Hi Lou, Consultant said all cancer has gone and lymph nodes are clear,so all good news. Saw Oncologist today and she has told me to stop Letrozole and has given me a different tablet to try.The itching is still keeping me awake so,she has told me to…
  • Hi Lou, lovely to hear from you. I am going to stop taking Letrozole for a week to see if the itching stops then i’ll Know it is that. I can’t take Adcal which is a calcium tablet but I’m seeing my Consultant on Weds so will discuss it with him the…
  • Hi Lou, my appointment is at 9.30 on Friday. Will have 4/5 weeks rest then mastectomy. Will be on an Ostregen blocker tablet for 5 years,but all seems positive at the moment. I hope you are keeping well, be glad when the weather cheers up. Speak soo…
  • Hi JerseyBob, I saw my Oncologist this morning and she has ok'd that I can have my 6th and final Chemo on Friday. I was surprised that my bloods were OK as I was taken into hospital the week before with a chest infection and given intravenous antibi…
  • Hi Lynnie, welcome to this community forum. I have been a member since my journey started 5 months ago and the support and help you receive on here is amazing. You will be given anti sickness tablets to take prior to your chemo starting and loads …
  • Hi Tina65, It sounds as if you are also suffering with these 3 drugs. My Surgeon said on Friday, that I shouldn’t be feeling so ill for so long and has suggested that I speak to the Oncologist next week to talk about getting the last 2 doses reduced…
  • Hi Candycane, I have not been very well at all after the new drugs on Friday. I haven't been outside the door since i returned from the hospital,i have been literally off my feet. Its definetely the worse that i've been. I wont see the Oncologist fo…
  • Hi Tina65, thank you for your reply. Do you feel as bad after every session of these drugs, being optimistic I thought things would get better as your body got used to the drugs. Last night I was up all night, could not settle down was sweating ter…
  • Hi Mags, nice to see you’ve joined this forum it has been wonderful to share experiences on here and chat with people who know what your going through and been there. I have found sunshinedaff ( Lou) a wonderful support, she even messaged me during …
  • Hi Leah, thank you for your reply to my post. Its good to hear from someone who is having the same drugs,I am a bit apprehensive as it's completely a different lot of drugs from Friday. I saw my Oncologist this morning and she said to feel flu like …
  • Hi Lego2019, thankyou for your tips,I will definitely try the hot water bottle one before I go next Friday for my 4th Chemo session. My arm has been really hurting the last few days and I have actually been putting a hot water bottle on it which has…
  • Hi Lou, lovely to hear from you my dear friend. I am still wide awake ........ but fighting the tiredness now,if I go to sleep too early I will be awake too early again .......vicious circle at the moment. I bought a couple of fringes on headbands f…
  • Hi Lou and Jackie, I appreciated your comments on my post.There is nothing more helpful than people's support and encouragement if they have been there or going through this trauma. I slept in "bits " last night an hour here,2 hours there,…