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malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 14:37:50

Still jealous of you all having these lovely bcns ! Moan moan !
On the positive side washed my hair today and I've still got some smile

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 14:39:26

Chemo all done. Felt sleepy for a while but picked up now and having some lunch.
Have been given the mouth wash that stained my teeth last time so will go out for a walk later to get some Listerine instead.
Otherwise all well for now........

malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 14:46:54

That's good Kitkat was it better having it at home ? Fingers crossed for few side effects for you

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 14:53:10

hmmm... was odd having it at home but I think next will be OK as I'll know what to expect (there was loads of kit). BP was sky high but it drop a bit later on (thankfully) - so i guess I must have been quite stressed about it all.

get alcohol free mouth wash - think that's better,my dentist says..I have some Dentyl which looks a bit alarming but is v good.

reallyreallyworried Wed 02-Oct-13 15:26:51

Hi all

Surgery done smile I was supposed to be number 3 on the surgery list, but my surgeon decided to do me first! So I was in at 9 being put to sleep smile so better than last time.

I stayed overnight, which I was pleased about, as I felt a complete wreck. Came out of hospital at 11 today. Drain still in, which I hate! But other than that I am doing okay grin

I have bone scan next week. Then see surgeon for check up a week on Monday. Then on to see oncologist and start the next step! I feel positive that this phase of treatment is 'hopefully' over.

Thanks for all the positive words and good luck messages. You ladies have been amazing. I don't think I would of got this far without hearing your positive words, and about your experiences. So a HUGE THANKYOU thanks xx

BetsyBoop Wed 02-Oct-13 15:35:06

glad to hear all went well for really and kitkat smile

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 15:41:37

well done Really -good news that you've got that done.

thanks MAS - missed that info about alcohol free but I'll remember if I need to buy any more.

smee Wed 02-Oct-13 16:24:39

That's good Really, welcome back. smile

kitkat that must be weird, having the chemo at home. Did you provide biscuits? I'd get all stressed about the etiquette, let alone the chemo.. rest up and congrats on another one done. smile

well done really !

Well done Really, have been thinking about you.

malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 17:04:07

Glad it went ok really how long till you get rid of the drain ?
I was told alcohol free mouthwash too I use corsadyl daily ( might not be spelt right ! )

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 17:57:23

Smee - you're so right - I had biscuits ready but before I knew it I was connected to the drip for the pre-meds and then moved onto the chemo so I wasn't able to offer anything more than a pathetic 'do you want a tea or coffee - if so help yourself in the kitchen' blush. I had already thought that next time I must be quicker off the mark before I get connected up!!

BTW - have some of your difficulties in getting good results with your implant been because of your previous Rads?

foofooyeah Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:14

Sorry a really selfish post but feeling rough: dd any of you get numb arms after FEC chemo?. Mine feel v peculiar and feeling pretty nauseous too.

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:27:40

Hi Foo - I had no arm problems after FEC - are you talking about the chemo arm specifically or both arms? And sorry you are feeling nauseous - I am well aware what that is like so you have my sympathies brew.

I had a sleep this afternoon after my chemo but that was due to the Piriton not the chemo. Feeling fine otherwise - which is a miracle for me as was doubled up after FEC each time - long may it continue!!

malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 21:31:23

I had a sore arm foo foo along the vein where the chemo went in, resting it on a cushion and a hot water bottle helped
Have you got something to take for the nausea ? X

malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 21:32:51

Kitkat glad you are ok smile
I feel much better now and my vile taste is much better, I'm sure it was the thrush making it much worse I must ask for something to take straight away for it next time

foofooyeah Wed 02-Oct-13 21:48:44

It's both arms so not to do with vein, just spoke to hospital, they couldn't really advise but said to call again if got worse.

Thought I had gt away with it too easily up to now

smee Wed 02-Oct-13 21:52:27

foofoo, poor you. I don't remember the numb arm, but do so remember the nausea. ARe you taking your anti sickness drugs??

kitkat, yay for feeling not too bad. My difficulties with implants are I think due to tendency for epic amounts of scar tissue to form. Surgeon said it's just what my body does and everybody's different. Bit annoying, but in the great scheme of things, nothing more than tedious.

kitkat1967 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:53:34

Glad you're feeling better Malt - I'll add that to my list to look out for grin

really was thinking of you these past two days. Glad to hear it went well.

malteserzz Wed 02-Oct-13 22:18:00

Make sure you do call if it gets worse foo foo and keep an eye on your temp too smile

trice Wed 02-Oct-13 22:34:13

Congratulations really, you are getting through it.

LadyBeagle, don't know about calcium but round one of capecitabene was the worst for me. It got easier. And it worked to shrink my tumours fast

reallyreallyworried Thu 03-Oct-13 04:07:38

malt drain stays in until it is draining less than 50ml in 24hrs!! So day 1 it was 200ml, it's looking like day two which I register in a few hours, is going to be just over 100ml. So it's going the right way!! I will be glad when it's gone. It's not so much uncomfortable as awkward! Also have a huge fear of accidentally pulling it out!!!

kitkat hope your doing okay and not having too many side effects.

foofoo hope you are feeling a bit better today.

Sending lots of love to everyone else xx

Now to try and get back to sleep! I hate having to sleep on my back!!

jchocchip Thu 03-Oct-13 07:15:45

Hope you got back to sleep really. Glad to hear your op went well, phew.
Kitkat chemo at home, well done.
Very pleased with myself. Went for a short run before tea last night and slept until 10 to 7

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