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Chemo starts on the 24th 3 cycles of FEC then once a week for 12 weeks with another drug then radiotherapy in the U.K. Then another for the bones every 6 mths for 3 years ... and to put the cherry on top hormones for 10yrs .... the doctor then told me I have a grade 3 on the right and a 2 on the left ... I have had statistics thrown at me for 2half hours ... my brain is frazzled ... any good hints while enduring chemo or places to buy funky lady like hats lol πŸ˜‚ That don't make you look like the old mamny down the road .... keep smiling xxx

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Get ready for a rollercoaster, but from the way you sound you will be more than able πŸ˜€ I got some very thin cotton caps as I get so blooming warm... they proved too much so I went brave and bold and shiney bald πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ tattoo on my mastectomy scars starts on 28 March πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Like you said keep smiling😊

Sending love and hugsπŸ€—πŸ˜˜

Louise xx


Hi, I've no doubt your brain is frazzled but it sounds like you've taken it all it, l made notes after I saw Surgeon/Oncologist to refer to if needed.

Take one step at a time otherwise you'll be overwhelmed.

Chemo Tips

Drink Lots of Water, they have great antisickness Meds now so very few people are actually sick. I found the worst thing was my mouth & the effect on my taste buds! Melon is good, Yogurt, I eventually stumbled on having porridge made with lots of milk, & soups as I could not eat bread. I mainly ate chicken as didn't like the texture of beef or lamb.

I bought lots of hats then didn't wear them as I loved my wig(s) which is just as well as my hair has grown back very thinly so still wearing a wig. I did however also wear scarves fashioned into fancy turbans, cotton or jersey are best as they don't slip. I used to wear little cotton beanies under the scarves, I'll send you the details later.

Lots of hand cream & foot cream as Chemo can make the skin peel on hands/feet & depending on your Chemo it can effect your nails, so cuticle oil & dark nail polish.

Hope it all goes well & just concentrate on your Chemo for now. Do you have to come over to Liverpool or the Wirral for your Radiotherapy?

Take Care & keep in touch & I'll send you the info for the little beanies when I get up 😴

Best Wishes πŸ’

Mrs N πŸ’…πŸΌ

Aliensx2 in reply to Hidden

Clatterbridge Wirral ... got to have a Hickman line too ... deal with twinks got to do what's nessscessary πŸ˜·πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ¦‹

Sending love and hugs to help you through the next stage of your journey xxxx

Wow !, such a lot to take in ... But you already sound like a positive person ... Just breath .. and keep positive .. I wore hats .. Tried wigs but not for me .. As for chemo everyone can react differently .. I just followed their instructions .. To the letter !! .. For me finding a drink I could tolerate.. Was ginger & lemongrass cordial .. And to nibble ginger biscuits & rich tea ... Just go with the flow ... It's a path you have to go down to reach where you want to be πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž good luck x

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