Hello again to all you warriors who inspire others by your honesty and empathy . After peaceful reflective week away in Turkey , the next four months of chemo start on Wednesday next week . So many of you have been through this and are continuing to receive the treatment and have experience of. Hair loss / cold cap/ side effects etc which is all to come . When reading the onco ‘s letter describing it all , I must admit it was a bit overwhelming but was on my way to the movies “a star is born” so was able to distract from it, at least for a while. The oncopredict test came back “high” so hence they are going ahead with something beginning with Pax.
Currently I’m looking at diet advice on line to see if anything helps etc . It’s hard to know what will work when nausea kicks in .. on shopping list today is peanut butter , nuts , and some dried fruit . Rejoined the gym last week but efforts pathetic on the bike ! 5 minutes on level 2, and I was a dead duck. Swimming easier and backstroke helps stretch my right arm but the mastectomy scar shows above my bathing suit which needs hitching up often. Reading all your messages of what you are going through , in some cases requiring inestimable sources of mental strength , acceptance and bold courage is both humbling and inspiring . I think of you and your situations and struggles every day and hope I can be as stoical . With love and best wishes for a happy day . XxDenise