As you know back today in Day Ward for beginning of 3rd line with carboplatin, taxol and avastin and cold cap use. The drugs were the easy part and no sudden unexpected problems but the cold cap.
Firstly, it is tight, very, very tight: following measuring to ensure the cap sits fully on the crown of your hear, a second tighter hat is then fitted. You must wet your hair prior to the final fitting and the cold cap is put on. OMG, I was not expecting the cold to hit me so quickly with a headache, and by the time the tight chin strap was fixed I was close to tears and could not even manage 10/15 minutes 'run-in' time. So going for the bald look again. I felt so sorry for the nurse fitting it, she was so kind and gentle. The whole process in cooling down your head, would of course, cool down the rest of your body, and I always feel the cold when on full chemo.
Told my oncologist is was a medieval instrument of torture and he should try it himself... but he could see if was a bit distressing for me. I jokingly said to the staff with him "and he only offers this to the patients he likes", Just as well we have a good doctor/patient relationship.
I might be a 'wuz' by not managing it, but thought I would share my experience and would love to hear comments from other users.
I had a little relax & rest over past few days and the wilted daisies is back in bloom.
Know I have a few rough days ahead, but will keep you posted as treatment continues.
BTW, for your information, checked today on ca125 reading on bloods from last week and true to my form/past records no elevation showing... we should always remember that this reading is only an indication for some women.
Take Care and everyone have a good weekend.