Really does feel as if I'm beginning to get my life back now. I've only had an appointment for the regular jab (although it did take my GP surgery 3 times to actually have the right medication). Apart from that I've been doing the extra exercises every day and am beginning to feel the difference. … Continue reading Onwards
I've had a couple of appointments this week, which has reminded me very unpleasantly of how my life was for all those months. Still, it's all routine stuff. I had my first mammogram at the hospital, which feels like another milestone passed. I saw the oncologist today, who has asked me again to see my … Continue reading A matter of confidence
It's a good sign that my posts are much less frequent. I'm pretty well & just about back to normal. I've even had my very short hair trimmed & went hatless into work for the first time today! People kept saying how good I look & I kept forgetting that they hadn't seen my hair. … Continue reading Two steps forward….
Been hearing a news story today around the terrible shortages of specialist staff in the field of cancer genetics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44040896 I'm still waiting to hear back from all the genetics forms we completed, and from the request to access the medical records of 2 close relatives. That means we're still living with the constant possibility … Continue reading Shocking genetics specialist shortages
Funny how 'normal' has landed so suddenly. I feel mostly fine. Injections & tablets seem to have settled now & I suspect this is almost how my new normal feels. Hair is growing now, although still not quite enough to be brave & go hatless in work quite yet - but soon. My nails are … Continue reading Stepping onwards
Had the second Zoladex a week ago, and still seem to be avoiding the worst of the side effects. Last weekend was really busy, so I delayed starting the examestane tablets by a day, just in case. I've had 6 now and am feeling exhausted - truly & totally wiped out. I can only think … Continue reading Hormones, round 2
It's very odd how quickly we ease back into normality - usual work & life routines. We are pretty adaptable I suppose. I'd heard so many sad stories of people feeling utterly bereft and rudderless when the main treatments stop. I was very aware of this possibility, but I seem to have been lucky so … Continue reading Back to normal?
Sometimes it felt that I'd never actually get to this point, but here we are at the end of active, obvious treatment! Today I had my final radiotherapy session & it really does feel as if I can now start getting back to a more normal life, one not quite so dominated by hospital appointments! … Continue reading End of radiotherapy
I've had 5 sessions now & am beginning to get a bit more used to it. After the first couple I felt a bit desperate, thinking I wouldn't be able to get through them all as I really felt quite horrible afterwards. After those 2 I realised that it was to do with the way … Continue reading Radiotherapy – what they don’t tell you!
Just back from my first session & yet another weird experience to add to the catalogue I seem to be collecting! One of the best things I think I'm going to find out about radiotherapy is that they usually seem to be on time for appointments, which is a pretty new experience too! I had … Continue reading Radiotherapy begins!