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Chemo is all done!



  • June1952June1952 Member Posts: 1,003
    Hi @MKitty68
    Wheeeee - one step forward now.
    Good luck with the next step.
    Hugs  Summer   :)
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    Thanks Summer
  • Mrs_HMrs_H Brisbane SouthsideMember Posts: 100
    Woooooohooooooooo!! Huge congratulations. I found my last round of chemo symptoms easier to handle knowing that it would never happen again. Enjoy yourself for a while. Cheers, Jen.
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    Thank you @Mrs_H
    i must admit I was pretty excited on Thursday when my infusion finished. The past few days have bee difficult with bone pain, neuropathy & lethargy,  it at least I know it's the last. 
  • steddenstedden melbourneMember Posts: 6
    Mkitty68, Are you going to do Radio therapy or tablet therapy after chemo?
    I got stuck in a worrying situation. I am 38 and I have a 6 years old daughter. I wanted another baby and I wanted to plan for that this year but 2 months ago my canser appeared,...shit... I am going to start my chemo next week. I saw fertility specialist and she suggested some ways to keep my fertility but my husband got angry when heard that. He says 1 is enough in this situation. But I think I might have another chance if I do something about that. I can have baby two years or three years later, after my treatment by freezing eggs,why not?!!
    Would you mind telling me if there is any especial group for this problem.
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    @stedden. Yes, I start radiation next week for 5 weeks, then 4 weeks after I finish radiation I start on tablets for 5 years. 
    I had a hysterectomy in 2004 & am now 10 years post menopause as well, so fertility isn't something I've had to even think about. 
    I'm not sure about groups for that, but I'm sure one of the other ladies may be able to help with that? I'm sorry I can't offer any advice to you there. 
    Best of luck to you though, I hope it all works out. 
  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,773
    Hi @stedden, here is a link to the Young women's group where the ladies have or are going through the same issues as you in regards to their fertility. You will need to ask to join and then you will have access to the group. http://onlinenetwork.bcna.org.au/group/10-young-women
    Wishing you all the best. Xx Cath
  • steddenstedden melbourneMember Posts: 6
    [email protected] I joined the group. Thank you for your guides. I will search about that.
  • NaturalBelNaturalBel SOUTH ADELAIDE Member Posts: 542
    Congratulations!  I was a hairdresser for 20 years, so I totally understand how you feel.  I went through the hair loss with chemo too.....it grows back !  Well done !
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    Thank you. 
  • steddenstedden melbourneMember Posts: 6
    Thank you for your information. Best of all for you. I hope everything is going well for you. Maybe I should not think about fertility anymore.
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,332
    Congratulations on finishing chemo. It's great to have that behind you. My hair grew in chalk white and frizzy - like a lambswool pad on my head. It gradually darkened and very gradually straightened. About a year after it had all grown back, I noticed an unusual amount of hair on my brush and comb. Bit of panic. After a lot of specialist advice it appears my shedding pattern had changed. No bald spots, no alopecia just more loose hairs than normal. I had never noticed loose hairs before and my hair was very thick. It still is, the amount of hair I shed is still within a normal level but it's possible that letrozole may have contributed to (not caused) a change. So if it happens, don't be too alarmed! 3 years on and all fine. Best wishes.
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    @Afraser, thank you for your reply. 
    I read in the info sheets my Oncologist gave me that Letrazole can cause hair thinning, I'm hoping not too much!
    I currently have the tiniest of prickles on my head, I can feel them although you can't really see anything as yet.
    Hopefully it will grow faster soon! 
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