Starting Chemo, starting new job
I am on a bit of a runaway train at the moment. :)I saw my oncologist yesterday, I'm due to have my first chemo on 19 July and start a new job on 29 July. Hopefully, I won't get too many side effects.
Black nail polish for chemo
Hello all, I am about to have my 3rd round of TC in 2 days time. I noticed that 4 of my fingers have darken a bit. During the last 2 sessions, I did have my fingers painted with black nail polish. Would anyone know the main purpose of black nail polish, is it for blocking out UV rays during summer? Since it's winter now…
Our immune system
Hi all. How many weeks/months post chemo and/or radiotherapy will our immune system be weakened? I’m only asking because a work colleague has shingles. My understanding is 21-28 days? But I’ve read elsewhere 6 months. thanks
Painful/stiff hands and feet post chemo
Hi...I finished chemo 9 weeks ago now but still have very painful hands and feet. I noticed it after approximately 6 taxol, however i went on to complete all 12. I don't think its peripheral neuropathy as there's no numbess, it feels more like arthritis? I struggle to open things and its painful to walk. My oncologist says…
Interesting article on Chemo Brain.
This was shared to me and made very interesting reading. Being told that "chemo brain" was vastly exaggerated by patients, and that if at all it existed, it would soon resolve after active chemo, is put in perspective. My brain certainly doesn't have a clue as to what my oncologist states, it still stays badly affected.…
Young mum going thru treatment
Hi everyone Due to start chemo soon for BC treatment. On AC for 4 rounds and Taxol for 12 rounds. Just wanting advice on how to get by running a house with a toddler, getting thru treatment and symptoms?
If you knew then, what advice would you give to someone about to start Chemo? Im in Tassie
Hi everyone. Sorry for the long post in advance..... sooo this is my story. Im 32 years old. I was talking in bed with my boyfriend and went to lay on my back and something pinched in my right breast. I felt a lump that was different to all my other lumpy breast tissue and the BF agreed. I see a chiropractor for…