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6 Responses to “Contact Me”

  1. Ashley Law August 6, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    What a great website and so much better to find someone of a similar age.

    I’m a 36 year old wife and mum to a six year old boy, I found a small lump in April that was found to be stage three and all the positives there are. Fortunately, the cancer seems to have been just within the lump, but I still need chemo, herceptin, radio and tamoxifen.

    Did you meet anyone of a similar age in your area? As all I want to do is chat to like-minded people…

    You do realise I may be emailing you lots of annoying questions now, as I have only had one lot of chemo and have all the side effects ahead of me.

  2. LIZ March 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Yes…this is a great blog. I just began treatment in February and completed my third AC chemo. I have one more AC and then Tax will begin. I thought I would be able to keep my waist long hair…but after the second chemo…it started to fall out….so I shaved it off. Unfortunately, it was not shaved down bald…and now I have patches of bald and very short hair. My head is tender now…so I don’t want to risk anything by shaving the patches down to bald. I still have my eyelashes and eyebrows…but purchased some eyebrows just in case I need them.

    You are so right about the chemo. I have a headache for up to 5 days after chemo…yes…like having been out drinking. Tylenol helps some…but I think it also helps to make sure that you drink a lot …A LOT of water. I hate water…but make a point to fill a pitcher each day and just make sure I drink the whole pitcher…about 10 glasses.

    Right now, I am seeking financial assistance for non medical expenses…since I can not work and I am single. I am finding that is very difficult. I have worked over 25 years and now in my time of need, I am having trouble finding resources that can help…but I have faith I will find something. The last thing you need at this time, is stress related to daily living expenses.

    Anyway…thanks for a great blog!!

    • chemo for beginners March 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

      Hi Liz,

      I hope you are successful in getting some financial assistance. Having financial worried on top of all of this is just awful.

      Very best wishes for the remainder of your treatment. I preferred the Tax – hope it is kind to you (but mean to the cancer cells!) too.

      Thanks,

      Anikka.

  3. LIZ March 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Thanks so much for your kind words!!

    One more AC and then on to 4 treatments of Tax. I hope the Tax is better. Like the fact that it doesn’t cause the headaches. It is funny….going through this makes me really want to do something to help others in this circumstances when I am done. Don’t know what…but want to do something substantial that makes a difference.

  4. Anne Liversidge March 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    I got a lovely gift today from Not Another Bunch Of Flowers from some very special work friends and am so glad I googled your site. Absolutely amazing !

    I think you say it just like it is – awful, not so bad at times, crap!!! frightening, achey and sore, and a million other descriptions! I’m heading for cycle 4 / 6 (Yippeee, 2 to go) have used the coldcap, still have a decent head of hair – I chopped it too after getting the matted mess using my sewing scissors (felt great and had to laugh which was welcome at the time!). But thank you for sharing so much information. It has given me courage to step out of my little world and not be afraid to go on holiday after the chemo to recharge some very flat batteries before radiation starts 🙂

    I also love my wine and have a glass most nights! Loads of antioxidants methinks! Haven’t changed my diet too much – am ER pos, so trying to stick to organic meat and poultry, loads of fruits and veg, treats like expensive papaya – we’re worth it 😉 and do supplement which my oncologist seemed happy with.

    Not too impressed with my oncology team – a bit blocked off there and not much support, but my McMillan nurse is the angel saving me always! Plus my GP. Surgeon was also fabulous thankfully.

    Good luck with all you are going through and with this wonderful site – hugs and love and lots of bright light always xx
    Anne

    • chemo for beginners March 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

      Hi Anne,

      So happy to hear liked your gift from http://www.notanotherbunchofflowers.com.

      Glad that your hair is hanging on in there! But sorry to hear that your oncology team are a bit rubbish and not very supportive. That’s awful. Support from your medical team is so important when going through all of this rubbish. Tut, tut to them. But hopefully you’re through the worst of it and wont need their support anyway. Three cheers for Macmillan Nurses instead!

      Thanks so much for getting in touch and all the very best for the rest of your treatment. Hope you have a lovely holiday planned! You definitely deserve it!

      Anikka xx

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