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Back From Treatment Meeting

30 Jun 2017 18:29

Hi

Been to my meeting

I have to have Cisplatin for Chemotherapy i think that 1 time a week

Radiotherapy monday to friday for 5 weeks.

Brachytherapy treatment too.

Hope everyone's having a alright day

Kisses and Hugs

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

30 Jun 2017 22:04 in response to Limesbabe

Hi Limesbabe 

What is brachytherapy?

Hope you are feeling ok about the plan of action x

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

30 Jun 2017 22:17 in response to Toblerone

Hi Toblerone

yes I feel alright about it, just a bit over whelmed at the moment. 

This is what Brachytherapy 

Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, or internal radiation therapy, puts a source of radiation in or near the cancer. ... The type of brachytherapy used most often to treat cervical cancer is known as intracavitary brachytherapy. The radiation source is placed in a device in the vagina (and sometimes in the cervix).

 

hugs and kisses Limesbabe 

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

2 Jul 2017 08:06 in response to Limesbabe

Hi Limesbabe 

I'm glad you are feeling ok about your plan. Sounds very similar to mine, Cisplatin and internal, together in spirit! Do you have someone taking notes in your consultations? I do and it's really useful to be able to read back what was said as I don't seem to take much in at the time!

I had a PET scan and having a kidney test on Monday. Im in again on 25th so I wonder if that's the start or they will tell me my start date. 

Overwhelmed...totally get that hon. The paperwork, the worry, the finances, the impact on the rest of your routine. I feel guilty for all the pressure my family and friends are now under. Thankfully I still feel up to good strong walks, I'll be doing as much as I can. 

Thinking of you and wishing you clear x

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

2 Jul 2017 22:21 in response to Toblerone

Yayy we can go through this together 

never thought about taking notes, might mention it to hubby:)

good luck with your PET scan 

i get my exercise walking around the care home that I work in, that's why I am late replying been working this afternoon and I was clothes shopping with my daughter this morning. 

Wish you all the best and to be clear xx

 

 

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

3 Jul 2017 09:09 in response to Limesbabe

Hi

I have a daughter too, and yes we go medicinal shopping!

PET scan was ok. Boring for the hour it takes to be absorbed but dint feel sick or anything. The PET scan makes me feel as if I've been on a roundabout for too long!

Kidney function today so more radiation and take bloods to measure how my body filters it out. 

Keep strong x

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

4 Jul 2017 05:50 in response to Toblerone

Hi 

glad the pet scan went alright. 

Hope the kidney function went alright 

got another long at work today but hoping to hear for my appointment to get the dates for my treatment plan soon

stay strong xxx

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

6 Jul 2017 18:52 in response to Limesbabe

Hi

Blood test was ok, just tiresome hanging about for so long. I have a talk at the hospital, Demystifying Oncology, on 13th which I'm told is a good talk. Is there one at your hospital? Consultant on 25th when I hope I will be told the battle plan. Bored of this already!

stay strong xx

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

7 Jul 2017 06:39 in response to Toblerone

Hi 

glad your blood test was alright 

no don't think they do have one of those talks st my hospital. 

I am waiting for my treatment plan to come through the post. 

At least I get hospital transport as I live so far away, well ok 1 hour but it all mounts up at the end of the day, 2 hours traveling, 15 minutes treatment and whatever waiting for the treatment but at I have am's appointments 

stay strong xxx

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

9 Jul 2017 15:21 in response to Limesbabe

Hi

Are all your appointments at the same time of day? Are all of them booked in or just week by week? How much notice and planning can you do?

Bored now and want to start so I can finish. Was wondering about the times so I can arrange friends and family for lifts too. 

Sorry, so many questions. Hope you are managing well   

Stay Strong x

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

9 Jul 2017 16:42 in response to Toblerone

Hi 

the earlish is 9.40 and the lastest is 14.25.yes they are all booked with 5 reviews as well. 

I am letting my manager know tomorrow at work, my transport is already booked as I am having hospital transport. 

That's alright ask away, I just did planning as when I could, as home life my husband will go to work, my daughter gets a school bus and my son works away from home so to be honest I didn't really need to plan much, just time off work and transport which my local hospital is providing through a trust at the hospital called the primrose trust. Primrose is a trust that help people with cancer 

Yes I am alright get a lot of support from the people I work with, if it wasn't for them I think I might have been down in the dumps. 

Hope your managing alright and stay strong.

 

xxxx

 

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

13 Jul 2017 17:33 in response to Limesbabe

Hi

Your treatment plan is very similar to mine. We will both get through this x

If you can find a Macmillian centre please attend. They are really helpful. Just had a talk at the hospital from them and it was full of good information and contacts. A phone number to call should the treatment make you feel ill, all sorts of support. Please try to find one X 

Hope all else is ok, you are not too tired to laugh

xx

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

14 Jul 2017 08:31 in response to Toblerone

Hi

i already have a Macmillian nurse attached to me But I see if I can find a centre. 

Have you started your treatment yet ? 

I am fine thanks, hope your good 

stay strong xxx

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

14 Jul 2017 09:18 in response to Limesbabe

Hi

my next meeting is on 25th, when I hope to get a start date. Really want to get started so I can get finished!

Where are you? I'm in Hampshire

Stay fighting 

X

Re: Back From Treatment Meeting

14 Jul 2017 09:43 in response to Toblerone

Hi

hope you start soon. 

 

I'm in Bedfordshire 

stay strong 

xxx