Aug 5, 2019 12:37PM dvhmouse wrote:
Sorry I’ve been in lurker-mode the last 10 days. Apologies for not welcoming our new groupies - so, “hi there and welcome”! This post is a lot about questions and also providing a little TMI, so here goes.
Last week I got my second Herceptin and 4th Taxol. No Perjeta because MO worried about hematocrit after spastic colitis attack. She still hasn’t approved it going forward - grrrr! Anyway, I tried to do too much and ended up dragging myself from the bed upstairs to the couch downstairs a couple of times this weekend and not much else. I’m still having diarrhea but I thought one Imodium a day would keep it under control - NOT. So I end up with bloody diarrhea (yes, TMI), but now my MO and GI specialist are in cahoots to give me both an endoscopy and colonoscopy next week on the same day - THE DAY AFTER MY TAXOL! They want to check I’m not bleeding somewhere. I think their both nuts! Okay rant over, on to the questions...
Has anyone had only a biopsy yet, but not your final surgery? If so, do you have these weird sharp aches in localized areas in the biopsied breast? They seem to be random for me, but it’s left these odd sore spots in it’s wake.
Is anyone going bareheaded (inside or out)? How do you feel about it? Does a hat/cap/wig only get put on in public? I can’t quite get used to a hat indoors yet, and I don’t want to get a wig, but boy am I self-conscious outside! I’m not working, only volunteering in a non-public place, so it’s only my co-workers that would see me and they know already.
I’m doing the guilt trip thing too. My husband and I always split the chores, but now he has to do most of them including food because I don’t have any appetite. He’s basically taking on the whole kit and caboodle. Poor guy... has anyone else had both their sense of taste and appetite disappear?
I keep getting overwhelmed by all the decisions that need to be made, or at least thought about once I’m done with neoadjuvant chemo. My SEs aren’t so bad that I’m expending a lot of energy on them, so my combination of drugs seems to me milder than most other folks. However, from recent emails, it sounds like I’m not the only one getting overwhelmed. What gets to you the most?
I meet the plastic surgeon for the first time next week (male). Did those of you that have had, or plan to have reconstruction did you know what you wanted to do going in, or did the plastic surgeon help you just a technique or pressure you into a particular choice?
We have five four-footed children (3 cats, 2 dogs, no 2-footed) and while my husband has had to take on cleaning the cat litter, I still pick up and pet my cats, get licked by the dogs and play tug with their chew toys. Because it’s such a normal behavior, I have a hard time remembering to be super sanitary about it. Did anyone’s MO, suggest draconian measures with regard to pets?
Anyone having eyeglass prescription issues? Right now anything between 2 and 10 feet is in focus, nothing else.
Jjpope1 - I’ve had migraines since 14 and for the past ten years, I was getting them 3-4 times a week! I've tried literally every treatment available as each one gained acceptance. Please PM me at any time if you want to talk.
Okay, now I think I’ve made up for more than 10 days! 😏
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