[RESOURCE] Podcast: You, Me and the Big C on @BBC5Live

I love the description for this podcast, 'You, Me and the Big C': The coolest club you never want to be a part of… The women of the You, Me & the Big C Podcast are your BFF’s, your sisters, daughters and mothers. They are you…but with dodgier cells and they’re too busy living to worry about dying. A candid look at cancer, with Rachael Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon. We're only onto the third…

[CANCER] “Final” Oncologist appointment: what’s going to happen after #Chemotherapy? #BreastCancer

So, yesterday was my last meeting with the oncologist as tomorrow I start CYCLE 6 of chemo (the last cycle - excited beeps from me)! As I've been cold capping, I've not been able to wash my hair frequently, and yesterday wasn't a day for hair-washing - I debated just leaving it like this when I got up (well, you know, we should be celebrating that the cold cap is clearly working [rather than the…

[CANCER] Celebrating your birthday whilst having #Chemotherapy #BreastCancer #LoveTheNHS

This cancer 'experience' continued with an 'opportunity' to have cancer on my birthday ... but although, as with most of this treatment, I feel a bit like I'm watching from above... it managed to be a very pleasant day! My (2nd cousin, or 1st once removed) Izzy (and we were pen-friends for years) arrived the evening before and we went out to A Tavola, and had a lovely meal (very grateful that I've not lost…

[CANCER] Five weeks of Paclitaxel Down #BreastCancer

So, we're over halfway through the Paclitaxel ... five down, four more to go (including, hurrah, birthday chemo this coming Friday... hopefully buying myself many future years!). Getting increasingly tired now, although still seeking to maintime some kind of social life... The main side effects of this drug are in many ways better than EC (which was particularly notable for dizziness/nausea for at least the first week), are fatigue, random body aches and pains, serious…

[CANCER] Week 2 of #Paclitaxel: Thinking wigs and enduring the Cold Cap #BreastCancer #Chemotherapy

Today is 6 months to the day since I went to visit the Dr to query a possible lump in my breast. I'm now onto week 2 out of 9 of the second chemotherapy drug - #Paclitaxel. I had hoped initially that I wouldn't need the cold cap for this drug (especially as I have to have it every week), as I thought hair grew back ... but the potential side effects still include hair…
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