Thought it would help others if I updated on how I am now, 2 months after my last chemo!
The neuropathy in my feet is beginning to go and I get tingling and can now feel when I land on someone else's feet whilst dancing!! My balance is better and I stumble very little now. My skin colour has returned and only one sore place remains. My hair is growing, like a baby at the moment, very fine and soft but growing!
I have even had to pluck a few stray hairs between my... sparse.. eyebrows!
My energy levels have been great since finishing chemo although I do get caught off guard from time to time when I really push life!
I am pretty much doing all the things I used to do before chemo...walking with a group, dancing a couple of times a week and doing more of the mucking out of the animals!
Overall, I feel far better than I had hoped after such a short time!
BM's still far too frequent and catch me unaware sometimes but manageable ...just about!
I hope this gives some of you still on treatment some hope!
Love and hugs to you all...you can do it!
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.
Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
August 2017 clear scan