Chemotherapy - cancer_spouse

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (11 Experiences)

Chemo went as expected, but was not easy to do, had side effects, and upset daily life.
My wife doesn't like needles to begin with, so procedure was no picnic. We were concerned about possible side effects of the injection procedure itself- like the possibility of dead tissue if the chemo leaked from the vein or site into surrounding tissue. ALso fear of symptoms to come.
Side effects were as predicted- hair loss, nausea, loss of appetite, loss of energy, general discomfort. Nausea drugs were very effective in reducing nausea- don't remember the drug.
Kids (elemenatry school) did VERY WELL in adjusting to the surgery recovery, hair loss, and treatment. We kept them informed along the way as to what to expect, and talked about the cancer and what's going on openly and often. Occasional jokes about baldness- to quote my daughter: "Don't worry Mom, at least yours will grow back. Dad's won't."

Easy to Do: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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