Chemotherapy - Miche1229

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on May 1, 2019 View this journey (3 Experiences)

I have 2 young kids. 2 boys, ages almost 5 and a little baby who just turned 1 on 4/30. He was 7 months at the time i was diagnosed and my chemo started. I did 4 rounds of AC every other week and I had the neulasta patch. Side effects were awful and it took me about a week to recover. I’m currently in the middle of my taxol treatment. Today is #8 out of 12. I get treated Wednesdays, Thursdays I’m ok, Fridays and Saturdays I’m a mess. I can’t function Fridays and I sleep all day. Saturday I try to get up with kids and husband but I end up going back to bed. By the afternoon I can function minimally but my body hurts. Sunday afternoons I usually snap out of it but if I over exert myself, I need to rest. I get tired very easily, my muscle tone is awful, and I can’t help out with my kids as much as it’s needed. My husband is a rockstar but it’s been a struggle and more stress than anything finding help sometimes when we need it.

Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  • Lisamoses' Avatar
    Lisamoses

    Are you taking Claritin for the body aches? It helps the pain as the bones produce more white blood cells.

    7 months ago
  • gpgirl70's Avatar
    gpgirl70

    Chemo was a challenge for me too. I was also stage IIIc and was devastated by my diagnosis. Once you finish the Taxol, you’ll feel better every day. Don’t be surprised if you’re a little anxious when you finish chemo. I recovered from surgery pretty quickly but I had mine before chemo. During radiation, I got progressively more fatigued. Took lots of naps. Reach out if your family needs help. I found that my friends and family were just waiting for me to ask. They were actually relived that we asked for help because they wanted to do something for us but didn’t know what to do.

    7 months ago

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