• Love having a chemo friend

    Asked by LiveWithCancer on Monday, August 13, 2018

    Love having a chemo friend

    I have a friend who goes to my doctor (who only sees patients on Monday and Thursday afternoons). I see her every so often at the clinic but we have never been there at the same time for treatments. Today we were!

    What fun!!!! Our chemo nurses raced to see who could get us finished fastest. The time flew by. I felt like i was at a social gathering instead of a chemo treatment.

    Love you, coco1101!!

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    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Great story LiveWithCancer...we all should have such fun! My best to you and coco1101!!!

      Russ

      3 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      That’s great! During radiation I had to sit in infusion often getting fluids. Sometimes it was daily and really getting old. One day I was in the seats where we shared a tv. This gentleman was there so we agreed on a channel showing classic rock. Found out we were about the same age. He had lost his wife to cancer and was now battling himself. We got to talking and time passed so quickly. It was funny on my next visit the nurses told me they love it when patients make a connection. Made me realize they really care about us as people not just patients.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I can see that it would be better to pass the time with someone with you, another patient you know or a friend or relative to talk to. I know Dan on our site, stops by and sits with people having chemo to help them pass the time.

      3 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      My mom is doing infusion folfox right now and I think the only pleasant part for her is making friends with the other patients and the drivers.

      I think the camaraderie is helping her out. I know for me that making friends with my nurses was an important part of chemo. We didn't really get very physically close to the other patients in the infusion center I went to, so there wasn't a lot of conversation back and forth.

      3 months ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      We always had like a party atmosphere in the infusion room at IUPUI. The nurses were great ~ very personable and caring, which carried over to the patients. One lady loved Sugar Frosted Flakes, which she hadn't been able to eat during her chemo ordeal, so on her graduation day (last infusion) while she was napping from the Benadryl her friends stacked boxes of Sugar Frosted Flakes around her ~ about 30 boxes. When she woke up she was surrounded by them. She just busted out laughing. They have private rooms for those who want it, but I liked what we called "the party room". We always joked around and kept each other's spirits up.

      3 months ago

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