• should I... can I

    Asked by coco48 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    should I... can I

    The question is even though I've had my second round of chemo....can I have a glass of champagne?

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • fastdog's Avatar
      fastdog

      I had chemo every 2 weeks. By about the 5th day after a treatment, I had a glass of wine or two with dinner every day till the next treatment, and lived to tell the tale with no ill effects. The chemo nurses said that was ok.

      almost 4 years ago
    • coco48's Avatar
      coco48

      Thanks fastdog...sounds good....lol

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Yes You Shoud!!! And, because your blood levels are going to be off, I bet you get drunker a little faster...lol. Enjoy that drink..you deserve it!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Coco48,
      As an oncology nurse I can say.... XXX yes, and if I were there I would have one with you. Never deny yourself the simple pleasures of life. What good is a fight if you can't celebrate a milestone no matter the size. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      Absolutely. Alcohol is not the demon it is made out to be. Just don't over do it and try to stay away from low quality booze (lots of chemicals added rather than the natural ingredients wine should contain). However, if you are on any other meds, check with your doctor to make sure they won't conflict and if you haven't had a drink in a while, don't drive. The first glass after not having had any in a long time can hit pretty hard.

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Check with your oncology office but I suspect the answer is yes. Just be careful not to overdo and get dehydrated.

      almost 4 years ago
    • coco48's Avatar
      coco48

      Thank you all for your responses... I can celebrate my daughter graduation! !!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      I suspected this was for a celebration. By all means, celebrate. These moments are so important to us whether we have a medical situation or not. Enjoy the day and your daughter's success.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      Absolutely YES! If you can tolerate it, do it!

      almost 4 years ago

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