• Starting chemo

    Asked by Lkeith on Sunday, August 11, 2019

    Starting chemo

    So scared of the unknown.

    22 Answers from the Community

    22 answers
    • barbbigred's Avatar
      barbbigred

      I had 12 treatments ... 2 days in a row ... 28 days between rounds ... took 6 months. It was much worse in my imagination than in reality. I literally said out loud ... Jesus - I cannot do this without you - please take the wheel ... and HE DID. I was really tired ... but throughout the entire treatment regimen I never once got sick. I only took 4 of the nausea pills in total. The incredible people who care for you ... are awesome. YOU CAN DO THIS! STAY STRONG!

      11 days ago
    • fluteplayer's Avatar
      fluteplayer

      I had to have it twice when my stage 1 turned to 4. had 2 ports . now possibly a third in my leg. I had the first in 1999 as they told me it would not return if I got chemo. Well they lied as it came back in 2011 and was told I only had 6 months left. Again another lie,thank you God.Awaiting for an appointment for my every three months pet scan to see if it is spreading. I think it is as my tumor markers are going up fast.It all is up to God.

      10 days ago
    • Goldquest's Avatar
      Goldquest

      Don't try and tough it out when it comes to side effects. Take your anti nausea meds, antidiarrheal and all the other meds prescribed to you. One biggie...keep hydrated! I didn't and paid the price in low potassium which made me dizzy and uncoordinated to the point I fell several times. Then I found that ice water (I put water bottles in the freezer until almost frozen made me want to drink all the more. Plus popsicles tasted good, too) But in the end you'll realize that you are one strong woman!

      6 days ago

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