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    Asked by little_fut on Wednesday, April 10, 2013


    Okay...my first chemo went exceptionally well. Thanks to everyones ideas and suggestions, I had enough knoswledge to not be afraid. I asked alot of questions, received alot of answers, and when I left there and got home,
    I only have this to say......
    Cancer- 0
    I only feel nauseous and things taste a little like bannanas....who figure?

    23 Answers from the Community

    23 answers
    • Sunnydays' Avatar

      That is great to hear. Keep taking all the meds that are prescribed to reduce the side effects of the chemo. Some of the worst side effects I felt were from the steroids and anti-hystimines but at least I knew those were trying to mask the effects of the chemo. After a few days, you'll feel better, then do it all again. Hang in there - it is the toughest things I've ever done. Thinking of you.

      over 7 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      There you go baby...Enjoy the "ROID" high..I cleaned my entire house after the Chemo day..
      Once the Radiation started that was a diffrent ball game.

      Do somthing really really good for yourself..really good..Plant an Oak tree to celebrate how strong and mighty you are..!!

      God bless

      over 7 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Glad it went well. My worst day was 2 days after. Day after I went to work w/no problem. This first round will give you an idea of how following rounds will go. Big hugs!!

      over 7 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      Glad your first chemo went well, keep up your great attitude Thinking of you!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      bananas? like green bananas?
      for me, everything tasted like BAD black olives for the 8 weeks of AC.
      anyway... congrats on making it through the first one!
      i hope your side effects are minimal!

      over 7 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Little Fut.....way to go....I love your attitude.....hope you continue to do well with few side effects from chemo :)

      over 7 years ago
    • Sunnydays' Avatar

      Just FYI, my worst days were after day 3 when I was supposed to stop taking the "anti-nausea" drugs. Day 4 I would feel pretty queezy and yucky all day. Finally arranged with my doctor that I'd take a little bit of those drugs on day 4 and 5 and then I was OK with nothing on day 6. Ended up doing this with each following treatment and it made things better. Live and learn....listen to and trust your body and don't be afraid to discuss changes to your medication regime with your doctors if they are not working for you as prescribed. The doctors really don't want you to get sick and there are often other meds they can prescribe if necessary. I think you are in West Sac. I'm in Fair Oaks, if you ever need anything, let me know.

      over 7 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Little Fut, you are my kind of gal :). Just wanted to let you know I am almost half way thorough my chemo and my life has remained completely normal. I have had almost no side effects. I feel really fortunate and wish the same for you. For the first time since my mastectomy I went on a 10 mile bike ride with my husband and sons! I get my energy right back up that third day of chemo. Be well!!

      over 7 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar

      That is great! So glad everything went well!! HUGS!

      over 7 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Love it! Great attitude.. you ARE WINNING! Get some oranges and some Edy's fruit pops.. Keeps you hydrated and helps with that nasty taste. Fuji water seems to taste better too. Take the compozine,etc that they recommended for you.. it will fog you out for 2 days, but these next 2-3 days it may be needed .. then you are ok until the cycle repeats. Go get em girl!!

      over 7 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Hi. I was thinking about you and went on here specifically to look for you. I appreciate your openness. Chemo can be difficult but there are tons of drugs to combat side effects. And if those drugs don't work there are others. Don't suffer unnecessarily. Good luck.

      over 7 years ago
    • MillieS's Avatar

      Good going! Keep positive. You can beat this and return to feeling well, but you will return with a new appreciation of life and the things that make up your world. Bless you and hugs!

      over 7 years ago
    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      So excited to hear your good report, little_fut! Keep up that amazing attitude. You've got this!!

      over 7 years ago
    • jad's Avatar

      I'm hoping you're over the worst part - the fear and anxiety. Now you will know, and can deal specifically with each issue, should one arise. There are ways to control side effects - and if you have as good a team as I did, they will be quick and eager to help. Listen to THEM. And what you hear from individuals, take with a grain of salt. They may be right. Or not. Effects are highly personal. Mine were completely dealable. If you maintain your great attitude you will do very well.
      I'm sure of that (you don't need that grain of salt with what I just said). Keep us posted. All those good vibes we are sending are good for you. Feel good, and if on day 3 or day 4 (you'll have your own personal schedule) you don't ---- know that there are good days coming.

      over 7 years ago
    • pll's Avatar

      YAY!! way to go!

      over 7 years ago
    • goldenlady921's Avatar

      Little fut, so happy to hear things went well. I’ve been praying for you. Love your attitude – stay positive because that really does help. My mouth was really sore during my treatments and gargling with salt water helped me a lot and so did biotene toothpaste. Stay strong. Our God is an awesome God.

      over 7 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar

      Congrats! Lots of positive thoughts and prayers coming your way...good luck and God bless!

      over 7 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      So happy to hear this, little_fut! I'm looking forward to a shut out. ; ) I see you're in West Sac and sunnydays is in Fair Oaks. I'm in Dixon and work in Davis. Count me in as someone to contact if you need anything. Same for you, sunnydays!

      over 7 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      Glad things went well for you. Prior knowledge is important!

      over 7 years ago
    • MarianneT's Avatar

      Glad to hear all went smoothly. Do what you can when you can. I kept up an exercise routine during chemo. Helped mentally and physically. First day of chemo I walked 1 1/2 miles afterwards. Be careful though, it was February in New York and 32 degrees and I still got quite the sunburn. Chemo can make you photo- sensitive. Cas1...I love the tree idea!

      over 7 years ago
    • bbay65's Avatar

      Great to hear that you are doing well. Your positivity helps us all.

      over 7 years ago
    • EAGLESOAR's Avatar

      Glad to hear that your first chemo session went well for you. Don't be surprised if you feel tired in a few days...just give into it and rest. Listen to your body, take your meds and call the doctor if you have more questions. Our oncology nurse is wonderful that way and answers all our questions over the phone, will call us back after speaking with the doctor on our behalf when my husband has a reaction to chemo. Keep on keeping on!

      over 7 years ago
    • suebo's Avatar

      Are you doing chemo along with ipt therapy? I've read where you only need about 1/10th of the chemo dose when done in conjunction with ipt . The ipt is supposed the magnify the results of the chemo medicines that much so that you need a lot less of them for the same results.

      over 7 years ago

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