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    Side Effects (ALL OF THE ABOVE!): Because I was so young and in really good health prior to the diagnosis and prognosis, my oncologist threw every kind of chemotherapy in the kitchen at me! He added me to a clinical trail as well. My treatments were full body chemo therapy with six varieties of chemo in the bags. I GOT VERY SICK. I had mouth sores, nausea, beyond extreme fatigue, pneumonia, depleted immune system, extremely low blood counts, excessive amounts of weight loss, in and out of hallucinations, depression, anxiety, unconscious coma like symptoms, extreme pain all over my body, severe headaches, extremely sensitive skin, hair loss-every where (I had no hair on my body), debilitating fatigue...chemotherapy for me was horrible. I vowed that if I survived and the cancer came back, that I would NEVER do this again.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Immediately following the port implant, I was wheeled to the chemotherapy lab for my first treatment. The oncologist did not want to wait. He wanted to attack any cancer cells remaining or floating around with as strong a chemotherapy as I could take. He told me: I am going to try to kill you, then bring you back to life and do it four more times. He said it will be violent and total body chemotherapy.
    His nurse spent three hours with me during the first session explaining all of the side effects and what I could expect.
    I am very grateful for her taking the time to explain so much. When the side effects began to hit (and they were more terrible than anyone could have described) I was not completely shocked and scared.
    Oh, I was in pain and VERY sick...isolated three times for my depleted immune system, and almost died twice from complications of the therapy. But my family was strong and loving and kept me smiling as much as possible.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): In the recovery room with my husband, the doctor came into tell us again how successful the surgery was. She also wanted to immediately place the chemotherapy port in my chest while we were at the hospital. So within a few hours, I was back in surgery for the port placement.