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      glam

      Chemo is completely different from one person to other.....it will depends on your protocol, type of cancer, stage and body reaction....for some people chemo is not so hard, for others it is harder, but if this is your case remember always the main goal....you are killing this stupid cancer.......so everything is worth....below some tips that might be useful:
      - because it may take a while to finish your chemo section, take a blanket, a few books, a pen, headphones, some snacks, lotion, a water bottle, a journal, and a fun magazine....of course your cell phone also is a way of entertainment
      - if possible go with somebody to be with you, especially for your first section.....
      - plan not to drive to go to and back chemo sections....
      - visit a dentist prior to starting treatment and to resolve any existing mouth issues
      - eat well but if you can't eat what you can tolerate while in treatment....avoid raw foods, including vegetables, meats and fruits during treatment because of your immune system....
      - drink lots of water....as much as you can....it is helpful not only to keep you hydrated but also may help you with side effects
      - talk with your doctor about possible side effects and what you can do and/or he can prescribe to counterfeit them
      wishing you a very successful treatment....cancer killing
      God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 6 years ago
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      clemsoncash1

      I was diagnosed with CML that had gone into an ALL blast crisis. I had two rounds of the hyper c-vad for the ALL. Each of those was about two weeks long and 8 weeks apart. I was in the hospital for the entire first two week therapy. I think it was a combination of how sick I was and wanting to see how I responded. The second round I only was in the hospital for three days, and was planning to do the rest of the therapy as outpatient, but I got some sort of virus and had to go back in to the hospital. I would say that making sure you stay ahead of the nausea or other side effect would be the biggest thing. Take something before it really hits you, cuz at that point it too late to curb the problem. Also just moving one day at a time. It tough to be young and stuck sick.

      over 6 years ago
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      Kin

      I'm also 19, newly diagnosed, and am starting this Monday!!! so if you have any advice for me and what helped you, i'd love to hear!

      over 6 years ago
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