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    Thank you BuckeyeShelby for your recent post. So far I haven't had any nausea from the chemo. Went into work yesterday it felt good. I was so scared of getting sick after chemo. Your response was very comforting.
    Thank you.

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      Hopeful56

      Thank you for sharing that. Sorry you had to experience a chemical burn.
      I am suppose to have 3 to 4 treatments. So 1 down for me.
      How soon did hair loss start for you?
      How do you feel now after having all the treatments?
      I drank a lot of water day before, day of and after treatment. I read that is very helpful. Was there anything you did to help manage minimal side effects?

      about 2 years ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      I don't remember exactly when I started shedding. I shaved it about 16 days after the first chemo. I'm almost 5 years out from the start of chemo. The biggest lingering gift is the peripheral neuropathy. Hands aren't bad, but I can't feel my feet. Now don't freak if you start getting numbness. It clears up for a whole lot of people. The big thing I did to minimize side effects was to follow my oncologist's instructions. Especially with anti nausea meds. I only threw up once in 18 weeks. I also let him know about any problems I had, like the foot pain, so he could prescribe appropriate meds. Now is not the time to minimum how you are feeling.

      about 2 years ago
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      Hopeful56

      Thank you for your reply. Made it thru a whole work week. Just dealing with fatigue by the afternoon. When I get home I have to take it easy. Sorry you are dealing with peripheral neuropathy.
      I appreciate your advice. Thank you.

      about 2 years ago
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      I too was diagnosed with Stage 1 Serous Endometrial Cancer at age 61. Although the journey has not always been easy, I am cancer free two and a half years later. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have related to treatment options. Even though this type of cancer is more rare and aggressive, the prognosis is very good at stage 1.

      about 2 years ago
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