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    Wisdom teeth and chemo

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      GregP_WN

      I have been through 3 different diagnoses and treatments, I was told each time to go to the dentist and get all teeth problems fixed before I started treatment, they didn't want me having any dental work done during treatments since the risk of infection is greater during treatments. Once during treatment,my white blood count dropped below 500 and I was having an infection in my system, and really had nothing wrong. But had a 105.9 fever. You should talk to your oncologist before going to the dentist for sure.
      Good luck to you!

      almost 5 years ago
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      susie81610

      Yes talk to your oncologist and your dentist. Iam in need of work and they dont want me to have it done I was in the process of getting bridges when I went on chemo last year so I have been living with 16 teeth in the front for over a year don't get anything started and don't get them cleaned they say that is the worst for infection. I just had this conversation last week so please make sure you talk to them. If it is real bad they can do certain things but they have to keep a very close eye on you.
      Good Luck
      Susie

      almost 5 years ago
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    1st chemo in 2 days. Any advice?

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      jojo12

      Thank you for all the info. I found out I will be getting anti nausea medicine from the nurse b4 chemo. I have been prescribed 3 mess to help with side effects just in case. I will know exactly what they are tomorrow when I go in for my treatment. I also got a prescription for injections to take after chemo to help with my blood white cells. I have to take one injection a day for 5 days after each treatment. Not looking forward to that part. I will post again tomorrow and let you all know how it went. Wish me luck!

      almost 5 years ago
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      leepenn

      how did it go? i hope that it went alright.

      almost 5 years ago
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      jojo12

      Well I went in on Friday for my first round. To no one's surprise, I was the youngest one there. Made me feel like maybe this is all still a bad dream because I obviously don't belong there. Wishful thinking! The nurse was so nice and made sure I had everything I needed to be comfortable. She took my blood pressure and it was 85/53 then it went to 88. She was concerned bc it is so low. I told her low is normal for me but usually not that low. She gave me more time and checked 15 mins later, it went down to 81. At this point she went to the doctor to look over past blood pressures for me and what is considered "normal" for me. Dr said I could start chemo. The like to the port wasn't bad. The pressure hurt a bit, but thats because I'm still sort of sore. I'm doing the A/C combo drugs for the first four treatments.I didn't "feel" anything as they injected me with the red drugs. But the second drug gave me a bad headache. The nurse even slowed it down so that it would take an hour for my body to take it in to avoid the headache. Nothing tylenol didn't fix. Since I've been home I've felt a little nauseous and tired, but i take my meds on relax and drink lots of water. It helps. My daily injections to increase my white blood cells aren't too bad. The nurse said my bones may start to hurt but so far I've only done 2 injections. My wonderful boyfriend is in charge of the injecting me. I think it hurts him more. Anywho, thats all I have to report for now. Next treatment is Jan 6!

      almost 5 years ago
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    I start chemo in less than 3 days. I'm pretty scared. This has been the day I've been dreading, mostly because it makes my breast cancer real. Anybody have any advice or some inspirational words? Should I be taking an anti nausea medicine right before my treatment? My doctor didn't prescribes any meds to me. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): Two days ago, I went in for a re-excision on my lumpectomy. My clean margins the first time were less than 1mm so my oncologist recommended I go in for more surgeryto get a bigger margin. I looked at this procedure as a second chance to make sure nothing was left behind. It also,meant less radiation down the line. I don't ache too much this time around, but that's probably because I had lymph nodes removed with my first lumpectomy. My surgeon said he got everything out that he needed to with no complications. I have my follow up next week and I will know then how big my margins are.

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    Port-a-cath

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      nancyjac

      I didn't have a pain when breathing, just some mild soreness for about a day after implant. I had more trouble with the nausea from the anesthesia when they put the port in than I did from pain at the port site.

      almost 5 years ago
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      lamyrasp

      I had a Power Port put in when I had my surgery....axillary dissection...and had no problem at all. The site was a little sore initially but that passed after a couple of days and I have had no problems since. I have completed treatment now and my Oncologist wants me to keep the port of a couple of years, which is fine with me.

      about 4 years ago
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      Wassuta6

      For some people it is a little painful intense don't forget that goes through your muscle into I mean arterial area and down into your heart my fiance experienced sharp pains, but now constant hiccups that won't stop we ask the surgeon and he said it has nothing to do with the port. Doctors don't know your body only you know your body so what you explaine to any doctor is only what they know.

      5 months ago