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    lynn1950 wrote on Deann2002's wall

    Hi Deann. You asked about chemo. It's been almost 10 years for me, but I remember it well. With the AC my response took on a familiar arc. Chemo and shopping high on Wednesday (fueled by the steroids), feeling OK Thursday and sliding a bit on Friday. Neulasta shot on Friday am to boost white blood cell count. Down for the count curled in bed Saturday and Sunday. On the mend and back at work on Monday. Relative normalcy on Tuesday.

    For nausea, I was given Emend on Wednesday and Thursday and also sent home with Zofran. What mostly helped keep the weekend bearable was taking drugs and listening to meditation tapes, especially the parts that guided breathing and body relaxation.

    I've heard that Claritin helps with the side effects of Neulasta.

    I hope this in someway helps. My best to you. Lynn

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    lynn1950 wrote on Saunda's wall

    Saunda,
    I am sorry to welcome you here. I see that you are from Santa Rosa. You are dealing with a cancer diagnosis AND the trauma of a terrible fire.

    In February it will be ten years since I was first diagnosed. I think the IIIA badge came a couple of months later. Since then two of my children have married, all three have graduated college,and three grandchildren have been born. I have white water rafted for a week on the Salmon, fly fished on the Rogue, retired, bought a vintage camper, and a ukelele.

    It is not easy hearing that you have cancer and the treatment is not for the faint of heart. Be sure and always ask for all the help you need. Always remember that you still have a lot of living to do.

    I am here for you. Just message me.

    Lynn

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