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    Drug or Chemo Therapy: My daughter's first chemo treatment for bc was Monday. Several family members showed up to share their love and support and to help get her day started. Her nurse gave us lots of information in a packet about the drugs, side effects, and even a list of where to buy wigs. We're going to spend time this weekend getting all of the information we have received since her diagnosis organized into a binder. Her chemo treatment went well. I guess I expected her to be so sick right from the start. The nausea was minimal and she's been able to eat and even went to the gym once. She has been very thirsty, flushed for the first couple of days, and now achy in her bones from the follow-up shot she received the day after treatment. But it's the emotional and psychological impact that's been most felt. I brought her home to NJ from California where she had been living for the last five years so that we could take care of her. She feels like she's living her cancer because so much in her life has changed - job, friends, apartment, etc. Now she's set up in an apartment near where she gets treatment, and I've been staying with her for emotional support mostly. We've spent a lot of time in the apartment as she tires quickly. But I feel that it would be good for her to start to plan little get-out-and-about activities. She's been down in the dumps lately so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate listening to them.

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      Gabba

      Reviewing some posts and I came across this one...since you listed it as an experience and did not post it as a question ("any suggestions for helping daughter feel more upbeat with all she is going through?") I think that is why you did not get a any responses. Please repost as a question and you will get lots of ideas...I hope she is doing better emotionally and that her chemo is progressing without too many side effects. Please check in with us soon. Sending good thoughts and (((hugs))) to you both.

      over 8 years ago
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    Oh No: My daughter was recently diagnosed and she just completed all tests. Leaving Calif to take her home to NJ for treatment. Chemo first for 6 treatments every 3 wks, then lumpectomy, then radiation, then ??? It's been a shocking and scary month. I feel now like there's hope, but I realize that we have a long, I guess life-long, road ahead of us.

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      NancyMarie

      How old is your daughter? I find the ocean, left coast calm a very healing :-)

      almost 9 years ago
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      Christie's 32. She also loves the west coast even though she's from the Jersey shore.

      almost 9 years ago
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