Nice to meet you Zena!
My hospital gave me loads of anti-sickness tablets plus injections for the district nurse just incase the vomiting didn't stop but I didn't even get nauseous! That was with the T regime. One nurse said to me if you suffered with morning sickness or travel sickness you are more likely to get it with chemo. I never had any sickness (only post op!) so maybe she's right! We'll see & everyone is different.
Sparkydee if you go on Cancer Research or Macmillan website there's lots of info about the different chemo regimes & known side effects. (You won't get all of them so don't worry!) I still finding ironic that as a pharmacy technician I was training in the aseptic unit at my hospital learning how to make chemotherapy! So now my colleagues are making mine 😉
The g-csf injections are to be had to build up your white cells after the chemo has ruined them! But as they're made in bone marrow, you can have some pain. I found that taking a couple of co-codamol before bed helped ALOT. I hated injecting myself but it's something that you get used to.
I feel that my armpit area is slowly improving. Very slowly! Did anyone else have issues with fluid after surgery? I don't have a seroma as such but it's very lumpy & tight. I had full clearance by the way. Exercises do help but I feel like it's dragging on and on.
Anyway I shall not bother you ladies. Hope you can see the world unlike me smothered in fog for the last 3 days!
Do you know what chemo regime you'll be on yet? I've already had 4 cycles of Tax (T) prior to surgery so may be able to put your mind at rest re side effects although I know that everyone is different. I'm now due to start 4 cycles of FEC on the 3rd Feb which I was hoping to avoid but you gotta do what you gotta do to stay alive!
I think you'll find that you'll get in to a routine with chemo. I kept a diary of side effects & energy levels so that I could plan for the next month if I wanted to do anything. If you are having the g-csf injections, they will come with their own side effects so just follow the advice of your onc. I always felt better after day 10! The previous day's, I'd just potter about & not make any plans.
Lucky you having 5 dogs! Do you have any support with walking them? If not, have you heard of Borrow My Doggy? Or maybe your local cancer support group could help.