Had my first chemo on 24th Oct, 1 of 4 sessions, was ok for 2 days then felt really rough , sick and im afraid the other end aswell.
i know the chemo drug im on induces this, docetaxel, and carboplatin, but am i allowed to take anything for it?
anyone had or got the same? not feeling sick now , just the other end
will prob ring nurse and ask her if it carries on today aswell
take care all
glad all went ok well done with the cold cap.In my case the 5th dose was worse just wanted to get it all over with and it was mainly the tiredness also it was christmas last dose 12 dec. it was little things that really annoyed me like having mouth ulcers but the only thing i could taste properly was spicy food which then made my mouth ulcers scream and the lack of energy but i wasnt that bad i had to stay in bed i still made the meals did a bit of housework paced my self really . coming up to the third week i felt ok .Lost my hair at about 17 days after 1st chemo but many ladies have had good results from the cold cap soon be a distant memory keep intouch love Gill
Dont be afraid I was exactly like you this time last year my 1st chemo 23 august 2013 infact I was a complete wuss terrified of everything. You will be fine the nurses are excellent you wont feel anything except small sting when they put the canula in. You may not get very many side effects and it doesnt happen straight away having said that i did feel a bit sick that night but meds sorted it out and was never actually sick. I did try the cold cap it wasnt too bad at all but i gave up because of the extra time it took. I thought I would be distraught about losing my hair and tried to keep hold of it for as long as possible but got a great wig i wasnt the one for scarves and caps Have full head of hair now finished all my treatment end of jan 2014.there is always someone here on the forum who will have gone through whatever you may experience no matter how huge or small to support and give you advice. You must remember there all lots of ladies out there that have no problems or very little side effects and you may be one of them. this time last year i never thought i would be writing this it all seemed so daunting i was also lucky to have a brilliant husband You will cope sorry sounds like a lecture be thinking of you on the 20th love Gill
Hi Ladies got my first chemo on the 20th October and to be honest im so scared as i dont know what to expect im putting a brave face on to family and friends saying im ok ! i think its the not knowing how i will feel after it, i have two young children aged 6 and 10 to think about too i have got a loving husband and family to help out i am going to try the cold cap has this helped anyone ? xxx
Hi all had a wee blip this week. Was very tired last Sat and was sweating through the night into Sunday. When I woke on Sunday morning my gums were turning dark and swollen and I had a temp of 38.5. I telephoned for advise and was instructed to go straight to my accident and emergency admitted and immediately given intravenous antibiotics. Silly me not wanting to be a winer should have phoned sooner as I had Neutropenia. I was in hospital on antibiotics drip for 4 days. Got discharged on Wednesday evening with a furher course of antibiotics for a week. I had been very silly not wanting to waste the doctors time and ended up very ill. So the motto is "never doubt check it out" . My consultant has told me anything and everything MUST BE CHECKED OUT. PHONE PHONE PHONE NO MATTER WHAT.
Well done with your first chemo, its good to hear possitive feed back. We all know its not going to be easy but you both sound very brave.
I will to be trying the cold cap next Wednesday (although I think that is scaring me more than the chemo), Debtex you make it sound doable thank you x
Hi girls had my first chemo on Wednesday. Was ok. Nor scary at all. Only thing is today been a bit sqemish and boalky. But picking up as the day went on. Have all the support and love of my wonderful husband and family. Have also had so much support from friends past and new as well as neighbours. You only realise how muc love their is when something like this aweful thing knocks on your door. The peopke on this forum are also an inspiration to me.