Hi Carol, I had no sickness at all and was able to continue working. the hair loss was an issue but once it was gone the stress about it went too. Getting ready each day was a dream, you will be amazed by the amount of time we spend on hair 🙂 Progressively, I did get more tired after each treatment but totally manageable. Look after yourself and you will hopefully will be fine, I remember googling lots and read some horror stories but my experience did not correlate to what I had read at all. I certainly don't want to do it all again but I can.
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Hello, I had a masectomy in my left breast and treatment for for a HER2 cancer a few years ago. Maybe my experience can help. I had agreement for a trial that involved chemotherapy (I can't rememeber the combined three) with herceptin. It was massively successful. I had neulasta after each treatment which stimulates growth of healthy blood cells, not everyone is given this, I think it is worth asking for. Because it stimulates your bone marrow it can cause pain the joints but it hugely successful at fighting infections. Treatment is not easy, I remained active at all times but treatment does have an affect - it saves your life but physically it can be demanding. I had pains in my joints, particularly my feet which still seem to have lost their padding, but I had no sickness or infections. I don't know if that was the neulasta or total combination. Herceptin is a huge advance and we are lucky to receive it. I hope you are doing well. I suspect I have a new cancer in my right breast so may be back with you all more frequently, it does help just to share.
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