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Frst chemo (EC) tomorrow, trying to get the house prepared. I have a dinner ready to heat up for my husband. I'm cleaning and changing the bed sheets. freezer is stocked up with meals. Ami I missing anything? I just don't know???

Jane Kaplan Profile
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anonymous

stage_1 Patient about 3 years
 
  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    Rest my girl!!! Your thinking of everyone else and it's "you "time !!! Hopefully your one of the lucky ones that chemo doesn't really slow them down toooo much . But as your immune systems drops out , you need rest and fluid to keep you strong . I'm sure hubby can open a can of baked beans , or cheese on toast to feed himself .. cause if your like some of us , after chemo we are wiped out for the whole week !! Rest when you can , don't worry about the house work , it will still be there next week .... drink what you feel like but try to have heaps to flush out the poison ( chemo)! It's time over the next few months to sit back and be the boss and tell others what to do .. Queen 👑 Good luck Don't forget we have survived chemo so any issues , ask 🎀🎀
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    • Jane Kaplan Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Haha I just can't bear the thought of eating nothing but sandwiches and living in squalor for the next few months 😲 I'm a self confessed control freak 😉 My parents came to stay for 11 days while I had my surgery to "help". The day after I came out...

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      Haha I just can't bear the thought of eating nothing but sandwiches and living in squalor for the next few months 😲 I'm a self confessed control freak 😉 My parents came to stay for 11 days while I had my surgery to "help". The day after I came out of hospital I was doing everything for everyone whilst packing up to move house 5 days after surgery. I sent my parents to a hotel after our move as it was just making more work for me. Still no-one has even made me a cup of tea 😡

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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      I as well. Control freak at work and at home ......But chemo /cancer does teach us many things. Who are true friends are and whom we can trust , men can use a can opener ( other then to open a beer bottle). Kids can push brooms around the...

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      I as well. Control freak at work and at home ......But chemo /cancer does teach us many things. Who are true friends are and whom we can trust , men can use a can opener ( other then to open a beer bottle). Kids can push brooms around the floors ...... and .. we can't control everything ... we sometimes just have to .... LET IT Go. Let it go. Let it go. ( just like Frozen song )!!!! 🎀🎀🎀. Good luck. With it all.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I think you are way ahead. I found I felt like I had the flu, minus the vomiting for about a week. Afterwards, I felt normal. EVERYBODY is different. I may be on one side of the spectrum. I had wonderful friends who made dinner for us the first week which was such a gift! You are taking care of everyone else.... you may not be able to do that while in treatment. You will just need to sit back and watch the chaos. Keep in mind, no one will starve, no one will fall apart if they have to do laundry, no one will die if they have to buy a frozen dinner and pop it in the microwave. For this time in treatment, LET IT GO.... LET GO OF THE CONTROL. You will need to focus on yourself. Take care of you, listen to your body and what it needs. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and rest when you need to. You will make it! Take care, Sharon
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