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My first chemo is tomorrow and I'm scared... looking forward to know there are 5 to go. I'll be glad when the first one's over to tackle the side effects.

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anonymous

Stage 2A Patient about 6 years
 
  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Just be comfortable. Bring someone with you and something to do. Just relax - u will get thru this .
    about 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Got a whole bag ready. Treats to snacks to book to hot water bottle to ice lollies lol. Pain killers head rub. Flannel for cold cap. Have I missed anything ???

      about 6 years Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 1998
    Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can do this, it is amazing what we let. Fear do to us. Be very good to yourself you deserve it. God Bless
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Good luck.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Best if luck!
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Maria Torstensson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Wish you good luck with your treatments. When you made the first one you can count down. I think your thoughts about the treatments are worse than tje tratments will be. Stay positive, it will make it easier. Take care! 
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I totally understand how you're feeling. After my diagnosis in May of 2011...I underwent chemo. It was very scary not knowing how my body was going to react. They're are so many ways to help with the side effects of chemo now. Make sure you drink lots of fluids before & after treatment. Take you nausea meds BEFORE you begin to feel sick! That's so important! I had 8 rounds of chemo before my mastectomy..then 8 more with 2 new drugs after my surgery. While chemo isn't fun....it's totally doable ...AND, I'm happy to say that I'm now cancer-free! I'll be thinking of you. Saying a prayer for you as well. Hang in there. Hugs, Diana
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I think once you have the first one done, you will be much more confident and relaxed about the subsequent treatments. There is something about the unknown that makes things much more scary. You will do ok, I am confident you are strong and will only get stronger over the coming months. There are a lot more fun things to do in your life but it is an experience, in yours, you will march through. I truly looked forward to the treatments because it meant I was getting closer to being done with it all. I also looked forward to visiting with the other people who were in the same leaky-boat I was in. We always found something to laugh about or goodies to eat. Bring all your favorite electronic gadgets.... your phone, lap top, etc. You can also bring along a favorite cozy blanket, just make yourself as comfy as possible. I always wore a shirt that buttoned down the front so I just had to unbutton one button so they had access to the port. Hang in there darlin'. Big hugs..... take care, Sharon
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Rosanna Wieder Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Good luck. Let us know how it goes. Start mine next month. More nervous about that than I was about surgery.
    about 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Yes I was like that surgery u will think is daunting. I found that ok after a few days. I feel this is a complete different ball game more mental issues and scary :(. Like everybody else we will get thro to the next stage of this cruel disease

      about 6 years Flag
  • Yashmira Devine Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Good Luck and try and stay positive. It sounds like the other ladies have so much knowledge to share about their experiences with the chemo.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • terri chambers Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Your will be fine.. Everybody act to chemo Different.. I sure you will be fine.. Don't worry nothing happen yet.. My first chemo I was so Scared an my chemo Nurse told don't Believe those bad stores I was told.. And I did great and u will too.. Chemo going to be your best friend for the few month.. Just Remember its killing the cancer cells and you will make all new one and be cancer free like most of us.. Good luck and I will says pray for you..
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Just literally finished my second . It was so much easier. You'll do great . Bring lots a fluid . I am the life of the party while I am their . Bring food also . And remember 80 mental . It's not that bad .
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Brenda Jackson Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I'm sure you will do fine. Stay positive and remember 1 treatment will be behind you. Peace and blessings to you.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • laura  bailey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi the first one is so scary, but you will make it through. The thing that helped me most was a LOT of water, as this helps flush the chemo meds from your system more quickly. This makes you feel better faster.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Thank u can't really sleep its 5.30. 7 hrs to go
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Tammie` L. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am a yr survivor and now i have chemo brain. I would of chose to have a mastectomy instead of the chemo .. I cant remember things, work is taxing etc. Good luck
    over 4 years Comment Flag

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