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Dec 30, 2017 10:25PM
Hi Everyone, All the best for 2018. Sending you all a warm hug from the Caribbean hope you all can feel the squeeze. Lol
Here is au update on my treatment so far.
Started chemo -13 December 2017 Chemotheraphy Begins 4cycles (1 every 14 days) medicine received to take at home Nexium, Kyril, Dexamethasone, Zarzio (5injections)
1st Round of Chemo I got up exercised and went to the Clinic. Met with the patient advisor after speaking with her and voicing my fears I was definitely calmer as she explained everything. Met with the doctor who explained everything again took my vitals and then it was off to the Chemo Chair. The Chemo nurse seemed to be very experienced and was very clear in identifying everything that she was administering.The experience was not as bad as I expected in terms of pain and adverse reaction to the medicine.
It's day 2 and we'll see how it goes today. Again day 2 was not as bad as I expected. I felt nauseous but did not throw up in that regard the meds worked fine. I had to go back to the clinic to be shown how to inject myself. A nother aspect of the treatment. Thank God hubby was there cause I can't inject myself. He did it for the 5 days and it was tolerable. Day 3 I got my meds screwed up and I forgot to take a pill ooooh the pain was excruciating. . Day 4 was a horrible day too but I managed to go thru that in a daze. I was nauseous and feeling the need to vomit all day but I didn't. Had some trouble sleeping though. Day 5 started to feel a lil better all medicine done so its time to get the blood counts back up was able to eat normally. Day 6 thru 14 was feeling more energetic except for day 8/-9 I think a wave of tiredness hit me whew just had to rest completely other than that I was fine. I exercised every other day throughout the cycle.
Noticed that my hair started falling out ever so slightly going to cut it even shorter. I don't stress over the hair I have had my hair short for years right now its full of peroxide caused i deceided to be a blonde its already weak so this falling out is only inevitable. I wear wigs all the time so thats not new to me either. Waiting to see if i'll loose my eyelashes and brows now that is going to be epic.
1. Pray all the time.
1a. Don't forget to take your pills on time
2. Drink lots of water in the 1st 5 days to flush that chemo liquid out and help your kidneys
3. Exercise as much as you can
4. Try to eat more vegetables and fruit. Drink lots of fruit and vegetable smoothes orr punches as you can.(beet, pumpkin, carrots, kale, cucumbers, lettuce, apple, pawpaw, water melon etc)
5. For some reason milk work really good for my stomach. I can't stand water so i've been drinking grape gatorade
SideNote: After feeling so bad on days 3 and 4 I really decided in my mind that I wanted to stop chemo went and spoke to my Doctor once again he explained why its necessary. So i'm still in the game. I CAN DO THIS!!!!
29th Dec 2017 -2nd Round Chemo Must do a CBC blood test before every round of Chemo.
I got up exercised and went to the Clinic. Got my needle inserted into my port and its off to the chemo chair. Everything ran smoothly. This day its not to bad you feel a bit out of sorts cause after all something foreign is in your body but generally you are able to go about the days business as usual. Today I felt a bid tired after the process. Day 2 not bad this time I made sure to take mynpills on time and to eat small amounts of fruit and yogurt throughout the day. Day 3 is usally my tough day so ill let you know how that went inmy next post.
Thank you all ladies for your repsonses, your encouragement, your good and not so good news it all helps. There are not enouh word to express my gratitude to all of you. WE CAN DO THIS. STAY STRONG. I AM STRONG BECUASE YOU ALL ARE STRONG.
Hugs and kisses.
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