Dec 5, 2015 12:03AM Holeinone wrote:
My suggestion would be, take a 1/2 dose of a laxative daily. Have a fresh bottle of water by the bed, always. I needed a mouth freshener, from dry mouth desperately. Biotene has great products.
Chemo is not easy, discuss the reality that it will be 6 months, ( at minimum) before you feel at all normal. Different chemos, different reactions. I had A/C, aka the "red devil". Lots of the ladies here breeze through it. Not me, I thought it was legal torture. Taxol was much easier, for me.
Chemo is acummaltive, the end is much more difficult than the beginning. I had 8 infusions, 7 Nuelasta shots. After chemo was completed, my energy was gone. BUT many ladies on this website, worked all through chemo & radiation. They took care of there families. We all have different experiences, and emotionally it's a roller coaster.
I tried my hardest to be "up & optimistic" because my 2 adult kiddos were shell shocked, especially my son. Another aspect of going through treatment that is unexpected. One day at a time.