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Apr 21, 2017 06:36AM
I just caught up on a LOT of your posts. It's been a while since I have been on here. I had my first AC treatment on Wed, and it's been a ROUGH 2 days. My nausea hit my within hours on the first day. The compazine they gave me didn't help. I could not leave the couch all day and evening, until I went to bed. I could not eat anything at all either. I DID sleep through the night, and for that I was grateful.
I woke up yesterday mildly queasy. I made myself eat a yogurt and some almond for breakfast. Tried to eat a banana, but could not. I took my vitamins, but was afraid to take another compazine. and it got worse through the morning. I called my Onc, and they had me come in for more nausea meds through the IV as well as fluids. It made me feel better, but still mildly quesy for the rest of the day. it was manageable though. I spent the day on the couch again, not eating much but some saltines, and trying to stay hydrated.
By around 10 PM I felt good enough to want some food, but nothing healthy appealed to me.. I wanted what my family had for dinner... a Taco Bell Taco... that was the ONLY thing that appealed to me. I said a prayer of apology to my intestines, and ate it, and it was soo good!! They told me at the onc office to try compazine again if I felt nauseous, and if that doesn't work, they gave me ativan. I asked for an Rx for Zofran, but the Onc didn't want me mixing the Zofran with the pre-meds for nausea that were still in my system. They said they might try that on the weekend if I am still bad, or the next round.
I think this morning I am coming out of the funk. Still mildly queasy, so I already took a compazine. I will take my steroids w. breakfast. Hopefully it will work this time. If not I have the Ativan. I really wish I could try medical cannabis. They passed it and legalized it , but haven't implemented the program in my state yet. They say at the earliest 2018, and I'll be done with chemo by then.
My husband has been wonderful and has used the past three days of his PTO to stay home with me, adn get the kids off to school in the AM. My Mo will help us with my next chemo round. 1 down, 3 to go. I can do this!!!! <3 to you all !
Tumor size is 2.9 cm. Doing 4 rounds of AC every 3 weeks starting 4/19/17, then 12 rounds of Taxol every week. After that the plan will be surgery, radiation, then Estrogen suppression.
3/16/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
4/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol)