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Topic: First chemo today

Forum: ILC (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2008 06:28PM

bean4865 wrote:

Had my first chemo today. It was not as bad as I expected. I was ok until they walked me in to my chair (not literally). I started to feel panicky and I thought to myself... I can't do this!

I did it!!! Round one is over. 1 down three to go. I had taxotere/cytoxan. They didn't give me any prescriptions for nausea meds or anything. They gave me some in my infusion. I came home with nothing. Is this unusual? I asked the nurse and she said if I had a problem call. Someone is there 24 hours. So right now I feel good. Feel like a sitting duck though. Just waiting for the first sign or symptom. I have never drank so much water in my life. I am on my 8th pint of water now. I think I just want to flush it out so I have no side effects...yea right! Hopefully they won't be as bad. Thanks for listening to my venting.

Kathleen Browning Dx 10/25/2007, ILC, 2cm, Grade 1, 0/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 8, 2008 06:34PM maryannecb wrote:

Good for you, one down.

I did have some meds to take post chemo...perhaps you were given drugs that are long acting. Do call if you have trouble.

Chemo will be done before you know it. You CAN do this,

Fists up! Dx 9/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 8, 2008 06:51PM golfer779 wrote:

Kathleen, glad to hear that your feeling okay after your first txt.  Although you may breeze by with minimal to no se's i think i would request a scrip for something for nausea to atleast have on hand.  Kinda like carrying an umbrella, never know if you might need it. 

Take care, Carol

Carol ... Currently taking Femara and had a DIEP Jan 2010 Dx 10/3/2007, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/34 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 9, 2008 11:31AM nash wrote:

Yay, Kathleen! Glad to hear round 1 is over.

I had adriamycin with my chemo, so I automatically was given prescriptions for all sorts of nausea meds. I don't know how much nausea goes along with the TC. If nothing else, see if the chemo nurses have some samples of Zofran or Kytril on hand that you can have in case you need something.

Stage IV Pleomorphic ILC, initially diagnosed at age 38 Dx 6/7/2007, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/19/2007 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/1/2007 CAF Radiation Therapy 12/27/2007 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/24/2015, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/15/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Dx 2/1/2018, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Chemotherapy 2/15/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 6/20/2018, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Targeted Therapy 7/1/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 7/17/2020, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/17/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 7/23/2020 Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy External: Brain
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Feb 9, 2008 05:35PM LauraGTO wrote:

Kathleen - You did it! Good job...before you know it, spring will be here and you'll be done with treatment. Best wishes to you. I hope you sail through this...

With hope there are possibilities. Dx 7/2005, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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