First round of chemo

hello everyone! I finished my first round of chemo yesterday. It was not bad at all. The nurses were amazing and explained everything to me. They made sure I was relaxed and let me ask all the questions. I’m on a very healthy nutritional program from a Dr who specialises in that field. I’m feeling optimistic and the fear I had ( terror actually , if I’m being honest ) is dissipated somewhat . Next treatment in three weeks. Fingers crossed and prayers said

Comments

  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 645 ✭✭✭✭
    @Melanie ;

    Hi Melanie, 

    Great to hear from you. So very glad you had a positive experience yesterday for your first round of chemo. Now, just take things one day at a time, if it gets tricky, an hour at a time. What chemo regime are you on? Mine was FEC-T for breast cancer, I found the first 7-9 days the hardest, gritted my teeth through 9-14, then look forward to 15-21 when I would start to come up again ready for the next round. Brilliant you have a great nutritional program to follow, if you find it becomes difficult to face food etc, try and keep sipping fluids regularly. Will be praying for you too.


    Lou x
  • RobertARobertA Posts: 441 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18
    Hi @Melanie ;

    So pleased the chemo was not too bad and I hope it continues that way.  I am not surprised you were scared. Who wouldn't be? The first time is often really stressful as you are stepping into the unknown but at least the next time, you will know what to expect. 

    I am delighted to hear that you are feeling more optimistic now and I hope that you will sail through your next treatment in a couple of weeks time. It would be lovely to hear how you get on. 

    Rob x
  • MelanieMelanie Posts: 13
    Hello again! 
    Its one week since chemo. I had a few achy joints and sleeplessness due to the steroids. I didn’t know acne was a side effect but I did wake up with teenage pimples on Wednesday. I’m feeling good and not taking that for granted. Happy Friday to all 
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 645 ✭✭✭✭
    @Melanie ;

    Hi Melanie, 

    Happy Friday to you too! Wonderful to hear you have had a 'good' week one. I don't remember the pimples, but hopefully they will clear up after you've finished. I wish you a peaceful, calm, 'feeling good' weekend. As you enter week two, just one day at a time. If it's as I was, this is the low immunity week (more so), so extra care when around others.

    Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lou x
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 645 ✭✭✭✭
    @Melanie ;

    Hi Melanie, 

    I was thinking of you, realising you have come to the end of week two in your chemo. I hope it hasn't been too grim and you are still coping with it well. At least it is another week ticked off, moving forwards. I will be thinking of you as you go into week three.

    Take care, chat soon.

    Lou x



  • MelanieMelanie Posts: 13
    @Sunshinedaff
    end of week 2 ! I’m feeling pretty good. I’ve had some achy jaw issues but I think the stress has made me clench my teeth. My hair is shedding , however not in clumpy patches. No nausea and not too tired. I’m drinking a lot of water too. Thanks for checking in. Hope you are well
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 645 ✭✭✭✭
    @Melanie ;

    Hi Melanie, 

    Awesome!! Wow, brilliant, you are still going strong! I am so pleased for you. 
    Achy jaw? Could be the chemo, as well as you clenching teeth. Mention it to your oncologist or chemo nurse next time.

    You can't see it but I am really smiling for you, hearing your news. :)

    I am well thank you, can't believe another week has gone by already, and it's February next week! :o 

    I hope your weekend goes well too.

    Lou x
Sign In or Register to comment.