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Got my port put in today and my first lot of chemo and really feeling crap...I hope it doesn't last : (

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Rita, your first chemo today. I'm sorry you don't feel good. They did a doug;e whammy today. Im wondering why they did both in one day. What type of meds did you dr give you for the side effects? Are you nauseous? Hugs Rita :(
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    • Rita Siomos Profile
      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      Yeah I felt really sick afterwards my poor husband made a nice meal for when I got home and I couldn't even look at it.

      over 6 years Flag
    • Rita Siomos Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank u do much for your help and advise xoxo

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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2010
    Hi i felt really I'll after my chemo despite all the anti nauseous medicines etc. But it would go away after a week or so . It is tough but you can get throughnit.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2007
    Rita, I ALSO got the port and 1st treatment on the same day! No wonder you feel like crap, I was there with you sista!!! You will start to feel better.... we all did. Be sure you drink plenty of fluids, and rest if you need to. I am wondering if you will be able to find someone to take you to your treatments? Remember to ask at the doctor's office if they know of a service that might help you. If you belong to a church, (or actually any other organization) there are probably members who will help you. How about a neighbor, family, or friend? It is usually difficult to ask for help but this is a time when you really need to reach out to people. You'd be surprised how many people out there who would give you a ride. You WILL feel better!!! Big huge hugs, Sharon
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    • Rita Siomos Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yeah I have my neighbor that will take me to all my appointments do that will be a great help. Thanks for your support xo

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  • anonymes Profile
    anonymes
    Stage 3B Patient
    Hi Rita, I got really sick after my 1st AC but, For my 2nd treatment dr changed my Meds and I was fine after that! I was just really tired. It will be over before you know it!
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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Rita, You've taken the first step toward the rest of your life. I know how scary and uncertain it is. I get my port OUT tomorrow! I finished 5 months (6 rounds) of chemo on March 15 and, except for several years of Aromasin, I'm done with treatment. Just know this will not last forever. You're going to feel pretty crappy for a while, but if your doctors are like mine they absolutely do not want you to suffer from side effects. you should be able to get medication for just about anything and, if you do, take the medication as soon as you feel something coming on. Stay on top of it. Don't push yourself, even if you feel half way decent between treatments. Be kind to yourself and, most importantly, take all offers of help. You'll find your friends and family will be falling all over themselves to do anything to help. Take them up on it. You'll get through this, sista. Just hang in and stick with this blog for lots of advice from lots of strong women!
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  • shen cruces Profile
    anonymes
    Stage 3A Patient
    I had my port placed between round 1 and 2 of AC. Hope you are feeling better. I just wanted to add that I had an mild allergic reaction to the tagaderm tape uses to cover the port for the week after it was placed. I normally don't have allergic reactions but it pulled away some of my skin and now I have a scab. I suggest re taping in different spots when you change the dressings. Hope your next treatment goes smoothly.
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      anonymes
      stage_1 Patient

      I'm considering getting a port before my second treatment because the nurse had to use two veins during treatment 1. I'll have three more treatments. Please share your thoughts and experience. Thanks.

      almost 4 years Flag
  • Alice Klobukowski Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Rita, one of my friends told me that people really want to help, to feel useful. Let them help you as it also helps them. They are frustrated when you want to be brave and they know they could make things a little easier for you. In some respects, it's sort of selfish to deny people an opportunity to do a good deed. Since I was diagnosed I've realized how much people care about me. It's really one of the good things that has happened from this awful diagnosis. Of course we know on some level that our family and friend love us, but when something like cancer comes along, it brings all this love to the surface . BTW sorry I got so off subject. I just got a port about 3 weeks ago and they used it the same day because it was set up in surgery, but the next week they put in an I V line because I was sti
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