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Hi all; I will be having my port put in on Tuesday and Chemo starts Thursday; any advice for me? It will be ACT chemo what can I expect this week? How soon do you get sick. Trying to stay positive, but I'm really scared.

Nadine Cancilliere Profile
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anonymous

Stage 3A Patient about 7 years
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    U have great advice from these ladies, but I must add this bit Water (90-120 oz. a day) , walking (at least 30 min a day), and lately but most importantly God (reading, meditating, and hearing the Word). That what got me thru all of it. God bless.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Scared is a really normal feeling about starting chemo. Anyone that says don't be scared either didn't do chemo or they are lying. The first session takes a long time I cried most of it. After I survived the first infusian the worst part came I lost my hair. Kleenex and scotch got me through that one. After that it was all down hill just trying to make it through the last one. The good news is you will make it and flourish. Your hair will come back and you will have the stregth and beauty that you didn't even know that lies inside you and you will be in the sisterhood of amazing women. None of want to be here but we love and support each other. Let us know how the it goes.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Nadine Cancilliere Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    Thanks to all you Ladies for taking the time to answer my questions and making me feel more at ease , you have all given me great advice of which I would have not known without you. I did take a big step today, and got my long locks cut off and donated it to locks of love, it felt good , but then I cried. My emotions are crazy right now, and I am already on meds for that, maybe my doses need to recalculated. LOL... I am ready to take this journey with all of you by my side. Thank you and good luck to all of you as well. Love, Nadine<3
    about 7 years Flag
    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good luck Nadine! I love that you donated your locks!

      about 7 years Flag
    • Nadine Cancilliere Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      Thanks Mimi!

      about 7 years Flag
    • davd  clara Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
      breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
      to all kind of hospital in USA still...

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      WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
      breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
      to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to
      the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
      called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
      herbal man who has the roots and herbs to cure all kind of disease and the
      herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man @herbalist_sakura for my
      younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
      my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
      cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
      I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
      can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me
      That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
      transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
      the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
      service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
      complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
      knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
      miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the
      herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he
      didn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about him
      and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
      you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
      the hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whats app him
      +2348110114739 / via his website https://drsakuraspellalter.weebly.com/ you can follow him up on Instagram @herbalist_sakura for the cure, he will help you out with the
      problem. And if you need more information about the doctor you can mail me
      davidclara223@gmail.com

      3 months Flag
  • Rosanna Wieder Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Everyone is different. I had AC and got headaches. That's about it. No nausea thank god. Drink plenty of water and rest.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Nadine, you have good advice here. The unknown is the scariest part. The first is the longest. And every little thing you feel, your worried its an effect. Try not to freak out. Your gonna be ok. Drink water, lots of it. The more hydrated you are, the better you will feel. You can even go back in for fluids. Take your nausea &/or pain meds. It's easier to treat than to take it away. Stay strong & positive. We are here for you. Prayers to you.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Alice Eisele Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I did ACT 4 years ago. The one thing I did was chew, suck on ice while the administered the red. It can cause mouth sores but suck ice helps prevent it. Also, I had frozen yo play whipped yogurt to suck on at home. You'll do good. Hang in there.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Nadine, I had ACT a little over a year ago. The advice you've received so far is wonderful, and I would tell you the same things. I dreaded it, and the first one was the hardest because of the anxiety. I felt surprisingly well after it, just a little tired and a little nauseous. Take it step by step. Things will change soon enough -- you'll lose your hair about 3 weeks into your treatment course, and your other symptoms might get worse. The good news is that chemo brain makes you not remember some of it; also, your doctor should give you whatever meds you need to deal with the side effects. These days there's no reason to suffer. Good luck to you!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Your on the right track by trying to stay positive. After my first act I had a week of depression then my family gathered around me and said "we're not having any of that!" So we did what we do best and started laughing, at everything! Yes you're going to lose your hair, but guess what? It comes back!! I didn't wear a wig, I just went bald except for weather then it was caps, hats or toboggans. I tried ginger but that made me more nauseous than the chemo so a friend recommended lemon drops and they worked. Start sucking in something before they start your chemo. And I had my "starers", my mom, dad and best friend never missed a treatment. My hubby was there when he could be but work took him out of town a lot. You've got this, and it's ok and normal to be scared!! God bless you!!!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • davd  clara Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a herbal man who has the roots and herbs to cure all kind of disease and the herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man @herbalist_sakura for my younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he didn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about him and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from the hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whats app him +2348110114739 / via his website https://drsakuraspellalter.weebly.com/ you can follow him up on Instagram @herbalist_sakura for the cure, he will help you out with the problem. And if you need more information about the doctor you can mail me davidclara223@gmail.com
    3 months Comment Flag

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