I start chemo (FOLFOX) tommorrow, and I'm wondering if there is anything I should be doing to prepare myself,etc. The clinic has been silent on this issue, simply telling me to show up..should I eat, not eat, will side effects be immediate? Anything to reduce/minimize side effects? Although I had chemo 3 years ago, it was
continuous daily infusion, and side effects were
slow to appear. This time they will infuse for 3 hrs, then send me home with a pump for 2 days.
I'm wondering if I'll be able to drive the 70 miles home, and if they give anti-nausea/diaarrhea/etc. meds in advance, or wait until there are symptoms. Are there any supplements/procedures that help minimize side effects? Any advice/opinions from you semi-colons is appreciated. Bud