I wanted to post this for anyone else who maybe facing their first day of chemo. For my husband the first time sure did have him and I scared,however,upon arriving our fears were quickly laid to rest. In his case,he only did a 2 1/2 hour push in short stay and was able to bring the 48 hour drip home,therefore,as I write,he is laying here at home with his drip going.
He is reciving FolFox 6 which is Oxalipatin(done on the push),Leucovorin(done on the push),a small bag of Fluorouracil(done on the push),then 48 hour drip of the Fluorouracil. The small bag was done to insure no reactions so when we came home we would know the odds of a toxic reaction were less than.001%.
Prior to any chemo drug going in his port they gave him a whooping dose of Zolpran which kept the upset stomache to little or nothing. He only got a little green around the gills once about half way through the Oxalipatin,which is the drug known to make you sick to your stomach,however,he did not throw up,and upon arriving home,within a half an hour,for the first time in a week said,"I'm Hungry". Best words I have heard in a long time. He was able to eat over half a burger and quite a few fry's. While most would tell you this is less than a healthy approach or diet,he has lost over 40lbs so his doctors said if he'll eat it,feed it to him.
We go for round two in two weeks. I know I came to these boards searching for answers on how others went through their first day,and I wanted to return the favor,and hopefully bring some comfort to another,as many here have comforted me.