Feb 16, 2010 - 9:23 pm
Hello All, I have visited here often but this is my first post. Feb 22 will be my first Chemo Session with my cocktail being Taxol & Carboplatin. My infusion will be every 3 weeks for 6-8 sessions, my port will be inserted this Thurs Feb 18.
I had a radical hysterectomy Oct 26th, abdominal incision which completely healed. I stayed in the hospital for 5 days after surgery till my bowels started functioning again. I walk daily, drive, lift more then 10 lbs finally and feel almost normal. My Chemo was supposed to start 6-8 weeks after surgery but I had problems with insurance so it got delayed.
Tomorrow I'm getting my head shaved, guaranteed I would loss my head hair and could not stand the thought of large clumps on my pillow some night shortly. Watched that happen to my sister, too distressing to see so don't want that experience first hand.
1. What precautions did you take to avoid getting an infection while taking the chemo, I'm wondering how this will impact my church and business functions.
2. Did you take precautions around your pets.
3. Were you able to brush and floss your teeth.
I have an appt with my doctor Feb 19th, trying to think of good question to ask him.