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Treatment number 3 tomorrow.

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mom2greatkids
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I can't believe how fast those 3 weeks between treatments are passing by. I'll be half finished tomorrow. So far only minimal side effects. I feel so blessed when I read about the horrible side effects so many of you ladies are experiencing. Of course, I realize that chemo is culmative, and they most likely will become harder for me. I always tell people that getting down is not my agenda. :) However, I know that it is a possibility.

Today I have made some snacks to take with me tomorrow. The recipes are from 2 different cancer fighting cookbooks.

Best wishes to all of you.

Carla

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Tethys41
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Carla,
When I was having chemo, one of the chemo nurses told me she read an article that patients tend to experience worse side effects on their third, sixth, ninth... treatments. I didn't find that to be true for me. But just know that if you have more severe side effects this round, it doesn't necessarily mean they will all be worse.

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mom2greatkids
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Thanks for telling me that. I am still trying to stay as active as possible. I have spoken on the phone with a lady who had very few side effects throughout all her treatments. Guess it just varies for each person.

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mom2greatkids
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Thanks for telling me that. I am still trying to stay as active as possible. I have spoken on the phone with a lady who had very few side effects throughout all her treatments. Guess it just varies for each person.

fellinimom
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Joined: Jan 2011

I think everyone's reaction is different. I had the worst time with my initial chemo; by #3, I knew what was coming and how to handle each side effect. Chemo brain was the only symptom I couldn't mitigate.

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poopergirl14052
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three down and three to go. I hope you have no bad effects from this one. I remember my first chemo was the absolute worse,, very very painful, but got better after each chemo. When I had a recurrance then the chemo stared to kick my butt. Everyone is different. Justget rest and have plenty of water and make sure you poop...val

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skeeter1002
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Hope it goes well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

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lulu1010
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Joined: Feb 2011

Yes everyone is different but I am glad you are doing well. I had chemo for 10 months and I was truelly in sort of a fog.....it just seemed to pass fairly quickly and now that it is over it is kind of a distant blur! My treatments got easier to handle as time went on. At the end they hardly bothered me. Maybe at first they were hard on me because I was so sick and weak to start with. Anyway, glad you are half way thru and hope the rest goes fast and without any difficulties.

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Miss Mona
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I just had my 2nd Chemo yesterday and have not been sick at all, I get dry mouth and my feet get achy but that is all so far, but like you said it is culmative, like you I feel so blessed because others have had such a hard time.
Thank you Ladies for all your post they are very informative.

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childofthestars
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Carla
Good luck for treatment number 3, before you know it it will be all done and dusted.
You go girl.
Michelle :)

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