Aug 16, 2012 - 6:17 pm
I am scheduled to start radiation and chemo on Monday, Aug. 27. I'm done with the radiation planning and have the simulation on the Friday before I start.
No one has specifically explained the chemo part. Can anyone tell me what my first day will be like? I guess they will set up the delivery system for the chemo, and I assume it will be a picc line.
Also, the chemo oncologist told me he likes to hospitalize patients during weeks one and five when they are receiving chemo. I told him I did not want to be hospitalized. I want to be at home to look after my little dachshund. That might be silly, but she is the light of my life and she'll be with me when no one else is.
Anyway...are the weeks of chemo rough? I was told I would be okay for the first three weeks. However, since the doc said he likes to hospitalize patients the first week, I'm a little concerned that something might happen.
Any info is very much appreciated, and as always, thank you for the wonderful support you all provide.