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Round two of Chemo tomorrow

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Ctine70
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Going tomorrow for my second round of chemo and for some strange reason I am nervous even though I know what to expect. Probably because I just started feeling better from round one and now it's starting all over again. Plus tomorrow is my daughters 9th birthday so I am feeling really bad that her birthday is sorta getting the short end of the stick this year. We are celebrating it today and she seems fine with it, I guess it's just me who is upset over lit.
Sorry for the long vent, thanks all for listening
Hugs Christine

Melaniedoingwell
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I had 6 rounds of TCH (Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin) last year. I developed what I called Thursday-phobia. Obviously, Thursday was my infusion day. I started taking xanax on the Wednesday evenings & sometimes even on Tuesday evenings prior to infusion day because I just got so anxious. This helped me a great deal as I was actually able to sleep and not be so angst filled on infusin days. You might consider doing the same thing.

Happy birthday to your daughter and she more needs her mom to be well than to celebrate ONE birthday. I know it bothers you - just tell her how you feel -- that will surely help her appreciate YOU! (Not that she doesn't...you know what I mean)

Hang in there!
and hugs right back at ya!
Melanie

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Jean 0609
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Just think after tomorrow you will have another chemo behind you. Sending you a big hug. I know how tough this is. Happy birthday to your daughter too!

xxxx,
Jean

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Alexis F
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Sending you hugs and positive thoughts Christine.

Hugs, Lex

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Ctine70
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Thank you all so much for your support
It is greatly appreciated :)
Hugs Christine
P.S wearing my wig for the first time tonight out to dinner yikes!

survivorbc09
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How did today's chemo go Christine? And, I bet you look beautiful in your wig. Did you have a nice time out?

Hugs, Jan

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Ctine70
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Chemo went well today. They want me to go for 6 nepogren shots this time around since three wasn't enough last time.
Dinner last night was nice my daughter had a good time. My husband and kids thought the wig looked great I found it to be very annoying it keep getting in my eyes and mouth when trying to eat lol but it did look very natural so I guess that's a good thing.
Hope you are doing well
Hugs Christine

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Megan M
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Vent all you want. You have a right to and we understand. I hope that chemo will not be hard for you and that you will have no side effects.

Also, happy birthday to your daughter.

Hugs, Megan

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VickiSam
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thoughts for you. I've been there, done that with the chemo TCH and arranging what
could be done -- during my infusion treatments. My children are a little older,
and did what I could on my better days -- laundry, and catching up on emails. There
were days .. then weeks when I could not do anything but lay in bed -- so ... please
try to enjoy your daughters Birthday --- even tho it may be 1 day earlier.

So it so important for you to take care of your self, and well being right now .. and it
is difficult for us to put ourselves first -- it is something you will have to learn
to do ...otherwise,the stress and frustration will engulf your mind, heart and soul.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Ctine70
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Thank you Megan for the birthday wishes!
Just finished round two only 4 more to go!
Hugs Christine

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DianeBC
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Congrats on having 2 done Christine! We will all be shining our flashlights when you finish the next 4 to light the way for a big celebration for you.

Hugs, Diane

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Ctine70
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Thanks Diane I am counting the days and weeks till this is over.
Hope you are doing well
Hugs Christine

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DebbyM
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Yes, 2 done is wonderful!

heart-in-hand
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2 down is very good!

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DebbyM
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How are you doing Christine on chemo? Still pretty good I hope. Any problems?

Hugs, Debby

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Ctine70
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This round really did a number on me I couldn't get out of bed for two days and on the third they had to hydrate me cause I was so weak.
I wasn't excepting to be this sick and in this much pain it was so different from my first round. I went today for my 6th and last nepogren shot hopefully I will start feeling better in a few dys. I go Tuesday for bloodwork and hopefully my WBC is up and won't need anymore shots.
Thanks for checking in on me.
I hope you are doing well
Hugs Christine

survivorbc09
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Christine, I'm so sorry that you are having such a horrible time on chemo. I wish I could do something more to help besides praying for you. I hope that you will feel better in a few days.

Hugs, Jan

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Angie2U
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Angie2U
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Oh no! I am sad to read this. Please let us know about your bloodwork on Tuesday. I will be praying that your WBC is up and that you won't have to have anymore shots.

Gentle hugs,

Angie

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