Dec 08, 2012 - 8:42 am
Will decide for myself but soliciting opinions regarding when to ask my sister to come from another state to help me. She'll come when I need for as long as I need, but from a practical point of view, she just can't stay for weeks and weeks on end.
Week 1 of chemo (from what I can tell) isn't usually very challenging but as an "over reactor" to drugs, I have some concerns about it nontheless. But the peak of blood cell issues don't peak until 4 weeks after the first round of chemo. From what I can also tell, based on others' experiences, the radiation doesn't become a real problem until some time around week 4.
So... Maybe come in for week 1 and the first round of chemo and she can go home? Then come again for week 4 of radiation which cooincides with the peak of blood cell problems with the chemo? I'll also ask the radio oncologist and medical oncologist their take on it next week when I see them, but wanted some opinions from those who've experienced this. Ultimately, I'll put it all together nd make my best guess.
Also... anyone have any problems with the port? Discomfort? Infection? Scarring after removal? Blood clots? Anything?