Mar 14, 2014 - 7:39 pm
I just got back from my first chemo treatment. I was sooooo nervous. It was much easier than I had expected.
I had a port put in Tuesday afternoon - so only have had it about 3 days - still pretty tender. BUT my Dr had prescribed anesthetic cream to rub on skin about a hour before treatment. It really worked. Much easier for me than an IV. Now, actually getting the port was NO easier matter as far as I'm concerned but now it is in and I don't have to face IV every time. She also Ok'd an ativan before the procedure Guess it helped but I was still concerned.
After needle in place. just sit back in recliner with feet up. Was brought blankets, pillows, snacks. I did some hand sewing.
I had none of the effects of chemo meds that I was warned might occur while I was there - Of course, I just got home so expecting to face many of the common problems.
Have already ordered a wig (just in case)
Thanks so much fro all your support, Barb