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ramona41
ramona41 Member Posts: 72
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
hey thanks for all the replies you guys made me feel better. I got the port in this past friday..hurt likehell this weekend. and still cant imagine them pokin it with a needle today..but i am bringing lots of tissues cause i am a big BABY.. i have chemo for 11-2 tpday for three hours.. bringing a trashy novel to read..didnt know about drinking lots of water thanks for the tip guys.. i also start radiation the end of october.. that was a nice visit..get told i will have a rash between my butt cheeks.lol.. why do all the actors on tv make this look so sexy to be going thru cancer.. jeez.. i want the good side effects.. how bout a lil weight loss?? heh heh... trying to stay positive today.. but am scared. oh well i warned this doc office that i was the biggest cry baby they will have ever seen.. i need THERAPYYYYYYYYY.. i keep praying for yall ..thanks for all your help.. peace and love ramona41

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  • micheleamw
    micheleamw Member Posts: 62
    Ramona~

    I just wanted to wish you good luck today. Watching my Dad go through his chemo (FOLFOX), I deemded chemo as his new best friend, that wasn't always nice. Hopefully, you'll do fine.

    Hugs~
    Michele

    p.s. My Dad lost 20 lbs. during chemo. He was already very thin, so....we're trying to put some weight back on him.
  • grandma047
    grandma047 Member Posts: 381
    Hey Ramona, I don't think there are any good side effects to chemo but it's a good way to look at it. LOL. I didn't lose weight from the chemo or radiation, but since I've had surgery I've lost 45 lbs., so I guess that was a plus. Also, the big plus is that we get rid of this cancer, once and for all. I'll be praying for you.
    Love and prayers, judy(grandma047)
  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145
    Hi Ramona,
    Hope all went well today. The good news is that the port will feel better over time, and, take it from one whose veins gave out after 6 treaments, it was a lot more comfortable, if a little wierd, to have the stuff run into the port.
    I'm sure your onc's office has seen bigger babies. One of my chemo buddies was a big strapping guy who couldn't even look at any needles or ports, or he passed out! He managed to get through it, eyes squeezed shut.
    I did lose my appetite over time. By the end of chemo I had lost nearly 10 pounds, but it has come back when my appetite kicked in again post-chemo.
    Keep your sense of humor, it'll help get you through.
    Keep us posted, the other Judy
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Hi Ramona -- Trashy novels were what got me through the chemo and radiation! The trashier the better. Wishing you all the best as you go through both. I'm sorry to say that I did end up with very very sore skin around my butt as a result of the radiation -- if this happens to you, be sure to ask your medical team (nurses, drs, etc) for suggestions on how to treat -- I got a lot of good advice. I hope you sail through it all.
    Best wishes, Tara
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    taraHK said:

    Hi Ramona -- Trashy novels were what got me through the chemo and radiation! The trashier the better. Wishing you all the best as you go through both. I'm sorry to say that I did end up with very very sore skin around my butt as a result of the radiation -- if this happens to you, be sure to ask your medical team (nurses, drs, etc) for suggestions on how to treat -- I got a lot of good advice. I hope you sail through it all.
    Best wishes, Tara

    Hiya Ramona--hope yu got the mail I sent yu. After 6 months of chemo thru the top of my hand my veins were crying out for some relief--so I think you will be happy with a port once you get used to it. Getting stabbed 5 days in a row every 3 weeks was no fun!
    Am sure you will cope fine Ramona---luv n huggs, kanga n Jen