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Kat11
Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hey Sherry hope your starting to feel better. I am doing better today than the last few days. I guess we will be doing this at the same time. Now if I could just sleep.

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  • confused123
    confused123 Member Posts: 251
    Hi, I know I am not Sherry
    Hi, I know I am not Sherry but just wanted to say I am glad you are feeling better. I had some Ativan for a procedure I was nervous about and was told to take that if I couldn't sleep. Sometimes if they give you steroids to take with the chemo it can keep you up. Hope you get some sleep.

    Kim
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Kat11...
    Make sure you inform your med onc/chemo nurses about the severity of your side effects. They need to know, in order to help better manage/provide relief, if possible.

    Best wishes to you.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    Kat, glad you are feeling
    Kat, glad you are feeling better. How was your shower today? How long do you have to take chemo? I hope not for long. We are all thinking of you!
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    As each day passes....
    you will keep feeling better & better. Still it doesn't help having that knowlege when your feeling the way you do at the moment. Kat, I hope they are able to correct you sleep problem. There are a multitude of things out there that will help you with that.

    Hey Sherry, hope your hanging in there as well!! :) Pammy
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    Akiss4me said:

    As each day passes....
    you will keep feeling better & better. Still it doesn't help having that knowlege when your feeling the way you do at the moment. Kat, I hope they are able to correct you sleep problem. There are a multitude of things out there that will help you with that.

    Hey Sherry, hope your hanging in there as well!! :) Pammy

    Sherry, how are you doing?
    Sherry, how are you doing? Post and let us know when you can.
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Kat and Sherry
    Kat maybe you should ask for something (ativan?) to sleep. Your body really needs rest now. I hope you are feeling much better.
    Butterfly aka Sherry............HERE'S THE SHOUT-OUT..HOPE YOUR DOING GOOD. LET US KNOW WHEN YOU CAN!
    I am wishing you both the best!
    love and hugs, jackie
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    rjjj said:

    Kat and Sherry
    Kat maybe you should ask for something (ativan?) to sleep. Your body really needs rest now. I hope you are feeling much better.
    Butterfly aka Sherry............HERE'S THE SHOUT-OUT..HOPE YOUR DOING GOOD. LET US KNOW WHEN YOU CAN!
    I am wishing you both the best!
    love and hugs, jackie

    They gave me Temazepam for
    They gave me Temazepam for sleep. I do get some sleep, but I am having lots of problems with being hot and then cold. Hot worse than cold. Wakes me up all the time. My husband is ready to move out of the bedroom. We have the air on and a fan is going. This is driving me crazy. Durning the day I have a cold wash cloth on my neck and that seems to help. So does this start all over again on the nexted treatment date in a week in a half.
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Kat11 said:

    They gave me Temazepam for
    They gave me Temazepam for sleep. I do get some sleep, but I am having lots of problems with being hot and then cold. Hot worse than cold. Wakes me up all the time. My husband is ready to move out of the bedroom. We have the air on and a fan is going. This is driving me crazy. Durning the day I have a cold wash cloth on my neck and that seems to help. So does this start all over again on the nexted treatment date in a week in a half.

    Best wishes to Sherry and Kat!
    Hope you both are doing great. Sherry, check in when you can.

    Kat, are you having hot flashes? I've been getting the hot/cold thing at night for months now. I must take off/put on my pjs at least seven times a night. It gets frustrating and definitely disruptive for the person sharing your bed. I've heard Effexor helps with hot flases. I didn't like the side effects, but some swear at by it. Hope you feel better and get some rest.

    Mimi
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415
    Kat11 said:

    They gave me Temazepam for
    They gave me Temazepam for sleep. I do get some sleep, but I am having lots of problems with being hot and then cold. Hot worse than cold. Wakes me up all the time. My husband is ready to move out of the bedroom. We have the air on and a fan is going. This is driving me crazy. Durning the day I have a cold wash cloth on my neck and that seems to help. So does this start all over again on the nexted treatment date in a week in a half.

    Stick with it!
    Wishing both Kat and Sherry well.

    I did move out of the bedroom during chemo Kat..not because he wanted me to..but I just felt that I could deal with things better.

    I'm not sure anyone can answer whether it will all happen again Kat...but I did find I had quite a few days at the end where the side effects were lessened. I really hope things get better....but I think it's probably like childbirth...you will have forgotten all about it in a few years.
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    mimivac said:

    Best wishes to Sherry and Kat!
    Hope you both are doing great. Sherry, check in when you can.

    Kat, are you having hot flashes? I've been getting the hot/cold thing at night for months now. I must take off/put on my pjs at least seven times a night. It gets frustrating and definitely disruptive for the person sharing your bed. I've heard Effexor helps with hot flases. I didn't like the side effects, but some swear at by it. Hope you feel better and get some rest.

    Mimi

    Mimi, Pretty sure that its
    Mimi, Pretty sure that its hot Flashes, but it lasts for for about 10 or more minutes. I am taking Effexor for years now. This is really nasty. Just started after 1st chemo treatment.
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Sherry & Kat........
    Sherry, hoping to hear from you very soon!

    Kat, they time the chemo so that you have two weeks to recover and start feeling better before the next round. I'm so sorry that you are having a hard time.

    Hot flashes...I had ovaries removed at age 46. I took Premarin until last year, when my bc was dx'd. Then they had me stop the Premarin immediately, instead of weaning me off slowly.
    I am therefore, slammed by hot flashes constantly. They are absolutely no fun!!
    I also sleep separately, for my sake and for hubby's. I have A/C on and also a fan at night.
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot flashes!!! They stink!!

    CR
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    CR1954 said:

    Sherry & Kat........
    Sherry, hoping to hear from you very soon!

    Kat, they time the chemo so that you have two weeks to recover and start feeling better before the next round. I'm so sorry that you are having a hard time.

    Hot flashes...I had ovaries removed at age 46. I took Premarin until last year, when my bc was dx'd. Then they had me stop the Premarin immediately, instead of weaning me off slowly.
    I am therefore, slammed by hot flashes constantly. They are absolutely no fun!!
    I also sleep separately, for my sake and for hubby's. I have A/C on and also a fan at night.
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot flashes!!! They stink!!

    CR

    Thanks all, glad to hear its
    Thanks all, glad to hear its normal. I told hubby he could wear one of the sleep hats on his bald head and maybe he would not be as cold. I don't think he bought that LoL.
  • Butterfly12
    Butterfly12 Member Posts: 56
    Kat11
    Glad to hear that you are better. I am feeling much better today. Thank god! I slept all day thurs and Fri, trying to eat and take the meds LOL. Wanted to puke everytime I did :( Saturday was better, only slept 6 hours. Sunday I was up all day and finally starting eating a little bit. I was able to work today and eat. Make sure and ask the nurse for some meds Kat, don't suffer. I am going to make sure that I ask for it again next time. Hope this finds you doing good.

    Sherry
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member

    Kat11
    Glad to hear that you are better. I am feeling much better today. Thank god! I slept all day thurs and Fri, trying to eat and take the meds LOL. Wanted to puke everytime I did :( Saturday was better, only slept 6 hours. Sunday I was up all day and finally starting eating a little bit. I was able to work today and eat. Make sure and ask the nurse for some meds Kat, don't suffer. I am going to make sure that I ask for it again next time. Hope this finds you doing good.

    Sherry

    Hello, Sherry!
    Good to hear from you. And glad you're feeling a bit better. Yes, make sure you discuss the nausea with your onc team. Not eating is not good. Take good care of yourself.
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member

    Kat11
    Glad to hear that you are better. I am feeling much better today. Thank god! I slept all day thurs and Fri, trying to eat and take the meds LOL. Wanted to puke everytime I did :( Saturday was better, only slept 6 hours. Sunday I was up all day and finally starting eating a little bit. I was able to work today and eat. Make sure and ask the nurse for some meds Kat, don't suffer. I am going to make sure that I ask for it again next time. Hope this finds you doing good.

    Sherry

    Glad to see you posting
    Glad to see you posting Sherry! We were all wondering how you were doing! Glad you are doing better as well as Kat is. Good luck!
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867

    Kat11
    Glad to hear that you are better. I am feeling much better today. Thank god! I slept all day thurs and Fri, trying to eat and take the meds LOL. Wanted to puke everytime I did :( Saturday was better, only slept 6 hours. Sunday I was up all day and finally starting eating a little bit. I was able to work today and eat. Make sure and ask the nurse for some meds Kat, don't suffer. I am going to make sure that I ask for it again next time. Hope this finds you doing good.

    Sherry

    Hi Kat and Sherry!
    So good to see you both posting that you both feel somewhat better. I

    didn't have chemo, but, I know it is very hard to go thru. So, I am sending you lots of

    positive thoughts and gentle hugs!



    Love, Jeanne
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    Jeanne D said:

    Hi Kat and Sherry!
    So good to see you both posting that you both feel somewhat better. I

    didn't have chemo, but, I know it is very hard to go thru. So, I am sending you lots of

    positive thoughts and gentle hugs!



    Love, Jeanne

    It is good to see posts from
    It is good to see posts from you Kat and Sherry! Glad you both are doing better!
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member

    Kat11
    Glad to hear that you are better. I am feeling much better today. Thank god! I slept all day thurs and Fri, trying to eat and take the meds LOL. Wanted to puke everytime I did :( Saturday was better, only slept 6 hours. Sunday I was up all day and finally starting eating a little bit. I was able to work today and eat. Make sure and ask the nurse for some meds Kat, don't suffer. I am going to make sure that I ask for it again next time. Hope this finds you doing good.

    Sherry

    I am sorry to hear that you
    I am sorry to hear that you are so sick Sherry. I hope that it gets better for you. And, rest as much as you can too. And, drink lots of water if you can!

    Hugs, Kylez