I did it first chemo down

newbiefromcananda
newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
hi everyone and thanks for all the support the last couple days to get me through my 1st chemo I did it today Yeah :) 1 down 5 to go I feel good ! I was a bit anxouis at first my heart rate was high (as usual) but it slowly decreased so yeah!!! again thanks for EVERYTHING!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo Lisa
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  • laurissa
    laurissa Member Posts: 773
    Hi Lisa
    I'm glad you did ok. My side effects didn't start til 2 days later. Do you get the neulasta shot tomorrow? Thats what gets to me. I hope you do well.
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
    laurissa said:

    Hi Lisa
    I'm glad you did ok. My side effects didn't start til 2 days later. Do you get the neulasta shot tomorrow? Thats what gets to me. I hope you do well.

    I'm glad you got that behind
    I'm glad you got that behind you, now you know what to expect in the chemo room. take it easy take your meds and drink your fluids hope it goes well with you !!!!! keep us posted
  • Lymph23
    Lymph23 Member Posts: 23
    Well done
    Hi Lisa
    Knew you could do it hopefully you won't be so anxious next time. Also that you wont get any side effects like I didn't at all through all 12 of mine. Best wishes
    Lesley
  • Marlene_K
    Marlene_K Member Posts: 508
    EXCELLENT!
    I'm so happy you did well and feel good! If anything you may get a little achy and tired the next couple days, but that's not hard to deal with. Hopefully, you won't get anything at all like Lesley... WOW, that's amazing & very encouraging! Do you go every 2 or 3 weeks, Lisa? I go every 3 for 6 treatments. If you go every 2, you'll have me beat! :)
  • jennytwist
    jennytwist Member Posts: 896
    Marlene_K said:

    EXCELLENT!
    I'm so happy you did well and feel good! If anything you may get a little achy and tired the next couple days, but that's not hard to deal with. Hopefully, you won't get anything at all like Lesley... WOW, that's amazing & very encouraging! Do you go every 2 or 3 weeks, Lisa? I go every 3 for 6 treatments. If you go every 2, you'll have me beat! :)

    YAY!
    We knew you could do it! I usually felt a little icky days 2 & 3, but nothing I couldn't handle. I went every 2 weeks so it was a bit challenging - as soon as I was feeling better it was time to go again, but, I did get done sooner - anyway, you'll do just fine! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    much love,
    Jenny
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
    Marlene_K said:

    EXCELLENT!
    I'm so happy you did well and feel good! If anything you may get a little achy and tired the next couple days, but that's not hard to deal with. Hopefully, you won't get anything at all like Lesley... WOW, that's amazing & very encouraging! Do you go every 2 or 3 weeks, Lisa? I go every 3 for 6 treatments. If you go every 2, you'll have me beat! :)

    hi marlene! I go every 3
    hi marlene! I go every 3 weeks so right along with you take care xoxo
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234

    YAY!
    We knew you could do it! I usually felt a little icky days 2 & 3, but nothing I couldn't handle. I went every 2 weeks so it was a bit challenging - as soon as I was feeling better it was time to go again, but, I did get done sooner - anyway, you'll do just fine! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    much love,
    Jenny

    thanks ... I thought about
    thanks ... I thought about all my friends here and I did well, got my neulesta shot today sooo I go back dec 14th for bloodwork and dec 16 th for 2nd chemo :)
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
    Lymph23 said:

    Well done
    Hi Lisa
    Knew you could do it hopefully you won't be so anxious next time. Also that you wont get any side effects like I didn't at all through all 12 of mine. Best wishes
    Lesley

    thanks I hope I am lucky
    thanks I hope I am lucky too!! xoxoxo
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
    carkris said:

    I'm glad you got that behind
    I'm glad you got that behind you, now you know what to expect in the chemo room. take it easy take your meds and drink your fluids hope it goes well with you !!!!! keep us posted

    I will drink lots of fluids
    I will drink lots of fluids But I peed like 6 times lol :)
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
    laurissa said:

    Hi Lisa
    I'm glad you did ok. My side effects didn't start til 2 days later. Do you get the neulasta shot tomorrow? Thats what gets to me. I hope you do well.

    hello Laurissa
    I recieved my

    hello Laurissa
    I recieved my shot today at 2:30pm a little achey already but I will be good !! thanks xoxoxoxo
  • Mama G
    Mama G Member Posts: 762

    hi marlene! I go every 3
    hi marlene! I go every 3 weeks so right along with you take care xoxo

    A/c???
    What are you taking? SO happy for you that it went well. I thought about you many times yesterday... .and wondered how it went.
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Hi Lisa
    We all knew you could do it...1 down, 5 to go and it wasnt as bad as you thought, I am sure.
    Hope you had a great turkey day.

    Hugs
    Linda T
  • pupfoster1
    pupfoster1 Member Posts: 4
    Not far behind you
    Hi there,
    Is your name Lisa? I'm still getting used to this site. Glad to hear it went OK first time around for you. I'll be starting in about 2 weeks so I am going to be going like gang busters till then. Any side effects yet?
    Love,
    Sharon
  • xskeetshooter
    xskeetshooter Member Posts: 169
    all up hill from here
    right on chickie. just drink lots of water and eat ice chips while doing chemo.( mouth sores were alot more when i didnt eat them ) i found i got mouth sores 3rd day into chmeo start your thrush medicne and you will get thru it.everyone is different , you might not get it
  • mizcaldwell
    mizcaldwell Member Posts: 143
    Congrats! Glad you made it
    Congrats! Glad you made it through #1!!! Like everyone else - fluids is key. You can do herbal teas, broth, juice, water - all those are good! Soda doesn't count toward your fluids. And (here's my soap box)- watch out for the big "C" (constipation) - all the meds can stop you up. Some people get the opposite reaction - but be very proactive about keeping things moving through. You don't want this stuff trapped inside of you longer than need be!

    I go for #2 chemo tomorrow - I'm keeping my fingers crossed it goes as well as #1!

    Hugs and prayers to you!

    Lori
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234

    Not far behind you
    Hi there,
    Is your name Lisa? I'm still getting used to this site. Glad to hear it went OK first time around for you. I'll be starting in about 2 weeks so I am going to be going like gang busters till then. Any side effects yet?
    Love,
    Sharon

    hi sharon
    Yes my name is

    hi sharon

    Yes my name is Lisa , today is day 3 after chemo, no real side effects and even the 5 hour infusion went by fast, I am a bit achey from the neulesta shot today but other then that pretty doable, I think the worst for me was the anticipation and anxiety of the 1st treatment , ny nurses were amazing and so were the volunteers, lets just say its not something you would sign up for but its not as bad or horrifying as it may feel, hope this helps let me know how it goes xoxo
    Lisa
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234

    Congrats! Glad you made it
    Congrats! Glad you made it through #1!!! Like everyone else - fluids is key. You can do herbal teas, broth, juice, water - all those are good! Soda doesn't count toward your fluids. And (here's my soap box)- watch out for the big "C" (constipation) - all the meds can stop you up. Some people get the opposite reaction - but be very proactive about keeping things moving through. You don't want this stuff trapped inside of you longer than need be!

    I go for #2 chemo tomorrow - I'm keeping my fingers crossed it goes as well as #1!

    Hugs and prayers to you!

    Lori

    good for you, thanks for all
    good for you, thanks for all the advice... I am sure #2 will be just as good as the first xoxo Lisa
  • cantthink
    cantthink Member Posts: 36

    Congrats! Glad you made it
    Congrats! Glad you made it through #1!!! Like everyone else - fluids is key. You can do herbal teas, broth, juice, water - all those are good! Soda doesn't count toward your fluids. And (here's my soap box)- watch out for the big "C" (constipation) - all the meds can stop you up. Some people get the opposite reaction - but be very proactive about keeping things moving through. You don't want this stuff trapped inside of you longer than need be!

    I go for #2 chemo tomorrow - I'm keeping my fingers crossed it goes as well as #1!

    Hugs and prayers to you!

    Lori

    me too
    Me too, I got through number one, and two is next Tuesday.
    What I've learned is do your own research, no matter how much you like your doctor.
    Claritin saved me from days of agony from the Neulasta, you might want to check it out, it
    snuck up on me later in the first week. Also salt water, not very glamorous, but it saved me from mouth sores, though my throat became very very sore. And Glutamine and vitamin B, on day 6 I got some neuropathy, feet and hands went numb, that scared me a lot. Mostly it's better, but I'm sure worried about getting through next week without getting worse. Good luck to us all.
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    cantthink said:

    me too
    Me too, I got through number one, and two is next Tuesday.
    What I've learned is do your own research, no matter how much you like your doctor.
    Claritin saved me from days of agony from the Neulasta, you might want to check it out, it
    snuck up on me later in the first week. Also salt water, not very glamorous, but it saved me from mouth sores, though my throat became very very sore. And Glutamine and vitamin B, on day 6 I got some neuropathy, feet and hands went numb, that scared me a lot. Mostly it's better, but I'm sure worried about getting through next week without getting worse. Good luck to us all.

    Told Ya So!
    Hi Lisa...

    The second will be even easier! Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxx
  • newbiefromcananda
    newbiefromcananda Member Posts: 234
    tasha_111 said:

    Told Ya So!
    Hi Lisa...

    The second will be even easier! Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxx

    thanks xoxoxo

    thanks xoxoxo