my first round of chemo

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susanleeann
susanleeann Member Posts: 58
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
earlier today i was almost as anxious as the day i waited for the phone call with the cancer diagnosis after the biopsy. i was scheduled for my first chemo treatment, 5FU, epirubicin and cytoxan. everyone was as kind and caring as they had been at my initial visits. it's over and i feel fine. relieved that i've taken that first step toward completing treatment. i know some of the side effects may not hit for several days to a week or more. but i feel better none-the-less. just having started is good enough for now.

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  • dyaneb123
    dyaneb123 Member Posts: 950
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    Yay for you Susan! You have
    Yay for you Susan! You have the first and "worst" one over with....I hope you continue to feel well through your treatments. Are you going for a nuelasta shot tomorrow? That can make you a little achey too.
    Hugs
    Dee
  • susanleeann
    susanleeann Member Posts: 58
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    dyaneb123 said:

    Yay for you Susan! You have
    Yay for you Susan! You have the first and "worst" one over with....I hope you continue to feel well through your treatments. Are you going for a nuelasta shot tomorrow? That can make you a little achey too.
    Hugs
    Dee

    doc says this regimen does
    doc says this regimen does not necessarily depress white cells. i opted to wait till next week, check a blood count if it is down then i'll get Procrit for two doses. since we will then know that it affects me and i'll get neulasta after remaining treatments. maybe i can get out of needing to get it. that would be a nice thing.
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
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    dyaneb123 said:

    Yay for you Susan! You have
    Yay for you Susan! You have the first and "worst" one over with....I hope you continue to feel well through your treatments. Are you going for a nuelasta shot tomorrow? That can make you a little achey too.
    Hugs
    Dee

    First one done! Praying
    First one done! Praying that you continue to do well!
  • Christine Louise
    Christine Louise Member Posts: 426 Member
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    Getting started is good
    I had my first chemo today. Like you, I feel fine tonight, but a little wound up from the steroids. For me, it's like with my mastectomies -- the waiting was so hard. I hope you don't get hit with side effects, but I know we'll just see. We got it started -- yea!
  • Tinabug
    Tinabug Member Posts: 158
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    one step closer
    Thankful for you, your 1st & hardest treatment is behind you!!! Drink LOTS of fluids & rest.

    Huge hugs,
    Tina
  • canoegirl
    canoegirl Member Posts: 169
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    Tinabug said:

    one step closer
    Thankful for you, your 1st & hardest treatment is behind you!!! Drink LOTS of fluids & rest.

    Huge hugs,
    Tina

    Ditto on drinking water
    Congrats on getting the first chemo behind you! I'll repeat Tina's advice...drink LOTS of water and get some rest. Keep on top of any side effects before they become too bothersome.

    Keep up the good work!
    Hugs,
    Marcy
  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
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    canoegirl said:

    Ditto on drinking water
    Congrats on getting the first chemo behind you! I'll repeat Tina's advice...drink LOTS of water and get some rest. Keep on top of any side effects before they become too bothersome.

    Keep up the good work!
    Hugs,
    Marcy

    Sending you congrats on
    Sending you congrats on getting that first chemo over! Drink LOTS of water as everyone says. Good luck!

    Sue :)
  • DebbyM
    DebbyM Member Posts: 3,289 Member
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    dyaneb123 said:

    Yay for you Susan! You have
    Yay for you Susan! You have the first and "worst" one over with....I hope you continue to feel well through your treatments. Are you going for a nuelasta shot tomorrow? That can make you a little achey too.
    Hugs
    Dee

    Susan, congrats on having
    Susan, congrats on having that first chemo done! Praying that you have no side effects!

    Hugs, Debby
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
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    Tinabug said:

    one step closer
    Thankful for you, your 1st & hardest treatment is behind you!!! Drink LOTS of fluids & rest.

    Huge hugs,
    Tina

    You are one step closer as
    You are one step closer as Tina said. Do drink as much water as you can. It will help!
  • AMomNETN
    AMomNETN Member Posts: 242
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    !st Chemo
    Susan, Keep the faith and talk to people who have gone through this. I had my 1st Chemo on April 2. The meds have controlled the nauesa and stuff. I'm just a little tired. Keep pumping the fluids. I've had enough water in the past 3 days to fill a small swimming pool but I think it works. Keep a positive attitude that has been my best assest.I make jokes all the time about the chemo and cancer. I think one of my best is that when I lose my hair and wear a wig to school I'll get frustrated and throw the wig at a student. Keep smiling.