there,s no place like home" click click"

i am home from the hospital and the rice was'nt as bad as i thought it would be, i feel weak but not sick my head has started itching and my scalp is tender, i guess its time to get the scarves back out, i don't like the wigs and the hats are to big. i feel like someone much stronger than me has thier hand on this. blessings denise

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  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Home
    Hi Denise,
    Glad you are home! Being in our own surroundings is always a comfort. Rest and take care of yourself and give your body time to heal. Drink lots and lots of fluids...my doctor said this was very important after getting treatments. Keep us informed how your doing.
    Much love...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Welcome home
    Welcome home, Denise!

    Your visit to "OZ" is finally over ;).

    Hugs,

    Jim
  • scuttlebug11
    scuttlebug11 Member Posts: 175
    jimwins said:

    Welcome home
    Welcome home, Denise!

    Your visit to "OZ" is finally over ;).

    Hugs,

    Jim

    fluids
    i drink plenty of fluids and and before i left the hospital i had a 12hour infusion to protect my kidneys and the doctor loaded me down with anti viral medications,well i am really getting tired with this treatmen and tomorrow i go back to the doctor for the nulasta shot. blessings denise
  • vinny59
    vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032

    fluids
    i drink plenty of fluids and and before i left the hospital i had a 12hour infusion to protect my kidneys and the doctor loaded me down with anti viral medications,well i am really getting tired with this treatmen and tomorrow i go back to the doctor for the nulasta shot. blessings denise

    hey Denise, it always is special to get home! Make sure you rest, keep positive... Vinny
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107

    fluids
    i drink plenty of fluids and and before i left the hospital i had a 12hour infusion to protect my kidneys and the doctor loaded me down with anti viral medications,well i am really getting tired with this treatmen and tomorrow i go back to the doctor for the nulasta shot. blessings denise

    Hey "Dorothy" :)
    The Neulasta shot isn't a big deal kind of like a burning bee sting but brief.
    Don't be surprised if you have some aches/pains a few days after the shot.
    For me it was like having aches from the flu (maybe a little worse) and it
    sort of throbbed from my lower back to my chest that lasted for about 3 days.

    Neulasta works to build the white blood cell count which reduces the risk
    of infection after chemotherapy. When I had the pain, I just thought of it
    as "Oh, my white blood cells are being boosted and that's a good thing" :).
    Check with your nurse/doctor but you should be able to take something for
    the pain if you experience it (like tylenol). Hopefully you'll be lucky
    and not experience this :)!.

    If and when your white cell counts are down, it's important to avoid crowds,
    only eat well cooked foods (nothing raw including salads) and don't be around
    someone sick. They should be monitoring your blood counts and let you know
    if you have low white cell counts (netropenic/neutropenia). They will probably
    have you monitor your temperature and other things and call in or come to the
    hospital if it rises above a certain point (100.4 in my case).

    I had to go back into the hospital once because of this and they gave me IV antibiotics for a few days. I hated having to go back to the hospital as I'd only been out for a short time but the nurse explained it well: "Better to be here for a few days getting antibiotics than a few weeks because of a major infecton that is out of control and life threatening".

    I'm sure they will tell you all of this and I'm not meaning to scare you.
    I was just sharing my experience with you.

    ♥ There's no place like home ♥

    Good luck, big hugs and keep us updated.

    Jim
  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609 Member
    So glad!
    Denise,

    So glad you're home! That alone will help you heal!

    Prayers and hugs!

    love,
    Donna
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401 Member
    No Place like Home
    Denise,
    Its amazing of how many people refer to "The Wizard of Oz" when they realize how great it is to be home. I refer to it at times myself in one way or the other. So glad you are home. John
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    Home Sweet Home
    Dear Denise,

    I am so glad the Rice treatment went well, and not as bad as expected.

    I know how you feel about being home. I still remember after being in the hospital for
    3 weeks back in 2009, the wonderful feeling finally arriving home.

    Enjoy your home and get plenty of rest. Love Maggie
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    COBRA666 said:

    No Place like Home
    Denise,
    Its amazing of how many people refer to "The Wizard of Oz" when they realize how great it is to be home. I refer to it at times myself in one way or the other. So glad you are home. John

    If I only had a "NON-CHEMO" brain ;)
    John, I think we can all relate to the scarecrow after chemo ♥ ☺☺.

    If I only had a Brain

    (I obviously have nothing better to do today - RIGHT - well if I can
    find that "To Do" list I made ♥).


    (Scarecrow)
    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin' with the flowers
    Consultin' with the rain
    And my head I'd be scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain

    I'd unravel any riddle
    For any individ'le
    In trouble or in pain

    (Dorothy)
    With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
    You could be another Lincoln
    If you only had a brain

    (Scarecrow)
    Oh, I would tell you why
    The ocean's near the shore
    I could think of things I never thunk before
    And then I'd sit and think some more

    I would not be just a nuffin'
    My head all full of stuffin'
    My heart all full of pain
    I would dance and be merry
    Life would be a ding-a-derry
    If I only had a brain
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401 Member
    jimwins said:

    If I only had a "NON-CHEMO" brain ;)
    John, I think we can all relate to the scarecrow after chemo ♥ ☺☺.

    If I only had a Brain

    (I obviously have nothing better to do today - RIGHT - well if I can
    find that "To Do" list I made ♥).


    (Scarecrow)
    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin' with the flowers
    Consultin' with the rain
    And my head I'd be scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain

    I'd unravel any riddle
    For any individ'le
    In trouble or in pain

    (Dorothy)
    With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
    You could be another Lincoln
    If you only had a brain

    (Scarecrow)
    Oh, I would tell you why
    The ocean's near the shore
    I could think of things I never thunk before
    And then I'd sit and think some more

    I would not be just a nuffin'
    My head all full of stuffin'
    My heart all full of pain
    I would dance and be merry
    Life would be a ding-a-derry
    If I only had a brain

    LOL
    Jim,
    You could count the flowers on the wall if that don't bother you at all. Smoke cigarettes and watch Captain kangaroo if you have nothing to do. (Statler Brothers hit of the 60's) What the heck,it is something to do. LOL....John
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Hi Denise
    Hi Denise, Thank God you're back home! Glad to hear that the treatment wasn't that harsh. Take care sweetie and like everybody else already said take it easy and rest, rest, rest!

    Sincerely,
    Liz