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1st Chemo day tomorrow(TAC)! I'm really nervous!

caligirl1
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Hi everyone. I am so glad I found this site! I think I've learned more here than from my doctors. A bit nervous about tomorrow. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Carol

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Cat64
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Good luck tomorrow. I believe most of us feel that way. Alot of times, unless you ask, there's alot docs don't tell you. This site & the people here are simply awesome!
Nervous is normal. You'll probably find that the first one is not as bad as you thought it would be. Once you know what to expect, it makes the rest a little easier. Be sure to drink ALOT of water & stay on top of the anti-nausea meds.
Thoughts & prayers headed your way
Keep us Posted
Cat

GayleMc
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I remember being terrified, ( Not just nervous ). It'll be okay. I finished my fourth and last chemo last week and although I don't want to do it again, I really can't believe how quickly it went. As said, drink, and rest. The ladies on this site will get you through any and all questions. Good Luck.

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Angie2U
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Sending you strength and prayers!

Hugs, Angie

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susanleeann
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Joined: Feb 2010

been there, done that. just now home from my second chemo treatment. i was so nervous before the first round, i couldn't eat i was so nervous, just had a small bowl of soup. i already knew that the nurses in treatment room at the clinic were very nice. and fortunately, the just under 2 hour session was very uneventful. i'll say a prayer and send cyber hugs yours goes well too.

TawnyS
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Joined: Apr 2010

Sending good vibes your way for your first round! Everyone has said it right...nervous is normal and drink water! Please let us know how you do, but be sure to get some rest, too!

survivorbc09
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Joined: Jun 2009

Hoping your first day will not be bad for you! Nervous is normal, but, try to remember that the chemo is killing the cancer. Post and let us know how you are.

HUGS

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Aortus
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My beloved Moopy had 6 rounds of TAC, beginning in early January 2009, and ending early in May 2009. It wasn't a walk in the park, to be sure, but she came through with flying colors and so can you. If you go to my home page on this site, you will find a blog I kept during the first three rounds to track how Moopy did. Your mileage will vary - everyone's does with this Godawful stuff - but it might prove helpful by giving you some ideas of what you might expect. Good luck and God Bless!

Joe

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Marlene_K
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What a wonderful husband you are, Joe, and a real dear to share this with Carol.

Carol, I remember my first treatment day feeling like the scariest thing I ever did in my life. Remembering how terrible I felt for people having to have chemo and there I was! I did having something to eat before I went because I heard that helped. I brought lots of of water and drank a bottle of it before I went. They gave me a relaxant intravenously and explained it was like a high dose of Xanex. A friend came with me and she wound up going for a walk because she said it looked like I could sleep. Boy, did I! She came back and my mouth was wide open, that's how deeply I slept, lol. I did fine and I'm sure you will too. We work ourselves up so much! Just take deep breaths and let it out slowly.

Please let us know how you are.

Hugs, Mar

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MyTurnNow
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Hi, Carol, I wanted to be sure to wish you good luck on your first treatment. You'll do just fine and like the others have said...be sure to drink plenty of water. Let yourself rest as your body tells you to and please keep us posted. Sending a ((((hug)))) your way.

jayjune
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Joined: Apr 2010

am sorry about that carol, its scary but be optimistic. just so u r not terribly emotionally distressed shave your hair b4 u start that way u dont have to watch ur hair fall out in the shower. had TAC that was my tactic and it helped good luck amd God be with u and gues what my first round was on my 23rd birthday lol. i saw the humor in that laugh a lot and know u can do it dont let no one tell u different :)lots of love

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Christmas Girl
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We're all here to support and encourage each other. Hope things went OK for you today. Let us know when you can. My own chemo was also TAC - 6+ years ago.

Kind regards, Susan

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lynn1950
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Hope you are doing OK today. I also had TAC in May/June of '08. It is scary, but you can do it. Take all the meds they give you, ask questions, and baby yourself. You have an army behind you! xoxoxo Lynn

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tat2granny
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Joined: Dec 2009

Hope all went well. I've into my 4th round. The chemo goes well, it's the Newlasta shot the next day that does me in. But just do like everyone here tells you,, plenty of water and rest and you'll be fine!

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Angie2U
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Good to see you posting tat2granny too! Hoping you are doing well and settled now!

Hugs, Angie

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