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lagwag
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My Mom has her 1st chemotherapy treatment tomorrow. Just asking to keep her in your prayers. Thanks - Liz

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TMac52
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Your mom is in my prayers!
Tom

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lagwag
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Thanks for the prayers. Her 1st Treatment went well. Started with Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, & Fluorouacil. So far no side effects. Any advise is always welcomed - Liz

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hopeforcure49
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I'll keep her in my prayers. Good luck tomorrow....God Bless

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lagwag
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Thanks for the prayers. Her 1st Treatment went well. Started with Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, & Fluorouacil. So far no side effects. Any advise is always welcomed - Liz

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tootsie1
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I will pray for her!

*Hugs*
Gail

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lagwag
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Thanks for the prayers. Her 1st Treatment went well. Started with Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, & Fluorouacil. So far no side effects. Any advise is always welcomed - Liz

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Your Mom will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Best Always, mike

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lagwag
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Thanks for the prayers. Her 1st Treatment went well. Started with Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, & Fluorouacil. So far no side effects. Any advise is always welcomed - Liz

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Liz,
Saying prayers for your mom. For you too.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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lagwag
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Thanks for the prayers. Her 1st Treatment went well. Started with Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, & Fluorouacil. So far no side effects. Any advise is always welcomed - Liz

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Buzzard
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curious......

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Some things to think about which might help:

Staying hydrated during chemo helps. You can ask the nurse to give your mom a small cup of ice chips before each chemo treatment. Keeping ice in your mouth during the treatment and drinking water helps. This slows the circulation of blood, and the chemicals, to the membranes of the mouth and throat. Really worked wonders.

I was a little nauseated with chemo (never vomited). I bought ginger pills at Wal-Mart and they are highly recommended. They are given to pregnant women too for nausea. I took them every morning. I bought some lemon sour candy too. That helped with nausea. We are all different and will react differently.

--Ask for nausea, pain, and anxiety meds to have at home – Ativan was the one which worked for me. I was told to take the pill as soon as I began to have slight queasiness. If I waited until I was very queasy, it would be too late. I followed their advice and it worked.

--Take some crackers and water along (to chemo) with magazines to help the time pass or sleeping is good during that time too.

--Ask for a 24-hour call number if there is any problem at home.

The Oncology nurses are very helpful and will give lots of information and answer any questions. My first treatment went fine. I did have some nausea at home and the pills helped. I did sleep and that helped also.

We will be glad to answer any questions you and your mom have.

Lizzy

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lagwag
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Lizzy - thanks so much for the advise. I can remember when I was pregnant i bought ginger pills and that seemed to help with the nausea. I hope and my pray that my mom will beat this!

Thanks again.

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lagwag
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The picture is of my mom.

AnneCan
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that your Mom's 1st treatment went well.

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Hi Liz,

Your mom is one lucky lady to have you help her and be with her! Great caregivers are very important!

Lizzy

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Annabelle41415
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She has prayers on the way. The first treatment is the scariest as you don't know what to expect, but soon you will find that she will be half way there. Hope she does well with treatment. Let us know how she is doing.

Kim

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