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Annabelle41415
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Just wondering how you are feeling and if you have gotten your port inserted yet.  Sounds like you had a pretty long treatment the first go around.  Hopefully with the port inserted it will be shorter.  Hope that you are feeling ok.  Come back on the boards with any questions - we are always here to help.

Kim

Ugur
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Joined: Mar 2018

Hi Kim,

First of all, thank you very much for keeping me in mind. 

It's been almost 10 days after chemo, and I already feel better generally.
I will be honest, the first three days were not easy for me. All the time having nausea and feeling like getting sick made me feel quite week. I had no appetite and could not eat well during this period. 

Three days after chemo, all these symptoms improved and I feel much better now, and I am getting hungry like a normal person almost :)

Yeah, the last week was not my best week, however nothing I can't manage.

The only bad thing that I cannot deal is the feeling of being tired, and I became a lazy one. Hope I'll get over this as well.

And, I'll get my port tomorrow, yay!

Second round of chemo is on Thursday and I feel ready for it.

I'll update here as soon as I'll get more news.

Thanks and good luck to everyone,
Uğur

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Annabelle41415
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Good luck with the port insertion.  It should be pretty easy and you will be much better off having that than going through the vein.  It's normal to feel like you have no energy during treatment.  It's a good thing though not to take too much advantage of it and just sit all day.  You should try to get some type of exercise daily.  When you need to rest - do it.  You don't want to wear your system down.  Good luck on Thursday and hope all goes well.

Kim

Ugur
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Joined: Mar 2018

Actually, the procedure didn't go very easy for me.

I don't know why, but I felt like I was there for hours and I was having some sort of surgery. Especially when they were finishing the procedure, I was already feeling all the stitches etc. But this is because of my horse-like-body with anesthesia all the time. My nerves don't cooperate with anesthetics as once my dentist had told me.

So yeah, it was one hell of a port and I haven't seen it yet, because I don't want to take off the bandages till tomorrow's chemo.

I'll keep the board updated 

Uğur

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Annabelle41415
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Oh I'm so sorry.  My port take out was much better than insertion as they put me under twlight medicine for insertion and that doesn't work on me and then they had to numb me up but it wasn't too bad.  I'm sorry that it didn't go well and I'm praying that all goes well tomorrow with the treatment.  You should make sure that your doctor prescribes Lidocaine medicine for you to numb the area before you have treatment.  This you will put on your port area about 45 minutes to an hour before treatment, cover it until you get to treatment and then the area will be numb when the port is hooked up to infusion tubes.  It's a big help and you shouldn't go through more pain than necessary.  Let us know how it goes tomorrow.  I'll be thinking of you.

Kim

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