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Cheryl told you to take your anti-nausea drugs BEFORE you get nauseated. I can't tell you how important this is. You don't want to get nauseated.....stay ahead of it.
My chemo went like this: first day no appetite. I had to force myself to eat and drink. Second day a little better but I had to give myself a Neulasta shot which causes severe bone pain for some women. Unfortunately I was one of those women. Many suggest Claritin to ease this pain but it didn't help me. We are all so very different. By the third and fourth day I was starting to feel a little better.
Chemo is not as bad as it is depicted in movies anymore. It's no walk in the park either. I can tell you that it goes by pretty fast though.
Make sure you bring something with you to keep yourself occupied. An iPad, music, your phone, a book. It's a long day.
I swear to you I thought I was going to turn to ashes with my first chemo! I was SO scared! Now here I am 4 years later alive and well.
Please keep us posted on your progress and feel free to ask anything you want.