Almost Done With Chemotherapy

After having the bad experience with the first set of chemo, I was set to start a new chemo drug called Taxol and with this drug it takes about 3 hours to go into the body and it would be administered every 2 weeks.   I was also told by the Doctor that this drug is different in terms of the side effects and that it would be easier on the body.

The only side effects that would become a problem is having the numbness and tingling feelings on the hands and feet..   I started this drug which did not become a problem for me until I started the 2nd cycle of it..   When the nurse administered the chemo, I immediately started to have a bad reaction to it.

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New Chemo Drugs

After having the bad experience with the first set of chemo, I was set to start a new chemo drug called Taxol and with this drug it takes about 3 hours to go into the body and it would be administered every 2 weeks.   I was also told by the Doctor that this drug is different in terms of the side effects and that it would be easier on the body.

The only side effects that would become a problem is having the numbness and tingling feelings on the hands and feet.   I started this drug which did not become a problem for me until I started the 2nd cycle of it.   When the nurse administered the chemo, I immediately started to have a bad reaction to it.

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The Side Effects With My Treatments

The treatment was just as difficult as the disease itself. I was made aware that the treatment is going to be tough on me.  I knew this was going to be a tough journey but I have to do this for my kids and for myself.

I do not want this disease to take my life and leave my kids with no mother.   So I would go through the awful side effects and hope it works for me.   I started with the effects of extreme nausea and vomiting.

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Started Chemotherapy

My first Chemotherapy started on July 26th.  My first Cycle was a chemo drug called Anthrimicyn along with Cytoxan.  These chemos are very strong and I heard that the patients called this drug, “the red devil”, the first drug is red like punch and it has a reputation to make one sick as a dog.

Prior to having the chemo, the nurse preps me with an anti-nausea medication that runs in the IV with fluids.  This runs for about 30 mins to help with the side effects.  Prior to every chemo cycle, I have to have blood work done to check to see if my blood counts are good enough for chemo.

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Procedures Prior To Treatment

I couldn’t wait any longer because it was already almost 2 months since I was diagnosed and I haven’t started treatment.  Prior to starting the chemo, I had to have a port implanted on my upper right chest right below the collarbone.  This is where the chemo will be going in and where the Nurses draw the blood.  This is to make the chemo go in without having to keep poking me to find a vein and It goes in faster through the port.  I had the port put in on June 29th and then I had to see the Doctor and Oncologist Nurse after I healed.

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