Day 1 of chemo complete. This was the long day of my 1st 3 day cycle. Stage IIIA SCLC. I've had chemo in the past for Leukemia, and this one doesn't feel much different. Even though they're completely different drugs. I do remember the steroid injections now. Anyone need a house painted, car waxed, cat shaved? I have too much energy for my own good. I need to learn relaxtion techniques to combat the steroids. Any ideas out there?
My first day was a hoot too! I had a small reaction to my second drug and theyhad me all loaded and I was wide awake too.
I got mean with steroids. Be glad you just got energized.
My husband hated chemo days
I hated mine yesterday! I thought i was gonna die
Robin Redmond I have seen others have reactions and it is scary. Fortunately I have had several diff ones
They were going to call 911, Iwas scared shitless
I hope my husband doesn’t get any meaner.
What chemo are you getting?
Cisplatin & Etoposide. Start radiation mid December.
That;s what I got the first day too. Then yesterday I just got Etoposide and thought I was going to die, They had to stop my chemo, so no chemo today either. I only hope they have it worked out in three weeks when I go back. Best of luck to you
I also, found out a lot of people are allergic to it.
Same here. Etoposide only on Day 2 & 3. Had both today.
I was getting it all three days, Or was supposed to.
Taxol & carbo here every Monday
My husband soon too. Consult next Wednesday. Are they giving steroids with this combo?
Donna Mead I had Taxotere and carboplatin and had steroids with it. I had Taxol 4 yrs ago and steroids with that too
Donna Mead yes - bag of zofran, Benadryl, zofran, steroids, carbo, then taxol.
Deborah Olsen wow! 4 years! I wish you well. Husband is supposed to get taxol and carbo. Ty!
Leeanne Temple wow! This is gonna be rough!
I could have used you to shave my cat. She got into some stickers and wound her fur up around the stickers ugh had to cut her fur myself. Warrior on kick cancers butt.
When I was doing chemo and jacked up from the steroids I did a lot of jigsaw puzzles - it's mindless and was something to do all night
Thats a really good idea. Lots of energy, but a very short attention span tonight.
I take my laptop and eat. Roids make me so hungry!
i drove my family mad couldn't stop talking, even told myself to shut up, only slept about 3 hours a night xx
Yeah I talked alot too- lol.
I would say use a guided meditation tape ... But when Mom tried that after Chemo she ended up sitting there reWriting the entire thing because she said it could have been done much better!
I just talked to everybody at Adi and Walmart to death!
I just talked my husbands ear off. He is usually a talker so it was irritating him - lol
You can call mine, he never shuts the hell up ever!
You would never get a word in with mine. I am serious as ever too!
This is so funny - I forgot about my husband looking at me one night and asking me if we should talk to the doctor about decreasing the steroids a little bit. I'm the talker and I think he was about to lose his mind!. God bless him for all he has to put up with me
LOL it is so good we can laugh about this.
Cycle 1 is done. Over. Today they put the little Neulasta machine on. Set to inject tomorrow PM. Next week brings new challanges. Port draw for blood work, and a visit to Radiation Dr. All is good so far. Thanks for all of the support.