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Finally my first chemo treatment. My daughter had to go to work, my friend had plans and i really thought I was going to be there. The waiting to get started was past due for about one and a half hours, my onocologist was upset that I had been waiting for that long and she practically hook me up with the IV' her self. Anyways when the treatment team came around they set me up and gave me an adivan to help that anxiety I was having. Just as they hooked me up they left to the station and I was thinking that I was going to have an experience for the first time and I was just going to be alone and I was scared, but to my prayers I happened to look over to my right and WHAM it was my precious daughter standing there with open arms. She said that she was sorry for not coming but she said the she just had to be there so she took off work just so that I wouldn'd be alone. OOOOHHHH. I wanted to cry, but all I could do was to hugged her.I think we both cried. I cant thank God for any body more special that her that is in my family, with the expection of my son Charles, As I was getting the chemo I kept trying to think how it was for all of you on your first chemo and my was nothing like that at all. It did hurt and I had no bad effects from it. I do want you to know that ... keep it in mind ... I was sitting on this long comfortable chair looking around and I tried to set myself back like the others were relaxed, so I reached that bar in the back of my seat and there I went my feet came to a high and my face shifted all the way down and it freaked me out. www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/embaressed_smile.gif" />LOL. The nurses came running to rescue me....Ok once was enough I would think. Well I had to use the restroom so I got up and went, then the second I sat down and tried to get back into the recliner I'd me darned I did it again, but this time Crissy and the staff was laughing at me. www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif" /> Again I was rescued by Crissy and the staff. Mind you now, I am a heavy person. Anyways I was resued again and I had to let a little of my pride go. Man Tuedsay was paitent holiday and the American Society was there and they gave messages to all of us, boy did I need one. By the time we knew it the staff told Crissy to sign up all the spots were taken but she will get one nex time. The center had all kinds of food and snacks there. For breakfast, lunch and dinner. We got alot of eating I tell ya. I was given a subscription for Emends and I guess it did what it was suppose to do because I didnt get sick at all. So Im ending this with a Thanks to all of You for your spiritual support expecially Tiara, Charlene, and Jeff who has be a great deal of help.God Bless Us All.
Hope,Peace and Love,
I'm glad yur first day went well. I used to take a book and an i-pod to chemo to help me relax. I no longer use them since I get a strong dose of benedril to counter-react any reactions to the drugs and it just knocks me out for a 4 hour nap (I accuse the nurses of giving it to me so that I won't bother them). Before I fall asleep, I spend time talking to others getting treatment, and Charlene talks to other patients and their caregivers. Some strange, and sometimes wonderful, things can happen in those rooms. Take the opportunity to talk to your nurses and the other patients, get to know them and their stories, you may find something that will help you. In time, you'll be able to help others.