Hi so I had my 1st round of TC chemo last thurs which I am happy to be getting started with & puttin an end 2 this shit show ….thank god the side effects haven’t been bad …I took my anti sickness even though I wasn’t feelin ill as was told it’s easier 2 prevent the sickness than try getting on top of it …the muscle aches on day 3 in my legs was the worst 4m me but nurse said these could come 4m anti sickness injections ….they were more annoying than sore if that makes sense but I just took my pain killers n went 2 bed super early wit a hot water bottle under my legs & feel a lot better 2day thank god …..just wondering if anybody has any tips on gettin through if it does get worse as each cycle goes on
Thanks for the reply jenni xx
Everyone reacts differently to chemo. You may find that you get tired more easily after each session. Keep taking the anti- sickness meds and if you find they are not working for you you can always contract your oncology nurse and they will either reduce your chemo or adjust your anti-sickness medication.
During my chemo of which I had 8 cycles I just took it each day as it came and took plenty of rest when I needed it. I’ve taken sick leave from work while I’m having treatment.
Be kind to yourself and don’t be afraid to ask your medical team for help if you are struggling. Also you could talk to a nurse who works in your local Daffodil Centre. When I was struggling a bit I talked to the Cancer nurse in my local Daffodil centre and I found them a great help. There’s also free counselling available if you need to talk to someone about what you are going through, your local daffodil centre will arrange it for you.
Wishing you the best of luck with the rest of your treatments.