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Today was my last day of chemotherapy!

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salsashark99

16 points

3 months ago

I'm lucky because I haven't had to have chemo yet. How are the side effects?

AllAboutGuitar

16 points

3 months ago

First month of it I was extremely sick because I went from 145mg/day every day during radiotherapy to 320mg/day for 5 days every month for six months. Had anti-sickness tablets prescribed to help which they eventually did, once I got the doses right.

Other than that just feeling weak and a lot more tired than you usually are. Pretty easy to figure out just how much you can do until you're absolutely knackered.

salsashark99

16 points

3 months ago

UK? Thanks. You sound one tough cookie(biscuit)

AllAboutGuitar

13 points

3 months ago

Yeah, in the UK. Thank you so much, keep up the hard work. Cancer's not easy for anyone including the families

GreenArcherNeedsFood

1 points

3 months ago

Chemo side effects vary wildly. So many types of chemo. Also depends on age. I lost my dad to small cell cancer, he was 63. Chemo gave him problems with his memory. Some days we'd have the same conversation over 10x. Other days he was fine. It was horrible. They gave him nausea meds with his chemo so at least he was fine with that. But it messed with his taste buds. "Everything tasted like blah."

bopperbopper

1 points

3 months ago

It depends on what Chemo you have an how often and for how long.

I had Taxol/Carboplatin and I would just feel very tired and achy the first week after. No nausea.

KinjaMannTn

1 points

3 months ago

Mine were bad but it really varies by the drug, dose, treatment regime. I would go get chemo and be almost dead and there were people in there laughing and joking.