One down, three to go!

@1creekgirl (35515)
United States
March 14, 2023 9:14am CST
I had my first chemo treatment yesterday for the two breast cancers. I've had many different surgeries, but never had cancer before, so this is uncharted territory for me. We went to the cancer center early for the orientation, then they were running behind, so we were there six hours. But it should only take about three hours next time. The staff was really nice and I had a comfy recliner and a cozy heated blanket. So glad for the portal and didn't need to have everything done through a vein in my arm. It went really well, especially not knowing what to expect. There was very little pain and no nausea. We ate at a hibachi grill afterwards, although I couldn't eat very much. I still have one more day of the oral steroid chemo pills to take, then the fatigue, nausea, and any other side effects may start. Or maybe not! I'm just taking this a day at a time which all any of us can really do in this life. But each day I have is with the help of my dear Jesus, Dale, our kids, and all of you, my sweet myLot family. May God richly bless every one of you!
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@JimBo452020 (44440)
• Montrose, Scotland
16 Mar
Sorry I didn't get here a bit sooner Vicki. I'm so glad to hear that there was no pain or nausea. I hope you don't get any side effects. One day at a time is a good plan That's what Yvonne and I do.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
16 Mar
I probably spoke too soon. The next day I had terrible chemo brain fog. Couldn't remember anything and even how to put a sentence together. Very scary, but better today. Some nausea which is common and nothing tastes right, but It will get better. Still pain off and on from the lung surgery. How is Yvonne? Praying she's still improving.
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@JimBo452020 (44440)
• Montrose, Scotland
16 Mar
@1creekgirl It's easy to speak to soon Vicki. It must be scary not being able to put a sentence together. Hope food starts tasting better again soon, eating food that tastes a bit off is horrible. Yvonne. Aye, she is doing ok. I keep nagging her to eat more. And that pisses her off but I will nag on and ensure her nutrition is good. She said she might start her steroids again tonight.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
17 Mar
@JimBo452020 That's such good news, Jim. Tell Yvonne I'm still praying!
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@CarolDM (201537)
• Nashville, Tennessee
16 Mar
One day at a time. Thoughts are always with you.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
16 Mar
You know I really appreciate it, Carol.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
16 Mar
@CarolDM I do know that and it means a lot to me. I hope you know I feel the same.
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@CarolDM (201537)
• Nashville, Tennessee
16 Mar
@1creekgirl I am always here for you any time.
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@snowy22315 (151181)
• United States
14 Mar
Lets hope the side effects are something you can tolerate pretty well. I know someone...(young person) who went through it fairly recently..She did lose her hair but didn't get extremely sick or anything. I think she is through it all now, and her hair has grown back as well.. It is a bit darker than it was though.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I was glad to get through the treatment yesterday, but feeling a little rough tonight. If I lose my hair I want it silver again. And thicker, lol.
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@snowy22315 (151181)
• United States
15 Mar
@1creekgirl How many treatments do you have to do?
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
@snowy22315 After yesterday, I'll get three more, one every three weeks. Then 6 weeks of radiation.
@rakski (108021)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Hope you feel better soon! And time will pass really quick, next time it will be your last chemo
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@rakski (108021)
• Philippines
15 Mar
@1creekgirl hope you feel better tomorrow
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
@rakski Thanks, I really appreciate that.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I'm not feeling too great tonight, but I guess that's to be expected.
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@JudyEv (305027)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Mar
I have the side effects, if any, will be very minimal. I'm glad the treatment wasn't too horrendous.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I was so surprised and pleased at how well the actual treatment went.
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@JudyEv (305027)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Mar
@1creekgirl That's good to hear. Cancer treatment does seem to have improved in some ways.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
@JudyEv I guess I had hoped for no side effects, but achy tonight and food is off. Maybe they won't get much worse.
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@Adie04 (17478)
16 Mar
May God bless the treatment and you will be better soon. Amen!
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
16 Mar
Thank you so very much for your prayers. God is so merciful.
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@Adie04 (17478)
17 Mar
@1creekgirl I agree with you that God has mercy
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@shaggin (68720)
• United States
15 Mar
I am praying you do not get the nausea or any other symptoms. I am sure eating can be tough but try to force yourself you need to stay as healthy as possible.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
I'll try my best.
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@allen0187 (57228)
• Philippines
15 Mar
Cheering for you @1creekgirl !!!
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
Thanks, Allen.
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@Jenaisle (8160)
• Philippines
19 Mar
I pray you will feel better soon without the side effects. It's good you experience no pain and no side effects yet. I hope it stays that way. I'm sure with your faith, you could be miraculously cured. May God also richly bless you and may His divine healing hand be upon you. God bless.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
19 Mar
Thanks, God has already intervened several times throughout this. I am having side effects, though. Right much pain and some nausea.
@sjvg1976 (40328)
• Delhi, India
14 Mar
I pray for you that you may get the right treatment and have no side effects from chemotherapy.
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@sjvg1976 (40328)
• Delhi, India
14 Mar
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I sure appreciate that!
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@RebeccasFarm (91983)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Mar
You are amazing Vicki! God protect and heal you.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Mar
@1creekgirl I am touch and go Vicki thanks for asking
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I appreciate that, but God is the One giving me strength and healing. How are you feeling today?
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@Juliaacv (75835)
• Canada
15 Mar
I'm praying that you will not experience any of those nasty side effects. Tomorrow I see the surgeon for my gall bladder-finally.
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@Juliaacv (75835)
• Canada
15 Mar
@1creekgirl Thank you, I am just going for my consultation appointment with the surgeon today. But I will keep everyone posted, thank you for your support.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
I am so glad to hear they'll finally give you surgery and relief! Let us know the date so I can be praying for you.
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@aninditasen (13310)
• Raurkela, India
15 Mar
Wishing you a quick recovery. Glad everything went well.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
Thank you so much.
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@FayeHazel (40409)
• United States
15 Mar
You got this dear Vicki , my momma still brings up , she is thrilled the results of your surgery. Momma has found it helpful to keep a little food in her stomach at all times. Small nibbles as you can tolerate.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
15 Mar
That's good advice. I did really well during the chemo yesterday, but rather achy tonight. No nausea yet, but food already tastes off. Give your mom a hug for me. Who would have thought this VickiClub would give us even more in common? Oh, another thing...we both have wonderful daughters!
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@FayeHazel (40409)
• United States
15 Mar
@1creekgirl Oh good, I'm happy it's going ok, save for the aches. I'm sorry that you both need to have this in common - but thank you so much. You are both wonderful mommas, too
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@FourWalls (53110)
• United States
14 Mar
I’m glad they treat you well. With all of the trauma of going through cancer and treatment, it’d be horrible to be pushed around like you were at the DMV or something, Oh, I pray you don’t suffer the nasty side effects of those treatments.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I'm not sure but that dealing with the DMV would be a close second in stress.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49620)
• United States
14 Mar
I pray that you won’t have any side effects.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
Thanks, Marie. With God's help, maybe they won't be bad.
• United States
14 Mar
Sending hugs and prayers Vicki that you have minimal or no side effects from the chemo.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
Thank you so much, Marilyn. How's your daughter doing?
@Dena91 (17801)
• United States
14 Mar
Praying you don't suffer the side affects from the chemo treatments.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
Thanks, Dena. So far so good.
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@porwest (65022)
• United States
14 Mar
Great news and I wish you all the best. Hang in there and continue to keep us posted.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
I sure will...you know me!
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@Beestring (10450)
• Hong Kong
14 Mar
Good luck with the therapy. Hope the side effects, if any, will be minimal.
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@1creekgirl (35515)
• United States
14 Mar
Thanks for your kind words.
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