tk1235 Posted September 11, 2006 Share Posted September 11, 2006 I just got home after my Mom's first chemo treatment. This was very emotional for me. I was very positive while I was there, but on the way home after I took Mom and her fiance home, I cried all the way. All in all it was not as bad as I expected. She took her emend before her treatment and then they gave her medicine to help combat the nausea in the IV. She got a dose of cisplatin and etopocide. The treatment took about 3 1/2 hours. She was great. She was very hungry afterwards and very positive. We have to go back every day this week where they will give her etopocide only. I guess I expected her to feel bad right away if it was going to happen, but the nurse said it could take a few days. She also has radiation treatments scheduled for the same days as chemo. Next week she has only one treatment of the cisplatin. I am trying to be strong but it is very hard, especially after seeing other patients there that had recurrance of their cancer after years. If she will have side effects from this when will it first appear? The nurses said that each case is entirely different. The thing that bothers me is when I picked up Mom this afternoon she said she almost changed her mind and said she wouldn't go through it. I am afraid when and if everything catches up she will just give up. She is strong physically but not mentally. It hurts so much to see her go through this. I will keep everyone posted as to how everything goes this week. Thanks for being there for me. Terrye Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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