Pre and Post Chemo Treatments

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Pre and Post Chemo Treatments

by darryl12 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 06:21 AM

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Things to do before and after Chemo Therapy?Please share your views here!Thanks in advance!!

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RE: Pre and Post Chemo Treatments

by daocresswell on Thu Nov 01, 2012 08:29 PM

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Crikey that's a tough one . I can only comment on the before as my Dad has just started chemo . Try to make sure you are a good weight before a few extra pounds will serve you well although of course this can be tricky depending on your current symptoms . Try to make sure your vitamin c levels are good , maybe take a supplement . Maybe try to ensure u have a good support network in place ( friends , family ).They will be a godsend in keeping your spirits up , laughter is definitely a good tonic . Help with the practicalities would be good too , ie household chores , food shopping when u aren't feeling up to it . Don't be afraid to let know friends and family know if/when you need help with anything ( lift to hosp appointments etc ), you will probably find they will be pleased to help in any way . Wish you all the best with your treatment x

RE: Pre and Post Chemo Treatments

by ourVictory on Thu Nov 01, 2012 08:46 PM

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My Neuro-oncologist  told me "eat more",and to add a shake that has the extra vitamins needed. I've tried 3 brands and selected the one that suits my taste since all three are very similar in contents. I learned too to change my diet to ease some of the effects. knowing I will be constipaTED THE FIRST TWO THREE DAYS i WOULD EAT MORE FIBER AT THE BEGINNING of my chemo THEN CHANGE TO A LOW FIBER diet SINCE ABOUT A WEEK LATER I WOULd START A TWO THREE DAY DIARREA cycle.

as soon as I get my avastin + irinotecan chemo I get extremely nauseated so I go to sleep-11-10 hrs. from the hospital to my room. Take my antinausea when needed to avoid and or minimize  vomiting.And slowly but surely start recovering. Now that I am only on avastin  i still go to a similar cycle that I dont remember having when I was on Temodar

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