Many Blessings for the New Year
Life may not be the party
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I've had the AC treatment and the Taxotere. Both times were different and others that I know had different experiences than me even. But, I agree, don't eat anything heavy afterwards. I did the first treatment and that was a BIG mistake. Stick to light stuff until you know how you will tolerate it - popsicles, soup, etc.
Wishing you an easy day with your first chemo. It's not fun but you'll make it. Trust me, if a big ole baby like me can do chemo TWICE - anybody can do chemo. I was always a cry baby but I toughened up.
Lots of prayers and good wishes going your way!
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Everyone says to eat light afterwards...my RN told me that too. To me, light was a chicken breast or a salad. What she should have said was "easy to digest"...those are 2 different things. But for the first time, I would suggest taking it easy till you know what you can tolerate.
Red sauce is a tough one...I learned that tomato sauce was very acidic, never realizing it until I had pizza during my bout of acid reflux. Mistake there. Also when the nurse told me to eat bland food, I did not know she meant like cottage cheese and toast (when I had the acid reflux), I thought spicy meant Thai food....but spicy can also mean pepper and seasonings. Salami was also a challenge during acid reflux. It's funny, the things I learned!
And I also was able to drive myself. I had a friend take me the first 2 times and was happy to be independent enough to take myself the other 2 times (an hour's drive).
You can do this! Remember to be your best advocate and ask about any uncomfortable things, no need to suffer.