Thanks for starting us all off Bekka,sorry your chemo is delayed but the port is worthwhile and will be a friend to you:)
Maureen, the taxol was definaly so much easier to tolerate for me than the a/c, I did'nt need any anti nausea meds or neulasta!:)
It does have it's own side effects of course but I found it a lot easier and hope you will too.
Hi Dap and welcome, I think the hair loss was hardest for all of us and it is an emotional experience. However, it may sound weird, but after the first few days I got used to seeing myself without hair and so did my family! It's just the initial time when it's coming out that it is the toughest.
Remember though it's all temporary and it's very exciting when it begins to grow again, this is a tough process but we do this to save our lives so is very worthwhile, and there is a finish line as you can see from so many members here.
You'll be fine ladies, just stay strong and stick together through this, I'd have found it much harder without my komen sisters holding my hand so swap aches/pains etc and know you can do this :)
I'm sure some of the longer term members will pop in from time to time and answer some of your questions if they had the same issue so you're not alone.
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Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly