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Starting chemo Monday, what should I bring to keep my mind occupied? (Besides my husband)? Will I get nauseous right away?

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Have you maybe considered a DVD player that has a screen big enough you can both watch a movie on? They are for sale for less than $100. I'm getting my dad that while he's in the rehab hospital. You can order some classics from Amazon.com and each movie will be a memory for the progress you are making! I started praying for you yesterday sweetie.

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Great idea!***
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Love it! Thank you.
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You're very welcome. Kisses and hugs!
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Back atcha! Thank you.
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Great idea, Beckie.
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Sincerity, I was just looking for you to ask who oakergreatdane was. Thanks so much for clearing this up so quickly. I really didn't know. I'm so glad you are both here.
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A good book, husband for moral support, and possibly a phone/ipod to play around with. Wish you the best!

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Thanks Amanda. Maybe some crackers too.
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mmh definetly. Crackers are delicious and wont make you sick. :)
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Ive been praying all day for you, Mrs.Candy.
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Amanda, I feel it. Thank you. You are my ASK "daughter". Love you.
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And you are my ask mom. I couldnt ask for a better person to call my mother. I love you so much! <3
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Kisses and hugs.
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...bigger kisses and hugs to my ask daughter. Think of always, tucking you in bed when you're not feeling well..
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<3 I really hope you get better. You are making me cry here. :( I love you so much! <3<3<3
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I love you too Manda. I want to make sure you're okay.
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Im very good. When do you have to go get chemo?
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Monday. At 1100:am.
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okay. <3 I have a great dane dog too. Well she is a mix but mostly great dane. They are the best dogs on earth.
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Don't you know it?! Brings the biggest smile to me ever! She's so goofy!
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Omg! There is this chick that thinks im super mean on here cuz of my sarcasm and because she doesnt understand funny movie lines.
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Let me at her!
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lol. I think shes all suici dal or something so be nice! She is super bi polar.
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her names like panda something.
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a Book, phone, ds,
mostly likely yes
Good Luck

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Thanks.
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My mom got dreadfully sick but my father in law had almost none . The good news is they do now have medication for that.

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Thanks Cookie. You've been a great friend.
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You're so welcome. You will be in my prayers.
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Im sorry you have to go through that. I hope you recover fully! I recommend a magazine or 2 or 3 :) It is a long boring process. I had to take my aunt several times and it can be quite boring. She did not get sick right off. It took a day or so for her to really feel the effects. Some dont get sick at all. Good luck!

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I'll be thinking positive thoughts only!
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Thats great! I know it has to be hard to do that. My Aunt had breast Cancer. She lost all her hair. She had gorgeous long straight black hair. When it grew back it was curly. She loves it! She has recovered completely. It has been 7 yrs. Stay positive you will do great!
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Chemo? What? You?
Um, a book. Maybe a humorous one. And a camera. Take pictures of completely random things. Crossword puzzles, word searches, sudoku.

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Hey sunshine. Yeah, a "bit" of breast cancer.
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I'm sorry. I had no idea. You'll beat it though... You're strong. I wish you luck, and I'm mentally giving you a hug right now.
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I can feel it!
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Good mornin Sunshiny!
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Hey Guss ! Haven't seen ya lately!
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An iPhone :) I'm sorry you are having to go through that :( I hope you get better! I'll pray for you!

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Thank you. That means the world!
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No problem! :) I'm glad!
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.hopefully you won't get sick some do and some don't. my sister went through chemo she was sick in the beginning.to occupying your mind bring your smart phone so you can go on ask. I'll keep you in my prayers

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Thanks Echooos. That means so much..
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you have a hard road ahead of you to travel but you can do it stay strong and have faith candy sending you a hug. like I said you'll be in my prayers
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*sniff...
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When I took chemotherapy, our cancer center had televisions where you could bring your own movies to watch. I spent most of my time reading, doing my hobbies, and watching Tv. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. My chemotherapy failed, and now I'm just waiting for the end. My family wants me in hospice care, but I want to stay at home. I hope I have the strength to win in this decision. Take care, I wish you God speed on your recovery. ;)

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My hope is for you to stay where you want to be..
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Rusty, I'm sorry. I didn't know that about you. Can I ask you what effects chemo had on you? I don't want to intrude.
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Sorry to hear that news! I just barely dodged that one myself. The doctors all thought I had cancer, but the last MRI showed clear. Doesn't matter anyway, lost 17 spinal discs in the last 12 months, plus tons of other medical issues. They say there nothing to be done, but they will keep me out of pain until the end! I hate it when the doc pulls the chair close to you and asks how your relationship to God it, cause it is over! Hang in there, I am!
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RK! Great to hear from you! You've always been a good friend to me. Always.
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Sorry to hear that Cop... May your pain be kept away..
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Oarkergreatdane, my chemotherapy made me quite ill, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, and urinary incontinance. And oddly I didn't lose my hair, it just turned white! Some are luckier than I, and suffers far less. All chemotherapy isn't the same, so our reactions to it differs. And no, your not intruding. I only hope I've helped. ;)
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You have. I need to talk with someone who's dealt with it. How are you now? Are you comfortable?
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Definitely something funny.. surround yourself with things that make you happy.. watch comedy movies daily
Allow laughter to enter your world more than ever.. as for nausea.. your first treatments may be light so I'm hope its effect on you will be..

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I think what allows laughter in my life, are people like you. Love you.
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Thank you.. I feel the same about that..
Im glad I make you smile... its one of my purposes :)
love you too
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You do. Remember that.
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Download a good audiobook onto your phone, mp3 or any device , that way should you get drowsy or feel a bit sick you can close your eyes and transport yourself out of there.
Also get some sugared Ginger slices, nibble on those to help any nausea .
Hang in there C, we're all sending positive thoughts! :-)

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Thanks Whitte! You have no idea what your well wishes mean to me.
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Anytime you feel down and fight feeling defeated... It will help to remember just how many people on here are sending you Positive Energy, Prayers and any form of healing wishes particular to their beliefs..
Knowing from my Cousin who is a Cancer "Miracle Child"( Doctors words), what made her keep going and survive against all odds was her will, belief and the healing power of Thousands who wished her healing daily. Some things just have to be taken on faith besides the Medical aspect. Hope that will help you get through this, because we all believe you can make it through!! :-)., K
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Also, dont know if your open to Medical THC but it helped both my Cousin and my Past husband keep up their health and will to fight.:-)
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Bring plenty of thing to keep yourself busy and somewhat entertained. Getting sick depends on what type of chemo meds are used. Hope things turn out for the best!

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RK. What a great friend you've been to me. You know who I am right?
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No, not really, but I would like to!
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My uncle got sick right away, but my cousin hardly got sick, they were sick after they were home,I wouldnt take nothin except a blanket, his session lasted 30 min I think.

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Thanks Guss you've been a long time friend. I changed my username.
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Well I would suggest to bring a good book to read also if you have an ipod music is a great way to get your mind off of it.

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I'll try it. Thank you
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Here's on thing that my wife did and it worked very well for her. She would stay awake for at least 12 hours before chemo and she slept through most of the sessions.

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How is she?
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After becoming cancer free from her breast cancer for 5 years, she passed away from another illness.
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Awww, I'm so sorry!! Sniff*
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That was nine years ago and I can still picture her little bald head sitting in her recliner. She was a cutie pie with or without hair.
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So sorry you lost your love and friend hippy.
You made me smile in your remembrance and description of your 'cutie pie'.:-)
Thank you!.
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Get an iPhone and play Words with Friends or Scrabble on your phone.
I thought everything was clear. I thought you were doing okay. Is this a precaution.
I think you can ask for sedation if you are very nervous. I wish I was there to make you soup. Please let me know how you are.

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They were happy with no nodes involved. 3 months of chemo just to get the stubborn ones out. They cleaned out the surrounding walls, which felt like it was done with a snow plow, not a scalpel. This is extra insurance.
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Insurance is good too. Like a D & C for the chest cavity. You will need spoiling after this. It's such a long, invasive process. But you have lots of courage and you need to be in good shape for when baby X comes along.
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I use to work at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (altho, things have advanced since then). It depends on the choice of drug, dosage and personal tolerance. Where are you being treated? I believe Glaxo Smith Kline has a new breast cancer med (and also a new skin cancer med) that is revolutionary (totally different approach). Your first day may be too overwhelming to do any reading, or such. I wish you the best. I know you will do fine.

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