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Registered: ‎22-05-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Sorry Kpnuts can't help as I didn't get these nasal symptoms. My taste buds were affected and I ate lots of pineapple and sucks pineapple lollies through the chemo which help to reduce the side effects.
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Registered: ‎22-05-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Shinde. I finished my Chemo TCh in Sept'14. I was also very hungry during my chemo. I ate whatever tasted good. I felt like a pregnant woman. Ravenous and I needed to eat my meal on time or else my SEs were worse.

Good luck with your chemo. hope it goes smoothly
sugar
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Registered: ‎15-01-2015

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi, I'm two cycles in to chemo and wondered if anyone has a tip for dealing with the unpleasant smell I keep getting in my nose? I think it relates to the congestion that EC causes but despite steaming and washing out I keep getting the smell alongside the metallic taste. Any ideas as at the moment it keeps bringing back my nausea feeling and puts me off food. Love Katy
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Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

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Registered: ‎11-01-2015

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi I'm new to this and sof far had one chemo session with cold cap. The hints and tips are fantastic! However, I can't stop eating! My taste buds seem to have gone so I am eating everything to see if it satisfied. Crisps and peanuts are the worst. Is anyone else really hungry? X
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Registered: ‎21-12-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Thanks so much for these tips, lots of really useful info to help a newbie waiting for first chemo session next week. Stay well x
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Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi Lynda

 

If you go to the first page of this thread ( I think there's about 34 pages!) people have put their hints and tips throughout the thread - it's been running for a few years now but users still find the information helpful.  If there's anything you need to ask and you can't find an answer then please don't be afraid to ask, there's always someone here to help.

 

Take care

Jo, Moderator

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Registered: ‎14-10-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi Everyone

 

Please excuse me but I am new to the forum. I start my first chemo session next Wednesday 17th December and would be interested in the Top Tips for Chemo, but where do I find them?

Kind Regards

Lynda x

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Registered: ‎02-03-2014

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Registered: ‎16-11-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

What a fantastic list! Thank you to all the contributors :smileyhappy:

Something practical to share with family and friends who want to help - I'm going to ask them to help source items and put bag/packs/caddy together in readiness for when the time comes.

Thank you again xx

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Registered: ‎28-05-2014

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Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Last chemo next week hope to start to feel normal again frightened to go out on my own caseI flake out again where's that come from ?mri scan clear.muat be just me !
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Registered: ‎17-10-2014

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Member
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Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

sorry if this has been covered in this thread already

 

can anyone help with a vinegar taste?

i am 9yrs down the line since 1st DX & have had many different chemos over the years

and i remember this happening before but i cant remember what i did to help myself?

 

my food tastes fine when i am eating it, everything tastes as it should,

but around half n hour after i get a horrible vinegar taste.

 

the chemo i am on this time is kadcyla

 

kimi x

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Registered: ‎22-08-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Spirulina? I seem to feel sicker on wheatgrass.
I am also drinking aloe Vera juice, ( to calm the gut) but quite frankly it smells vile.
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Registered: ‎05-06-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi - I also had a leak in the chemo drugs & also a swelling in the arm. When I saw my oncologist he said it was 2 different things going on. The swelling in my arm was caused by the veins getting a bit fed up and it should go down in a month (fingers crossed), however still sore and I cant keep my arm straight. The leak went red then blisters but is going down - this has taken 3 weeks. I hope this will be the same for you - I had chemo yesterday and they put the cannular near my little finger and this seemed to work ok - I only have 2 left now and I said at No 1 that I wouldnt have anymore - keep going girl - we will get there! xx
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Registered: ‎30-04-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi team.  I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on foods to help Increase white blood count.  I've just bought some wheat grass powder, has anyone got any suggestions or advice?  Thanks hbunny

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Registered: ‎22-05-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi hbunny
Hope your lymphodema has resolved and the swelling in your forearm has sorted itself out. Hope you are having a relaxing day today
Hugs
Sugar8
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Registered: ‎30-04-2014

Re: Top tips to help get you through Chemotherapy

Hi sugar, contacted the help line yesterday and saw an oncologist within an hour.  They weren't worried about the lymphodema in the ankle, and that is definitely better this am, however were concerned about swelling in forearm, which was caused by a leak of chemo drugs into the surrounding tissue which could cause problems and will need to keep an eye on it for ulceration.  It does however look a little better this am (she says holding her breath), but will see what happens over the next few days, hopefully got away with it!  Now day 5 cycle 2 fec100 + tax (3x each) and one third there!

 

Just a bit anxious now about what happens for cycle 3-6 to prevent a recurrance.

 

Hope you are doing well sugar. Positive hugs.  Hbunny