Survivor since 2007
I would have a spouse, family member or friend drive you. I was always tired when I was done and it was quite a drive plus a ferry ride into the city. Wear comfortable clothes. I had a port so always wore a shirt that buttoned up the front as it was easier to access. Bring something great to read. My chemo mix contained something that made me sleepy so I always took a nap. I always asked what was in my "recipe". I would also take a list of questions to ask like what are the usual side effects I might experience. I always had to come in the next day for a neulasta shot so had a chance to ask questions. Ask if you have questions after the office closes, who can you contact. My oncologists office and infusion room always had a "party" atmosphere with plenty of goodies to eat. I spent a lot of the time talking and laughing with the other patients receiving their treatments.
Everybody's reaction to chemo is unique. We all get through our treatments in a variety of ways. I never had one minute of nausea but food tasted odd. The first week after my treatments I felt like I had the flu. I just listened to my body and rested. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. I was determined to stay positive, cooperative, and to see the humor in just about everything, but always stayed my own best advocate. Never be afraid to ask questions and trust your gut. You will do ok.... I wish you didn't have to do this but you WILL be ok. Hang in there.... please keep in touch with us. Big hugs and take care, Sharon