Feelings during treatment

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Hi new here.  Started with chemotherapy once a week and 5 days radiotherapy.. well I am scared and didn’t like how I am feeling.  I have only had one chemotherapy and 2 radiotherapy secessions and it has knocked me out the nausea and pain and general not feeling good.  Surely there must be things that they can give us to stop these… I am depressed and i do not want to get out of bed.  I just want to sleep through it. So tonight starts my first week full and I am hating the thought of this. I am starting to feel depressed I think I don’t know if I can continue and I have only just started  

  • Hi LaRive,

    I'm sorry to hear you are feeling so low having just started your treatment. I had the five week chemoradiotherapy too and finished in December. The first week was so scary, but then I realised it was a cycle, so the chemo would be done on the Monday, nausea would hit me on Wed and Thurs and by Fri evening, Saturday morning I'd be feeling a bit better. So hang in there, you may find it wears off a bit as the week goes on. 

    Did they give you any medication for sickness or nausea? If not you could tell them at the hospital as it's very common to suffer from this and they can give you something to ease it a bit. 

    I also slept a lot through my treatment and it helped get me through. Believe me, you just have to cross off the days....getting to the end of it is great and such a relief, so hang in there, it's worth it for your present and even more for your future. 

    Big hug,

    Lulabell

  • Hi  

    I’m sure I recall talking with you before, but if not, then welcome!

    You can definitely get help from your team if you tell them how you’re feeling, both with the nausea and the pain. I’m not sure if you are in the UK, but prescriptions are normally readily provided here to counteract any side effects which unfortunately can be cumulative as treatment progresses. They will not want you to suffer, so please discuss this at your next appointment. 

    Mentally, things can be very difficult, so please let your doctor know how you are feeling. You still have a number of treatments to get through, so it’s important to try and get some help as soon as you can to enable you to continue.

    I hope things will start to improve for you soon.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thank you for your reply.  Yes I am trying to get it lol sorted. Thank you xxx

  • Thank you for your words    I hope to get my meds sorted.  Hopefully I can than cope better.   I see other people not recting so bad I feel so be that I m such. Baby

  • Hi  

    Just wanted to check in with you to see how things are going now. I hope you’re feeling better about things and that you’ve been able to get your issues resolved.

    Sarah xx


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