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Starting one cycle of BEP at the beginning of July. Will be doing it at as an outpatient and the hospital is around a 15-20 minute drive away from home.
Just wondering if anyone who has been through BEP can advise if it’s likely that I’d be well/fit enough to drive myself home after each chemotherapy session?
My husband had 4 cycles of EP ( essentially the same without the bleomycin). He was an inpatient for cycle 1 just to see how his body dealt with it. He then was an outpatient for the last 3 cycles. He was able to drive himself in and out ( 5 mins away) for days 1 and 2 for cycles 2 and 3.
Everyone is obviously different but he found the first cycle very tolerable so hope the same follows for you.
Sounds promising, thanks!
Hope your husband is doing well.
im currently undergoing chemo BEP, just about to start my second cycle, are you doing 3 day or 5 day?
I felt okay the first couple of days and could have driven without issue, days 4 and 5 I was feeling worse for wear, I could have drove but my patience is awful along with the headaches so not sure I would have been the safest person behind the wheel.
Everyone does react differently and you may be absolutely fine, if you do react and have to drive I would say to take it slow and stop if you need to
i managed to drive home most days, but I only had to drive 15 minutes max. Any longer and I don’t think I would have attempted it.
I think there may be some insurance questions that exist driving after intense chemo?! Hi
Thanks, guys. Spilledbore, it’s the 3 day BEP.
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